2018 Genesis G80 Sedan

2018 Genesis G80
MSRP range
$41,750 - $59,500


  • Costs less than comparable luxury sedans in its class
  • Roomy interior stays very quiet at highway speeds
  • Impressive blend of power, performance and refinement


  • Rear-seat headroom is a little tight for this class
  • Ride quality isn't as cushy or refined as that of some rival sedans
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Comfortable, Quiet Luxury Sedan
Gerry Preston, 8/1/2017
If you're looking for a comfortable and quiet luxury sedan but don't want to pay the price of a new Lexus LS 460, take a test drive in this vehicle. Mine's a rear-wheel drive 3.8L V-6, and a single test drive was enough to convince us that we'd be much better of with this car than the 2017 LS 460, which we also test drove. We were replacing a low-mileage 2003 LS 430, and we also own a 2014 ES 300H, so we're very familiar with the Lexus sedans. I feel that Lexus hasn't kept up with the safety and technology features. Perhaps the 2018 Lexus LS will offer them, but it won't be out for at least another 6 or 7 months, and rumor has it that price will increase significantly over the 2017 LS. Things I really like about this car are, first, the large nav screen, which has touch-screen control, making it significantly better than the Lexus infotainment system, with its very awkward interface. I also love the fact that the G80 has four cameras, allowing a birds-eye view around your car when entering or leaving a parking space. Also a plus factor is the recommendation for regular gas. Really, I love too many things to list them all. What I don't love is the relatively poor gas mileage for a car of this type. They need to make it better!
A LOT Better Than My Last One!
DanC, 1/7/2018
Because I wrote such a critical review of my previous 2016 Genesis on Edmunds.com, I thought it only fair that I should rate the 2018 Genesis G80 that I purchased in October 2017. For some reason, Hyundai refused to fix a transmission problem that caused an irritating whining sound when decelerating in my 2016 G80. I had to open a Lemon Law case against them and go through the arbitration process in order to have them refund my entire purchase price. Thankfully I was successful and won the case. It's a shame Hyundai wouldn't invest whatever a new transmission costs in order to fix a defect rather than put a long time customer through this long and tiring process instead of losing the case and having to buy the car back...but, it was their choice! I liked that car so much, except for the transmission problem, that I thoroughly test drove and ended up buying a 2018 G80 Sedan. The 2018 base G80 comes with most of the safety features that were "options" on the 2016 and of course, absolutely quiet with no transmission whine! The safety features on this car are above and beyond what I expected and took a little getting used to, especially the lane assist feature. It seems that while driving, the radar sees the white lines on the highway and it does it's job quite well at keeping you in your lane; however, when you approach an exit and the line on the right disappears, the car wants to nudge you into the exit lane and unless you grab the wheel to stay in the lane, it could take you towards the exit. The Adaptive Speed Control works great, keeping a set and safe distance between you and car in front of you and will slow you and speed up according to actions of the car in front of you. Neat feature that will probably save lives or at lease prevent someone from rear ending the car in front of them because it will stop you! The Blind Spot Monitoring feature has been around for some time but this is my first experience with it. This feature saves a lot of head turning to check the blind spot but some habits are hard to break because I still find myself turning to check the blind spot regardless of the indication on the mirror. The Cross Traffic Monitor has already saved me from getting hit by, well, by someone that was in more of a hurry that me! There are so many safety features on even the base model that it would take me far too long to critique each. Suffice it to say, they are all there for a reason and so far, all work as designed. Kudos to Genesis for making them "standard" instead of "options." The exterior of the car has not changed appreciably from the 2016 and it is an "eye catcher." Mine is Casablanca White and looks fantastic. Lots of favorable comments on the paint and car design. Performance? What can I say except I have the base 6 cylinder and don't see the need for the 8 or turbo. The 6 has more than enough power unless you intend to drag race the car. The only little complaints are the gas mileage and the suspension. Hopefully the gas mileage will increase after engine break in and it's still a little stiffer riding than you'd expect for a luxury car. If I could, I would soften the ride appreciably. The interior is on par with more expensive luxury cars: seats are comfortable; the sound system is great; 8" display is a must have item; dash layout is excellent; all controls are easily reachable by the driver and positioned correctly. The A/C works as designed. I'm 6'2" and have no problem getting into or out of the car...the automatic drive seat adjustment works well. A final word of caution if you purchase a Genesis. I was told by the selling dealer that some of the electronics/sensors in and on the car are NOT covered by the full Genesis warranty. I do not understand why some items contained in/on the car are not covered for the full term warranty but they now offer different specific length extended warranties (for example a two year or five year warranty) to cover these items. I'm glad I decided to give Genesis another chance; this one's a keeper!
Only want one thing
RonS, 1/22/2018
This is my first luxury car, not sure if this is available anyplace, but would really like it. When climate is on auto - it chooses to set most of the airflow to defrost, and a bit to floor. I would REALLY like to be able to program the auto temp control, to use air distribution of my choice
My Best sport sedan Yet
George Lewin MD, 9/1/2017
This is the best equipped, most fun and safest luxury sedan I have driven . A similarly equipped benz, BMW, or caddy list for $30-50,000 more and I find the overall driving experience to be thrilling, especially on the exhilarating roads of the Aspen , Colorado area. This vehicle has the best 1. Heated seats- that work all the way to your shoulders 2 Cooled Seats- the only ones I have experienced that are so efficient you can keep the air conditioning toned down and thus cut cabin noise 3 stereo system 17 speakers beautifully engineered to lull one with classic bass or blast your favorite rock , that contribute to a wonderfully spoiled yet remarkably safe driving experience. Of note, my wife, who in general does not well tolerate auto travel primarily due to troublesome arthritis, exclaims that she truly ENJOYS driving the G80 Sport and has NEVER felt so safe in any of our prior benz or Cadillacs . Seats are comfortable and easily adjusted: the controls and navigation system are well placed , much more intuitive than BMW, benz, or caddy, and very well thought out featuring the dual controls on the screen and between the front seat passengers. Back seats are firm, comfortable,and very well heated . The overall comfort level is enhanced by the dark shades on three sides of the rear cabin. Finally, every electronic , safety, or comfort gadget- trunk that opens by itself as you approach - seems to have been appreciated in the competition and included often in an improved version- the ventilated seats , traction control , steering adjustment ,and paddle shifters on the steering wheel . All in all , at $56,000 I strongly feel this is A STEEL. And not to be missed before the $$$ approach a true supply- demand equilibrium
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Features & Specs

