2018 Genesis G80 Sedan

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Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Genesis G80 Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Genesis G80 3.8 include Lambda 3.8L V-6 311hp engine, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, distance pacing, ABS and driveline traction control.

2018 Genesis
G80 Sedan

Starting at: $41,750

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  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Memory seat
  • Steering wheel memory
  • Speed control
  • Distance pacing cruise control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto tilt-away steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Emergency communication system - Genesis Connected Services
  • Navigation system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 7
  • Turn-by-turn navigation directions
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 8.0"
  • Smart device integration - Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Basic warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 120 months/100,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 84 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Maintenance warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 4-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Power 4-way passenger lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 3.8 L
  • Engine horsepower - 311hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 293 lb.-ft. @ 5,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 96.0mm x 87.0mm (3.78" x 3.43")
  • Compression ratio - 11.50 to 1
  • GVWR - 2,390kg (5,269lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,991mm (196.5")
  • Exterior body width - 1,890mm (74.4")
  • Exterior height - 1,481mm (58.3")
  • Wheelbase - 3,010mm (118.5")
  • Turning radius - 5.5m (18.1')
  • Front legroom - 1,161mm (45.7")
  • Rear legroom - 889mm (35.0")
  • Front headroom - 1,044mm (41.1")
  • Rear headroom - 970mm (38.2")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,481mm (58.3")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,450mm (57.1")
  • Passenger volume - 3,050L (107.7 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 433 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 433 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Bodyside moldings
  • Engine liters - 3.8
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 311hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 293 lb.-ft. @ 5,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 8 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - SHIFTRONIC
  • Drive type - rear-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 22mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 20.3gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 19mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 27mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rear side impact airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Tracker system
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 245/45VR18.0
  • Rear tires - 245/45VR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • High intensity discharge headlights - Bi-Xenon
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Lane departure - Lane Keep Assist active
  • Blind spot sensor - warning
  • Forward collision - mitigation
  • Rear collision - Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning warning
  • Exterior parking camera rear


  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
3.8 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan 3.8 Search New $41,750   311-hp 3.8L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  19 / 27  
3.8 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan 3.8 Search New $44,250   311-hp 3.8L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  18 / 25  
3.3T Sport 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan 3.3T Sport Search New $55,250   365-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  17 / 25  
5.0 Ultimate 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan 5.0 Ultimate Search New $57,000   420-hp 5.0L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 24  
3.3T Sport 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan 3.3T Sport Search New $57,750   365-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  17 / 24  
5.0 Ultimate 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan 5.0 Ultimate Search New $59,500   420-hp 5.0L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  15 / 23  


Driving Impression

New Car Test Drive

We think the 3.8-liter V6 is the best and most practical all-around engine. It’s got plenty of power, with 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. It gets the best fuel mileage of the three engines, never mind that 22 mpg in a V6 sedan is nothing to write home about.

But mostly we prefer this engine because it’s lighter, so models with the V6 handle more sweetly. And we include the new Sport model with its active suspension, when we say that.

The ride in all models is relaxed and isolated. The suspension beautifully soaks up bumps, although it’s too soft for hard cornering. The G80 leans in turns and the steering lacks precision. Even in the Sport, with its continuous damping control. The steering on the Sport, though light and lacking feedback, manages to be precise.

The new eight-speed automatic transmission is quick and smooth.

What you feel in the new 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine is the torque. Almost all of its 376 pound-feet of torque is available from a very low 1300 rpm up to 4500 rpm, so it is eager and always ready to leap forward. The throttle response is quick and there’s no turbo lag. You can’t even tell it’s turbocharged, you just know it’s fast.

Walk Around

New Car Test Drive

The Genesis G80 is classic and handsome, with a stylish tall roofline. The new Sport looks fresh, with copper accents in the grille surround, on the center caps on the wheels, and around the LED headlamps.

Interior Overview

New Car Test Drive

The G80 cabin is lovely, packed with plush leather and real wood, and real carbon fiber and copper in the Sport. Fit and finish is excellent. Aluminum around the optional electronic shift lever looks fantastic. The shifter itself may be less fantastic to figure out.

The switchgear, too. Much of the cabin might be as luxurious as a Mercedes or Lexus, but the plastic buttons on the instrument panel say Hyundai.

The front seats are extremely comfortable, broad and widely adjustable. Options to the seat include heating, ventilation, and adjustable lumbar and bolsters. But no massage like the BMW 5-Series.

The tall roofline makes climbing into and out of the rear seats simple. There’s a decent 35 inches of legroom, but it’s less than BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The trunk holds 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space, less than average for a car this size.

The cabin is supremely quiet. Noise seems to vanish, from the engine, road, wind and tires. Bring on the 17-speaker Lexicon sound system.


New Car Test Drive

The Genesis G80 is not inexpensive yet may not yet be perceived as true luxury. The G80 doesn’t handle as well as a Lexus and fuel efficiency is not a strong point.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

Model Lineup

New Car Test Drive

The 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 ($41,750) comes with the 3.8-liter V6, leather upholstery, 8-inch infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a 7-speaker stereo, heated front seats with 12-way adjustability on the driver’s side, and bi-xenon headlights, and rearview camera.

Premium ($5,000) adds a 14-speaker Lexicon stereo, vented front seats, heated rear seats, a sunroof, LED foglights, a 7-inch display in the instrument cluster, a wireless charging pad, and front and rear parking sensors. Ultimate ($10,100) adds a 17-speaker Lexicon stereo, 9.2-inch touchscreen, upgraded leather upholstery with real wood and aluminum trim, surround-view camera system, LED headlamps, 16-way driver seat, head-up display, and power trunk.

The G80 Sport Ultimate ($55,250) features the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, 19-inch wheels, tuned suspension with continuous damping control, sport steering wheel and front seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, and copper bits in the exterior trim.

The G80 5.0 Ultimate ($57,000) brings the V8 engine with 19-inch wheels, a quad-tipped exhaust, and a suede headliner.

All-wheel drive is available for every model ($2500), and includes heated seats and steering wheel.

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