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2023 Genesis G80

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2023 2.5T 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $51,125
2023 2.5T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $54,275
2023 3.5T Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $66,875
2023 Electrified Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $79,950


What's New

The 2023 Genesis G80 lineup gains an Electrified model promising 282 miles of electric range. The gas-powered four-cylinder 2.5T Sport Prestige picks up a larger digital instrument screen, sporty exterior trim, and other features previously reserved for V6 models. The current G80 debuted in 2021.

Choosing Your Genesis G80

The gas four-cylinder G80 2.5T comes in three trim levels: Standard, Advanced, and Sport Prestige. Pricing starts at $50,595 including destination and climbs to $61,395 for the Sport Prestige. The V6 G80 3.5T is offered in Sport and Sport Prestige trims, priced from $66,345 and $72,345, respectively.

The new Electrified G8 comes in a single trim level comparable to the Sport Prestige, priced from $80,920. According to Genesis, the Electrified G8 is available in just 11 states currently (AZ, CA, CT, NH, NJ, MA, MD, NA, NY, UT, VA, and WA).

Engine Choices

The 2.5T models offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and standard rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive costs $3,150 on the 2.5T. A turbocharged V6 is standard on the 3.5T, along with AWD. Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Electrified G80 carries a pair of electric motors and standard AWD. A single-speed automatic transmission handles the shifting.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L 4-Cylinder Turbo300 hp311 lb-ft26/25 mpg (RWD/AWD)
3.5L V6 Turbo375 hp391 lb-ft19 mpg
Dual Electric Motors365 hp516 lb-ft97 MPGe

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The G80 is a midsize luxury sedan with plenty of room for five to get comfortable. However, the trunk holds 13.1 cubic feet, which is barely average for a sedan this size. The Electrified G80's trunk comes up seriously short at just 10.8 cubic feet. Note that folding rear seats aren't available on any G80.

Genesis G80

Safety Features

Every G80 comes nicely loaded for safety with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with evasive steering assist, lane-keeping assist, parking sensors, automatic high beams, driver alertness monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. The 2.5T Sport Prestige, 3.5T, and Electrified G80 also carry an automated parking system with remote activation, surround-view cameras, a head-up display, rear automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot camera views.


The standard infotainment system for the G80 features a 14.5-inch touchscreen, navigation, HD and satellite radio, 12 speakers, four USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A 21-speaker Lexicon sound system is standard starting with the 2.5T Advanced. The 2.5T Sport Prestige, 3.5T, and Electrified G80 also get wireless phone charging and remote smartphone-based vehicle controls.

Genesis G80

2023 Genesis G80 2.5T Standard — MSRP From $50,595

The most affordable G80 offers a synthetic leather interior with heated 12-way power front seats, an 8-inch instrument screen, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Other features include LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers, a power trunk lid, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Models equipped with AWD include a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.

2023 Genesis G80 2.5T Advanced — MSRP From $58,445

The Advanced adds a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, wood interior trim, rear sunshades, tri-zone climate control, and the 21-speaker Lexicon sound system. Buyers also get a hands-free power trunk lid and 19-inch wheels.

2023 Genesis G80 2.5T Sport Prestige — MSRP From $61,395

The Sport Prestige adopts more aggressive exterior trim, aluminum trim inside, a 12.3-inch instrument screen, and performance brakes. Leather upholstery is standard, along with a 16-way power driver seat, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and power-closing doors.

2023 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport — MSRP From $66,345

The 3.5T adds the turbocharged V6, plus standard all-wheel drive and an adaptive suspension system with road-previewing capability.

2023 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige — MSRP From $72,345

The ultimate gas-powered G80 receives a four-wheel steering system, plus a Nappa leather interior with a microfiber headliner and carbon fiber interior.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 — MSRP From $80,920

The Electrified G80 combines everything available on the other trims with the ability to pass up gas stations forever.

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The 2023 Genesis G80 is principally a luxury sedan and gets expensive with the V6 and AWD added, so we don't think either one is particularly necessary. The new Electrified G80 has enough range and features to compete with some exclusive company, but its limited sales and service footprint makes it a niche player for now.

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  • Has presence and character
  • Impressive performance
  • Well-equipped and safe
  • Loads of space for four
  • Flawed Electrified model
  • Hard-to-use touchscreen
  • Ride could be smoother
  • Trunk isn’t big enough
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A Korean take on European style. Although it has a distinct style of its own, Genesis’s G80 has clearly been to the European Finishing School for mid-sized sedans. There’s more than a hint of Audi A7 in its downturned beltline and low-slung rear spoiler, while the long, fluted hood recalls Mercedes without resembling a pastiche. This is a handsome car from any angle, with a giant shield grille and vertically stacked headlamps dominating the nose. Huge pentagonal exhaust pipes add purpose to the rear, which itself has a trace of Aston Martin in its lights.

Beyond the wide-opening doors, the cabin is a beguiling place to spend time. Let’s overlook the flat middle rear seat and accept this as the four-seater grand tourer it was clearly designed to be. It’s a symphony of real wood and soft leather, with fine stitching allied to knurled metal dials and carbon fiber-effect paneling. Opt for a higher trim and you’re into the rarefied echelons of seat ventilation, powered side bolsters, and leg-rest extenders. The seats themselves are wonderfully comfortable in any capacity, offering 38.7 inches of rear legroom.

Equipped to succeed. The cheapest way into G80 ownership is via the $50,595 Standard model, powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged gas engine producing 300 horses and returning 26 mpg combined (or 25 if you spend $3,100 upgrading from RWD to AWD). Every model receives a cinema-style 14.5-inch touchscreen whose furthest icons are too much of a stretch from the driver’s seat – you might have to ask a passenger to operate them instead. At least there’s a 12-way power adjustment for the heated front seats.

If you’d like a little more power and prestige, the AWD-only 3.5T uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 to capitalize on the G80’s well-sorted chassis. It’ll dispatch the 0-60 sprint in five seconds, with paddle shifters enabling you to override the excellent eight-speed automatic transmission, though combined fuel economy drops to just 20 mpg. You can also work your way up the trims, with a $4,700 premium securing the 21-speaker Lexicon sound system, panoramic sunroof, and front seat ventilation of Advanced models. Sport Prestige retails at $10,200 more than the standard trim, in exchange for which you receive a massaging Nappa leather driver’s seat, a surround-view camera system, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

Genesis G80

Electric dreams. Genesis offers a single all-electric model in the G80 range, called the Electrified. Capable of traveling 282 miles on one charge, which is the equivalent of 97 mpg, it can replenish 70% of its battery capacity in just 22 minutes on a 350kW connector. On the move, its 365 hp output propels it to 60 in just under five seconds, with particularly strong acceleration from town speeds upwards, and it’s impressively quiet at all times.

Sadly, there are a few significant drawbacks. Firstly, the Electrified G80 costs $81,000, which is 60% more than the most affordable gas-powered alternative. Secondly, it’s only available in eight states and lacks enough real-world range to cross any of them. The 87.2kWh battery pack steals space from everywhere – headroom shrinks despite a higher roofline, there’s three inches less legroom in the rear, and the trunk capacity drops by a sixth.

Safe as houses. You’d expect a modern sedan to be impressive in crash testing, but the G80 goes above and beyond. It has the highest scores possible from America’s two crash test agencies, while only the relatively small side windows compromise visibility. For this reason, we’d like to see surround-view cameras fitted as standard rather than saved for Sport Prestige models. We can’t quibble with the standard adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking, plus a safe exit monitor and active lane controls.

Invest in a 3.5T or Electrified model and you also benefit from rear-wheel steering for sharper turn-in, alongside adaptive dampers which read the road ahead and pre-emptively adjust themselves accordingly. You’d never describe the standard suspension as uncomfortable (though it’s not as silky as some would hope), but the adaptive dampers elevate its performance.

Final thoughts. We can start our conclusions by dismissing the Electrified G80. Despite its impressive range and V6-rivaling performance, it’s expensive to buy with uncertain resale prospects, while reduced interior space detracts from the range’s luxury ethos and results in a trunk too small for normal family use. Genesis’s decision to only market the Electrified in eight states also suggests a lack of faith in the most expensive G80 – don’t be surprised if it disappears from the range entirely in a year or two.

We’d be very disappointed if the rest of the range disappeared because Genesis is a couple of revisions away from having a market leader on their hands. The infotainment system looks stunning but is too far away from the driver, while even the standard-sized trunk isn’t big enough for such a large vehicle. Otherwise, it’s hard to fault this opulent, potent, and spacious sedan. It’s distinctively styled both inside and out, drives with aplomb, is generously equipped and is reassuringly safe. Add in reasonable prices and a five-year warranty encompassing three years of scheduled maintenance, and what’s not to like?

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 300 HP / 311 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 300 HP / 311 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
196.7 "
Exterior Width
75.8 "
Exterior Height
57.7 "
Front Headroom
41.1 " / 39.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.2 "
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
38.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,957 Lbs.
Wheel Base
119 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Adaptive Bucket (driver Only)
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
12 / 21 Lexicon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors) / Keyfob And Smart Device-as-key
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/junction Turning Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist (bca) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist (lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Highway Driving Assist (hda) / Lane Follow Assist (lfa) Hands-on (with Lane Change) Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Foward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parking Distance Warning (pdw) Front And Rear / Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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