We spent time with the loaded Genesis G80 to test its value, comfort, and performance. If you’re struggling with which option to buy, you could save with the base model. However, upgrading to the 2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige trim has tons of perks.
How much does the 2022 Genesis G80 cost?
The 2022 Genesis G80 price starts at $48,250. Upgrading to the Genesis G80 3.5T Sport trim brings the price up to about $63,700. Then the Prestige Package adds about another $63,000 to the cost.
So, the fully loaded G80 comes in at about $71,095. This is $22,845 more than the entry-level model. That’s an expensive upgrade, but if you want extra power, more luxury, and enhanced convenience, then it could be worth it.
The standard model kicks things off with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting, rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free trunk, parking sensors, navigation, Genesis Connected Services, and an auto-defogging windshield.
The interior features simulated leather upholstery, ambient lighting, power-adjustable front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, dual automatic climate zone, satellite radio, ambient lighting, a 14.1-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 12-speaker audio system.
Also, it comes with the standard 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque, which is a solid amount of power. It’s available with all-wheel drive.
What does the G80 3.5T Sport come with?
By upgrading to the 2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport, you get the more powerful 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The turbo-four reaches 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.
According to Edmunds, the 3.5T Sport also has a standard adaptive suspension that adjusts the suspension and throttle response in each driving mode. On that note, the Sport Plus mode turns off traction control.
You also get the Sport appearance package that includes a unique grille, 19-inch wheels with a sport design, aluminum interior trim, metal pedal covers, a sport steering wheel, and upgraded brakes.
For extra convenience, you get a hands-free closing trunk, ventilated seats, a panoramic moonroof, tri-zone climate control, a power rear sunshade, and a 21-speaker audio system.
The 3.5 Sport comes with a digital key, soft-close doors, upgraded leather upholstery, heated seats in the rear, a wireless device charger, more power adjustments, a rear seat reminder, a 360-degree camera display, and a blind-spot monitor too.
Then the 3.5 Sport Prestige Package comes in with 20-inch wheels, sport-tuned stability control, rear-wheel steering, automated rear braking, remote automated parking, and active noise control.
The interior features carbon fiber accents, upgraded leather upholstery, a microfiber suede headliner, a head-up display, and a 12.3-inch 3D digital gauge cluster.
Is the upgrade worth it?
Yes, upgrading to the 2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige trim is worth it if you’re looking for an engaging daily driver. The extra power, control, and unique suspension tuning provide an engaging experience.
The interior pops with a high-quality, attractive design, and the panoramic moonroof is massive. The extra tech and upgraded leather upholstery create an immersive and comfortable environment.
You can save by only upgrading to the 3.5T Sport trim, but the Prestige package makes a noticeable difference.