2022 Genesis GV80

MSRP $49,050 Est.

Ranked #14 in Suv


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2022 Genesis GV80 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 30, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Genesis GV80 remains unchanged from 2021 and offers the same specs and features as before. All set to arrive for sale in Late 2021, the price is pegged to start from $50,000 onwards for a total of 7 trims. An additional $1,025 destination fee is levied on top of the sticker price as well. Depending on the trim, the engine swaps between a 300 hp 2.5L turbo-4 (2.5T) or a 375 hp 3.5L turbo-V6 (3.5T).

While the 2.5T comes with RWD as standard and an optional AWD, the 3.5T offers AWD as standard. The opulence of the interior is often compared to that of a Bentley, whilst being feature-packed, spacious, and comfortable. Furthermore, the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award-winning safety tech also comes as standard fitment. In its current do, the 2022 Genesis GV80 competes against the BMW X5, Audi Q7, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. 

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Ultra luxurious interior for its price

Class-leading safety and driver assistance techs

Stylish and Statement making exterior

A plethora of luxury features and intuitive gadgets


Lacks a hybrid powertrain unlike other rivals

Third Row seats are cramped

What's New?

The 2022 Genesis GV80 will be a carryover model


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4dr SUV


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Base$49,050 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Genesis GV80 in Adriatic Blue color
Adriatic Blue

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The Genesis GV80 takes an all-inclusive spa-day approach to its luxury SUV.- Edmunds

The 2022 Genesis GV80 retains the same winning specs and features from its launch last year. All set for launch in Late 2021, it will arrive for sale in 7 trims with the MSRP starting from $50,000 onwards. Depending on the trim you choose, you get the option between the 300 hp 2.5T I-4 engine and the 375 hp 3.5T V6 engine. For its price, the interior is uber-luxurious, spacious, and packed with features throughout. 

Additionally, it also packs the same award-winning safety features that saved Tiger Woods in his near-fatal crash. Dubbed as a mini-Bentley, the cost of ownership will definitely be lower than most owing to its Korean roots. If long-term ownership is not your thing, the 2022 Genesis GV80 offers lease deals starting from $699/month for 36 months after a $4,995 downpayment.

2022 Genesis GV80 SUV Three Quarter Front View
2022 Genesis GV80 SUV Three Quarter Rear View

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Engine and Performance

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Final Verdict

2022 Genesis GV80 Buying Advice


The 2022 Genesis GV80 offers a lot of options to choose from with varying features to choose from. We would recommend picking up the 2.5T Advanced trim as it offers more creature comforts, better safety features, and upgraded infotainment features like 21-speaker Lexicon Premium Audio System. Though this trim is perfect for most, if you want more power, you can pick up the 3.5T Standard trim as well since it offers the perfect cross between upscale features and powerful performance.

2022 Genesis GV80 Features


Like last year, the 2022 Genesis GV80 retains the same three trim levels- Standard, Advanced, and Prestige available with either 2.5T or 3.5T engine options. The 2.5T comes with a 300 hp 2.5L turbo-4 engine with a choice between RWD and AWD drivetrain. The prices have climbed slightly and the MSRP starts from $50,000 onwards this year. The prices max out at $64,500 for the 2.5T Prestige AWD trim with some of the best features on offer. 

With the 2022 Genesis GV80 3.5T, the MSRP begins from $60,250 because it offers the 375 hp 3.5L V6 engine along with AWD as standard. An additional Advanced Plus trim is also available with the 3.5T with seating space for 7 people, and bigger 22-inch alloy wheels. The 3.5T Prestige demands 22 grand more than the starting level trim and carries a tag of $72,000 with the absolute best features of the moniker available as standard. 


