There are four trims in the 2022 Genesis GV80 range: 2.5T, 3.5T, 3.5T Advanced +, and the new Prestige Signature. Models designated 2.5T are powered by a 300-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, while 3.5Ts get a twin-turbo V6 with 375 hp. The 2.5T models come standard with RWD, but AWD is available as an option and gets a few niceties as a bonus. The six-cylinder models are only available in AWD format. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range.
All models come standard with front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with vehicle exit warning and rear cross-traffic alert, front cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, evasive steering assist, a driver attention warning, and forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection.
Even from a base level the GV80 is handsomely equipped. All models get a 14.5-inch infotainment display with navigation, heated and power-adjustable front seats, ambient interior lighting, and a power liftgate. Moving up through the trims gives access to wireless charging, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a blind-spot monitor, to name a few.
The price of the 2021 Genesis GV80 starts at $48,900, before a $1,025 destination charge. Although not a separate model, the AWD version of the 2.5T comes with some added features, so we'll mention its starting price here too: $54,650. Next up is the 3.5T, which only comes with AWD; this costs $59,150. The only seven-seater in the range is the 3.5T AWD Advanced+, with an MSRP of $65,050 before options and other charges. Fully loaded, you'll spend a little over $72,000 on the top-tier GV80.
Adding the Advanced Package to the base model will set you back $3,900 and give you a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a Lexicon 21-speaker audio setup, wireless charging, and rear occupant alert. The Prestige Package is pricier at $8,150 but gives you 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a 16-way driver's seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated second-row seats, a surround-view camera, rear collision mitigation, and all the features of the Advanced package. On the 3.5T model, the Advanced package is more expensive by $600, but you get 22-inch wheels, a head-up display, active noise cancellation, and all the aforementioned options.
We believe those wanting that extra row of seats should consider the size of the people that will be occupying it and shop around first. For the $72,000, we suspect a two-row model optioned up is the best deal.
Genesis isn't expecting any more than 30 percent of its customers to choose the four-cylinder engine, and there's a good reason for that. The V6 is a strong engine that does the big Genesis GV80 SUV justice. Of those selecting the four-cylinder model, we expect even less to go with the rear-wheel-drive option, particularly with the added features like wireless charging, rear sunshades, and a panoramic sunroof included with all-wheel-drive.
For those wanting to step up into a large luxury SUV, the base model at $48,900 is compelling given the long list of standard features, even without wireless charging. However, those that would otherwise be shopping a German luxury brand should go straight for the 3.5T and enjoy all the goodness it brings. They can then add the Advanced package with the panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, and the excellent Lexicon 21-speaker audio system. They will still come out saving money while driving something directly comparable.
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