The luxury sedan market is full of used and new options. Drivers who value comfort, performance, fuel economy, or cost have something to choose. Genesis is one of the newer entrants, but its G80 sedan is one of the best performance luxury options. Here are the answers to some questions about the newest model, the 2023 Genesis G80:
How soon can I get a 2023 Genesis G80?
The gas-powered model of the luxury car will likely be available for order later this year. MotorTrend reports the G90 – Genesis’ full-size luxury sedan – will arrive at dealers in the U.S. in the middle of 2022.
How much will the Genesis G80 cost in 2023?
Kelley Blue Book (KBB) estimates the new Genesis G80 will have a starting price of $49,000. That’s lower than many of the Genesis G80’s competitors in the midsize luxury sedan market.
KBB states the 2023 BMW 5 Series will start at $54,800. Another luxury sedan in the segment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, will start at an estimated MSRP of $55,000, per KBB. Additionally, Edmunds states another competitor, the Audi A6, will have a starting MSRP of $56,995.
The all-new Electrified G80 will likely start at around $70,000, per KBB.
2023 Genesis G80 specs and features
The base model Genesis G80 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. It’s available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The Sport trim comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 giving you 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 Genesis G80 Sport comes with all-wheel drive standard.
The Genesis G80 has a 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen that can also use voice commands. Apple CarPaly, Android Auto, satellite radio, and a navigation system are all standard. KBB reviewers call the 12.3-inch digital gauge display sharp-looking and helps create an expansive feeling in the cabin.
The Genesis G80 also comes with a host of standard safety features. Features include forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring and intervention, driver attention warning, lane-keeping system, evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and rear passenger safe-exit system.
Like the models under Hyundai – Genesis’ parent company – the 2023 Genesis G80 comes with some of the best warranties on the market. The powertrain warranty is good for 10 years or 100,000 miles. A basic warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. The rust and roadside warranties are unlimited miles for seven and five years, respectively.
There are multiple optional upgrades like a panoramic sunroof, soft-closing doors, and a 21-speaker audio system. Those will drive up the price, but the Genesis G80 remains one of the more affordable options in the segment.
Is it worth waiting for a 2023 Genesis G80 model?
Much of what makes the 2023 Genesis G80 a good option in the luxury sedan market can be found in 2022 or 2021 models. TrueCar named the 2022 Genesis G80 the second-best full-size luxury sedan on the market. It’s second only to the Karma GSe-6 – a car that is nearly double the price of a Genesis G80.
The 2022 model was an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ too. Additionally, of the 10 large luxury cars to win that award, Genesis had three of those models.
There is no hybrid powertrain option for the 2023 Genesis G80, which may be a reason to pass on it. But the safety, affordability, features, and warranties make it one of the best luxury sedans on the market.