The G80 received five-stars in NHTSA's front, side and rollover crash tests. The rating applies to rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the G80.
Standard safety equipment on the G80 includes antilock brakes, electronic stability control, LED daytime running lights and nine airbags, including a driver's knee airbag. Other standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, lane keeping assist, a rearview camera and smart cruise control.
"The Genesis G80 employs an unrivaled standard suite of active driver safety technologies," Hyundai said in a statement. "These features cover the full spectrum of safety, from driver alertness and focus to total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers on the road."
A CO2 sensor-control system is located under the glove box to help prevent driver drowsiness. The system monitors the G80's intake of fresh or re-circulated air using a CO2 sensor.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the G80.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2017 Audi A6 and Volkswagen Passat also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2017 Chrysler 300 has not been rated yet.