Genesis G80 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Costs & verdict

Genesis G80 2021 interior infotainment
  • Genesis G80 2021 front right cornering
  • Genesis G80 2021 rear cornering
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior dashboard
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior rear seats
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior infotainment
  • Genesis G80 2021 front right static
  • Genesis G80 2021 front tracking
  • Genesis G80 2021 headlight detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior front seats
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior rear seats
  • Genesis G80 2021 front right cornering
  • Genesis G80 2021 rear cornering
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior dashboard
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior rear seats
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior infotainment
  • Genesis G80 2021 front right static
  • Genesis G80 2021 front tracking
  • Genesis G80 2021 headlight detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior front seats
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior detail
  • Genesis G80 2021 interior rear seats
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

While the Genesis G80 undercuts most big-name German rivals on price, that’s only one dimension of costs – it’s also important to factor in ownership bills and what you’re actually getting for your money.

Given that a lot of company car drivers end up in luxury saloons, it’s disappointing that CO2 emissions aren’t lower. The best the G80 can manage is 164g/km (in 2.2 diesel form), so it finds itself in a much higher benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax band than an equivalent BMW 520d. 

Overview

The Genesis G80 has its strengths, namely safety and interior quality. It’s worth a look if you’re bored with the big-selling European alternatives. Just bear in mind that, objectively at least, the BMW 5 Series is a considerably better all-rounder.

  • Smart and roomy interior
  • Cheaper than big-name rivals
  • Great Euro NCAP safety score
  • Disappointingly high CO2 emissions
  • So-so driving manners
  • Could be more refined
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