For buyers not hung up on prestige, the 2021 Genesis G80 is a good car for those who want a quality tech- and feature-loaded midsize entry-level car. With a price that's roughly $8,000 less than its direct rivals, the Genesis G80 offers value and comfort. It's a bold, stylish sedan with coupe-inspired styling. The turbocharged 4-cylinder base model makes a compelling case with its sub-$50,000 sticker price. But we recommend going with the better equipped and more powerful 3.5-liter V6. That version offers the same level of equipment and much better performance at about the same price as the base 4-cylinder models of the competition.
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How Much Does a 2022 Genesis G80 Cost?
The 2021 G80 2.5T comes in three trim levels -- Standard, Advanced and Prestige -- in RWD or AWD configurations. The G80 3.5T is available in two trims, Standard and Prestige, also with a choice of RWD or AWD. On the 2.5-liter model, the AWD option is $3,150 extra on the Standard and Advanced and $2,250 on the Prestige. For the 3.5T models, AWD is $3,150 more on Standard and Prestige. The AWD package also includes heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The
G80 2.5T Standard starts at $47,700 plus a $1,025 destination fee. This G80 base model includes the 2.5-liter engine, 8-speed automatic transmission and RWD. Among the standard equipment are LED lights, leatherette seating, adaptive cruise control, 12-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, 14.5-in infotainment screen, keyless entry, push-button start, power tilt-and-telescopic steering column and power windows with automatic up/down. The
2021 Genesis 2.5T Advanced with RWD starts at $52,300 plus $1,025 destination. It adds 19-in alloy wheels, Lexicon premium audio with 21 speakers, a panoramic glass roof, matte finish wood trim, ventilated front seats, power rear sunshade, 3-zone climate control and a power trunk. The top 4-cylinder model is the
G80 2.5T Prestige, which costs $56,600. It includes leather seating, power door close, a wireless device charger, surround-view monitor, blind-spot view monitor and remote parking assist. Other features include parking collision-avoidance assist, power driver seat bolster, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The V6-powered
2021 G80 3.5T Standard carries an MSRP of $59,100, excluding destination. It features the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes an electronically controlled suspension with camera-based road preview, a panoramic roof, a power trunk, power door close and a digital key. The cabin also features matte finish wood trim, a power rear sunshade, ventilated front seats and 3-zone climate control. Also included are rear occupant alert, Lexicon premium sound with 21 speakers and a wireless device charger. The
G80 3.5T Prestige prices begin at $65,100. It adds 20-in alloy wheels, Nappa leather seating surfaces, microfiber suede headliner and pillars, power bolster and cushion extension on the driver's seat, blind-spot view monitor, remote parking assist and rear parking collision-avoidance assist. The trim also includes a head-up display and 3D digital instrument cluster as well as a surround-view monitor and forward attention warning.
All 2021 Genesis G80 models feature forward collision-avoidance assist with automatic emergency braking. This safety system also incorporates pedestrian and cyclist recognition and evasive steering torque assist. Genesis Highway Driving Assist II package includes adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, a lane-keeping alert and lane following assist. Genesis also has blind-spot warning, available blind-spot and around-view monitors, rear cross-traffic avoidance-assist and a safe exit assist with power child lock. The latter prevents the driver's side doors from opening if it detects an approaching cyclist. Also available is a parking distance warning.
2022 Genesis G80 vs the competition
2020 BMW 5 Series — Perhaps the G80's most direct rival is this mainstay midsize sedan from a true European legend. The 5-Series is getting a bit dated, but it matches up mechanically by offering both 4- and 6-cylinder versions in RWD and AWD.
2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class — This is another icon that matches up from a powertrain and optional AWD standpoint. The
E-Class is fresher and offers AMG variants at a much higher price point.
2020 Lexus GS — This RWD sedan offers traditional Lexus advantages in high resale value and low operating costs. However,
Toyota's luxury division has announced that this is the last year they will be making this midsize sedan.
Used Audi A8 — If you want something larger with understated styling and a lot of tech, the Audi A8 may be just the ticket. Add quattro AWD, and you'll have a great all-weather sedan. A 3-year-old used Audi A8 with 20,000-30,000 miles will cost about the same as the base model 2021 Genesis G80.
Used Cadillac CTS – While
Cadillac no longer makes the CTS, it remains a stylish sedan with well-sorted handling. You'll get a comparable package to the all-new G80 at a much lower price.
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