2018 Genesis G90
- Refined suspension smooths out the roughest roads
- All versions 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
- Limited dealer network and support
- Less refined semiautonomous systems than the competition
Genesis G90 years
2018 Genesis G90 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which G90 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
Genesis' flagship sedan carries over almost entirely unchanged from its debut last year as the new company focuses its energy on expanding its product line. Though that means the G90 retains a few faults, we think there are plenty of reasons luxury sedan shoppers should give it a careful look.
The 2018 Genesis G90 delivers a spacious and luxurious interior that's backed up by a blissfully hushed and smooth ride. Add a giant list of standard features that will satisfy all but the most tech-obsessed buyer and the option of a robust V8 engine, and you have all the building blocks of a traditional luxury sedan.
As noted, it's not all wine and roses. Although the interior makes a strong first impression, most of what looks like metal is actually plastic, the genuine wood trim looks a bit fake, and there are a few sharp edges to be found where the generally impressive build quality slips just a little. Genesis also lags behind most other dedicated luxury brands in terms of gadgets and gewgaws.
The BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S Class, especially with a few options, undoubtedly offer more upscale interiors with finer materials. But both are significantly more expensive, and that price difference can easily more than double with the addition of features such as adaptive cruise control and an upgraded sound system.
Overall, we highly recommend taking a look at the 2018 Genesis G90. It may not have a premium badge, but in most of the ways that count, the G90 delivers a premium experience at an significant discount.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Genesis G90 as one of Edmunds' Best AWD Sedans for 2018.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 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, and either model can be equipped with all-wheel drive.
Standard features for the 3.3T Premium include 19-inch wheels, adaptive automatic LED 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 simulated suede headliner, wood interior trim, adjustable interior ambient lighting, power sunshades for the rear windows, rear seat climate and audio controls, a wireless charging pad, and USB ports in front and back. Infotainment duties are handled by a 12.3-inch screen and a knob mounted by the gearshift. This system includes Bluetooth, navigation voice controls, satellite and HD radio, a CD/DVD player in the glovebox and a 17-speaker Lexicon premium surround-sound system.
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 departure warning and intervention, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a drowsy driver monitoring system 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. New for 2018, a pair of 10.3-inch HD screens have been added to the rear-seat entertainment system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium (turbo 3.3L V6 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Genesis G90 has received some minor revisions but our findings remain applicable to this year's Genesis G90.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use4.5
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation4
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite G90 safety features:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Automatically applies 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 or 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.
2018 Genesis G90 for Sale
You should definitely consider the 2018 Genesis G90 if you're looking for a large luxury sedan that puts comfort first and won't break the bank. The Genesis brand may not have the cachet of more expensive competitors, but that doesn't change the fact that the G90 delivers a premium experience.
Genesis is the newly minted luxury arm of Hyundai, which means that a lot of what makes a Hyundai appealing has carried over into a product that sets itself apart almost completely from its downmarket relations. For starters, the G90 comes with a full Hyundai warranty, which is far and away more generous than any other luxury vehicle's and should make the G90 one of the most worry-free luxury cars you can buy.
But past that peace of mind, you'd be hard-pressed to find any Hyundai in the Genesis. Inside you'll find supple leather upholstery, real wood trim, and heated and ventilated massaging seats, along with a truly epic stereo system. To help you enjoy the premium interior, the G90 has exceptional sound insulation and a pillowy ride that smooths out even the most broken roads.
There aren't many choices to make when buying a 2018 G90: Basically, you just decide which engine you want. The base 3.3T Premium comes with a 365-horsepower turbocharged V6 while the 5.0 Ultimate packs a 420-horsepower V8. You can get either engine with rear- or all-wheel drive.
The G90 3.3T Premium comes standard with adaptive LED headlights, soft-close doors, a hands-free trunklid, adaptive suspension, auto-dimming mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition. Inside there's three-zone automatic climate control, a power steering wheel, power rear sunshades, dedicated rear-seat climate and audio controls, a cleverly integrated wireless charging pad, and front and rear USB ports. Genesis has also included a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth audio, navigation with live traffic, satellite and HD radio, and a truly impressive 17-speaker Lexicon premium sound system.
For active safety features, 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, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a drowsy driver monitoring system, a haptic steering wheel that vibrates when alerts are triggered, and Genesis Connected telematics services.
Stepping up to the G90 5.0 Ultimate gets you the bigger engine, upgraded rear seats with ventilation and power adjustment, and an entertainment system that includes a pair of 10.3-inch screens.
There's no question the G90 packs a lot of luxury into a big package at an appealing price. Be sure to read our full review to find out more, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2018 Genesis G90 in your area.
2018 Genesis G90 Overview
The 2018 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 2018 Genesis G90?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Genesis G90 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 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 2018 G90.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Genesis G90 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 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.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.