Yah, it's my daily driverGen1gv80 actually bought his gv80 and currently has it.
I'm in Edmonton Canada. Where'd you go to drive.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.
You seriously followed motortrends review? Motortrend doesn’t like anything but a 3 pointed star. The prestige rides like a dream!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!
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.You seriously followed motortrends review? Motortrend doesn’t like anything but a 3 pointed star. The prestige rides like a dream!
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.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 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....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.