2022 Genesis GV80

MSRP $49,050 Est.

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2022 Genesis GV80 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 24, 2021

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Nathan Dyer

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Genesis, the esteemed luxury brand spinoff from the Korean automaker Hyundai has found a hard time establishing itself among a competitive industry dominated by its German and Japanese marquees. Despite building high-end luxury cars with exceptional value-for-money, Genesis is yet to earn the admiration it deserves from buyers as it raked in low sales figures over the past few years. To turn the tide in its favor the company launched its first SUV, the Genesis GV80 just last year. For 2022, the GV80 returns unchanged with few interior color options.

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Pros

Exceptional worth for its price tag

Class-leading safety and driver assistance techs

Eye-candy exterior style

A plethora of luxury features and intuitive gadgets

Cons

Road disturbances creep in through the cabin

Lacks a hybrid powertrain unlike other rivals

3rd-row of seats is only practical for kids

What's New?

The 2022 Genesis GV80 will be a carryover model with minimal changes

Light visual refreshments to the exterior

New interior color options


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49050

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $49,050 Est. onwards

TBD

Colors and Styles

2022 Genesis GV80 in Adriatic Blue color 2022 Genesis GV80 in Alfa White color 2022 Genesis GV80 in Alien Green color
Adriatic Blue

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The GV80 is a top-draw midsize luxury SUV that offers all the amenities and gizmo of a 6-figure luxury SUV at $49,925. The GV80’s exceptional styling, inspired by the updated G90 Sedan has already garnered it extra publicity, while its range of potent powertrains offers the best of both power and fuel efficiency. With its sumptuous interiors and upscale technology, this SUV threatens the competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, BMW X5, and Audi Q7 at the top of their game. Will the 2022 Genesis GV80 usher in a new era for the Korean marquee?

2022 Genesis GV80 Features

The Genesis GV80 takes a distinguished path in determining the trim levels. The 2022 Genesis GV80 will come with three major trim levels- Standard, Advanced, and Prestige. All the reim levels come powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that propels 300 hp and 311 lb-ft. of torque or a turbocharged 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine developing 375 hp and 391 lb-ft. of torque. all the engine options are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. While the 2.5-liter engine comes in both RWD and AWD format, and the 3.5-liter engine is available in a single AWD configuration.

Trim

2.5T Standard

2.5T Advanced

2.5T Prestige

3.5T Standard

3.5T Advanced

3.5T Advanced Plus

3.5T Prestige

MSRP (RWD)

$49,925

$54,800

$59,050

-

-

-

-

MSRP (AWD)

$55,650

$62,000

$65,400

$61,150

$66,350

$67,000

$70,900

Key Features

Full LED headlights

Matte wood Trim

Power Cushion and Bolster

Electronic suspension

Surround-view monitor

Active motion seats

Nappa Leather seats

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Heated steering wheel

Leather seats

20-inch alloy wheels

Blind-spot monitoring

22-inch alloy wheels

Power 2nd-row seats

 

Smart Cruise Control 

Ventilated front seats

Blind Spot monitoring

Head-up Display

Parking collision avoidance

Power Soft closing doors

22-inch alloy wheels

 

Blind Spot Monitor

Wireless Charging

Remote start park assist

Active motion seat

Lexicon premium audio

Surround-view mirror

Forward collision warning

 

Heated front seats

Rear Occupant alert

3-zone climate control

Leather seats

Leather seats

Electronic LSD

Parking assist

 

Lane-keep Assist

Manual Rear side shades

surround view monitor

Hands-free tailgate

Remote start park assist

 

Power Rear Window Shade

 

Digital Key

Panoramic roof

Parking collision avoidance

Real-time traffic assist

Head-up Display

   

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Select the 3.5 Advanced, and you’ll appreciate the extra power that comes out of the peppy V6 engine. The trim also comes standard with the road-sensing suspension, which improves the overall ride and handling. In case you need third-row seating, this trim can manage it for you. 

2022 Genesis GV80 Price

Although there are minimal changes involved, Genesis may slightly spike the asking price of its flagship SUV to inch closer to its German opponents. This may serve as bad news to the consumer, but the Korean manufacturer is still expected to keep prices at the affordable end. There hasn't been any news regarding the pricing of the 2022 Genesis GV80, but we expect the base 2.5T trim to start around $50,000 and the top-draw Advanced Plus trim to end around $70,000.

2022 Genesis GV80 Release Date

Genesis hasn’t yet unveiled the launch date of its much-awaited 2022 Genesis GV80. However, based on outside predictions, this splendid mid-size SUV should be available for booking by late spring of this year.

