For 2022, the Genesis GV80 enters its second year as the brand’s mid-size luxury crossover model. This is the vehicle that introduced luxury SUV shoppers to the Genesis brand, which had, previous to last year, only offered sedans.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The GV80 undergoes no notable changes for the 2022 model year.
Genesis sells the GV80 in Select, Advanced, and Prestige trims. Select and Advanced start with a 2.5L turbo four-cylinder engine; a 3.5L turbo V6 is optional in Advanced and standard in Prestige. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed transmission are included across the board. Seating for five is standard, and a third row – adding two more seats – is optional.
Select trim comes with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights/taillights, a panoramic sunroof, passive keyless entry, a hands-free tailgate, and self-leveling rear suspension. Inside, you get a 14.5-inch touchscreen, navigation, 12-speaker audio, wireless phone charging, and heated front/rear seats and steering wheel.
GV80’s standard safety suite comprises automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic collision mitigation, forward crash avoidance assist, highway driving assist, and intelligent speed limit assist.
Advanced trim brings real leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, a head-up display, surround-view cameras, blind spot view monitoring, ventilated front seats, and automatic rear climate control.
Advanced 3.5T models bring seven-passenger seating, 22-inch wheels, electronic suspension with road preview, and wood interior trim.
Finally, Prestige trim brings Nappa leather, a digital gauge display, 21-speaker audio, 16-way driver’s seat adjustments, remote park assist, limited slip differential, forward attention warning, ventilated second-row seats, power-folding third-row seats, power rear side sunshades, and soft-close doors.
Genesis’s fuel consumption estimates are 11.3/9.5 L/100 km (city/highway) for 2.5T models, and 12.9/10.4 L/100 km with the 3.5L turbo engine.
With the GV80, Genesis entered a deep pool of luxury SUVs that includes the BMW X5, Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Acura MDX, Lexus RX, Infiniti QX60, Volvo XC90, Cadillac XT6, Buick Enclave, Lincoln Aviator, Porsche Cayenne, and the Land Rover Velar and Range Rover Sport.