Let me take a deep breath and breathe in the good feelings this car makes you feel. Genesis allowed me to test drive this car for a week with my family in return of my honest opinion. If you know me and my family, we are a sucker for quality. Genesis is a new name for us in the manufacturer world and that made it a whole lot more interesting to see what all the features there is to be surprised with. The moment I laid eyes on this car, all I saw was luxury and one that has a mean, don't mess with me look. I leave when it's breaking sunrise so it's still gloomy and dark. I loved when I got to walk to the car and the side mirrors hug me with open arms like it just woke up with love and invite. The entrance to the door projects the lit Genesis symbol and I was already excited to get in for the drive. It doesn't stop there, it's just the beginning. The seat adjusts to your setting and the steering wheel automatically projects out to you. The Bi-Xenon HID headlights screams, 'look at me' accented with the fog lights and sleek front grill. The interior is trimmed with elegant lighting and your console and dashboard is ready for take off. You have so many amenities to make your drive as comfortable as possible. If it's cold, warm up your seats with the heated seats and vice versa. There is also a wireless charging port which makes things so convenient for those on the go. I am a busy mom with big kids and I am still on the go, go, go! I work in a corporate office so I am always mentally busy with business and personal priorities. It's nice to not worry about plugging devices in. You have one touch buttons (driver access and the other is in the back console) for the back window shade. The back windows also have available shades to block out the sun. They also can warm up their seats with the heated seats feature. You have business suits or uniforms for your kids practices and performances, this car is ready to accommodate hanging that for you. It also has a panoramic sunroof which is perfect here in sunny San Diego. Blue skies, palm trees and the sun!
The drive, what a bubble of ooh's and ahhh's. I felt like the world was blocked out and I was surrounded by comfort. Who cares about the crazy, stressful, rude people out there. This car, the Genesis put me at ease. I put on some Jazz and I don't listen to Jazz but it was nice and relaxing. My seating was hugging me just right and I was driving with a nice, colorful, and bright head up display where I didn't have to move out of my comfort zone to get around town. It detects when you are in a school zone and slaps you in the face with a good speed limit display so you are well aware in safety. Speaking of safety, the Genesis speaks the language of safety. Lane Assist was one of my favorites. It displays green in the dash, and a green steering wheel in the head up display that you are driving safe and within the lanes. If it detects otherwise, it will help correct the move with a sway of the steering wheel going in the direction needed to stay safe within the lanes. There is also Blind Spot Detection which assists you in letting you know if the lane is safe to change . Also, if a car suddenly stops in front of you, the car has a safety brake system and will also show in the head up display. Power? Yes, this car has a V6 with 311 HP. Luxury that doesn't lag. Parking is a breeze with the parking sensors and camera. Such a perfect feature when you don't have time to second guess if you are too close or too far from an object. It will also tell you if there is on coming traffic when reversing and from what side. Yes! Storage, a MUST when we have a growing family. Trunk size is spacious for those bulk groceries, items from the kids games or performances, or perhaps just a huge shopping therapy day. Hands full, sway your foot under the car when you're close and the key fob is in your pocket or purse and the trunk opens. Push the button, it closes. The only gripes I have on this car is the cup holder that has 2 sizes. One is a regular cup size and the other is small. I wish they could just make them both regular sized cup holders with the adjusting tabs to fit smaller cups. Another would be the gas consumption. Even though there is different drive modes, you get minimal miles to the gallon. 22 combined, 19 city and 27 on the highway. Although there is Eco mode, it's still not much to the gallon. Sadly, as much as I try to see what else didn't please me, I just couldn't.
I can really go on and on with this wonderful car. It's luxurious, comfortable, convenient, and a car of it's own. We truly enjoyed driving the 2018 Genesis G80. The price is amazing for what you get in this luxury vehicle. The package I drove was MSRP $52,825.
2018 Genesis G80