2.5T Standard

2.5T Advanced 2.5T Prestige

3.5T Standard 

3.5T Advanced

3.5T Advanced Plus

3.5T Prestige



$54,000 $58,150







$60,100 $64,500 $60,250 $65,450



Key Features

19-inch alloy wheels

Adds/ Upgrades to 2.5T Standard trim

Adds/ Upgrades to 2.5T Advanced trim

Adds/ Upgrades to 2.5T Prestige trim

Adds/ Upgrades to 3.5T Standard trim

Adds/ Upgrades to 3.5T Advanced trim

Adds/ Upgrades to 3.5T Advanced Plus trim

Full LED Quad headlamps

Matte Finish Wood Trim

Leather Seating Surfaces

Electronic suspension

Blind-Spot View Monitor

Electronic limited slip-differential

Road Active Noise Cancellation


Smart Cruise Control

Ventilated Front Seats

Surround View Monitor

Heads up display

Remote Smart Parking Assist

Power soft closing doors

Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces


Heated Front Seats

Manual Rear Side Shades

Blind-Spot View Monitor

Leather seating surface

Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (Rear)

7-person capacity

Power 2nd Row Seats


Blindspot monitor

Digital Key

Remote Smart Parking Assist

Hands-free tailgate

Heads-Up Display

Surround-view monitor

Power Rear Side Window Shade


Heated Steering Wheel

Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist 20-inch alloy wheels

Lexicon Premium Audio w/21-Speakers

22-inch alloy wheels 22-inch Alloy Wheels with all-season tires
    Panoramic Roof Power Driver Seat Bolster & Cushion Extension   Surround View Monitor    

2022 Genesis GV80 Engine and Performance


The large, heavily boosted four-cylinder is responsive.- Car And Driver

The 2022 Genesis GV80 offers a choice between two powertrains depending on the trim level. The base engine that is dubbed the 2.5T is a 2.5L turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine that churns out 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. It is hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission that puts the power on the wheels via the RWD drivetrain as standard. If you want AWD, that can be had for an extra 6 grand, which is a tad pricier than many rivals.

The other powertrain that the 2022 Genesis GV80 offers is a 3.5L turbocharged V6 that is called the 3.5T. It has been honed enough to churn out 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. This also comes hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an AWD drivetrain as standard. Irrespective of the powertrain you choose, the overall drive experience of the GV80 is smooth, responsive, and gives you the full feel of the drive. 

Though drag racing is not its forte, even with the 2.5T, the 2022 Genesis GV80 packs the punch to sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The quarter-mile takes 14.6 seconds which is still respectable enough. Upgrading to the 3.5T with AWD drops the 0-60 mph time to 5.3 seconds and the quarter-mile time to 13.9 seconds. To aid its practicality, you also get a decent towing capacity of 6,000 lbs which is more than enough for its stature.


2022 Genesis GV80

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5







2.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 

3.0L Twin-Power Turbo Inline-6 







8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic


300 hp @ 5,800 rpm

255 hp @ 5,800 rpm

248 hp @5,000 rpm

335 hp @ 5,500 rpm


311 lb-ft @1,650 rpm

273 lb-ft @1,800 rpm

273 lb-ft @1,600 rpm

331 lb-ft @1,500 rpm

0-60 MPH

6.1 secs

7.0 secs

5.0 secs

5.3 secs

Quarter mile

14.6 secs

15.1 secs

13.5 secs

13.6 secs

Top Speed

140 mph

130 mph

130 mph

130 mph

Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs 5,950 lbs 4,400 lbs 7,200 lbs

The BMW X5 is the costliest and comes with the biggest and most powerful engine as standard fitment, which shows in the acceleration times and towing capacity. The Genesis GV80 being the cheapest is still adequately powerful and decent in accelerating off the line. The Audi Q7 packs the most underpowered engine and yet has the fastest 0-60 mph time while the Mercedes Benz GLE Class is clearly the slowpoke. 

2022 Genesis GV80 Fuel Economy


The GV80 should meet its fuel economy estimates if driven with a bit of restraint.- Edmunds

Since there are no changes under the hood, from 2021, the MPG figures of the 2022 Genesis GV80 remain intact. With the 2.5T powertrain, you get 21 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on the highway, and 23 MPG combined which is decent enough for a ride of this stature.

