If you want to step into the luxury car club on a short budget, your best bet is a used Genesis G80. Genesis, the luxury car division of the Korean automaker Hyundai released the G80 in 2016. The second generation was made available for sale in 2020. Since its inception, the car has made a great name in the mid-range luxury cars market and is one of the most popular used luxury cars as of today.
The outlook of the car speaks elegance and prestige with emphasis on making the car look more classy than sporty. The interior offers all the small quirks and features a true luxury sedan should have and is appropriately equipped keeping in mind the price at which you can buy one of these.
Is Genesis G80 the right car for you?
Everything A Luxury Sedan Should Have
The G80 offers all the luxuries from premium Nappa leather upholstery with contrast stitching, optional heated and ventilated seats, ample head and legroom, intuitively placed controls for the driver and the passengers, and a panoramic sunroof. It can also fit up to 13.1 cubic feet of luggage in the trunk.
The Engine That Suits You
You can buy the G80 with either a 311-horsepower V6 that is sufficient for daily driving and has an EPA rating of 31/26 mpg or (if you want to have even more muscle) a 420-horsepower V8. The latter can catapult the full-sized sedan to 60mph from a standstill in just north of 5 seconds.
Advanced Dual Mode AWD
The G80’s engine puts the power to the tarmac via an 8-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission that is equipped with paddle shifters. The car is normally a rear-wheel drive, but the moment the rear wheels fail to provide enough traction, AWD kicks in. And that is enough to drag you out of any situation.
Notable features of Genesis G80
An Advanced Navigation System
The navigation system on the G80 is unlike what you’d get on a standard sedan. The HD touchscreen, heads-up display, 360-degree camera system, and voice commands and instructions make navigating to any place an easy and premium experience.
The Sound That You Want
The G80 cabin, like any true luxury car, is sealed against any exterior sound. You can play your favorite music on the Lexicon sound system that has 8 speakers and 4 tweeters distributed strategically throughout the cabin to provide a surround sound experience.
The Genesis offers a set of sophisticated driving aids including forward-collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, and radar-guided adaptive cruise control to take the stress out of highway and city driving.
Frequently asked questions
Does the G80 offer a turbocharged engine?
Yes, the G80 comes for sale with a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 that puts out 365 horsepower at the crank.
Is the G80 an AWD?
The G80 uses Hyundai’s Dual AWD technology. It behaves like a true rear-wheel-drive under normal driving conditions but the front wheels can be powered by the engine as and when needed.
Does the G80 have launch control?
Yes, launch control is available in the top-of-the-line G80 trims. You can use this feature to get the car to rocket from a standstill.
What is the difference between a normal G80 and G80 Sport?
The G80 Sport comes with a tuned-up engine, that produces more power than the standard model and has special brakes with signature Genesis calipers for better stopping performance.
What is the Driver Attention Warning technology?
This is a technology from Hyundai that makes sure the driver is attentive at all times by scanning them for fatigue and playing audio and visual alerts to keep them focused.