2017 Genesis G90

2017 Genesis G90
MSRP range
$68,100 - $72,200
New
Used

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Less refined semi-autonomous systems than the competition
  • Steering is too sensitive on the highway
  • Interior materials aren't as special as those of rivals
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Top consumer reviews

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Do I love it?
Joseph Pilla, 7/7/2017
It's a great car for the money. I read a car review that said the steering is too sensitive at highway speed. Set the drive mode on individual and set the steering to sport. Problem solved.
Built to Compete
Barry B, 10/2/2017
The G90 Ultimate built to compete w/Audi A8L, BMW 750Li, & Mercades S 500..... The G90 does not handle as well as the BMW 750Li or the A8L. Can't speak about the Mercedes, didn't own one. All other options function as well as BMWS & Audi EXCEPT....The new Genesis G90 Ultimate does NOT HAVE Massaging seats. It doesn't have body hugging as the BMW does, nor does it have auto seat hugging control around corners as the Mercedes does. The main complaint I have with the G90 is only (1) usb port in the cockpit area, really...? Can't charge my iPhone from the charging area of the charging console area, I have to use the cigarette lighter plug inside the main console. No handbag hook in front seating area for the wife. Mood lighting in the cabin VERY dim even on the brightest setting. Both the Audi and BMW's have a charging flashlight in there glove box...NoN on the G90 Both BMW and Audi have driver memory for both seats and steering wheel, G90 only seat memory. However for the price it's a good value. Another problem I have with the G90 is the remote start feature....once you activate it, the lights begin to flash until you either begin driving or the feature times out. Hence everyone around knows the car is running. Since my 1st evaluation I've incurred a problem with the Blue Link remote start. On 2 other occasions it's failed to function. The 1st time I ignored it, gave a day or two and it began operating. The 2nd time I contacted Genesis/Blue Link, after several days of non-functioning it once again operated. The 3rd time I contacted Genesis customer support after speaking w/ the folks at Blue Link (a 3rd party supplier of service), having jumped thru hoops trying to operate the remote start. The folks at Blue Link asked... 1- Was I at least 15' away when trying to operate... 2-Is the car in an open area.. 3-Make sure the car isn't under a tree...(for-real) 4-Did you turn the car ignition on/off 3 times to wake it up..(for-real) 5-What are the weather conditions currently at your location...(for-real) 6 Have you waited at least 10 min since the last time you attempted to remote start. Needless to say Blue Link leaves a lot to be desired, Read-on... I contacted again Geneses customer support requested they send someone to pickup the car and get it fixed. WELL what I got from the dealer was less then thrilling. I might add the Dealer did everything humanely possible to correct and fix the probe;em and kept me informed every step of the way. The problem ( I feel), lies with the lack of support or should I say control from Genesis over the company they hired to operate/control the function of the app. From what the dealer told me Genesis could not get any definitive answer from Blue Link, Blue Link, citing propritary information of operation. Kinda says the "Tail Wags The Dog", After 2 weeks the car was finally returned to me from the dealer with their sincerest apologies. Genesis needs to stop up to the plate taking responsibility for their product and/or who they hire as a second provider of operation.
European Luxury Brands take notice
Mike Sticksel, 7/12/2017
The Genesis G90 5.0 Ultimate is a great bargain if you can ignore the fact that it doesn't have the Tri-Star, Rings or Propeller of the established European Luxury Brands. You get 95% of the luxury and technology of those brands at 70% of the price. Is the Genesis G90 perfect? No, but then again, neither are the others. Build quality, luxury amenities and ride quality are awfully close to the established luxury brands. I have had a couple of those plus a few Infiniti's over the years and I am very satisfied with the Genesis. I realize that there are many who believe that a Korean luxury Car is an oxymoron, but all I can say is give it a try. What have you got to loose? Maybe you can find a better investment for that $25 grand you'll save. In any case I strongly recommend you take a test drive. Close your eyes as you walk past the Hyundai's and open them when you get to the "Genesis Portion" of the showroom. I hope they get their stand alone dealerships soon so that more people will quit linking Hyundai and Genesis. Much like Toyota/Lexus and Nissan/Infiniti did from the start, Genesis needs its own standalone dealerships and facilities ASAP. After six months all I can say this is the best car I have ever owned. Every time I get behind the wheel I think that this is the reason people who buy cars like this buy cars like this. It is quiet, luxurious, and safe. Yes it doesn't get the greatest fuel economy, but you can't get the turbine smooth power without some trade offs. Well its been a year now and I still love the car.
Traded my Lexus LS for a Genesis G90!
Rick, 8/3/2017
I've owned Lexus cars exclusively for the past 5 years, and had thought that I was a Lexus owner for life. Over time, though, I have grown somewhat disillusioned by the direction Lexus has been heading, with much more edgy, showy, trendy styling and a significant decrease in the whole service/dealership/ownership experience. I am an "old-school" Lexus lover -- the Lexus that is highly refined, elegant, understated, and rock-solid reliable. The new Lexus has been designed to appeal to a younger audience, which is fine, but I wonder how many young people can afford a Lexus LS at $70+K... So when it was time to give up my 2008 Lexus LS600hL, I decided to test drive the new Genesis G90. All I can say was I WAS BLOWN AWAY! Here was the "old Lexus" that I had been seeking! The exterior styling was conservative but very classy (looks like it will age very well), and the interior styling was AMAZING! From the super-soft and thick Nappa leather surfaces on everything I touch to the solid and well-designed switches (and they are everywhere!), I felt coddled by this car! The safety amenities were comprehensive and all standard (radar cruise, heads-up display, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, surround-view camera, etc.). The dealership experience was definitely sub-par, though, as I had to fight my way through the crowds lining up to lease Elantras for $99 per month, and the overall experience was no where near that of my Lexus dealer. But what a car, and what a price! And dedicated Genesis locations are being designed as we speak, and will significantly enhance the overall experience. On the plus side, my salesman did everything he could to keep me from having to even come to the dealership. He personally delivered my car to me along with the paperwork to sign. For the next 3 years, he will bring me a G90 loaner any time I need service on my car, and will see that everything is done and my car delivered back to me at zero cost! I chose to lease this car, as I was concerned with the high depreciation hit potential, but the lease price was very reasonable for a $71K car, and I will probably just get another new Genesis when this lease is up. If you currently drive a Lexus LS, BMW 7-series, Mercedes S, or Audi A8, you owe it to yourself to take the G90 for a test drive. This car will make a splash once it becomes more widely understood!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$68,100
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
365 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$69,700
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
420 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$72,200
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
420 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$70,600
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
365 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

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.
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 Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Genesis G90

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: . 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).

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