2022 Genesis GV80 Engine and Performance

Currently, Genesis offers two potent engines as a part of the GV80’s engine lineup. The base engine is a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that returns a power output of 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. This engine runs on the rear-wheel drivetrain as standard, while all-wheel drive can also be equipped as optional. A more refined engine option is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. This potent engine can pump out a fiery 391 horses and 375 lb-ft of torque. This engine only runs on the all-wheel-drivetrain as standard. Both these powertrains source their power shifts from an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which also supports overdrive. The V-6 variants include an electronic limited-slip differential that gives an extra boost to the performance.

Speaking of the GV80’s acceleration on a flat winding road, the SUV can sprint to a speed of 60 mph within 6.2 seconds. With such a blazing speed, the GV80 leaves its competitors from Mercedes and Audi tasting the dust. The V-6-powered GV80 clocks in the 0-60 mph run in a quick 5.3 seconds, which is in very close proximity to one of the fastest SUVs in the segment, the BMW X5. These speed figures are awesome in their sense, although adrenaline-seekers may opt for a sportier Audi Q7.

Models

2022 Genesis GV80

2021 BMW X5

2021 Audi Q7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

MSRP

$49925 (est.)

$59400

$54950

$54750

Engine

2.5-Liter Intercooled Turbo Premium Inline-4

3.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Premium Inline-6

2.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4

2.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Premium Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD/AWD

RWD/AWD

AWD

RWD/AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic with Overdrive

8-speed automatic with Overdrive

8-speed automatic with Overdrive

9-speed automatic with Overdrive

Power (hp @ rpm)

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

311 lb-ft. @ 1650 rpm

330 lb-ft. @ 1500 rpm

273 lb-ft. @ 1600 rpm

273 lb-ft. @ 1800 rpm

The Genesis GV80’s base turbo 4-cylinder powertrain is a bit underpowered compared to the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7. However, the Korean turns up against its German rivals with its potent twin-turbo V-6.

For the 2022 iteration, Genesis will probably carry forward both of these powertrains. We are told that a hybrid V-6 powertrain is in the works at the Genesis factory, but there is no confirmation from them yet whether this will be included in the 2022 Genesis GV80.

2022 Genesis GV80 Fuel Economy

Since the powertrains remain unchanged, the Genesis GV80 ought to deliver the same MPG figures as the previous year’s model. EPA rates its base turbo 4-cylinder engine at an MPG of 21 in the city and 25 on the highway. Thus, the GV80 offers a combined MPG of 23 with the base powertrain, which is decent enough for a luxury SUV. When you consider the GV80’s large 21.1-gallon fuel tank, the SUV shells out a respectable 443 miles within the city and 527 miles on the highway. Equipped with the all-wheel drivetrain, the base engine’s combined MPG drops by 1, to a figure of 22.

The V-6 sees a further drop in fuel economy figures. This engine is rated at an EPA estimate of 18 MPG in the city, 23 on the highway and an equivalent combined MPG of 20. Thus, even with this powerful engine onboard, the GV80 returns frugal mileage numbers of 379 miles in the city and 485 miles on the highway.

Models

2022 Genesis GV80

2021 BMW X5

2021 Audi Q7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

MPG (City)

21

21

19

19

MPG (Highway)

25

26

23

26

MPG (Combined)

22

23

21

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.1

21.9

22.5

22.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

443/527/464

460/569/504

428/518/473

428/585/495

The Genesis GV80 strikes a fine balance between performance and fuel efficiency, as evident by its above-average fuel economy figures. The GV80’s frugal fuel economy is only bested by the BMW X5, but only by a fine margin. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is the best highway cruiser with its class-leading highway mileage.

2022 Genesis GV80 Interior

The 2022 Genesis GV80 is an absolute stunner when you catch the first glimpse of its eye-catching interiors. The interior design retains most of its unique aspects when the SUV first came out in 2021, like the burled wood trimmings, metal accents, knurled machine finish on the switchgear, and a rotary dial resembling a jewel. The cabin maintains a serene atmosphere thanks to the dedicated levels of acoustic insulation through the windshield and side windows. The whole interior layout feels symmetric and elegant and is wrapped in leather and wood trimmings.

Moving on to the seating department, this midsize SUV can seat five or seven individuals depending on the configuration. The seats are coated with quilted leather which feels exquisite to the touch. Adjustability features like power bolstering for the front seats and circular lumbar support as well as standard heating and ventilation functionality make the GV80 feel like a top-class luxury SUV. The front and rear rows feature generous headroom and legroom to fit in 5 individuals with ease and comfort. The Advanced+ trim gives you the privilege of a 3rd-row of seats, which is only ideal for fitting in short people for short trips.

