Your Guide to the Right Ride: The 2020 Genesis G80
It’s rare that a car finds unity between design and performance. A little too much time spent in the style department can result in a vehicle that underperforms. And a relentless focus on function often yields a finished product that’s lacking in personality. A real luxury vehicle strikes the perfect balance. The 2020 Genesis G80 unites form and function in a mid-sized sedan package.
With elite performance, advanced safety technologies, and an array of comfort features, the 2020 Genesis G80 is a luxury sedan with a surprising amount of power. With this post, we’ll examine the performance, design, and features of the Genesis G80 to help you decide if it’s the right ride for you.
Here’s an overview of who’ll likely enjoy the Genesis G80:
- Drivers who appreciate a luxury sedan with industry-leading safety and comfort features
- Drivers who want a sleek sedan with some muscle under the hood
- Drivers who are looking for a bold vehicle with an athletic design
Power and Mileage
The 2020 Genesis G80 packs a lot of power into a luxury sedan package. The standard model gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway based on EPA estimates. The G80’s standard 3.8L V6 engine generates 311 horsepower. And the optional 3.3L V6 and 5.0 V8 offer 365 and 420 horsepower respectively.
With the G80, precision is paramount. The sedan’s 8-speed automatic transmission is paired with paddle shifters on the steering wheel, providing drivers with maximum control. The G80 is available in both AWD and RWD variants.
Safety and Tech
While the 2020 model has not yet been evaluated, the 2019 Genesis G80 has received a safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the highest rating possible). The G80’s suite of safety features include a 9-airbag post-collision system, forward and blind-spot collision avoidance assistance, and a driver attention warning system that issues an audio-visual alert if the vehicle’s operator appears fatigued or distracted. Genesis’ G80 also offers lane-keeping assist and smart cruise control with automatic stop and go.
In terms of tech, an integrated 9.2-inch high-def touchscreen helps drivers navigate and provides real-time traffic updates. The G80 lets drivers make hands-free voice searches as well. A heads-up display and wireless device charging pad are also available as optional features.
Interior and Style
The 2020 Genesis G80’s spacious interior is made up of a combination of matte-finish wood, aluminum trim, and optional Nappa leather. Additional interior options include heated/ventilated seating and a panoramic sunroof.
In addition to helping drivers plan routes, the G80’s touchscreen supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. An available premium audio setup by Lexicon is also available for drivers who appreciate a high-quality sound system.
When it comes to the exterior, the G80 was built with boldness in mind. The honeycomb-style hexagonal grille complements the luxury sedan’s athletic design. Available color options include Adriatic blue, Himalayan gray, Savile silver, Uyuni white, and Vik black.