Upgrade to the 2022 Genesis GV80 3.5T, and the MPG figures drop to 18 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG combined.  Both of them come hooked up to a 21.1-gallon fuel tank which allows you to get an overall range of 464 miles with the 2.5T and 422 miles with the 3.5T.


2022 Genesis GV80

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity (gallons)





Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

379 / 525 / 464

427 / 585 / 517

450 / 562.5 / 495

438 / 569 / 482

Compared to the rest, the Genesis GV80 offers the best MPG figures overall but falls short in the fuel tank capacity it provides. The GLE-Class offers comparative figures to the GV80 with better fuel tank capacity. The Q7 and X5 offer similar MPG figures and hence tie in the last place.

2022 Genesis GV80 Interior


The best thing about the GV80 may be its interior.- MotorTrend

The interior of the 2022 Genesis GV80 is an absolute stunner when you catch the first glimpse of it. The 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 whole interior layout feels symmetric and elegant and is wrapped in leather and wood trimmings. 

In terms of seating, you get ample seating space for 5 people as standard and an optional 7-seater arrangement in the 3.5T Advanced Plus trim. The seats get power adjustability, heating, and ventilation depending on the trim level. The front is spacious for drivers of all sizes and so is the rear. If you pick up the third-row seating, be prepared to use it only for kids or for shorter people whilst losing the massive 34.9 cu-ft of cargo space.


2022 Genesis GV80

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

Seating Capacity





First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.2 / 60.2 / 41.6

40.5 / 59.3 / 40.3

39.9 / 59.5 / 41.7

40.8 / 60.0 / 39.8

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.4 / 58.2 / 38.7

36.9 / 58.3 / 40.9

38.8 / 58.5 / 38.8

38.7 / 57.1 / 37.4

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) N/A N/A 35.9 / 49.4 / 29.2 N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

34.9  33.3  14.2 33.9

The Audi Q7 is the only ride that offers 3-rows of seating as standard while the GLE-Class offers the most space in both rows. The BMW X5 offers the least space in its cabin but a comparable cargo space as the GV80. Speaking of in-car entertainment, the 2022 Genesis GV80 comes with a 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a 12.3-inch digital driver display. The standard sound system is a 12-speaker setup which is decent.

Upgrade to the Advanced trim levels, and you can get a 21-speaker Lexicon Premium Audio system as standard fitment and turn your junior Bentley into a discotheque. The system also comes with all of the latest techs like 3D Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, and voice control. The UI has a slight learning curve but is easy when you get used to it. Some of the standout interior features of the GV80 are:

  • Power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation
  • Leather upholstery on the seats and steering wheel
  • Heated and Multifunction steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic adjustment
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 12.3-inch digital driver display with 3D display
  • 12/21-speaker sound system
  • Power sunroof
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, and USB

2022 Genesis GV80 Exterior


The exterior shape, too, is very elegant, swoopy, and swept back.- Car And Driver

Though the 2022 Genesis GV80 isn't getting any changes this year, it still manages to turn a lot of heads owing to its unique and stylish design. You get a massive crest-shaped grille in the front along with the slit LED headlamps with LED DRLs which give it that edgy look. From the side, the smooth flowing roofline and the 21-inch alloy wheels come into full display.

Upgrade to the 2022 Genesis GV80 3.5T Advanced Plus, and you get 22-inch alloy wheels as standard. Nevertheless, the 8.1-inch ground clearance is still ample enough to wade over most surfaces with ease. The rear is as domineering as the front and bears a stark resemblance to the G80 sedan which launched earlier this year.


