The 2021 Genesis G90 returns for its second year in the current form with a handful of equipment upgrades. Befitting a luxury sedan of the G90's stature, an adaptive suspension system and automatic high beams are now standard. The wheels receive a new spoked design.
Choosing Your Genesis G90
The Genesis is available in two trim levels: 3.3T Premium and 5.0 Ultimate. The 3.3.T Premium starts at $73,975 including destination, and the 5.0 Ultimate goes from $77,725.
The 3.3T Premium comes with a turbocharged V6 engine, while the 5.0 Ultimate features V8 power.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.3L Turbo V6||365 hp||376 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|5.0L V8||420 hp||383 lb-ft||19 mpg|
Both engines start with rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive can be added for $2,500. An eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is used on all models.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The G90 is a full-size sedan with ample room for five people. Four passengers can stretch out in all-day comfort.
The trunk has a capacity of 15.7 cubic feet, which is average for this class. The throne-like rear seats don't fold down, but there is a trunk pass-through for long items.
The G90 spares nothing in terms of driver assistance technology. The list includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with lane centering assist and speed limit detection, safe exist assist, reverse automatic braking, driver alertness monitoring, a surround-view camera, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. These features come in addition to more common aids like blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors. The only thing missing a buyer could want is a fully automated parking system.
The standard infotainment system packs a 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, a 17-speaker Lexicon sound system, two USB ports, wireless device charging, and HD and satellite radio. A head-up display is also included.
The 5.0 Ultimate also get a rear entertainment system with dual video screens.
The 3.3T Premium treats passengers to a Nappa leather interior with wood trim, 22-way power front seats with heating and ventilation, memory for the driver's seat, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a sueded headliner. Rear passengers have full climate controls in the center armrest. Other features include a sunroof, full LED exterior lighting, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The 5.0 Ultimate offers more in the way of rear-seat amenities. In addition to the entertainment system, the rear quarters get a 14-way power passenger-side seat, a 12-way power seat on the driver side, heated and ventilated outboard positions, memory settings, and dual vanity mirrors.
The 2021 Genesis G90 3.3T is luxuriously quick with its turbocharged V6 under the hood. Even so, some will say that a luxury sedan of this size and prestige begs for a V8 engine, and we're inclined to agree with them. Since pricing is close enough and efficiency is about the same, we say go for the 5.0 Ultimate and get a sumptuous interior to boot.