2021 Genesis G80

MSRP range

$47,700 - $62,250

The midsize sedan 2021 Genesis G80 develops further on the basics created by its earlier models. It gives more luxury specs, driving aids, and tech than before. The midsize sedan 2021 Genesis G80 has also introduced a large grille and quad headlights first introduced in the G90 and the GV80. Overall, the 2021 Genesis G80 gives a lot as a package compared to other premium cars in the segment. But the premium rivals also give tremendous amounts of tech and luxury as well. 


What's new

- New tech features

- More powerful engine



- Comfy front seats

- Spacious interiors



- Average drive comfort 

- Cargo space is limited


Price Range: $47,700 - $62,250

Pointcom Rating: 8.1/10

Interior Build

The 2021 Genesis G80 positions itself as a premium car. It gives a very posh interior. The cabin has a refined design with good-looking materials, soft-touch surfaces, and a sleek dashboard. The rotary shift knob is not as easy to use as you might think because it is placed near some other circular-shaped controls. The steering wheel is also a little oddly shaped. But the overall feel of the interior is very good. The 2021 Genesis G80 gives good features such as ventilated and heated rear and front seats, a head-up display, ambient interior lighting, and a digital gauge cluster. The 2021 Genesis G80 has more legroom and headroom than the previous models. Although they, too, were pretty spacious in their own right.



The utility provided has always been a strong point for this lineup. The 2021 Genesis G80 also follows suit. It costs thousands of dollars less than its premium competitors. But the fully-loaded top model cost an amount that was only a little lower than similar top-level opponents. The 2021 Genesis G80 gives the best value for money on its mid-level trims. The interior materials in the car are a good mixture of aluminum, open-pore wood, faux leather, and leather. The overall feel is very good. This is especially when you match the 2021 Genesis G80 against the previous models. But we experienced a popping noise after turning the wheel completely at low speeds or encountering a bump. This hampered giving a luxurious experience to the driver and the passengers.


The 2021 Genesis G80 gives great warranty coverage, as is the usual by Hyundai. It provides five years of bumper-to-bumper warranty and ten years for the powertrain. There are also three years for roadside assistance. This is a little less, but it also gives three years of complimentary maintenance, which is among the best you can receive in this class.


Technological Changes

The audio system of the 2021 Genesis G80 is fantastic. You can put in any kind of music you want. You will get the feeling of bass in your bones. The speakers will not distort even a bit when you throw high volumes at them. We have seen inferior audio systems in much more premium cars. The navigation system gives the option of multiple input methods for a swift search of the destination. The map display is simple and bright. The voice recognition system is a little iffy, and using the wheel or the touchpad can distract you a little. The premium rivals are much better in this regard.


Driving Experience

The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 is a good all-around performer. The turbocharged engine has a decent amount of power. This is valid whether you are accelerating rapidly from a stop or need a speed boost on the highway. The car goes to 60 miles per hour in a little more than five seconds. This is a tad slower than the premium competitors. But still, it is on par with most of its competitors. Other features include quick and smooth transmission shifts and an uncomplicated engine start-stop system. The car comes with an adaptive suspension by default. You can also put the vehicle in the sport mode, and the suspension hardens up a little. It does a fine job of decreasing body rolls when you maneuver around turns.


Comfort Factor

The 2021 Genesis G80 is touted as a sports sedan. So it is expected to be comfortable. And that is mostly true. The soft seats are very wide and supportive without making you feel like you are sinking into them. Other features include well-shaped rear outboard seats and rapid heating for the steering wheel and the seats.



The revamped 2021 Genesis G80 overshadows its previous models in every way possible. The interior materials and design are very good. The driving experience has been improved. The car is undoubtedly a premium sedan that goes head-to-head with its rivals. But a few mistakes leave it a little short of the mark set by the premium competitors.


2021 Genesis G80


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