2017 Genesis G90
- Refined suspension smooths out the roughest roads.
- No options to choose as all models come fully loaded
- Delivers exceptional level of luxury for far less than competitors
- Lavish rear seat accommodations on V8 models
- Interior materials aren't as special as those of rivals
- Steering is too sensitive on the highway
- Less refined semi-autonomous systems than the competition
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Which G90 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.0 / 5
There's a new alternative to the few well-established flagship luxury sedans, and it's called the 2017 Genesis G90. It's an all-new model from an all-new brand that has branched off of Hyundai. Yes, Hyundai. Before you discount the idea of a non-European premium luxury sedan, we've got quite a few reasons why you should take a closer look.
In a class of cars that easily cross the $100,000 mark, the Genesis G90 hovers closer to $70,000. But don't think that you'd be getting a weak facsimile of luxury as a result. The Genesis G90 checks off almost all of the boxes that premium luxury shoppers have on their lists. From its substantial and understated exterior to a long list of standard features, a powerful V8 engine, a cabin that remains blissfully quiet and a glassy smooth ride quality, the G90 is certainly worth your attention.
That's not to say that the G90 is already in a position to beat the best in the class. The interior doesn't quite live up to those lofty expectations, but it is very close. Keen observers will notice the use of plastic in some places where rivals use metal, leather surfaces that are not quite exceptional and wood trim that doesn't look genuine (but really is). But if you haven't been in the recently redesigned Mercedes and BMW competitors, we have no doubt you'd be impressed.
Sure, the Genesis G90 doesn't have a celebrated premium badge just yet, but at some point you'll have to ask yourself how much you're willing to pay for a badge.
2017 Genesis G90 configurations
The 2017 Genesis G90 is a large luxury sedan with seating for five. Other than colors, shoppers have only two choices to make: V6 or V8 engine and rear- or all-wheel-drive. The 3.3T Premium model has a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 (365 horsepower, 376 pound-feet of torque) under the hood, while the 5.0 Ultimate sports a 5.0-liter V8 (420 hp, 383 lb-ft). Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but either model can be equipped with all-wheel drive.
Standard features for the 3.3T Premium include 19-inch wheels, adaptive automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights, heated and power-folding mirrors, soft-close doors, a hands-free power trunklid, adaptive suspension, adaptive cruise control, auto-dimming mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition.
Inside, you get a head-up display, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, a 22-way power-adjustable driver seat (16-way front passenger seat), memory functions for the front seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping and heated steering wheel, a faux suede headliner, wood interior trim, adjustable interior ambient lighting, power sunshades for the rear windows, rear seat climate and audio controls, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a wireless charging pad, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, a navigation system with real-time traffic and voice control, and a 17-speaker Lexicon premium surround-sound system with satellite/HD radio and USB ports in front and back.
On the safety front, the G90 comes with a multi- and surround-view camera system, front and rear parking sensors, a forward collision warning and mitigation system with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a drowsy driver monitor, a haptic steering wheel that vibrates when alerts are triggered, and Genesis Connected telematics services.
Stepping up to the 5.0 Ultimate upgrades the rear seats with power adjustments (14-way right rear seat and 12-way left rear seat), ventilation and memory functions.
Noise & vibration5.0
Ease of use4.5
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation3.0
Audio & navigation4.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite G90 safety features:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Hits the brakes for you if it senses an imminent collision.
- Smart Blind Spot Detection
- Warns you if there's a car in your blind spot and if a car is approaching from the side while backing up.
- Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Warning
- Warns you and gently steers you back on course if you start drifting out of your lane.
If you're shopping for a high-end luxury sedan, there's a new player in town: the Genesis G90. This is the flagship vehicle for Genesis, the new luxury brand from Hyundai. Yes, you read that right. Just as Toyota has Lexus and Nissan has Infiniti, Hyundai now has a luxury brand called Genesis. The Genesis G90 is a proper luxury yacht, with a posh interior, brilliant stereo and a choice of powerful engines. But the pricing reflects its South Korean roots: Whereas high-end European sedans in this size class often sell in the neighborhood of $100,000, the Genesis can be had for closer to $70,000.
We can't honestly say that the G90 should have the German luxury brands trembling in their lederhosen. There are still a few areas in which the G90 comes up short. The leather isn't as nice as it could be; the G90 uses plastic trim in places where the competition uses metal. The heavily lacquered wood trim looks fake even though it isn't. And if you're looking for true high-end gadgetry, such as perfumers, night-vision cameras and other technological frivolities, you won't find them in the Genesis G90. But as they say in the car-reviewing business, the car checks all the luxury-car boxes. The ride is glassy-smooth. The cabin is as quiet as a library. The engines deliver a strong, even flow of power. The G90 is nine-tenths of the way there for seven-tenths of the price.
Although the interior may miss a couple of the finer details, it's hard to complain about space or comfort in the cabin, especially if you opt for the power-adjustable rear seats. The 15.7-cubic-foot trunk is decently sized, and though the seatbacks don't fold down, there is a pass-through for skis. The infotainment system is well positioned and easy to use, and the stereo sounds great.
The Genesis G90 is offered with two engines: a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and a 5.0-liter non-turbocharged V8 that's good for 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Both engines employ an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both can be had with rear- or all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy ranges from 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway) for the V6 (both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions) down to 18 mpg combined (15 city/23 highway) for the all-wheel-drive V8.
Out on the open road, quiet and comfort are the order of the day. Both engines accelerate with authority, but the steering could use some work, especially out on the highway, where the G90 has a tendency to wander and needs constant correction.
Genesis offers the G90 in 3.3T Premium and 5.0 Ultimate models. Both are lavishly equipped with comfort and safety features, and the engine is the primary difference between the two, though you'll need to buy the 5.0 Ultimate if you want those reclining rear seats. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Genesis G90 for you.
2017 Genesis G90 Overview
The 2017 Genesis G90 is offered in the following submodels: G90 Sedan. Available styles include Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Ultimate 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A), Ultimate 4dr Sedan AWD (5.0L 8cyl 8A), and Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2017 Genesis G90?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Genesis G90 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 G90 4 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 2017 G90.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 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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