The 2021 Genesis G80 and G90 are both four-door luxury sedans that aim to please, delivering a unique combination of luxury features and attractive pricing. The G80 and G90 are perfect for drivers who crave the plush comforts and premium performance of much more expensive sedans. But what, exactly, is the difference between the Genesis G80 and G90? And which is sedan right for you? Our comparison guide digs in.
The 2021 Genesis G80 starts at $47,700 and ranges upwards of $62,250, depending on trim level and equipment. Meanwhile, the G90 MSRP range starts at $72,950 and stretches to more than $79,200.
Why the price discrepancy? Compared to the G80, the G90 offers a roomier cabin, more powerful engine options, and a longer list of standard luxury features. That’s not to say, of course, that the G80 isn’t powerful, luxurious, and accommodating on its own. Read on to see what we mean.
Power & Performance
The 2021 Genesis G80 offers two powerful engine options:
Standard 2.5L turbo four-cylinder engine (300 hp, 311 lb-ft)
Optional 3.5L turbo V6 engine (375hp, 391 lb-ft)
Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. However, the G80 also offers all-wheel drive with either engine option.
Upgrade to the G90 for an even more impressive engine lineup:
Standard 3.3L turbo V6 engine (365 hp, 376 lb-ft)
Optional 5.0L V8 engine (420 hp, 383 lb-ft)
Just like the G80, the G90 uses an eight-speed automatic transmission to power the rear wheels. And it, too, offers optional all-wheel drive on any G90 model.
Interior Comfort & Style
The 2021 Genesis G80 cabin wraps you in luxury, with two spacious rows of seating and an excellent list of standard features. Every G80 comes with:
Many of the features that come standard on the G90 are available as options on the G80, including the panoramic sunroof and tri-zone climate control. Just remember that you’ll have to pay extra to get them!
The bigger, more luxurious G90 adds to the G80 standard lineup with some desirable extras:
Adaptive suspension dampers
Faux suede headliner
Tri-zone automatic climate control
Heated steering wheel
Heated and ventilated front seats
Heated rear seats
And, in addition to these high-end features, you can always upgrade your G90 with ventilated rear seats with memory settings and lumbar adjustment.
Technology & Safety
LED headlamps and taillamps
Proximity key with push-button ignition
12-speaker audio system
14.3-inch infotainment touch screen
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration
Adaptive cruise control
Automatic emergency braking
Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
Lane keeping system
Evasive steering assist
Driver attention warning
The G90 creates an even savvier drive, adding to the G80 lineup with these tech features:
17-speaker Lexicon audio system
Wireless charging pad
360-degree camera system
When you move up to the 5.0 Ultimate trim level, your G90 also comes with a rear-seat entertainment system.
From the outside, the 2021 Genesis G80 and G90 look a lot alike. The G80 will appeal to families who know a good deal when they see one. Take advantage of the G80’s friendly price to enjoy its long list of luxury features and powerful engine options.
If you need more space and crave even greater luxury, the G90 is your four-door sedan. Choose this model to enjoy family-friendly features that aren’t available on the G80, like the rear-seat entertainment system.