2017 Genesis G80 Takes Home Top Safety Ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS

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Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

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, Automotive Editor - October 24, 2016

Part of playing ball with the big boys in the luxury-car segment is being among the safest cars in the industry. So, if Hyundai expects its new Genesis brand to take off, it needs to assure buyers that its cars can rival the safety offered by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. Recently, the G80 received its safety ratings from both agencies, and it appears to be up to the task.

When Genesis released the G80, the automaker made it clear that its safety features would be plentiful. Standard features include auto emergency braking, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning with haptic steering wheel, high-beam assist, smart cruise control, a rearview camera, and more.

Add this to the G80’s strong construction, and it’s easy to see why it has just received a five-star rating from the NHTSA and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation.

Clearly, the 2017 Genesis G80 is up to the task of hanging with the big dogs of the luxury segment in terms of safety. What’s more, with a base price that starts from $42,350 (destination fees included), it is also positioned well to tackle the likes of the Cadillac CTS (based from $46,555) and the Lexus GS 350 ($51,340).

Based on our analysis, inventory on the 2017 Genesis G80 is still limited, but there are some deals available for it already. For those looking to finance, there is 1.9 percent APR for 60 months and 2.9 percent for up to 72 months.

There is also a $1,000 conquest bonus for current owners of a competing luxury vehicle. Finally, there is a lease deal, but it is not overly competitive at $415 for 36 months with $3,999 due at signing.

, Automotive Editor

Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

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