Ford has released its new 2022 Genesis G80 series Luxury car and we are expecting it to be offered with both the base turbocharged four-cylinder as well as the turbocharged V-6.

Genesis says the Sport will come with a rear-wheel steering system to aid in handling, but we aren’t sure yet if any other performance-enhancing options will be offered2022 Genesis G80

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The entry-level 2022 Genesis G80 comes with a standard turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that makes 300 horsepower. Buyers seeking quicker acceleration will want to opt for the more powerful twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 with 375 horsepower.

Both engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. The turbocharged four-cylinder snapped off a perky 5.7-second zero-to-60-mph time at our test track while the V-6 made it to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

The 2022 Genesis G80 provides a relaxed ride, effortless steering, and dutiful brakes, but it doesn’t feel as athletic as some rivals. The Sport model, which is new for 2022, is expected to add the athletic element currently missing from the lineup, but we haven’t had a chance to sample that car yet.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates the G80 with the base four-cylinder engine will earn up to 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Opting for the more powerful twin-turbo V-6 brings ratings of 19 mpg city and 27 highway.

On our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route, the G80 2.5T with all-wheel drive managed a 29 mpg result; a V-6–powered model delivered 28 mpg. For more information about the G80’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

With its primary focus as a luxury car, the G80 offers a properly upscale interior. Its cabin showcases an elegant design with a streamlined dashboard, soft-touch surfaces, and rich-looking materials.

The steering wheel has an odd aesthetic and the rotary shift knob is never as intuitive as automakers think, especially when positioned near other circular-shaped controls, but overall the inside of the G80 looks wonderful.

The sedan offers desirable features such as a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, heated and ventilated front, and rear seats, and more. The G80 has more headroom and legroom than the outgoing model, too, which was spacious, to begin with.

Full Specifications

2021 Genesis G80 2.5T

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE AS TESTED
$58,025 (base price: $48,725)

ENGINE TYPE
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement
152 in3, 2497 cm3
Power
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
311 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.6-in vented disc/12.8-in vented disc
Tires: Michelin Primacy Tour A/S, F: 245/45R-19 102W M+S GOE R: 275/40R-19 105W M+S GOE

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 118.5 in
Length: 196.7 in
Width: 75.8 in
Height: 57.7 in
Passenger volume: 108 ft3
Trunk volume: 13 ft3
Curb weight: 4143 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 5.7 sec
100 mph: 14.1 sec
130 mph: 26.0 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.6 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.4 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.3 sec
1/4 mile: 14.1 sec @ 100 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 160 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.91 g
Standing-start accel times omit 1-ft rolloutof 0.3 sec.

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 19 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 26/23/32 mpg

 

2021 Genesis G80 3.5T
Vehicle Type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE
$60,145/$66,645
Options: Prestige package, $6000, Saville Silver, $500

ENGINE
twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 212 in3, 3470 cm3
Power: 375 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 391 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 14.2-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero All Season
F: 245/40R-20 99W M+S GOE
R: 275/35R-20 102W M+S GOE

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 118.5 in
Length: 196.7 in
Width: 75.8 in
Height: 57.7 in
Passenger Volume: 104 ft3
Trunk Volume: 13 ft3
Curb Weight: 4321 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 4.9 sec
100 mph: 11.8 sec
1/4-Mile: 13.4 sec @ 106 mph
120 mph: 17.4 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 5.7 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.9 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.6 sec
Top Speed (C/D est): 155 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 174 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.87 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 25 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 22/19/27 mpg

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