If you're in the market for a luxury SUV, then you've come to the right place. The 2022 Genesis GV80 represents the best of the best, and has only been in production a short time. In fact, this is only the luxury mid-sized SUV's second year in production. There are four trims available: 2.5 liter RWD, 2.5 liter AWD, 3.5 liter AWD, and 3.5 liter, AWD Advance D+. However, this review concerns the base trim only. Once you get to know the GV80 more closely, we're sure you'll agree that it satisfies all your needs and then some. Everything from safety issues to advanced technologies make the GV80 a pleasure to drive for owners, and a pleasure to ride in for passengers.
The 2022 Genesis GV80 is a world-class, 4-door, 5 seat, mid-size rear wheel drive SUV which is built for those who crave the finer things in life, while needing a stable and dependable vehicle to handle their everyday needs. Intuitive high performing technology designed specifically to enhance your ride, includes features such as Intelligent Speed Limit Assist and more. Cargo space is created when the heated back row seats fold down flat. The interior of the GV80 espouses the Genesis philosophy which celebrates the beauty of openness. A pleasure to drive, the GV80 combines comfort with high performance to create a vehicle that gives its all to its enthusiasts. Indeed, take a test drive at your local dealership to gain a first hand look at what it is people are talking about when it comes to this premium, mid-sized utility vehicle.
Peak Performance Achieved
The power for the 2022 Genesis GV80 base trim comes from a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine. Transmission is an 8 speed automatic with a shift by wire and paddle shifters. This gives you 300 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, with 311 lb-ft of torque. While the engine may seem underpowered to some, it still performs well, especially for those looking for a comfortable transport vehicle, not an off-road all terrain vehicle. If you're reading this and would prefer a four wheel drive, all-terrain GV80, then take a look at their other trims, such as the 3.5 liter all wheel drive model. This is a gas fueled vehicle, with a cruising range for highway travel around 527.50 miles, and city 443.10 miles.
Safety Features Keep You on the Right Track
Where this luxury mid-sized SUV excels is its safety protocols. The designers of the GV80 took time to look at a variety of potential dangerous situations and created a system designed to protect drivers and passengers from those situations. Their safety suite comes with a Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection feature which will alert the driver of cyclists and pedestrians in order to avoid a potential collision. When this alert is triggered brakes are applied automatically and steering is adjusted in accordance to the situation, all to avoid any collision. As can be seen, the GV80 is a veritable fortress on wheels, with the ability to provide comfort and affluence for every drive, along with reliable state-of-the-art safety features.
High Tech Features Enhance Every Ride
The state-of-the-art, user friendly technology integrated into the GV80 is exactly what you'd expect from a luxury SUV. Such features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist. This feature works in tandem with the SUV's Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go in order to alert you to speed limit changes. For instance, if you're cruising into a construction zone, this feature will alert you that it's time to slow down.
When it comes right down to it, it's hard to beat a luxury SUV with these standard features for the asking price. These features include LED head and tail lights, adjustable front seats that are also heated, dual zone climate control, and a power liftgate. As far as tech goes, you get an infotainment system with a large, 14.5 inch screen, while the gauges rest in a neat, 12.3 inch cluster. Here, you get access to some nice assets such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, HD and SiriusXM radio. This next one is nice, as it is a 12 speaker audio system. There's also a Voice Activating System, Dynamic Voice Recognition, and Navigation system. Standard features also include safety features, such as front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, Safe Exit Assist, Highway DrivingAssist II, lane assist, lane follow assist, rain-sensing wipers and rear cross traffic assist. But wait, there's more. For those of you who want to stay with the base trim, yet would prefer to consider additional options, Genesis has you covered with their assortment of GV80 packages. Each package contains specific items which correlate to your particular needs, such as the winter package, which comes with mud flaps and floor maps. The following are the available, optional packages offered by Genesis for the 2022 Genesis GV80:
- Advanced Package
- Prestige Package
- Adventure Package
- Cargo Package
- Convenience Package
- Security Package
- Winter Weather Package
These are just a taste of the standard features available with the GV80. Some other features include cup holders, ability to connect to external entertainment devices, an engine start button, Illuminated entry system, and much, much more.
Awards and Honors
It's no secret that this beautifully styled luxury SUV captured the attention of automobile aficionados everywhere as soon as it emerged onto the market place. With its upscale interior and advanced technologies, it soon found its way into the hearts and minds of its fans. So, it's no wonder that the GV80 received the Best Luxury SUV award from the 2021 Scottish Car of the Year Awards. Not only that, the previous generation GV80 was awarded the Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
That's all there is to it, the 2022 Genesis GV80 is a luxurious, upscale, mid-sized SUV that gives you more than it promises. With standard features above and beyond, including intuitive technology, excellent safety features, and an elegant and clean exterior design, Genesis has crafted a first-class affordable, luxury vehicle. Created for those who want a smart blend of comfort with opulence, whether taking a road trip to the Rockies, or transporting your children to school and back, the 2022 Genesis GV80 SUV has what it takes.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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