STATUS: Unchanged for 2020; all-new model expected for 2021 - Genesis became a standalone division of Hyundai for 2017, similar to what Lexus is to Toyota or Infiniti is to Nissan. When the switch was flipped, the Hyundai Genesis sedan became the Genesis G80 and it hasn't changed all that much since. The 311-horsepower V-6 is standard, while a 420-horsepower V-8 is optional. The G80 Sport gets a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. All three powertrains use eight-speed automatic transmissions, and all-wheel-drive can be specified on all models. The system distributes torque 40:60 front-to-rear in normal conditions, but directs up to 90 percent to the front wheels or 100 percent to the rears when tire slip is detected. In Sport mode, added rear torque bias can be locked in for improved handling agility.
Base price (incl. destination): $43,050
Type: Full-size sedan
Engines (h.p.): 3.8-liter V-6 (311); 5.0-liter V-8 (420); 3.3-liter V-6, twin-turbocharged (365)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Layout: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base MPG (city/highway/combined): 18/26/21 (3.8, RWD)
Base weight (lb.): 4,450