2018 Genesis G80 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Casablanca White
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MSRP
$33,381 - $47,975
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
311-420
Seats
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How 2018 Genesis G80 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.1Interior 4.1Comfort 4.2Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

Once known as the Hyundai Genesis, the 2018 Genesis G80 luxury sedan is now the anchor vehicle for Hyundai's new luxury division. As a luxury sedan, the G80 checks all the right boxes. While the driving characteristics are not yet up to the levels set by the BMW 5 Series or Cadillac CTS, neither is the price tag.

Genesis G80 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 3.8L $33,381 - $36,530
Horsepower: 311 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 5.0L Ultimate $43,927 - $47,975
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 365 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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A great auto for anyone any age. Sporty and sharp looking.

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The vehicle runs smoothly. Is great on the road. We have driven over 2000 miles already and it is a quiet ride. The navigation system is on the mark. The gas mileage is great. And the eco driving system is a saver on the gas. The get up and go on the open road is fun to do. The seats are comfortable. The only thing I wish was different is the middle hump in the back so more passengers can fit. Other than that the car is great. The internet connections are nice. I like how the car reminds me to take a break after a long drive. And the way the car keeps you focused on the road.

Carol R
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Dream ride with quiet ride.

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Has excellent ride, very quiet ride, plenty of power, high end look, and very well constructed. Is extremely comfortable with leather seats, and has virtually all the current safety features. Presently appears to be a problem free car with three year warranty and no charge for maintenance.

Sidney A
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Great car for the price and it looks great.

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The genesis g80 is the best car I ever bought. No problems. Rides like a dream it takes regular gas so I save a fortune driving a luxury car. Looks better than any luxury car I ever got. Dealer is the only problem since it is a Hyundai dealer. Genesis needs to be on its own.

Lou L
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$33,381 - $36,530
$43,927 - $47,975

Horsepower

Horsepower
311 (hp)
420 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L GDI DOHC V6 w/Dual CVVT
5.0L GDI DOHC V8 w/Dual CVVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
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Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Standard
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.7 (in.)
45.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 - 41.1 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 (in.)
35 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 (in.)
38.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.3 (cu. ft.)
15.3 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P245/40VR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
118.5 (in.)
118.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.2 - 37.4 (ft.)
36.2 - 37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
196.5 (in.)
196.5 (in.)

Width

Width
74.4 (in.)
74.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4195 - 4350 (.lbs)
4561 - 4716 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
311 (hp)
420 (hp)

Torque

Torque
293 (ft. lbs.)
383 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.3 (gal.)
20.3 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Forward Collision Mitigation and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Restricted Driving Mode
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Camera
  • Left Side Camera
  • Right Side Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Visibility > Windshield May 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V305000
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 Hyundai Genesis G80 and Genesis G90 vehicles. The windshield and rear window on these vehicles may have been installed with incorrect primer, potentially reducing the glass bonding strength.
Consequence:
If the glass bonding strength is reduced over time, the windshield and rear window may detach while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear glass, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 001G.
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Air Bags > Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Jul 26, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 26, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V496000
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 Genesis G80 vehicles. The Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly detect that an adult is in the passenger seat, even if the seat is unoccupied. In the event of a crash, if a child or infant is in the seat, the front passenger air bag may deploy instead of being deactivated.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag deploys instead of being deactivated when a child or infant are in the front passenger seat, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the OCS, free of charge. The recall began August 24, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 002G.

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