Drum roll, please, it’s time to officially announce MotorBiscuit’s best SUV for 2021. Our winner is the 2021 Genesis GV80. This luxurious three-row SUV defeated incredible contenders to take the top spot. See why the Genesis GV80 is the best luxury SUV.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 wins MotorBiscuit SUV of the Year
The team at MotorBiscuit has been busy driving various vehicles all year long to provide fair and accurate reviews. When the time came to vote on the best SUV for 2021, the Genesis GV80 surpassed each competitor.
Each vehicle we reviewed received a score based on 10 different areas such as vehicle safety, performance, fuel efficiency, capability, interior quality, and more. Then the entire team voted on six finalists with the highest scores to determine the best option.
The Genesis GV80 defeated rivals like the Toyota Land Cruiser, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, and Lexus RX to take the crown as the best midsize SUV 2021.
Why is the Genesis GV80 the best SUV of the year?
The 2021 Genesis GV80 is one of the best SUVs for 2021 because it’s a well-rounded luxury option that includes plenty of value. You can get started in the base model for about $48,900, while higher trims increase the price to around $65,550.
We recommend passing on the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque for the 3.5-liter V6 engine with 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. With the turbo, the GV80 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. With the V6, it can reach 60 mph in about 5.3 seconds.
Despite being a larger three-row vehicle, the GV80 still handles like a sport sedan with peppy acceleration and responsive handling. It corners well with less body roll than you would expect from a bigger SUV.
The Genesis GV80 provides a smooth ride and a quiet interior to create a peaceful environment. The 3.5T Prestige trim takes comfort a step further with active noise canceling and an electronically controlled suspension that includes road preview.
2021 GV80 features make it the best midsize SUV
The 2021 Genesis GV80 is loaded with comfort and convenience features. The first and second rows have large, supportive seats with plenty of space. However, the third row is a bit tight and should be reserved for children.
While the luxury-crafted materials could be a little softer, the interior is full of leather-wrapped surfaces with contrasting colors for an elegant design. Standard features include 12-way power-adjustable seats, dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a hands-free power liftgate, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Upgrading to the Genesis GV80 2.5T Advance trim adds a panoramic moonroof, wireless phone charger, ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel. The 14.5-inch infotainment display is a touchscreen, but it can also be controlled with a touchpad and dial near the center console.
Standard safety features include forward collision avoidance, intelligent cruise control with highway driving assist, lane-centering assistance, blind-spot warning, lane-changing alert, and rear-cross traffic alert.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 is the MotorBiscuit SUV of the year because it excels in various categories and doesn’t skimp out on value. It’s comfortable, advanced, engaging, agile, and safe.