Genesis is known for its stylish, luxury sedans. The G80 and G90 are no exception. Many drivers come to us wanting to know how to decide between the G80 vs. G90. That's why we created this article to compare the 2021 Genesis G80 vs. G90. Every car in the Genesis lineup delivers its own unique, premium experience. The biggest difference between the Genesis G80 and G90 is size. The Genesis G80 for sale is our midsize sedan, and the G90 is our full-size sedan. But, for all the little details, we invite you to explore our Genesis G80 and G90 comparison below!

2021 Genesis G80
Price, base: Starting at $ 47,700
Engine: 300-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (premium)
0-60: 5 seconds
MPG: 19 city / 27 hwy
Length: 196.5″
Width 75 in.
Total passenger room: 107.7
Fuel tank size:17.2 gal
Interior benefits:
  • 14.5-inch touchscreen display
  • Voice command integration
  • Genesis Connected Services
  • Steering wheel mounted with audio, phone, and cruise controls
  • GPS with Navigation System
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • AM/FM/XM radio
  • 12-speaker Premium Audio System

*Not yet rated for safety as it isn't released!
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2021 Genesis G90
Price, base: Starting at $ 72,950
Engine: 365-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (premium)
0-60: 5.4 seconds
MPG: 17 city / 25 hwy
Length: 204.9″
Width 75.4 in.
Total passenger room: 113.2 cu.ft.
Fuel tank size:21.9 gal
Interior benefits:
  • Triple-layer door cells for active noise cancellation
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Real wood trims
  • Memory function for seats 
  • Memory function for door mirrors
  • Air Purifier
  • Nappa Leather upholstery
  • Electrically adjustable lumbar support
*Not yet rated for safety as it isn't released!
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The Difference Between Genesis G80 and G90 In Terms of Pricing

At their core, both the Genesis G80 and G90 are two gorgeous, luxury sedans that are designed with precision. They give you the premium quality you want while being more affordable than their competitors. But what is the difference in price for the G80 vs. G90? Since it's our midsize sedan, the Genesis G80 has a starting MSRP of just $47,700.1 The Genesis G90 for sale has a starting MSRP of $72,950.2 Yes, we know that's a big difference. But, the G90 is much larger, has more luxury features, and is more powerful. And, it just makes the G80 an impressively-stacked car for its price point.

But, no matter which Genesis model you choose, you are getting a feature and technology heavy car. Standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 12 speakers, three USB ports, Bluetooth, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, driver drowsiness monitoring, and much more. The Genesis G80 vs. G90 argument is truly so tough because both are great options.

Genesis G80 vs. G90 Size

As mentioned, this is where the two Genesis models really differ. If you're looking for something more compact, the G80 is for you. If you have a bigger family and like more legroom & cargo room, the G90 is for you. To give you a visual, the G80 compares to other models like the Audi A6 and the BMW 5-Series. The G90 is more along the lines of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The G80 is about a foot shorter than the G90. The G80 gets 13.1 cubic feet of trunk space and comfortably carries five people in its world-class cabin wrapped in luxurious materials. If you want the nitty-gritty specifics, the G80 is 16.4 feet long and weighs just about 4,000 pounds.

The G90 has a wide, large trunk that can fit a whole lot, considering it's just a sedan. Its 15.7 cubic feet is far more space than its class rivals. The G90 calculates at 17.1 feet long and weighs roughly 4,750 pounds.

Genesis G80 vs. G90 Powertrains

Both of these vehicles are made to impress. You'll get a powerful vehicle from both. And, you'll find very similar powertrain options in both vehicles. The biggest pro on the G80 power wise is that it is more efficient than the G90 due to its smaller frame. The G90, however, has a larger gas tank that will allow you to stay on the road longer during road trips.

The Genesis G80 comes with two powertrain choices. The Genesis G80 2.5T comes with a turbocharged 4CYL engine that gets 300HP and 311 pound-feet of torque. The Genesis G80 3.5T has a twin-turbo V6 engine that gets an impressive 375HP and 391 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive come standard on both, but all-wheel drive is always available. Reviewers and drivers were impressed with the first engine choice alone. It allows drivers to get up to speed quickly and maneuver easily. The second just gives you even more authority. Both engines give you a comfortable, quiet, and smooth ride on any surface.

