Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Genesis GV80 starts at broadly the same price as the Audi Q7, so it’s more expensive than the Land Rover Discovery and cheaper than the BMW X5. That’s only one dimension of costs, though – it’s important to factor in long-term ownership bills and what you’re actually getting for your money too.
Long-term costs aren’t helped by the fact that the GV80 is predicted to suffer depreciation faster than all of those rivals we’ve just named. That's an unfortunate consequence of the Genesis brand not having the long and illustrious history here of its big European rivals. Neither of the engines is particularly economical either, and high CO2 emissions mean all versions of the GV80 fall in the top (37%) band of benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax.