Genesis GV80 3.5L V6 AWD SUV 2021 Review

We tale the Genesis GV80 for a Road Test Review

Genesis joins the ranks of prestige SUVs with the GV80. Stick around for a minute and see what it’s like! 

Genesis GV80

Launched late in 2020 the GV80 is a large SUV that comes in either 5 or seven seat configuration.  It also comes in four variants along with three engines and an optional luxury pack.

Genesis GV80 engine We drove the 3.5T AWD version powered by a V6 petrol engine producing 279kW and 530Nm, backed by an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Its reasonably quick going from 0-100kmh in 5.5 seconds but is also thirsty at the fuel pump.

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With Australian tuned adaptive suspension it’s a smooth and comfortable ride, with a sporting edge when asked.

Genesis GV80 interior

As you would expect the GV80 is packed with almost every conceivable safety and luxury feature and is like a lounge room on wheels.

Little luxuries like heated and cooled Nappa leather seats front and back, massage function for the front occupants and a 12 inch HUD and 14.5 inch central touch screen keep all the information needed within easy sight.

The GV80 3.5T V6 AWD with luxury pack is priced from around $120,000 plus the usual costs.

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Genesis GV80 rear ac controls

What is good?

  • Quiet ride
  • Styling that grows on you
  • Packed with features

Genesis GV80

What is not so good?

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Genesis GV80 features

Model   

Genesis GV80 3.5L V6 AWD SUV

Model Price $108,600 MLP* Luxury Pack $10,000
Engine 3.5L  V6 Petrol
Drivetrain AWD 8 Sp AT
Power 279 kW at 5,800rpm
Torque 530 Nm @ 1,300 – 4,500 rpm
Safety TBA ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 273 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 11.7 L/100km / 51L
Towing/Tow ball 2722 Kg / 182Kg
Servicing 5 YR/50,000km Free
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Genesis GV80 profile

Overall Rating    

84/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
Technology/Connectivity 9
Fun Factor/Street Appeal 8
Value for Money 7

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor/Street Appeal - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Value for Money - 7/10
8.4/10

Summary

Genesis joins the ranks of prestige SUVs with the GV80. Stick around for a minute and see what it’s like! 

As you would expect the GV80 is packed with almost every conceivable safety and luxury feature and is like a lounge room on wheels.

The GV80 3.5T V6 AWD with luxury pack is priced from around $120,000 plus the usual costs.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.