2022 Genesis GV80

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

Curb Weight (lbs)





Length (in)



199.3 194.3

Width (in)



77.6 78.9

Height (in)



68.5 68.7

Ground Clearance (in)



7.0 8.7

Wheelbase (in)



117.9 117.1

Though it looks quite burly, the GV80 is one of the most compactly built rides in the lineup. The Audi Q7 is the exact opposite with huge dimensions and the lowest ground clearance. The BMW X5 looks "puffy" and certainly packs the weight as well, while the GLE-Class is the shortest rival of the lot. Some of the notable features of the exterior are:

  • LED quad-setup headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED brake lights
  • Chrome grille
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Chrome window trim
  • Power-folding mirrors

2022 Genesis GV80 Safety


This is one of the Institute’s top-rated midsize luxury SUVs. The GV80 aced all six IIHS crashworthiness tests.- IIHS

The 2022 Genesis GV80 remains unchanged in terms of the safety features it offers as standard. So, the safety ratings from the 2021 MY can suffice. The 2021 GV80 got a perfect 5-star safety rating in the NHTSA crash tests. It also got an overall rating of "Good" from the IIHS along with the award for the Top Safety Pick+.

If these do not seem enough, the Genesis GV80 has already proven how safe it is when Tiger Woods survived his fatal crash owing to the safety tech that the ride comes with as standard. With top-of-the-line safety features and driver assistance tech, the 2022 Genesis GV80 is one of the safest cars in the business. The following are the notable safety features:

  • Front & Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • 3D Surround-View Camera
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Remote Park Assist
  • Rear Collision Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

2022 Genesis GV80 Competition


2022 Genesis GV80 vs 2022 BMW X5

The 2022 BMW X5 is simply the safest and most powerful ride in this lineup that mostly justifies its high price tag. The Genesis GV80 on the other hand is more fuel-efficient in its base avatar and offers better interior space. The BMW X5, however, does not mince words either with its upscale cabin, equivalent dimensions, and meaner road presence. Overall, if you can spend the extra bucks, the 2022 BMW X5 is definitely worth it. 


2022 Genesis GV80 vs 2022 Audi Q7

The 2022 Audi Q7 is the most stylishly aggressive-looking vehicle in this lineup. The biggest upside that the Q7 offers for its higher price is three rows of seating as standard. Furthermore, the Audi Q7 is underpowered on paper but offers the best acceleration time in the real world. The MPG figures are also comparable and so are its overall luxury and tech on offer. So, it boils down to brand preference between these two rivals.

2022 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE Class is simply the most luxurious ride in this lineup. Despite costing more than the GV80, it produces lesser power and is slower in accelerating off the line. The MPG figures are also behind the Genesis. Though the dimensions of the GV80 are similar, it offers slightly more space, better cargo space, and almost equivalent levels of luxury. Here, the scales tip in the favor of the 2022 Genesis GV80. 

2022 Genesis GV80 Final Verdict


The 2022 Genesis GV80 does not bring any changes to the winning design and features it got post its release in 2021. With 2 engine options, a luxurious, spacious, and comfortable interior, and award-winning safety tech on board, it offers a bigger-sized SUV in a smaller sized price tag of 50 grand. So, if you want an SUV that offers more for less in almost every aspect, then the 2022 Genesis GV80 is definitely worth buying.

2022 Genesis GV80 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does the 2022 Genesis GV80 cost?

Starting at an MSRP of $50,000, the 2022 GV80 is available in 7 trims with the price tag going up to $72,000 for the top-spec model. Genesis offers two powertrains, ample tech, and features, and luxurious interiors.

Is the 2022 Genesis GV80 AWD or RWD?

The all-new Genesis GV80 is based on a rear-wheel architecture naturally thus offers a standard RWD drivetrain. Though both the 2.5T and 3.5T versions of GV80 are available with AWD setup. 

Are Genesis cars reliable?

Genesis is a luxury nameplate of Hyundai, which majorly focuses on providing its customers with supreme ownership experience, and resale value. Now, just like its parent Hyundai, Genesis has also earned its exceedingly great reliable reputation and customer satisfaction. So thus, to answer the question, Genesis cars are surely reliable.

Are Genesis GV80s expensive to maintain?

Not at all, the average annual cost for repairs and maintenance works on a Genesis is about $565, which is way less than what the other offerings in this luxury full-size segment cost, which is about $976.

Does Genesis GV80 require premium gas?

Although it is not mandatory, the brand recommends using premium gas for better performance.   

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