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2017 Genesis G80 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis
  • V-6 and V-8 engine options
  • Active safety features are now standard
The 2017 Genesis G80 is a full-size luxury sedan that competes with the Infiniti Q70, Lexus ES350, and Acura TLX. Formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis, the G80 is the first sedan released under the new Genesis brand. This year, the G80 gains additional standard active safety technology.

The G80 sedan has understated, executive styling. It features a broad shield-shaped grille that extends downward near the narrow-slit fascia. Sleek body lines stretch across the sides. The rear bumper shows off a pair of accent lights, a black-clad diffuser, and sporty exhaust tips. Standard features include Xenon HID headlights, LED daytime running lamps, a dual-pipe exhaust system, a hands-free power trunk, and power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators. Available features include LED fog lights, automatic dimming side mirrors, and a power trunk lid.

Under the hood, the G80 is powered by a standard 311-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. A more powerful 420-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 is also available. All-wheel drive (AWD) is only available for the V-6. Fuel efficiency for the G80 V-6 is a EPA-estimated 18/29 mpg city highway (16/25 mpg for the AWD). As expected, the G80 V-8 has an even lower rating of 13/23 mpg.

Inside, the G80 features a premium leather interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. A full-color, 7-inch heads-up display is available for the V-8 model. The center stack features the standard Hyundai Blue Link multimedia system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen and a Lexicon premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control and power/heated front seats. Available features include matte-finish wood trim, a memory seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, sunshades for the rear side windows, a panoramic moonroof, and a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel.

The G80 was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It also earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features now include auto emergency braking, a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 15 - 18 MPG
  • Highway: 23 - 28 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

61 of 64 (95%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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