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2021 Genesis G80

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Pros

  • Excellent value compared to rival
  • High-quality cabin design and materials
  • Comfortable seats

Cons

  • Ride quality isn't quite as refined as some competitors
  • Infotainment system requires a learning curve
  • Rear seat doesn't fold down, reducing cargo capacity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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2021 Genesis G80 is an all-new design that stays true to its value equation

Genesis redesigned the G80 for 2021, creating an all-new version of its midsize luxury sedan while keeping the sleek exterior shape, premium interior materials, and refined drivetrains. For 2021 there's two new trim levels, the 2.5T with a 300-horsepower four-cylinder engine and the 3.5T with a 375-horsepower V6. Both feature an eight-speed automatic driving the rear wheels, with all-wheel drive available on either version. As always, the G80 comes with a long list of standard and available luxury features. Genesis has upped its technology pedigree with the new G80, giving the 2.5T base model LED exterior lighting, a 12-speaker audio system, and a 14.2-inch touchscreen as standard equipment. The 3.5T feeds in additional features, including a sunroof, wireless charging, and a 21-speaker Lexicon audio system.

The G80 continues to offer excellent luxury bang for relatively few bucks. It doesn't possess quite the same level of suspension-tuning sophistication as its German counterparts, but this is a subtle difference many buyers won't notice. In terms of pure value, the G80 can't be beat.

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What is new for the 2021 Genesis G80?

  • The G80 is available in a new trim called the 3.5T.
  • The Sport and Ultimate trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • G80 trims have been upgraded with Remote Start and Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking and 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Base trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.

2021 Genesis G80 trims

Curious how Genesis G80 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

  • 300-hp, 311-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Start
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Smart Key
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
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3.5T:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Genesis G80

What We Like

Design: The updated exterior design gives the G80 a distinctive look, while the all-new interior matches high-quality materials to an advanced digital gauge cluster and large touchscreen. This combination makes a striking and powerful statement, establishing the latest G80 as a genuine luxury player and worthy alternative to German and Japanese counterparts with much longer histories.

Value: The standard equipment list on the base Genesis G80 2.5T reads like a well-equipped mid-to-upper-grade competitor from Europe. Heated seats, a 14.5-inch touchscreen, synthetic leather, and a 12-speaker audio system make even the "cheapest" G80 feel rich with luxury versus the competition's base models.

Technology: If the large touchscreen isn't enough to impress, how about the list of advanced driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assistance, driver attention warning, and active lane keeping assistance? These are all standard features, with three-zone climate control, soft-close doors, remote automatic parking, and a 21-speaker Lexicon audio system available for buyers seeking maximum coddling.

What Needs Improvement

Fuel efficiency: The V6 engine with all-wheel drive earns an EPA-estimated 21 combined mpg,

which is lower than its German equivalents that benefit from mild hybrid technology. The rear-wheel-drive V6 improves the figure by 1 mpg, while the four-cylinder version earns 25 mpg combined with all-wheel drive and 26 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive.

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Genesis G80 features and specs

3.5T 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • 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
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Parking
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Lexicon Audio
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

375

Torque (ft-lbs)

391

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

17.2

Wheelbase

118.5"

Overall length

196.5"

Width

75.8"

Height

57.7"

Leg room

F 42.5"/R 38.7"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 37.5"

Front tires

P245/45VR19

Rear tires

P275/40VR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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