2017 Genesis G80 review

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  • Spacious throughout
  • Many driver-assist features
  • Standard leather


  • Bumpy ride
  • Limited headroom
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ aren't available on all trims

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 23 highway, 18 combined

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A fresh face with a veteran approach

If you're looking for a luxury car with a slew of tech features, keep an eye out for the 2017 Genesis G80. With its bold grille, sculpted body lines, and finely appointed interior, the G80 is a great choice. Plus, the G80 doesn't lack motivation: an optional 5.0L V8 engine churns out an impressive 420 hp. The standard engine, still a potent 3.8L V6, produces a solid 311 hp and is available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

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  • Includes emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, high beam assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

5.0 Ultimate

  • Adds a 5.0L V8 engine, French-stitched leather seating, wood and metal trim, a 9.2-inch infotainment system, a power-operated trunk, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Genesis G80

1. High-class styling

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One of the 2017 Genesis G80's standout features is its styling. The G80 is an attractive car with a long, unobstructed body line that extends from the trailing edge of the headlight to the leading edge of the taillight. From the front, the large, shield-like grille conveys a dominant presence on the road, and the car's overall wide stance and stylish headlights set the 2017 Genesis G80 apart from the pack. This luxury car will look great on the road or parked in front of your house.

2. Cutting-edge driving aids

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High-tech driver aids are standard on the 2017 Genesis G80, including features such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot detection. Plus, automatic high beams can provide maximum visibility when you're driving in the dark. Rear cross-traffic alert is also a standard feature on the 2017 G80, so you can back up easily even when your view is obstructed.

3. Serene interior

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The 2017 Genesis G80 has a finely appointed, quiet cabin. Leather seats are a standard feature; premium French-stitched leather is optional. The interior can shield you and your passengers from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, offering a pleasant atmosphere for road trips as well as your daily commute. The optional panoramic sunroof can bathe the cabin in natural light, and optional premium materials such as open-grain wood and matte-finish metals provide the ultimate attention to detail.

4. Plenty of space

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Another feature you may love in the G80 is its roomy interior. The 2017 Genesis G80 comfortably seats five, with four of those seats capable of transporting adults. Interior legroom on the 2017 G80 includes 35 inches for the rear passengers and 45 inches up front. To top it all off, the large trunk has plenty of room for your passengers' belongings, with 15.3 cu ft of space.

5. Powerful engine options

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Both engine options for the 2017 Genesis G80 pack plenty of punch under the hood. The standard 3.8L V6 engine churns out 311 hp and is available with all-wheel drive. An optional 5.0L V8 is also available, producing 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. If all-wheel drive is a necessary feature for you, you'll want to stick with the V6, as the V8 is only available with rear-wheel drive.

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Standard features on the 2018 Audi A6 include:

  • Keyless entry and available remote start4

  • Seven-inch touchscreen with navigation

  • Tri-zone climate control

  • HID headlights

  • Heated rear seats

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2017 Genesis G80 is a luxury car that has lots of features customers enjoy. Customers especially love the driver assistance features.

Genesis G80 features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Lexicon Audio
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45.7"/R 35"

Head room

F 41.1"/R 38.2"

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More about the 2017 Genesis G80

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Exterior colors:

  • Casablanca White

  • Caspian Black

  • Empire State Gray Metallic

  • Himalayan Gray

  • Ibiza Blue

  • Manhattan Brown

  • Pamplona Red

  • Parisian Gray Metallic

  • Patagonia Blue Metallic

  • Santiago Silver Metallic

  • Sevilla Red

Interior colors:

  • Beige

  • Black

  • Gray

  • Ivory

Interior details

The interior of the 2017 Genesis G80 is plush and comfortable. Leather seats and soft-touch materials are standard throughout. The Ultimate trim takes things a step further by adding French-stitched leather as well as fine wood and metal trim pieces on the dash and doors. The G80 has comfortable seating for four adults and room for a smaller fifth person, with plush and roomy seats.


When equipped with the 3.8L V6 and all-wheel drive, the 2017 Genesis G80 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new) and has an electronically limited top speed of 134 mph. The G80 achieves an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 19 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission.

When equipped with the 5.0L V8, the G80's EPA-estimated combined fuel economy is 18 mpg and it can sprint to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Emissions Info

According to EPA estimates, the AWD 2017 Genesis G80's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 459 grams per mile.

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