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Share 5 things you like and dislike about your GV80 ownership experience.

Even if you don't own one yet, feel free to share your take as well. All feedback is valuable and will help us get the most of our ownership experience.

To start:

Likes:
  • stunning design inside and out
  • LOVE the premium cabin
  • standard active safety
  • great power output from both powertrain setups
  • unbeatable value
Dislikes:
  • the infotainment screen height sucks
  • we don't get color options that are available outside of the U.S.
  • no hybrid or diesel option
  • small third row
  • it arrived many years too late
 

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The Design of the vehicle is unique among the cookie cutter class.
The vast amount of technology options in the vehicle is top in its class.
The fact that it will self park without you in the vehicle is a show stopper.
The blind spot cameras that come on when you turn the blinker on so you don't even have to turn your head to switch lanes.
it has so many cameras it will render a bird's-eye view 3D which includes real-time surrounding areas that your vehicle is located

I hate that they do not offer matte colors in the usa. They would have sold many more just for the simple fact they offer matte colors. that's one of the first things I do when I drive it off of the lot.
I hate the marine blue with the dune color seats. I love the Dune color interior but that in no way is a good contrast with a dark blue dashboard.
I think they really dropped the ball on a few different two-tone interior colors to go with the exterior color of certain options. Their color schemes were so bad in my opinion that I was struggling to purchase this car at first. I hope it has sufficient power for the 4-cylinder model.
 

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I ordered mine with the Prestige Package, 3.5 Liter AWD. Gold Coast Silver with Black Beige interior.

I totally love the GV80. It looks different than all the other "cookie cutter" designs out there.
Dislikes:
No V-8 option, Genesis already has a 5.0 Liter V-8 in their lineup. Why not offer it for the GV80?
No fog lamps.
I'm not a big fan of the steering wheel.

Of course I haven't driven it yet but I'm thinking I'll be impressed.
 

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Test drove one yesterday.

Pretty car. Will sell well. Will turn plenty of heads.

Infotainment center is too long and narrow, it needs to be taller! Quite ridiculously long.

Hideous steering wheel. Really is horrible. See for yourself before you buy. Put me right off. Terrible steering wheel!

Non existent rear middle seat and ancient looking red rear turn signals! Amber please! What happened to Amber?? My 17G80 is amber!! The 15 hyundia Genesis has amber led rear turn signals! 2015!
Third row... lol
Way Over hyped vehicle.
Over priced for a Genesis!
Rear wiper taken straight from a Santa Fe. It’s Ugly. Should have been tucked in at the top of the rear window and much smaller!
No V8.
Horrible mpg
 

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Dislikes:
No seat massage
Small glove box
No bass in stereo system
Bad mpg
Lack of cup holders
middle rear seat unusable
Horrible cargo system instead of spare
Pretty but non functional crystal ball wheel

Likes:
Looks like the Bentayga
Can tow 6k lbs
Upholstery looks elegant
Lots of power
Dual climate controls work well
Nice leg room
Back seats recline well
Self driving feature is a trip
 

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Pros:
1. It's a beautiful vehicle.
2. Great color selection--if you can find them at your dealer.
3. The cruise control is outstanding.
4. 2.5 AWD has surprising power.
5.

Cons:
1. Very harsh ride attributed by some to the 22-inch wheels. Unacceptable in a vehicle of this price.
2. The lane-keeping assist system is dangerous. Twice while driving on an uneven surface with the LKA on the car lurched unexpectedly to the left. I won't use it.
3. Contrary to some reports, I think the ride is uncomfortable. My backside feels like I'm sitting on two bowling balls. On my first drive of any distance, I had to stop at a truck stop after less than two hours and use one of those massage chairs for long-distance truckers. I felt like somebody beat me up. Test drive this vehicle before buying.
4. When you have to stop the car to figure out how to change the radio station, the infotainment is too confusing.
5. Self-parking system will not work under any circumstances. Unfortunately, that's one of the primary reasons that I bought it.

Summary: I should have kept my G90 after the lease expired.
 

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As of today (8/7/2021) I've been driving top of line, Prestige model since Dec 2020 purchased new from FL dealer. White exterior, Dune Interior.

Likes:
1. Stunning appearance -- more positive unsolicited complements (probably at least 20) received from strangers than any car I've ever owned over 50 years of driving (including ALL the premium brands).
2. Amazing technology, especially safety equipment, camera technology, automated parking, etc (and for comparison I've owned Mercedes, Lexus, Jag, BMW, etc). Guest passengers can't take their eyes off of the screen size and 3D map perspective that changes with the road.
3. Comfortable drive, especially long trips (I drove 1300 mile in 3 days).
4. Large stowage capacity, and towing capability (I have aftermarket Class 3 hitch installed).
5. Exterior looks like it never needs washing, even if it does.

Dislikes:
1. Gas mileage is awful (18 mpg)
2. Not as quiet as my Lexus
3. Safety alerts audible warnings can be annoying (but they can be turned off)
4. Some controls are not intuitive -- frequent use may be required to remember them
 

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As of today (8/7/2021) I've been driving top of line, Prestige model since Dec 2020 purchased new from FL dealer. White exterior, Dune Interior.

Likes:
1. Stunning appearance -- more positive unsolicited complements (probably at least 20) received from strangers than any car I've ever owned over 50 years of driving (including ALL the premium brands).
2. Amazing technology, especially safety equipment, camera technology, automated parking, etc (and for comparison I've owned Mercedes, Lexus, Jag, BMW, etc). Guest passengers can't take their eyes off of the screen size and 3D map perspective that changes with the road.
3. Comfortable drive, especially long trips (I drove 1300 mile in 3 days).
4. Large stowage capacity, and towing capability (I have aftermarket Class 3 hitch installed).
5. Exterior looks like it never needs washing, even if it does.

Dislikes:
1. Gas mileage is awful (18 mpg)
2. Not as quiet as my Lexus
3. Safety alerts audible warnings can be annoying (but they can be turned off)
4. Some controls are not intuitive -- frequent use may be required to remember them
Same with me. I constantly get unsolicited compliments on mine too, a Prestige Package...

And you are correct, even when it needs to be washed it still looks relatively clean.

Yes, gas mileage with the 3.5 is not good, about 18mpg. That being said I've had mine since last December and I only have 1,800 miles on it. So in reality the poor milage doesn't phase me.
 

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I think it would be beneficial to detail what spec GV80 you are referring to, some of these complaints are for base spec models as high spec addresses them.
 

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I think it would be beneficial to detail what spec GV80 you are referring to, some of these complaints are for base spec models as high spec addresses them.
Yes, I agree. My comments (#8) refer to 3.5T Advanced & Prestige Package, no 3rd row seating option. The 22" rims included with this package likely provide a different ride characteristic than other sizes.
 
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