The 2022 Genesis GV80 continues to be an excellent SUV that offers both Luxury and Practicality. The overall safety of this vehicle further improves its status as one of the most feature-packed Luxury SUVs found today. In this review of the 2022 Genesis GV80, we’ll be looking into what makes this stylish SUV such a great choice.
The 2022 Genesis GV80 comes with a new Prestige Signature trim. It also has additional Matte color schemes added to its configuration options, as well as a new redesigned steering wheel standard for all models.
The price of the 2022 Genesis GV80 is split among the 3 trim levels that they offer. The 2.5T RWD trim level is offered at a starting MSRP of about $49,700*. Next comes the all-wheel drive model of the 2.5T trim, having an asking price of about $55,600*. Last, the 3.5T AWD trim level has a starting MSRP of about $60,100*.
With the cost of the 2022 Genesis GV80, some may think about leasing it out instead of paying full price in one go. Current estimates on potential lease prices for the 2022 Genesis GV80 have been floating around. Some put the price of the 2.5T RWD at around $599/month for a 3-year plan with a down payment of $4,999 and mileage allowance of 10k a year. For the 3.5T AWD, this can go towards the cost of $709/month on a 3-year plan and $5,499 down payment fee. It also has a mileage allowance of 10k annually.
The Genesis GV80 comes with two engine options: A 2.5-Liter Inline 4 Turbocharged Engine, and a 3.5-Liter TwinTurbo V6. The models using the 2.5-Liter engine make use of either a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system. The 3.5-Liter model is exclusively available in only an all-wheel drive system. All these engine options are paired by an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-Liter Turbocharged engine is capable of about 300 horsepower and 311 pounds-feet of torque. It’s beefier cousin, the 3.5-Litre TwinTurbo V6, is capable of a power output of 375 horsepower and a torque output of 391 pounds-feet. The 2.5T Models are capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.1 seconds, with the 3.5T AWD taking 5.3 seconds to achieve the same speed. The Genesis GV80 makes use of different drive modes to adjust its throttle responses, suspension, and other aspects. These options include modes for Snow, Eco, Comfort, Sport, and a personalized Custom mode. The AWD version also makes use of an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential which distributes power to the left and right wheels at the rear to maximize grip. This also ensures that both traction and performance are unaffected by differing terrains. Those looking to override the automatic transmission can also use its paddle shifters to improve both acceleration and fuel efficiency.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2.5T models both have scored an EPA rating of about 21 MPG/City and 25 MPG/Highway. Normally, the transition to an all-wheel drive system would affect the EPA Ratings. However, we find it impressive that the GV80 as retained the same EPA ratings for both City and Highway driving for the 2.5T AWD.
The 3.5T models offer much better performance in exchange for overall fuel efficiency. It has earned an EPA rating of 18 MPG/City and 23 MPG/Highway.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Now, the interior of the 2022 Genesis GV80 gives off a proper luxurious feel to it. This is only improved with the upgrade that higher trim levels get. The base models make use of leatherette material on the seats, but this can be upgraded further to genuine and Nappa leather. The higher-end models even come with quilted stitching embedded onto the seats. Retaining most of the layout of the previous model, the cabin is still an absolutely stunning piece for work. It makes use of burled wood trimmings and metal to accent some of the cabin’s surfaces. Intricate detail work can also be seen around the various elements of the car, such as the knurled finishes on the switchgear. Its elegance is in full display and cannot be underestimated. The Genesis GV80 has seating for 5 as standard, but the 3.5T model can be fitted with a 7-seat arrangement. Some features that are available for the seats include heating, ventilation, and even power adjustability for each one. Those going for the 7-seater arrangement, the one that uses a third row of seats, will find that it’s mostly suitable for small children as the space itself is a bit cramped. The standard cargo capacity of the Genesis GV80 stands at about 34.9 cubic feet of space. This is more in line with that of a midsized SUV, with less space available for those models with third-row seating.
The technology package of the GV80 is quite extensive, featuring many different features such as a 12.3-inch 3D Digital Gauge Cluster. Its infotainment suite starts off with a 14.5-inch touchscreen that is used for navigating the different cabin and car features available. It comes integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, as well as connection to the Genesis Connected Services. The latter allows for advance interactions such as unlocking the car with your smartphone, or even starting it up with an NFC card. Other features that come included are wireless charging pads for compatible phones, a 3-zone Climate system, and a 21-speaker Lexicon Premium Audio System that has a combined 1050 watts of power.
The safety features on the GV80 are quite advanced, coming with expected features like Lane-Keeping and Following Assists. It also has Blind-spot collision and avoidance systems, a forward collision system, and even an ultrasonic rear occupant alert to make sure that no one is left behind at the rear of the car. Notably, the GV80 was recognized as the IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2021, emphasizing its focus on providing riders with a safe experience.
The Limited Warranty of the 2022 Genesis GV80 spans about 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain and Engine Warranty lasts for the same amount of time, as well as the warranty on the Cooling/Heating Parts of the GV80. A corrosion warranty is also available for the external surface, lasting for 5 years or 60,000 miles. They do offer a complimentary maintenance service that spans for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles driven.