For 2021, the brand gives this sedan a complete redesign with design cues taken from the new GV80 SUV, with which it shares a platform and powertrains. The all-new 2021 Genesis G80 is the model’s third generation. Buyers at the Genesis dealership near Anaheim report they love the added luxury features and driver-assistance equipment the 2021 model brings to the table. Also of note is the larger grille and quad headlight design. Buyers looking for an elegant luxury sedan without the high-end price tag should place the 2021 Genesis G80 at the top of their shopping list.
The G80’s new platform is slightly longer, wider and lower than the outgoing model. The 118.5-inch wheelbase remains. According to the Anaheim area Genesis dealerships, the new model uses more aluminum in the body, allowing a weight savings of 243 pounds.
The Genesis G80 has been a favorite of automotive reviewers, and the 2021 model continues to garner positive reviews. Autoblog wrote: “If a fresh but straightforward approach to luxury tickles your fancy, the 2021 G80 could very well be the spacious sedan to earn your hard-earned dollars. It’s sharp, athletic and full of tech that instantly makes you feel right at home behind the steering wheel.”
The 2021 Genesis G80 comes in two trim levels, 2.5T and 3.5T. The 2.5T trim is equipped with a standard turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. Buyers who choose the 3.5T will get a 3.5-liter V6 that develops 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional, and both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The G80’s beautiful interior combines luxury and simplicity. Everyone will love the high-quality materials that include leather, open-pore wood and metal trim. The dash features a 14.5-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The driver can operate the user-friendly dual-zone climate control system, radio and navigation system via knobs and buttons. There’s also a Highway Driving Assist II system, which can help execute lane changes when the driver activates the turn signal. A smart parking feature makes it easy to move the car in and out of tight parking spaces remotely using the key fob. You can even use this feature from outside the vehicle.
The standard infotainment system also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an audio system with 12 speakers, navigation, three USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio and HD Radio. Other standard features include 18-inch wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, heated and power-adjustable front seats, faux leather upholstery and a hands-free power trunk lid.
The NHTSA and IIHS have yet to crash-test the 2021 Genesis G80, but the 2020 G80 received excellent ratings from both organizations. The NHTSA gave last year’s G80 its highest marks, with five stars for overall safety. The IIHS gave the 2020 Genesis G80 its top award of Top Safety Pick+, with the best score of Good in all six crash tests. We expect to see identical results for the 2021 G80.
We are excited to announce an exclusive, in-depth look at the all-new G80 with Genesis CEO and car expert Mark Del Rosso. Watch as MotorTrend Group’s Head of Editorial Edward Loh interviews Mark and provides the inside scoop of the G80’s new cutting-edge features and seductive styling.
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