The 2021 Genesis G80 Handles Like a Heartwarming Surprise

The 2021 Genesis G80 is surprising to say the least. This midsize luxury sedan can handle more than you might expect, and proves to be a smooth and capable ride. It’s also pretty big, delighting buyers who want their vehicles to include modern-day technology with a design reminiscent of the past.

Meet the 2021 Genesis G80

According to Car and Driver, the 2021 Genesis G80 is a pretty unique sedan. It’s MSRP depends on the engine type and drive you decide on, according to Genesis.

The 2.5-liter turbocharged RWD starts at $47,700, while the 2.5-liter turbocharged AWD starts at $50,850. You also have the option of the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 RWD starting at $59,100, and AWD at $62,250. 

A closer look

Taking a closer look at the 2021 Genesis G80, its length is 196.7 inches, width is 75 inches, and height 57.7 inches. Again, this is a pretty large luxury sedan. It has five seats, has an 8-speed automatic transmission, and either 300 or 375 horsepower depending on your specifications.

Its fuel consumption will also vary depending on specifications, with a low of 18/26/21 city/highway/combined, and a high of 23/32/26. This is a competitive fuel economy for its class

More about accessories and features

As this is a luxury sedan, you’re going to enjoy a few great features. The technology in the 2021 Genesis G80 is innovative and uncomplicated. Multiple USB outlets, customizable lightning, and standards you’d expect.

You’ll also find intelligent features, such as highway driving assistance, surround-view monitors for a 3D view of your surroundings, and an infotainment screen.

Safety features include smart parking assist and Forward Collision Avoidance. You’ll get a lot of features at an affordable price. And, while all that is great, how does it drive?

Is the Genesis G80 fun to drive?

This is where the 2021 Genesis G80 really shines. Despite its large size and impressive interior, the car is zippy. Don’t let the leather fool you. It’s steering is similar to something you would find in a sport’s car, yet you feel secure and locked into the road. Its eight-speed automatic transmission does complicate things slightly, but not enough to ruin the experience. 

Using size to its advantage 

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The AWD version is heavier than the RWD, but the AWD’s traction helps it gain speed. It uses its daunting length and width to gain speed, reaching 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

However, as you reach higher and higher speeds, you’ll hardly notice the noise or the road below you. This is where all the accessories and features can serve you, with plenty of room, a comfortable temperature, safety features, and an impressive audio system. 

A classic design

Mentioning the design again, the 2021 Genesis G80 gives a nod to cars designed decades before. The design is distinctive, choosing to go in an opposite route as many luxury vehicles have been choosing lately. A potential buyer might be tempted by the sheer size of this sedan, while also keeping a variety of appealing features.

Of course, the 2021 Genesis G80 isn’t completely without any problems. There are concerns that the vehicle hasn’t quite perfected the refinement it’s attempting, and some saw problems with the suspension. However, it has enough going for it to compete with other luxury brands, while also having potential to improve in a few areas.