2021 Genesis GV80 Pricing Starts Under $50,000

By

Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

, Automotive Editor - March 6, 2020

Having sprouted under the wings of Hyundai, it’s unsurprising to see Genesis price its first SUV, the GV80, so affordably. Genesis announced the starting price of the GV80 and it will cost $49,925 including destination, sneaking in at under the $50,000 mark. In Genesis’ current lineup, the GV80 slots in above the G70 ($38,445), as well as the G80 ($46,045) which is the vehicle it's based on, but below the recently redesigned G90 ($76,695). Even at the top of its range with the Prestige trim and the 3.5-liter engine, which costs $71,975, the GV80 is more affordable than the G90.

We’re pleasantly surprised to see how affordable the GV80 is. Compared to the competition, which there is plenty of, the GV80 is one of the more affordable options in the segment. The GV80 is priced less than the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Audi Q7, and Cadillac XT6. The only midsize SUV in the luxury segment that undercuts the GV80 is the Volvo XC90, which costs $49,345. BMW’s X5 is the most expensive option out of this group and is priced at $59,895. So, by that metric, the GV80 is a downright deal.

Genesis GV80

It’s not like the base Standard trim is a stripped-out vehicle, either. It comes with 19-inch wheels, leatherette upholstery, a 14.5-inch infotainment screen, an 8-inch display in the instrument cluster, smartphone compatibility, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and an extensive suite of driver-assist features. Going with the range-topping Prestige brings a 12.3-inch display in the instrument cluster, heated and ventilated second-row seats, Nappa leather upholstery, 22-inch wheels, a suede headliner, and active road noise cancellation.

The interesting thing about the GV80’s pricing is how expensive all-wheel drive is. All-wheel drive is available throughout the entire lineup and costs $5,750 extra for the Standard trim, $6,200 for the Advanced trim, and $6,350 Prestige trim. These prices are for the base turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine comes with all-wheel as standard. The most affordable way to get into a GV80 with the 3.5-liter V6 and all-wheel drive is the Standard trim that costs $60,175.

Also unusual is how Genesis is offering seating for up to seven with the GV80. Unlike with competitors, which have an optional package throughout the majority of the lineup to boost passenger capacity, Genesis will only offer one GV80 with three rows – the Advanced+ trim with the 3.5-liter V6 engine and all-wheel drive. It’s priced at $66,075, making it $700 more than a similarly equipped Advanced trim.

We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the GV80. It looks great, initial reviews have painted the SUV in a good light, and it’s one of the more affordable options in the segment. The first GV80 SUVs will be arriving at dealers later this summer. Genesis has come out with an online configurator for the GV80 and is currently taking reservations for the SUV at dealerships.

Learn more about the 2021 Genesis GV80 »

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

Privacy Policy|Do Not Sell My Personal Information|Terms of Use|Cookie Policy|Disclaimer|
COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba CarsDirect.com