In this review of the 2022 Genesis G80, we’ll be looking through the different specs and features of this new sedan. With two engine options available, a whole host of infotainment and safety features, and a new take on its design, the G80 seems to be a great choice for those looking for premium luxury in their choice of sedan.
The 2022 Genesis G80 now features a new sports model that comes with a unique powertrain to its lineup, along with a standard turbo 4-cylinder engine option. There are significant performance and stylistic differences between the new 3.5T Sport RWD and the 2.5T models, creating a new choice between the two packages.
The 2022 Genesis G80 has varying price points depending on the trim level chosen, as well as any packages that buyers might want to avail of. When it comes to the lease price, the 2022 Genesis G80 can also vary from each state and dealership. Two engine options are available: A 2.5-Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder and a 3.5-Liter TwinTurbo V6. Below are the prices of the various trim levels:
|2.5T RWD Standard||$48,000*|
|2.5T RWD Advanced||$52,600*|
|2.5T RWD Prestige||$56,900*|
|2.5T AWD Standard||$51,150*|
|2.5T AWD Advanced||$55,750*|
|2.5T AWD Prestige||$ 59,450*|
|3.5T AWD Sport||$ 63,450*|
|3.5T AWD Sport Prestige w/ All Season Tires||$ 69,750*|
|3.5T AWD Sport Prestige w/ Summer Tires||$ 70,250*|
The Advanced package for the 2.5T models carries a variety of upgrades such as a panoramic sunroof and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, which is a step-up from the standard 18-inch wheels. The Prestige package adds in certain other creature comforts on top of the wheel upgrade and other features of the Advanced package.
For the 3.5T model, the Sport Model comes standard with a set of 19-inch alloy wheels and other premium features. The Sport Prestige model is offered with the choice of either all-season tires or Summer Tires. It also comes with a wheel upgrade, coming standard with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
The baseline model of the 2022 Genesis G80 makes use of a 2.5-Liter Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Engine. It’s capable of producing a power output of 300 Horsepower, as well as a torque output of 311 pounds-feet. Both the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive systems perform similarly, paired with an 8-speed automatic that has shift-by-wire with manual shifters on the steering wheel. Acceleration on the 4-Cylinder is quite snappy, taking 5.7 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
The 3.5T AWD model makes use of a 3.5-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V6. This gives the G80 a lot more performance, racing ahead with a power output of 375 horsepower and torque output of 391 pounds-feet. It also comes with the same 8-speed automatic transmission on the 2.5T, with an acceleration time taking only 4.9 seconds to reach 60 mph from a complete standstill. Overtaking in traffic is a breeze with this model’s amazing acceleration, without even a hint of noise from the engine.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2.5T models differ in fuel efficiency depending on whether it’s a rear-wheel model or an all-drive one. The rear-wheel drive model has an EPA rating of 23 MPG/City and 32 MPG/Highway. The all-wheel model performs less efficiently with an EPA rating of 22 MPG/City and 30 MPG/Highway.
The 3.5T is only available in all-wheel drive, with an EPA rating of 17 MPG/City and 26 MPG/Highway. More information on the fuel economy of the Genesis G80 is available on the EPA’s official site, as well as other online sources.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Genesis G80’s interior is keeping in touch with its more luxurious side, with a host of high-quality materials lining the various surfaces of the passenger cabin. In terms of aesthetic, one can describe it as both elegant and streamlined, purposeful yet has flashes of creativity in its various design elements.The cargo volume of the 2022 Genesis G80 is the same all throughout the different models, holding steady at 13.1 cubic feet. Passenger space has also improved, coming in with a combined 103.8 cubic feet of space. The respective head and legroom of the car provides ample space for passengers of all sizes to sit in comfortably.
Infotainment on the Genesis G80 doesn’t disappoint, headlined by a 14.5-inch HD Navigation Display. This screen is also the main control console for the G80’s entertainment functions, with other controls being located on a circular controller and buttons on the steering wheel. Voice command functions are also an option should the driver want a more hands-free way of navigating the infotainment suite.The infotainment setup comes with integrations with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The standard audio setup is a premium set of 12-speakers. However, the Advanced and Prestige packages upgrade it to a 21-speaker setup courtesy of Lexicon. Wireless device charging is available through the Prestige packages, as well as heated rear seating and an ergo motion driver’s seat that is power adjustable in 16-ways.
The Genesis G80 comes with a variety of safety features and driver-assistance technologies. Most of these come standard to all models, such as blind-spot collision and avoidance, lane-following and keeping assist, forward collision-avoidance, and a rear cross-traffic collision monitoring and avoidance system. Other features are exclusive to the Prestige package, such as a surround view and blind-spot view monitor and digital key connectivity.The Sports Prestige version of the 3.5T G80 takes this up a notch with a remote smart parking assist system. It also comes with a parking collision-avoidance assist when the car is going in reverse.
Genesis is one of those manufacturers that offer long-lasting plans with their limited and powertrain warranties. The Limited warranty is covered for five years or for the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain warranty is the longest lasting one in its class, spanning for 10 years or for a total of 100,000 miles driven. Genesis also offers a complimentary maintenance plan that is covered for a total of 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven.