The 2019 Genesis G80 is a mid-size luxury sedan that is value-priced when compared to its European competition. Though Genesis vehicles have Asian roots, their targets and natural comparisons seem to be German-made when lined up against Japanese luxury models from Lexus, Infiniti, and Acura.
Genesis has invested its three G80 models with impressive helpings of new technology, making its traditional virtues of quiet, comfort, and dependability that much more robust. The sedan was introduced in the 2015 model year, when it was called the Hyundai Genesis. It joined the new Genesis brand in 2017, got enhancements in 2018, and essentially stands pat for 2019. With the addition of a 3.3T Sport in 2018, the Genesis G80 now offers three different trim levels to fit a variety of buyers’ needs. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered on all three variants, prompting comparison with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.