2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige
Class: Premium Large Car
Miles pushed: 335
Fuel used: 19.5 gallons
|CG Report Card|
|Room and Comfort||A-|
|Power and Performance||B|
|Fit and Finish||A-|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Value grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and will not mirror Consumer Guide’s impressions of all the mannequin lineup.|
|Big & Tall Comfort|
|Big & Tall consolation rankings are for entrance seats solely. “Big” ranking based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.|
|Engine Specs||375-hp 3.5L|
|Engine Type||Twin-turbo V6|
|Drive Wheels||All-wheel drive|
Real-world gasoline financial system: 17.2 mpg
Driving combine: 75% metropolis, 25% freeway
EPA-estimated gasoline financial system: 17/26/20 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)
Fuel sort: Premium gasoline required
Base value: $63,700 (not together with $1025 vacation spot cost)
Options on check car: Prestige Package w/ all-season tires ($6300)
Price as examined: $71,095
The nice: Value pricing for a luxury-brand giant automobile; cabin quietness; easy, satisfying acceleration
The good: Bold, distinctive styling; snug seats; some distinctive tech options
The not so good: Ride composure isn’t fairly as refined as class leaders’; some sophisticated controls; V6’s gasoline financial system isn’t spectacular; much less trunk area than you’d anticipate for a big sedan
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After its spectacular redesign for 2021, the Genesis G80 luxurious sedan undergoes just a few modifications for 2022—most notably the addition of Sport variations that come commonplace with V6 energy and distinctive inside/exterior trim. Last 12 months, we examined the G80 with its base 4-cylinder engine in Standard trim with rear-wheel drive and step-up V6 powertrain in Prestige AWD trim. You can try these critiques for extra particulars. This 12 months, we sampled the brand new top-line 3.5T Sport Prestige model.
The “3.5T” stands for a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with 375 horsepower. All 3.5T G80s come commonplace with all-wheel drive and provide easy, sturdy acceleration. Fuel financial system isn’t a powerful level of this powertrain, nonetheless. We’ve by no means averaged higher than 20 mpg in testing one, and our noticed fuel-economy numbers have fallen notably in need of EPA estimates within the 3.5T GV70 and GV80 SUVs we’ve evaluated.
The G80’s experience high quality is nice sufficient, but it surely’s not fairly on the degree of its European-brand rivals. Sharp bumps and enlargement cracks can induce a “thunky,” jittery really feel in around-town driving. Our check G80 appeared happier at freeway speeds, the place the experience was principally easy and serene. The G80’s dealing with is satisfyingly crisp for a giant automobile, although established class rivals might need the higher hand right here too. Selecting the Sport drive mode inflates pneumatic bolsters on the driving force’s seat again that maintain your bottom in place extra snugly in aggressive cornering—a intelligent characteristic.
There’s ample area within the entrance seats, however contemplating the G80’s bigger-than-midsize dimensions, the rear-seat headroom and leg room isn’t nice. Four average-sized adults will likely be completely snug within the G80’s cabin, however when the entrance seats are adjusted to accommodate tall occupants, rear legroom shortly grows scarce. Our 6’6”-tall editor’s 10-year-old son complained of restricted legroom when he was driving behind his dad (who had the driving force’s seat adjusted way back to it could go). Another annoyance: The wi-fi cellphone charger is nestled in a small lined storage bin at the forefront of the middle console, and that bin is small and tough to entry from the driving force’s seat. It’s awkward to place your cellphone in or take it out.
The G80 presents a really beneficiant degree of apparatus for the cash, nonetheless. The $6300 Prestige Package provides a bunch of premium trim and know-how options to show the “standard” $63,700 3.5T Sport mannequin right into a Sport Prestige: Nappa leather-based upholstery, microfiber suede headliner, carbon-fiber trim, head-up show, 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster, electronically managed suspension with sport tuning, 20-inch sport wheels, Forward Attention Warning, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and rear Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist. Also included is rear-wheel steering, which allows a tighter turning radius in close-quarters maneuvering (as in cramped parking heaps, for instance), in addition to enhanced cornering efficiency/stability at speeds.
We’ve listed numerous our quibbles with the G80 right here, however we additionally want to notice that this automobile boasts wonderful “presence” inside and outside. The assured exterior styling, dazzling LED daytime-running-lamp association, and sumptuously completed cabin all contribute to the G80’s really luxurious feel and look—and even in top-line trim, that ambiance comes at a value that’s hundreds lower than the competitors.
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