Genesis has already made some announcements for the 2022 G80 with the reintroduction of the Sport trim, so should you wait for that or buy this 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T Prestige now?
A few weeks ago we drove the 2022 Genesis GV80 3.5T Prestige AWD, the first SUV from the luxury automaker. This week we're in the sedan equivalent, this 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T Prestige AWD. The 2022s have already been announced and so far the new G80 Sport will be the only way you can get this 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine, meaning the Prestige trim will no longer have it. The new G80 Sport comes with an updated front end grille design with slightly different trim around the lower fascia, along with different seats, a more sport oriented steering wheel, and some light tuning on the suspension.
So we're asking ourselves should you hold off on the 2022 G80 Sport or should you go with this model and get the fully loaded experience with the luxury trim instead. We also discuss how this G80 Prestige compares to vehicles we've driven recently like the Mercedes-Benz E 450 or BMW M550i, along with how it ultimately compares to the GV80 SUV. We go over pricing, engine specs, and the important features and tech you get with this vehicle.
We take the 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T Prestige AWD on a real-world road test to talk about how the fuel economy is on this sedan and how it compares to the GV80, along with our overall impressions of how this vehicle drives, rides, handles, and performs for daily driving use.
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