Is the 2021 Genesis GV80 or 2021 Porsche Cayenne a Better SUV?

The 2021 Genesis GV80 and 2021 Porsche Cayenne are midsize luxury SUVs that have a lot going for them. Both have good road test scores, reliability, and owner satisfaction. So which is the better choice? Let’s take a look at what Consumer Reports thinks of each. 

A red 2021 Porsche Cayenne.
2021 Porsche Cayenne | Porsche

The 2021 Genesis GV80 has slightly more safety features

Consumer Reports says these advanced safety features are important: forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking at city and highway speeds, lane-keeping assistance, and lane departure warning. Consumer Reports also says that pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning are important to have. Rearview cameras are standard in all new cars. You should also look for anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and daytime running lights.

The 2021 Genesis GV80 comes standard with all of these features except for automatic emergency braking at highway speeds, which isn’t available. 

On the other hand, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne doesn’t come with lane-keeping assist and blind-spot warning, which are optional. Unfortunately, rear cross-traffic warning isn’t available. Everything else is standard in the Cayenne.

The Genesis GV80 gets better comfort ratings

As far as comfort, the 2021 Genesis GV80 gets a very good 4/5 for its ride. It’s quiet: it scores a perfect 5 for its noise. Front seat comfort gets a perfect 5/5, while rear seat comfort gets a respectable 4/5.

Interior fit and finish get a perfect 5. The trunk and cargo space scores only a 3/5, with just 39 cubic feet of storage space.

On the other hand, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne gets a reasonable 3/5 for its ride. It’s quiet: it scores a perfect 5 for its noise. Both front and rear seat comfort also get perfect scores. 

Interior fit and finish get a perfect 5. The trunk and cargo space scores only a 3/5, with just 32 cubic feet of storage space.

Reliability is better in the 2021 Porsche Cayenne

Consumer Reports gives the 2021 Porsche Cayenne a 3/5 for its predicted reliability. Although there are no reliability ratings for 2020, 2019 shows an average reliability rating. Problem spots in the 2019 include the engine minor, brakes, and power equipment.

Despite this mediocre reliability rating, Porsche Cayenne owners seem to love their SUVs. The owner satisfaction score is a 4/5. Most notably, the driving experience and comfort are a 92. Styling receives an 85. Value, however, is just a 35. 72% of Cayenne owners would buy their Cayenne again.

Consumer Reports gives the 2021 Genesis GV80 only a 2/5 for its predicted reliability. Despite this poor reliability rating, Genesis GV80 owners rated the owner satisfaction a 4/5. There is currently no data about previous owner satisfaction. 75% of GV80 owners would buy their GV80 again.

The overall ratings for the 2021 Genesis GV80 and 2021 Porsche Cayenne are both good, but the Cayenne’s is better. The Cayenne gets an 81 overall, while the GV80 only gets a 62. If you’re torn between the two, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne is a better pick.

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