Flash Drive

2017 Genesis G80

Model Tested: 2017 Genesis G80 AWD 3.8

2017 Genesis G80 features handsome, contemporary styling.

Engine: 3.8-liter V6, 311 horsepower 293 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 16-mpg city/25-mpg highway/19-mpg combined

Base Price: $43,900

As Tested: $53,800


Excellent V6 engine

Smooth, comfortable ride

Seamless all-wheel-drive

Head up display shows blind spot warning

The Genesis G80 AWD is loaded with modern safety and handling features, which make it an excellent highway cruiser.

Lane keeping assist

Drive modes: regular, eco, and sport

Paddle shifters


Super stretch-out driver and passenger legroom

Driver power thigh support

Power lumbar and side bolsters adjustment

Three temp heated and cooled front seats

Heated rear seats (3 temps)

Soft headrests

Power tilt and telescopic wheel

Thick, contoured, heated leather steering wheel

Front seat space, comfort, and high-tech features make the Genesis G80 a joy to drive.

Very good auxiliary controls

Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade

Power rear window shade

High quality interior materials including wood trim

Comfy, but firm rear seats

Very good rear knee and headroom

Tall rear floor hump

Rear door open wide for great ingress/egress


Large trunk

Flat trunk floor

Back seat doesn’t fold down

Small pass-through opening for small, long items

Rear seat comfort is excellent for the outboard positions, but the tall floor hump affects the middle position.

Wide opening

Covered trunk hinges

Rain sensing wipers

Large navigation screen

Power trunk release and close

Power side mirrors fold out on approach

Medium size locking glovebox, but filled with manuals

Long front door bins

Medium size console bin

Large, sliding sun visors

Small analog clock in dashboard

LED dome lights

WOW Factors:

Handsome styling

Huge panoramic sunroof

High luxury content

Great value

Excellent power and smooth ride

Lighting features LEDs and High Beam Automatic Assist.

High safety features content

Great head up display


Back seat doesn’t fold down

Not so great fuel economy

Bottom Line:

The Genesis G80 is a stylish, very roomy luxury sedan that’s priced at the low end of the segment. The styling is crisp and contemporary. The spacious interior is loaded with luxury features. Safety features are plentiful. The 2017 Genesis G80 is impressive.