As previewed by the G90 flagship, the redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan rolls with the brand’s new oversize pentagonal shield grille and narrow horizontal twin hash-mark LED lighting, front and rear. It also gets its own slippery fastback roofline. The 2021 Genesis G80 is bookended by the full-size flagship G90 and the soon-to-be-updated compact G70 in the brand’s salon of sedans, although with the bigger-than-life grille affixed to all three, each could be construed as a range-topper in its own right. More importantly, the Genesis brand now has its own distinctive look, recognizable at a distance, one that owes nothing to any of its major European competitors such as BMW, Audi, or Mercedes-Benz.
There are five 2021 G80 trims. Including the $1,025 destination charge, they consist of the $48,725 2.5T Standard, $53,325 2.5T Advanced, $56,725 2.5T Prestige, $60,125 3.5T Standard, and $66,125 3.5T Prestige. All trims are available with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive, with AWD a $3,150 upcharge for the Standard and Advanced trims and $2,550 extra for Prestige models. Pricing for the base G80 last year was $5,150 less at $43,575. Major mid-size luxury competitors include the BMW 5 Series that starts at $55,195, Mercedes-Benz E-Class priced from $55,300, and the Audi A6 starting at $55,945.