The 2020 G80 is available in RWD and AWD and comes powered by three engine choices that include the standard 3.8L V6, a 5.0L V8 or a 3.3L turbocharged V6. The 3.8L V6 is rated at 311 horsepower while the 5.0L V8 makes 420hp. The 3.3L Turbo V6 makes 365 horsepower and 376 lb-feet of torque. All three engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2020 Genesis G80 is available in three distinct trim levels. Being a luxury car, the G80, even in the Standard 3.8 trim is packed full of equipment that is typically optional in lesser vehicles. Standard equipment includes heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and leather-covered 12-way power adjustable heated front seats. Buyers get a choice of wood or metal paneling on the interior, standard automatic climate control, a leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth and voice command control interfaces, LED interior lighting, a proximity-based entry system and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink. The audio system includes an 8-inch touchscreen, a 7-speaker sound system with SiriusXM and HD radio compatibility and a navigation system that includes traffic updates.
The "Ultimate" trim equipped vehicles are even more opulent and include an audiophile Lexicon 17-speaker premium stereo, a 9.2-inch LCD display in the instrument panel, panoramic sunroof, a power rear sunshade, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a seat memory system, a rearview camera, front and rear parking assist and fog lamps.
This vehicle is equipped with a number of advanced safety features including anti-lock brakes, a backup-camera, electronic stability, traction control, a pedestrian-detecting automatic emergency braking system, Driver Attention Alert, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist and lane departure warning. Adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, side curtain and driver knee protection airbags round out the safety features of the G80.
Luxurious And Spacious Interior
Clean And Sophisticated Styling
Powerful Engine Choices
The Genesis G80 carries over into 2020 with minimal changes.
In terms of size and features, the G80 competes with midsized luxury sedans such as the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class. While very well-equipped, the Hyundai comes in price closer to entry-level luxury cars such as the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class. The Genesis represents an excellent luxury value, offering an excellent luxury and performance value ratio than just about anything in its segment.