2017 Genesis G80 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2017 Genesis G80 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The 2017 Genesis G80 large luxury sedan earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Arriving at Hyundai's Genesis brand dealerships in August, the G80 is the replacement for the 2016 Hyundai Genesis.

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.

Key G80 competitors include the Audi A6, Chrysler 300 and Volkswagen Passat.

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.

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