Genesis G80 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Performance & drive

Genesis G80 2021 rear cornering
  • 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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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

You can choose between two engines for the Genesis G80: a 2.2-litre diesel with 207bhp and a 2.5-litre petrol with 300bhp. With the diesel, power is sent to the rear wheels while the petrol has four-wheel drive. 

We’ve so far tried the petrol and it’s certainly quick – 0-62mph takes 6.0 seconds, with all four tyres clawing at the road to help get you away from the line without drama. You need to rev the engine quite hard to get the best from it, though, and when you do so it sounds a little strained.