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I have read multiple reviews that say ride quality is very harsh for a luxury SUV. I was planning on quiet non jarring ride. Has anyone driven a US spec vehicle yet?
 

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I have read multiple reviews that say ride quality is very harsh for a luxury SUV. I was planning on quiet non jarring ride. Has anyone driven a US spec vehicle yet?
Gen1gv80 actually bought his gv80 and currently has it.
 

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Gen1gv80 actually bought his gv80 and currently has it.
Yah, it's my daily driver
There are no problems with the suspension. Everyone has a subjective opinion as to what they feel is comfortable and what they would like the feel, steering, and suspension to feel like. The GV80 has several shortcomings but for me the suspension is great. I can moderately dial in the suspension between luxury or sport mode. The GV80 is a heavy car which is typical for a luxury vehicle and considering the weight the GV80 drives pretty good. Slightly softer ride than my Nissan Rogue, much quieter, brakes well and smooth.
 

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Just took a test drive. Worth all the hype. Very quiet, smooth, powerful. No apparent flaws that I could see. Not a sport suv, but a luxury suv.
 

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Just test drove a GV80 prestige today coming from a G70 sport. It’s a very serene drive. Suspension is relatively soft and I preferred it stiffened up in sport mode. Overall I was quite pleased. My only / main criticism is that the steering is very light. Again I preferred it in sport mode but even that wasn’t quite enough.
 

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Just test drove a GV80 prestige today coming from a G70 sport. It’s a very serene drive. Suspension is relatively soft and I preferred it stiffened up in sport mode. Overall I was quite pleased. My only / main criticism is that the steering is very light. Again I preferred it in sport mode but even that wasn’t quite enough.
I'm in Edmonton Canada. Where'd you go to drive.
 

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Just took a test drive. Worth all the hype. Very quiet, smooth, powerful. No apparent flaws that I could see. Not a sport suv, but a luxury suv.
Yeah Genesis seems to be making a clear distinction that the GV80 is the luxury SUV and the GV70 is the sporty one.
 

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I initially was going to get a 2.5 advanced, but no one could get one with exterior and interior I wanted- not even a plan b....The very first dealer I had contacted let me know he had just gotten in what I wanted getting unloaded- but that another customer had a deposit on it.....AND it was a Prestige..I'd read reviews about a "harsh" ride with the 22"s - which is why I had initially gone with advanced- so I gave it a quick thought, and decided to go the extra 4 grand with fingers crossed that that person would decide to pass-which they did. For me, it rides like butter, super quiet, comfortable, tight - I don't notice the "body roll" some said occurs....And I never road Its been a total pleasure so far!
 

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My GV80 3.5TT Gold Coast Silver/Dune Prestige rides better than my Mercedes did, much better. I don't feel that the 22"s are any rougher than the 18" I had on my MB. This SUV drives more like a tall sedan to me than a boxy SUV though. The hood is significantly longer so it gives you that feel of a super quiet sedan but with the ability to see over smaller cars. Really a great feeling. My MB always had me feeling like I was pushing a box down the road.

Jgreen7756 - What color combo did you get?
 

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I initially was going to get a 2.5 advanced, but no one could get one with exterior and interior I wanted- not even a plan b....The very first dealer I had contacted let me know he had just gotten in what I wanted getting unloaded- but that another customer had a deposit on it.....AND it was a Prestige..I'd read reviews about a "harsh" ride with the 22"s - which is why I had initially gone with advanced- so I gave it a quick thought, and decided to go the extra 4 grand with fingers crossed that that person would decide to pass-which they did. For me, it rides like butter, super quiet, comfortable, tight - I don't notice the "body roll" some said occurs....And I never road Its been a total pleasure so far!
You seriously followed motortrends review? Motortrend doesn’t like anything but a 3 pointed star. The prestige rides like a dream!
 

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You seriously followed motortrends review? Motortrend doesn’t like anything but a 3 pointed star. The prestige rides like a dream!
No BTW there are more poor reviews for the 2.5 -and universal raves for the "much more refined" 3.5....No I wasn't caving to reviews... I initially decided on a compromise with the 2.5 advanced because of my budget which I was pushing even adding the advanced to the base..but I had such a hard time finding ANY Gv in the exterior and interior that I wanted, that when I heard a Prestige 2.5 Dune in Gold Coast just arrived, after a brief thought about the extras,I bit the extra 4 grand bullet and jumped on it . And I never road tested either package.....but I certainly did take the many-not just motor trends reviews- all with a grain of salt...****, If I had listened to some of the "GV80 vs..???" you tube reviews, there might be a Q7 or FPace or Volvo or a Velar in my garage.
 

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I have read multiple reviews that say ride quality is very harsh for a luxury SUV. I was planning on quiet non jarring ride. Has anyone driven a US spec vehicle yet?
I have the Prestige Package with the 22" wheels and the ride is very quiet but it's on the firmer side because of those big wheels. I'm willing to sacrifice a little in terms of ride comfort to have those Prestige Package 22" wheels, they're beautiful.
 

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I have a 3.5 Prestige with the 22” wheels, it is extremely quiet and poised, but I would say the ride is somewhat firm for a luxury car, but not harsh. Overall very pleased with the ride. Agree the outlier is MotorTrend, who really dinged the car for a harsh ride, and I disagree.

Some points of reference:
The RX is definitely softer, so maybe something like that is MT’s point of reference.
My other driver , a Tesla with an air suspension, is softer over smooth roads , but feels awful over expansion joints, like the tires went flat. Compared to the Genesis, it just depends on the road type which will be more comfortable, but the Genesis is definitely more well insulated, so overall feels more like a luxury ride.
I test drove the X5 several times before my Genesis arrived, I didn’t notice a significant difference in ride quality, both were quite good.
My old LS460 was the softest riding car, and passengers often complimented its softness...but that thing handled like a king mattress on wheels, I was so glad to be rid of it.
 

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I have a 3.5 Prestige with the 22” wheels, it is extremely quiet and poised, but I would say the ride is somewhat firm for a luxury car, but not harsh. Overall very pleased with the ride. Agree the outlier is MotorTrend, who really dinged the car for a harsh ride, and I disagree.

Some points of reference:
The RX is definitely softer, so maybe something like that is MT’s point of reference.
My other driver , a Tesla with an air suspension, is softer over smooth roads , but feels awful over expansion joints, like the tires went flat. Compared to the Genesis, it just depends on the road type which will be more comfortable, but the Genesis is definitely more well insulated, so overall feels more like a luxury ride.
I test drove the X5 several times before my Genesis arrived, I didn’t notice a significant difference in ride quality, both were quite good.
My old LS460 was the softest riding car, and passengers often complimented its softness...but that thing handled like a king mattress on wheels, I was so glad to be rid of it.
I never realized that the Tesla didn't have a good ride quality over rough roads. I drove a friend's RX recently and I agree it's definitely softer....
 
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