STATUS: Unchanged -Genesis shed his Hyundai surname for 2017 to become a standalone brand (similar to what Lexus is to Toyota or what Infiniti is to Nissan). The G80 is mostly unchanged from its Genesis days and should appeal to customers who cross-shop similar full-size sedans from German, British, Japanese and North American automakers. The car's base V-6 is rated at 311 horsepower, while a 420-horsepower V-8 is optional. In addition, the G80 Sport has its own 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. The powertrains are installed inside a rigid platform that was necessitated by the availability of all-wheel-drive that 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 slippage is detected. However in Sport mode, added rear torque bias can be locked in for improved handling agility. Most available collision-mitigating/avoiding active safety technologies are standard on the G80.
Base price (incl. destination): $42,700
Type: Four-door 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
Drivetrain: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base MPG (city/highway/combined): 19/27/22 (3.8, RWD)
Base weight (lb.): 4,450