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Stylish and practical luxury midsize SUV

Price From $56,925 – To $77,695

by | Jun 11, 2023


Launched in 2020, Genesis GV80 is a new entry into the luxury midsize SUV market. The latest iteration gets premium features like ventilated seats and panoramic sunroof with the 2.5T Advanced Trim and there is also a new oil life monitoring system for all trims. 

In this 2023 Genesis GV80 review, we will go over its safety features, engine options, performance, cabin quality, warranty, and pricing, and help you decide if this is a good purchase for your requirements.

Pleasant ride quality
Well-crafted and quiet cabin with adequate tech features
Impressive warranty front
Luxury styling for both interior and exterior
Fuel economy is low
Cramped third row space
No electrification available
Pricey upper trims

Performance, Engine, and Comfort

There is very little to complain about Genesis GV80’s performance. You can expect smooth and even ride quality, but if you’re expecting sporty rides or any kind of driving thrill, this vehicle fails to offer that. Comfort is a priority for the automaker, which is evident from the way they designed the interior. 

Engine & Performance


The engine options are great in this lineup, as you have the option to choose between fuel efficiency and high power. Both the engines are capable enough, and even if you decide to stick to the base engine, you won’t be disappointed.


The base one is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 300 hp, and goes from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. You could also opt for the more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine, which generates 375 hp. It goes from 0-60 mph in a whopping 5.3 seconds.


The engine is paired with 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission.


It has soft-sprung suspension which enables the vehicle to go on slightly rough terrains. Four-wheel independent suspension is available as standard.


It’s equipped with electric power steering with tilt and telescopic mechanism. Controls for audio, cruise control, and transmission are located on the steering wheel, so the driver can access them easily.

Safety & Reliability


Genesis GV80 has received a reliability score of 78/100 from JD Power, with high points for driving experience and quality. The SUV has made it to the Top Safety Pick+ list of IIHS, and NHTSA gave it a 5-star safety rating.


It comes with 15-inch vented disc for front brakes and 14.2-inch vented disc for rear brakes.


To offer maximum protection during collision, the vehicle is equipped with dual front and rear side-mount airbags, as well as head airbags for the front, rear, and third row.


There’s a long list of standard electronic features available across all trims. Some of them include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, child seat anchors, child safety locks, pre and post collision safety systems, emergency braking assist, stability control, and anti-theft alarm.


The vehicle has LED headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, auto-delay off headlamps, and daytime running lights. The interior comes with integrated ambient lighting for a premium feel.

Traction control

Traction control is a standard feature in this lineup. It helps prevent slippage in case the wheels lose traction.

Fuel Economy


The fuel economy numbers are not bad for the models powered by the base engine option. But for the V6, the numbers aren’t really good. So if efficiency is your priority, you might be disappointed.

Engine size

There are two engine sizes available, one is a 2.5-liter inline-four, and the other is a 3.5-liter V6.

Gas per mileage consumption

The 2.5-liter engine is good for 21 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, while the 3.5-liter engine delivers 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.



Genesis has focused on keeping up the comfort levels high in the interior without compromising on practicality. The first two rows are roomy enough, road noises do not reach the cabin, and ride quality feels smooth. However, the infotainment system could have been more upgraded and user-friendly.


It comes in a two-row setup, with a third row available as optional. The front seat has a 41.6-inch legroom with leatherette-covered seats. Some notable features include bucket seats, 12-way power adjustable and height adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, 12-way power adjustable and height adjustable passenger seat, and 2 memorized seat settings for the driver’s seat. Multi-level heating is also standard. The rear seat has 58.2 inches of legroom with reclining seats. Height adjustable headrests are available for the front and rear seats. The optional third row is somewhat cramped, and good for children only.


The interior has a clean and minimalist design that goes well with the luxury image of the vehicle. Genesis offers premium upholstery, wood trimmings, and fancy accents to make the cabin look tasteful. The seats are comfy and supportive. The third row seems like an unnecessary add-on, more so because it reduces the cargo area.


Genesis hasn’t been able to impress us much with its infotainment options. You get a sleek 14.5-inch display with 12 speakers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB connection, and satellite radio. Handling the system can be a bit tricky.

Overall height and space

This midsize SUV is 194.7 inches long, 77.8 inches wide, and has a height of 67.5 inches. It has a 8.1 inch ground clearance, which means the seating position is higher and the vehicle can handle bumpy terrains.

Trunk space

When all the seats are in place, the base cargo area is 11.6 cubic feet, which is quite small. You can max it out to 84 cubic feet by folding down the rear seat and the third row.

Price and Extras


While talking about the pricing of this lineup, we have to keep in mind that this is a luxury vehicle. The prices are alright till you reach the middle trims, but the top trims are way too expensive. It boils down to personal choice ultimately, but if you don’t want to spend a fortune, the first few trims are just as reliable, if not as powerful.

Market Price

There are multiple trim options available—2.5T, 2.5T Advanced, 3.5T, 2.5T Prestige, 3.5 T Advanced, 3.5T Advanced+, 3.5T Prestige, and 3.5T Prestige Matte—so there is a GV80 for everyone. The entry-level models are good enough with standard all-wheel drive and a suite of safety and luxury features, but they are powered by four-cylinder engines. If you want extra peppy engines, you’ll have to shell out some extra amounts to get hold of the V6 engine. The jump in price because of the upgraded engine seems a bit too much, despite the luxury features the trims have to offer.

Trim Level Base Price 
2.5T $56,925
2.5T Advanced $63,145
3.5T $63,795
2.5T Prestige $68,395
3.5T Advanced $69,995
3.5T Advanced+ $71,695
3.5T Prestige $76,195
3.5T Prestige Matte $77,695


All-wheel drive is available as the standard setup across all trim levels.


The warranty coverage is great for this lineup. You get a limited warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, a drivetrain warranty of 10 years or 100,000 miles, rust warranty for 7 years or unlimited mileage, and roadside assistance for 5 years or unlimited mileage. Additionally, Genesis also offers complimentary maintenance for the first 3 years of purchase, or 36,000 miles.


When armed with the right equipment, Genesis GV80 can tow up to 6000 pounds.


After evaluating the Genesis GV80, it is safe to say that this SUV is a great choice for those looking for a reliable and luxurious family vehicle with some light off-road capabilities. While it may not be suitable for hardcore off-roading, it offers a smooth and comfortable ride along with many advanced features and amenities that make it stand out from the competition. The fuel economy is not the best in its class, and driving thrill is also absent. But its warranty coverage is impressive, and so is the long line of trim options. Overall, if you have the budget for it, and you’re okay with thrill-free, comfortable rides, this one’s definitely a good pick.