The Genesis G90 also comes with two powertrain options. The first is a 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that gets 365HP and 376 pound-feet of torque. It moves with serious prowess. The other option is a 5.0L, V8 engine that gets 420HP and 383-pound-feet of torque. There isn't a huge difference between these two, but the naturally-aspirated V8 is the only offering of the kind in its class.

No matter which Genesis you pick, you will be getting a car that is a blast to drive. They're both comfortable, dynamic, and capable.

Genesis G80 vs. G90 Styling & Features

Both the G80 and G90 are styled very similarly with luxury, sleek lines, and premium engineering at the forefront. When you look at them side by side, they look very similar (minus the size). But, when it comes down to the details, the G90 is elegant and reserved, where the G80 feels modern and daring.

We will start with the G90 on this one. As the brand's flagship sedan, it offers top-of-the-line craftsmanship and an incredibly long list of features. The G90 gets three extra inches of legroom for drivers. And that's not all. It has a 22-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a large 12.3" touchscreen display, heated and ventilated front & rear seats, and much more. Those are features that the more athletic G80 doesn't offer. It also has interior sound insulation, a hands-free smart power trunk, and power soft-close doors.

But, don't count the G80 out. Sure, its G90 brother packs on the luxury, but the G80 gives you a lot for its incredible price. Your G80 can come with Nappa leather upholstery, a head-up display, wireless charging, and a premium sound system.

You'll also be glad to know both cars have a standard safety list longer than your grocery store list. Genesis believes safety isn't a luxury you should have to pay extra for. Incredibly high-tech features such as pedestrian detection, cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, surround-view parking system, and more will be at your fingertips.

FAQs About the G80 vs. G90

What is the difference between the Genesis G80 and the G90?

The biggest difference between the Genesis G80 and Genesis G90 is size. The Genesis G80 is a midsize luxury car, and the Genesis G90 is a large luxury car. Because of this, the Genesis G90 offers more space for cargo and passengers. The Genesis G90 is about a foot longer, which is how it is able to offer so much more space. The styling and features on both are very similar. However, the G90 does offer some more luxury appointments than its smaller sibling. Additionally, the G90 comes standard with a powerful V6 engine, whereas the G80 has only an optional V6 engine. Both are excellent vehicles that you will love driving. The choice is ultimately yours!

How much are the Genesis G80 and G90?

The prices of these vehicles vary on many factors. Things like extra packages, drivetrain, and specs will influence the price of any given Genesis model. Below is a breakdown of the general starting prices for each model:1

  • Genesis G80 2.5T with RWD - starting MSRP of $47,7001
  • Genesis G80 3.5T with RWD - starting MSRP of $59,1001
  • Genesis G90 3.3T Premium with RWD - starting MSRP of $72,9501
  • Genesis G90 5.0 Ultimate with RWD - starting MSRP of $76,7001

For a list of packages and pricing for additional add-ons, you can contact our dealership directly. We will be able to give you the most accurate representation of what you will pay for your next vehicle.

Are the Genesis G80 and G90 reliable cars?

Yes, they are! Genesis is a premium luxury car brand. Every vehicle you will find on our lot is built to impress. And, we aren't the only ones who think so. The official reliability rating for the 2-21 Genesis G80 is an impressive 4.5 out of five (a tough number to achieve). The 2021 Genesis G90 has an almost-impossible five out of five predicted reliability rating. These are incredible numbers in the luxury sector. You will be hard-pressed to find two vehicles with better numbers. That's what you get when you buy Genesis.

Whichever You Choose, Make Genesis Atlanta Your First Choice.

We hope you have learned a little bit more about these two amazing Genesis vehicles. They are both incredible options for any driver and lifestyle. If you still have questions, our knowledgeable sales staff can help walk you through which Genesis vehicle is perfect for you. Whether you're eyeing our G80 and G90 lease offers or you're ready to buy, our finance team is here to help you get a great deal.

All you have to do is call, email, or visit us today. We look forward to seeing you drive home in an incredible Genesis vehicle.

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1MSRP of $47,700 corresponds to the 2.5T RWD Standard Trim and excludes tax, title, license and destination charges. Destination charges may vary. Retailer sets actual price. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

1MSRP excludes tax, title, license and destination charges. Destination charges may vary. Dealer sets actual price. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

1MSRP excludes tax, title, license and destination charges. Destination charges may vary. Retailer sets actual price. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.


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