19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
311 hp @ 6000 rpm
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
365 hp @ 6000 rpm
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
311 hp @ 6000 rpm
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
365 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite G80 safety features:

Automatic Emergency Braking
Initiates auto braking to avoid or mitigate a front impact if driver does not react in time.
Lane Departure Warning/Lane Keep Assist
Issues audible warning if driver drifts from lane without signaling. Introduces subtle steering input to keep car in lane.
Driver Attention Alert
Monitors and analyzes driver steering, lane position and drive time, and alerts driver if it detects erratic driving patterns.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Dealer Notes
2018 Genesis G80 3.8 This vehicle is located at Safford Hyundai of Springfield, 7615 Loisdale Rd. Springfield, VA 22150. Call (703) 776-9040 or Email the General Sales Mgr. Scott Lee slee@saffordauto.com.
More about the 2018 Genesis G80

Value is a loaded word in the world of luxury goods, an almost pejorative classifier that suggests an object can't be truly luxurious if it needs to make concessions for the sake of saving money. That's decidedly not the case, however, with the 2018 Genesis G80. Although the G80 represents a tremendous value among luxury sedans, value isn't its only story.

Even in base trim, the 2018 Genesis G80 comes with enough premium features to feel like a proper luxury sedan: Leather upholstery, heated front seats and navigation are included as standard, for instance. Two options packages, Premium and Ultimate, load up the base 3.8 model with even more desirable features like a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a power trunklid, and upgraded audio systems. Opting for all-wheel drive adds heated rear seats (if neither of the option packages are selected) and a heated steering wheel.

The next step up is the new G80 3.3T Sport model. It gets both of the above option packages plus a more powerful engine, nicer wheels, added styling flourishes and an adaptive suspension. It costs a few thousand dollars more than a fully optioned 3.8 model, but for performance-minded drivers, it's likely worth it.

At the top of the heap is the 5.0 Ultimate. Like it sounds, it offers all of the features from the optional Ultimate package, but wraps it in a 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 420 horsepower. It also includes a few special touches such as illuminated doorsill plates and a suede headliner. All-wheel drive is also available for the 5.0 Ultimate.

It's not just the powerful engine or sportier performance that makes the G80 an exceptional buy in this class. There's also an impressive level of connected and convenience tech, starting with a choice of an 8-inch or a 9.2-inch touchscreen navigation and infotainment systems, multiview camera, Apple and Android smartphone integration, and complimentary telematics services. These are in addition to driver assistance features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure and lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, and even a drowsy driver alert.

The G80 is also one of the roomiest sedans in its class, sitting atop a longer wheelbase than others, which allows it to offer a cabin with more volume and passenger space. With its wealth of features, optional performance levels and high-class refinement, all for thousands less than similarly equipped competitors, the Genesis G80 isn't only about value, but it's

2018 Genesis G80 Sedan Overview

The 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 3.8 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 8A), 3.3T Sport 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.8 4dr Sedan AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A), 3.3T Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A), and 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD (5.0L 8cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Genesis G80 Sedan?

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