Models

2022 Genesis GV80

2021 BMW X5

2021 Audi Q7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.2/60.2/41.6

40.8/60/39.8

39.9/59.5/41.7

40.5/59.3/40.3

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.4/58.2/38.7

38.7/58.1/37.4

38.8/58.5/38.8

39.6/58.3/40.9

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

35.9/49.4/29.2

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

33.9

56.5

14.2

23

In terms of cargo space, the GV80’s cargo area is yet to be officially measured by Genesis. However, the rear seats fold fully flat, which opens up a cavernous and deep cargo area to store all your luggage. If equipped, the third-row seats can also be folded in a 50/50 split, which opens up more cargo space. The interior dimensions of the Genesis GV80 are at par with most of its rivals, thanks to its ample headroom and legroom. Still, the BMW X5 absolutely blows away the competition in the cargo department, with a class-leading 56.5 cubic feet of space available.

The GV80 isn’t lacking on the tech side either, with standard features such as:

  • 14.5-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster,
  • 12-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth
  • 4 USB ports

Buyers can also opt for optional techs like a wireless smartphone charger and a 21-speaker Lexicon Quantumlogic audio system to appeal to your musical side.

2022 Genesis GV80 Exterior

When the Genesis GV80 made its introduction last year, the SUV was easily distinguishable from the rest of the crowd with its unique and stylish design. Its tuxedo-like oversized crest-shaped grille and its sloping roofline easily make it look like a 6-figure SUV from a distance. Genesis will retain this eye-catching design this year too, to emphasize more focus on the GV80’s performance. The front fascia is adorned with quad-LED automatic headlights and daytime running lamps, that add a touch of elegance.

Models

2022 Genesis GV80

2021 BMW X5

2021 Audi Q7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

Curb Weight (lbs)

4506

4863

4795

4608

Length (inches)

194.7

194.3

199.3

194.3

Width (inches)

77.8

78.9

77.6

76.7

Height (inches)

67.5

68.7

68.5

70.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.1

8.7

7.7

7.1

Wheelbase (inches)

116.3

117.1

117.9

117.9

The rear end also sends a dominant fashion statement with its large LED taillights and a huge Genesis logo in the middle. The 2022 Genesis GV80 may still be a newcomer in the luxury SUV segment, but it already appears like an established veteran with such an elegant and charming style.

The Genesis GV80’s harmonic proportions are well in sync with the requirements of a midsize SUV. The SUV’s high ground clearance of 8.1 inches grants it some control off-the-road as well. It also has a weight advantage over its heavier German rivals.

2022 Genesis GV80 Safety

Back when Tiger Woods escaped unscathed from a life-to-death situation from his 2021 Genesis GV80, the SUV came in the spotlight for its proactive safety measures. Indeed, the 2021 Genesis GV80 was an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, thanks to its highest safety scores of ‘Good’ in almost all safety tests. The 2022 variant is expected to carry forward these exceptional safety scores as well.

Speaking of the safety measures, the GV80 includes a full suite of active safety features like automatic high-beam LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, active lane control, rear automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring as standard. Advanced safety tech like a heads-up display and a surround-view camera can also be purchased separately. The GV80 also features an automatic parking system that can be controlled within the comfort of your interiors or your key fob.

2022 Genesis GV80 Competition

2022 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 BMW X5

The Genesis GV80 offers tough competition to the long-standing BMW X5 in many factors. For starters, the GV80 offers a larger touchscreen than the X5, with more intuitive features. The X5 has the edge in terms of performance with its available hybrid powertrain, but the GV80 hits back with an almost similar fuel economy to the X5. The GV80 offers a larger warranty coverage as well and has the advantage over the X5 with its pricing and a long list of features.

2022 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 Audi Q7

The Audi Q7’s sporty powertrain is a treat to drive for any car enthusiast. However, the GV80 isn’t far behind either, offering a whisper-quiet driving experience adorned with the gentle humming of its potent V-6. Interior-wise, the Audi Q7, and the Genesis GV80 are neck-to-neck when it comes to the interior features on offer. The GV80 also possesses more standard active safety features than the Q7. With the GV80 is priced almost thousands of bucks less than the Q7 in terms of price, we are leaning towards the Korean stalwart.

2022 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

The GLE-class offers a wide variety of different powertrains to cater to the taste of its audience, while the Genesis GV80 has to stay content with only 2 powertrains. Still, the GV80 contends with the base GLE models in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. The newcomer GV80’s well-assembled interiors are almost at par with one of Germany’s finest SUVs, the GLE. Although Mercedes offer way more when it comes to personal customizations, it is virtually impossible to get your dream GLE SUV as most of the factory models come with a preset combo of features. 

The Genesis GV80’s pricing and options are way more realistic and affordable for the regular consumer, giving it the onus over the Merc here.

2022 Genesis GV80 Final Verdict

The 2022 Genesis GV80 officially pulls the upset against many of the top-draw midsize luxury SUVs, thanks to its plethora of positive traits and features. This sophomore SUV has only been in the market for a year, yet it already looks like a clear winner with its stunning looks and opulent interiors. The GV80 boasts of the high-end features that only a few brands could possess at its affordable price tag. There aren’t many changes involved with this iteration though, so we suggest getting your hands on a 2021 variant of the GV80 to save more bucks.

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