2020 Genesis G80 vs 2019 Genesis G80: What's New?

2020 Genesis G80 compared to the 2019 Genesis G80

2020 Genesis G80 vs 2019 Genesis G80: What's New?



At Genesis of Colorado Springs, we are preparing for the arrival of the 2020 Genesis G80. In anticipation, it makes sense to make a full comparison between the 2019 vs. 2020 Genesis G80. The 2019 Genesis G80 is available now, but the 2020 Genesis G80 is due later in the 2019 calendar year. When it comes to these luxury Genesis cars, we want to look at how each model performs, how much they cost, and what engines they come with. We will also evaluate the fuel economy, whether there will be a new Genesis G80 Sport and the various features between the two model years. To start things off, we will see a slight price increase for the new 2020 G80. The 2019 G80 started at $42,050 MSRP while the newer 2020 G80 will have a starting price tag of $42,550 MSRP.

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2019 Genesis G80

2019 Genesis G80 rear exterior

2019 Genesis G80 Exterior

The 2019 Genesis G80 measures 197″ L x 74″ W x 58″ H. It features a ground clearance of 5.3 inches and has standard 18-inch polished alloy wheels. There are 9 exterior color options including Casablanca White, Havana Red, and Adriatic Blue.

2019 Genesis G80 Performance

The 2019 Genesis G80 comes with three engine options. There’s the base 3.8-liter V6 that pumps out 311 horsepower. The G80 Sport provides a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and 365 horsepower. There is also a 420-horsepower V8 available. An eight-speed automatic comes with all of the engines. The best gas mileage is 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway with the G80 3.8.

2019 Genesis G80 Interior

2019 Genesis G80 interior design

The 2019 Genesis G80 has room for five people. Leather seats are standard as well as heated front seats. The well-designed trunk provides 15.3-cubic feet of space and a standard hands-free feature. Other standard features in the Genesis G80 in Colorado Springs include an infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an HD Radio, satellite radio, and navigation system.

2019 Genesis G80 Sport

The 2019 Genesis G80 Sport contains the 3.3-liter turbocharged engine that pumps out 365 horsepower. It also comes with front sport seats, alloy sport pedals, and standard head-up display. Some of the interior upgrades include premium leather upholstery, a 9.2-inch touch screen, power rear window sunshades, and 17-speaker Quantum Logic surround-sound system. The 2019 Genesis G80 Sport in Colorado Springs is available for purchase now.

2019 Genesis G80 Safety Features

2019 Genesis G80 side exterior view

The 2019 Genesis G80 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest designation it can receive. It also received a five-star rating from the NHTSA. Standard safety technology includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic braking. Other equipment on every model includes adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane keep assist, a driver attention monitor, high-beam assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, and rear cross-traffic alert.

2020 Genesis G80

2020 Genesis G80 rear exterior

2020 Genesis G80 Exterior

We will have some new styling changes with the 2020 Genesis G80 exterior. So far we know it will have a similar hexagonal-shaped grille plus dual-bar headlights. The side mirrors are moved from the A-pillars to the doors instead. The trunk lid also comes with a flat light design.

2020 Genesis G80 Performance

It’s expected that the 2020 Genesis G80 will still feature the 3.8-liter and 3.3-liter turbocharged engine options. The only addition that might occur is a new plug-in hybrid setup in place of the V8 engine. It’s not confirmed yet if Genesis plans to electrify this model or the Genesis G70 in Colorado Springs.

2020 Genesis G80 Interior

2020 Genesis G80 interior design

We don’t expect any configuration changes with the 2020 Genesis G80. It should still hold five people comfortably and have the same amount of trunk space. We do expect a new digital instrument cluster plus a larger infotainment screen. There might even be some additional driver aids included as standard equipment.

2020 Genesis G80 Sport

The 2020 Genesis G80 Sport is what everyone wants to know more about. At this time, we expect the model to be included in the new lineup but aren’t sure what changes will occur. Unless there are major changes in performance, the 2020 G80 Sport will come equipped with the same 3.3L engine and other interior amenities. We will have to wait until all of the new Genesis G80 cars arrive in Colorado Springs to be sure.

2020 Genesis G80 Safety Features

2020 Genesis G80 side exterior view

Since the 2019 model excelled in safety ratings, we expect a similar safety suite with the 2020 Genesis G80. Standard safety equipment such as forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane keep assist, a driver attention monitor, high-beam assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, and rear cross-traffic alert will carryover. Both the 2019 Genesis G70 and Genesis G90 were listed at Top Safety Pick+ models, so we know Genesis makes safe vehicles.


2020 Genesis G80: A Redesigned Evolution of the 2019 G80

It’s clear to see that both the 2019 Genesis G80 and the 2020 Genesis G80 have a lot to offer luxury drivers. At Genesis of Colorado Springs, we have a complete collection of Genesis luxury cars you want to own. Whether you are looking for new or used Genesis cars in Colorado Springs, we have the deals you are hoping for. Talk to us about the latest Genesis G80 lease deals and check out the limited-time incentives. When you stop by for a test drive, you will understand what makes this model so unique.


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