CAR REVIEW

Quality Verified | Posted July 19, 2023

2023 AAA Car Guide Winner: 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 AWD

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 AWD ranked 2nd in the Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles in the 2023 edition of the AAA Car Guide .
What is the AAA Car Guide?
The AAA Car Guide helps consumers navigate the evolving automotive marketplace by ranking and rating the newest vehicles, including EVs. The Guide provides consumers with reviews, based on testing by AAA Engineers, highlighting how many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are included in the vehicle, along with other criteria and information.
2023 Genesis Electrified G80 AWD
VEHICLE TYPE
BASE PRICE
PRICE AS TESTED
IIHS / NHTSA
Midsize Electric
$81,495
$32,909
Overall Observations

The Electrified G80, new for 2023, swaps out the G80 midsize sedan’s gasoline-powered drivetrain for 2 electric motors, a direct-drive transmission, and a battery pack. Offered only in the loaded Prestige trim, the Electrified G80 is an impressive car. Its efficient electric drivetrain provides quick acceleration, plenty of power, and an estimated 282 miles of range. Level 2 and DC fast-charging rates are impressively fast, and MPGe numbers are high. Genesis has the Electrified G80’s roadworthiness dialed in, too. It delivers responsive handling and a comfortable ride, courtesy of an adaptive suspension. One-pedal regenerative braking is smooth and unobtrusive.

 

The Electrified G80’s sumptuous interior, replete with leather, open-pore wood, and aluminum, provides plenty of space for front-seat passengers. Overall interior fit and finish are excellent. A comprehensive set of ADAS features is standard, and plenty of other tech is standard, too: active noise canceling and the capacity to power electric appliances outside the vehicle, among others.

 

Criticisms are minimal. The battery pack intrudes on the interior space, raising the rear passenger floor and eliminating a couple of cubic feet of trunk space; rear visibility is compromised by a thick rear roof pillar and raised deck lid; and some exterior design elements – notably the large shield-shaped grille and rear end – are polarizing.

Strengths and Weaknesses

AAA’s Recommendation: Whether you own an electric vehicle or a gas-powered car is up to you – and you should consider lots of factors in making that choice. No matter what type of vehicle you’re choosing, we recommend visiting a dealership, test driving one, and asking as many questions as possible to make an informed decision.

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