Known in the business as the Korean S-Class, the Hyundai Genesis sedan—which is these days called Genesis G80—has always been a fine choice for those who wanted comfort, luxury, and equipment on a tight budget. The latest version of the car follows the same pattern as it starts from just $41,400 in the US market.
For that you get a 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 with a 3.8 liter V6 engine and rear-wheel-drive. The same model is available with all-wheel-drive, but that’ll set you back $43,900. And if you really want that Korean S-Class experience, you need to spend $54,550 on the range-topping 5.0 liter V8 model which only comes with rear-wheel-drive.
All models come with a 3-year warranty and various customer care programs such as roadside assistance, valet service, travel link and… There are also Premium and Ultimate equipment packages with which you can spec up your base V6 models with stuff like panoramic sunroof, full color heads-up display, and a 17-speaker Lexicon premium audio system. You need not do that with the V8 as it gets those by default and also comes with 19-inch wheels, quad exhaust tips and illuminated door sill plates.
The highlights of the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 in terms of equipment and features include Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), High Beam Assist, Pre-safety seat belt and nine airbags, Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability, Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold, and 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with rearview camera.