2020 Genesis G90

What’s new

  • New front and rear styling
  • Improved advanced safety features and infotainment
  • Interior materials get an upgrade
  • Part of the first G90 generation introduced for 2017

Pros & Cons

  • All versions come fully loaded
  • Delivers exceptional level of luxury for far less money than competitors
  • Refined suspension smooths out the roughest roads
  • Lavish rear-seat accommodations on V8 models
  • Limited dealer network and support
  • Lacks the cachet of European rivals
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2020
Genesis G90 for Sale
MSRP Range
$72,200 - $78,200
MSRP Starting at
$72,200
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$69,765
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$69,765 - $72,129

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MSRP Range
$72,200 - $78,200
MSRP Starting at
$72,200
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$69,765
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$69,765 - $72,129

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2020 Genesis G90 Review

The 2020 Genesis G90, which is the brand's biggest and most expensive luxury sedan, receives a significant makeover. It sports a new look both front and rear. The most prominent feature up front is Genesis' new supersize grille, which to us looks like a Superman shield without the "S." If you thought the previous G90's front-end look was too bland, this one should be right up your alley.

Inside, things remain mostly the same with a few notable exceptions. The 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment system has a redesigned touchscreen that is quicker to use and offers new functionality, such as a split-screen setup. Previously we lauded the level of luxury and features offered in the G90 but felt that the materials lacked distinction and a luxe feel. Genesis took that to heart and updated the interior materials and trim so that it now more closely competes with BMW and Lexus. The buttons, controls and trim pieces reflect improved materials — open-pore wood grain trim is one example.

Continuing from last year is Genesis' super simple pricing and model lineup. Every 2020 G90 is essentially fully loaded, leaving you with only a few decisions: V6 or V8, rear- or all-wheel drive, and exterior and interior colors. Overall, we expect the G90 to maintain its favorable ranking among luxury sedans. If you're seeking luxury that approaches the best from Audi, BMW and Mercedes but want to save thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, the 2020 Genesis G90 is your best bet.

Which G90 does Edmunds recommend?

Picking a G90 will come down to how you're going to use it. If you'll frequently have passengers in back, the 5.0 Ultimate is the best choice. It comes with executive rear accommodations that feature power-adjustable and ventilated seats, along with dual entertainment screens. Otherwise, go with the 3.3T Premium. It's less expensive yet has plenty of power and features.

Genesis G90 models

The 2020 Genesis G90 is a large luxury sedan that is offered in two models that are distinguished by engine types. The G90 3.3T Premium comes with a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 (365 horsepower, 376 lb-ft of torque), while the 5.0 Ultimate steps up to a 5.0-liter V8 engine (420 hp, 383 lb-ft). Both are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Genesis' HTRAC all-wheel-drive system is available as an option.

Besides the features typically found on any vehicle, the G90 3.3T Premium includes front and rear parking sensors, soft-close doors, power-folding heated mirrors, a power trunk lid, a sunroof and adaptive suspension dampers.

On the inside, you get tri-zone automatic climate control, power sunshades for rear passengers, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a head-up display, a surround-view monitor, remote control and monitoring through a smartphone app, a wireless charging pad, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a 12.3-inch infotainment display, a navigation system, and a 17-speaker Lexicon premium surround-sound system. 

Standard advanced safety features include forward and reverse collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist with speed adjustment through curves, a drowsy driver monitoring system, and a safe exit monitor for passengers.

The 5.0 Ultimate adds a rear entertainment system with dual 10.3-inch displays and power-adjustable and ventilated rear seats. Neither G90 model offers any options beyond choices for exterior and interior colors.


Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 5.0 stars based on 1 total reviews

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    Wilson,
    3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The Genesis people have taken all the hustle out of buying additional packages to get your luxury vehicle. It comes packed with function, design and technology. The ride is tireless and very impressively comfortable. Great machine!

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    Features & Specs

    5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan features & specs
    5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan
    5.0L 8cyl 8A
    MSRP$75,700
    MPG 16 city / 24 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower420 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan features & specs
    3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan
    3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$72,200
    MPG 17 city / 25 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower365 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
    5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD
    5.0L 8cyl 8A
    MSRP$78,200
    MPG 15 city / 23 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower420 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD
    3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$74,700
    MPG 17 city / 25 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower365 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite G90 safety features:

    Automatic Emergency Braking
    Automatically applies the brakes if it senses an imminent collision.
    Smart Blind-Spot Detection
    Warns you if there's a car in your blind spot or if a car is approaching from the side while you're backing up.
    Lane Keeping Assist/Lane Departure Warning
    Warns you and gently steers you back on course if you start drifting out of your lane.
    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

    Genesis G90 vs. the competition

    Genesis G90 vs. Lincoln Continental

    In terms of personality and execution, the Lincoln Continental is similar to the G90. These are both large luxury sedans that cost less than the European competition. Of the two, the Genesis has a slight advantage when it comes to interior refinement and value. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Lincoln Continental.

    Compare Genesis G90 & Lincoln Continental features

    Genesis G90 vs. Cadillac CT6

    Cadillac's big luxury sedan is the CT6. Its ride quality isn't quite as smooth as the G90's, but the CT6 does have something no other rival sedan does: Super Cruise. This hands-free semi-automated driving system can really reduce the stress of driving, but it only works on certain highways.

    Compare Genesis G90 & Cadillac CT6 features

    Genesis G90 vs. Lexus LS 500

    The Lexus LS 500 delivers on its promise of comfort, but in other areas it's prone to disappointment. First and foremost, the infotainment interface is easily one of the most frustrating in the industry. Performance is also behind the curve due to its lazy throttle response and lack of driver engagement.

    Compare Genesis G90 & Lexus LS 500 features

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    FAQ
    Is the Genesis G90 a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 G90 both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 G90 gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews) You probably care about Genesis G90 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the G90 gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 20 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the G90 has 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Genesis G90. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Genesis G90?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Genesis G90:

    • New front and rear styling
    • Improved advanced safety features and infotainment
    • Interior materials get an upgrade
    • Part of the first G90 generation introduced for 2017
    Learn more
    Is the Genesis G90 reliable?
    To determine whether the Genesis G90 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the G90. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the G90's 5-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Genesis G90 a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Genesis G90 is a good car. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 G90 gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 G90 is a good car for you. Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Genesis G90?

    The least-expensive 2020 Genesis G90 is the 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $72,200.

    Other versions include:

    • 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $75,700
    • 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $72,200
    • 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD (5.0L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $78,200
    • 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $74,700
    Learn more
    What are the different models of Genesis G90?
    If you're interested in the Genesis G90, the next question is, which G90 model is right for you? G90 variants include 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A), 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD (5.0L 8cyl 8A), and 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of G90 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Genesis G90

    2020 Genesis G90 Overview

    The 2020 Genesis G90 is offered in the following submodels: G90 Sedan. Available styles include 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A), 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD (5.0L 8cyl 8A), and 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Genesis G90?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Genesis G90 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 G90 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 G90.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Genesis G90 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 G90 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Genesis G90?
    2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $75,695. The average price paid for a new 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,566 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,566 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $72,129.

    The average savings for the 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.7% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $73,195. The average price paid for a new 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,430 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,430 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $69,765.

    The average savings for the 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.7% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2020 Genesis G90s are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Genesis G90 for sale near. There are currently 18 new 2020 G90s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $70,406 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Genesis G90. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $4,384 on a used or CPO 2020 G90 available from a dealership near you.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Genesis G90?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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