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2023 Genesis G80 Electric Review

By Josh Noel | March 27, 2023

Vehicle Type: Midsize, five-passenger, four-door all-electric luxury sedan.

Price Range: $80,950, including destination fee but before options or any potential incentives.

Powertrain: Front and rear electric motors combine for 365 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Power comes from an 87.2-kWh battery and dual motors make all Genesis Electrified G80s all-wheel drive.

What’s New for 2023?

The Genesis Electrified G80 is all new for the 2023 model year, though it is based on the Genesis G80 which was fully redesigned for the 2021 model year.

What’s Good?

  • Excellent standard specs, luxury, and value
  • Low starting price for the segment
  • Class-leading warranty, with scheduled maintenance to boot
  • Standard all-wheel drive

What’s Bad?

  • Designed around internal combustion architecture means compromises
  • Limited cargo and passenger space; no frunk
  • Laggy regenerative braking
  • No sunroof or glass roof is available

Would we buy one? We would consider one.

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The Genesis Electrified G80 is for those buyers wanting subtle, electric luxury. It doesn’t scream electric car as it moves quietly through the streets. In fact, it looks so similar to the normal G80, it’s likely no one will know you’ve gone green.

The Electrified G80 follows the Genesis recipe, offering a lot of luxury for a relatively low price when compared to the competition. Though only one trim level is offered and it is loaded, the barrier to entry is still quite high.

Buyers in this segment have many choices and should consider alternatives alongside the Electrified G80. Worthy options include the Audi E-Tron GT, BMW i7, Lucid Motors Air, Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQE, Porsche Taycan, and Tesla Model S.

Though the Electrified G80 is an all-new model for Genesis, it shares many features with the non-electric version. Big changes are obviously the electric drivetrain. Because the G80 was not designed as a ground-up electric vehicle, some compromises are made to accommodate the battery. Most notably, interior and storage space are down when compared to the normal G80.

As the brand ramps up production, the Electrified G80 is only for sale in select states, so if you live outside Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Utah, Virginia, or Washington you’ll have to cross state lines or wait to buy yours.

Overall Score: 4/5 stars

Driving Experience: 4/5 stars


The Electrified G80 impresses with hasty acceleration, running to 60 miles per hour in just over four seconds. Not the fastest in the class, but plenty quick for real-world driving situations.

The G80 is nimble with composed, nearly sporty handling. Enthusiastic drivers will not be disappointed. The Electrified version falls short of the composure and excitement of the normal G80 Sport trim, but that is to be expected due to the car’s higher curb weight.

Suspension tuning falls behind the competition when it comes to comfort, with a ride that is less supple than most. Bumps and road imperfections are noticeable, which does not meet the standard for this level of a luxury vehicle.

Standard four-wheel steering makes low-speed maneuvering in tight spaces easier.

Like most electric vehicles, the Electrified G80 has regenerative braking which slows the vehicle upon lifting off the accelerator. The system is adjustable through five modes of increasing braking via wheel-mounted paddles. Genesis’s system is less smooth than others with slow engagement. Even in one-pedal driving mode, drivers will be pressing the brake pedal more often than in offerings from other automakers.

Safety Features: 4.5/5 stars


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Electrified G80 a Top Safety Pick+ designation.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Genesis G80 a five-start overall crash test rating.

Standard safety technology includes a blind spot camera, blind spot collision avoidance, forward automatic emergency braking, parking collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, rear occupant alert, and a 360-degree camera.

Genesis throws all of their advanced safety technology at the Electrified G80, leaving nothing to add with optional packages.

The cabin of the G80 Electric has 10 airbags to keep you safe in the event of a crash.

Value: 4.5/5 stars


The Electrified G80 has no additional packages or options, meaning every model comes fully loaded.

Despite the long list of standard features, the Electrified G80 has one of the lowest MSRPs in its class. The sole trim costs less than the competition’s base model electric sedans but competes well against mid and top-tier trims for way less money.

A 5-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty are the best in class, and complimentary maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles is also included. This matches other offerings from Genesis's parent company Hyundai.

The only included paint color is white, opting for flashier colors like Matira Blue, adds $575 to the price tag. A matte white paint job is available and costs $1500. Other accessories include a first aid kit ($45), rear bumper applique ($85), and wheel locks ($85). That’s the full list of possible extra costs from the factory.

Tech Features: 4.5/5 stars


As with the safety features Genesis holds nothing back in the form of options or packages. Each Electrified G80 comes loaded with technology.

A 14.5-inch horizontal touchscreen infotainment system includes navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The system can be operated in multiple ways, in addition to the touchscreen, steering wheel-mounted buttons, a center console-mounted controller, and voice commands that can control many aspects of the system.

Genesis Digital Key allows for keyless entry to the Electrified G80 including memory for different driver’s preferences.

A Smart Park feature allows the vehicle to be moved forward and aft via buttons on the key fob while outside the vehicle. The feature can steer slightly or stop if obstructions are detected. This feature may be useful for city dwellers with a tight parking situation.

A standard Lexicon 21-speaker premium sound system ensures audiophiles will be satisfied with the Electrified G80.

A 12.3” all-digital gauge cluster includes 3D visuals.

Practicality: 3/5 stars


The Electrified Genesis G80 can move five people from place to place in high-end electrified comfort, which means it easily meets the basic standard for the class.

Some models in this class have more of a hatchback trunk opening, which makes loading and unloading easier. The G80 has somewhat limited access to a smaller-than-average trunk.

Retrofitting a traditional gas-powered vehicle for electrification has its drawbacks, and that is clearly evident in the cargo space of the G80. The trunk space is two cubic feet smaller than the regular version, and the Electrified G80 lacks a front trunk or frunk, which is present on most electric sedans.

Styling & Design: 4/5 stars


The interior styling of the Electrified G80 is sophisticated and ergonomic. Though the white and green color scheme may be too much for some buyers, an all-black interior is available.

Front and rear seats in the Electrified G80 are comfortable, and the cabin is whisper quiet, thanks to active noise canceling and laminated windows.

Exterior styling is bold with Genesis trademark shield grille and split headlight and taillights. Though it looks just like the non-electric version.

Genesis included eco-friendly materials in the interior, with a headliner and carpets made from recycled plastics, and forged wood trim made from odds and ends of birch leftovers from furniture production.

The floor in the Electrified G80 is higher than in the internal combustion-powered model, meaning headroom is diminished and a sunroof is not available to avoid further shrinking the cabin. The tallest of buyers may have an issue with the low roof.

Fuel Efficiency: 3.5/5 stars


The EPA estimates a driving range of 282 miles for the Electrified G80. Most reviewers found that number to be accurate and easily achievable. The range is far behind the leader in the segment, the Lucid Air Grand Touring which can travel up to 516 miles without recharging but costs almost $140,000. The G80 exceeds the maximum range of competitors from Audi and Porsche.

When plugged into a 35-kW fast charger, the Electrified G80 can be charged from 10 to 80 percent battery in a little over twenty minutes. With Level 2 charging it takes up to seven hours to top off the battery. Buyers considering the Electrified G80 should also budget to install a home charger and plug it in whenever they are at home to keep the battery full.

Charging can be challenging due to the awkward placement of the charge port. The port is located in the grill, which requires stooping to reach, and makes it difficult to plug in at chargers designed for vehicles with side-mounted ports.

What’s it Going to Cost Me?


In its sole Prestige trim, the Genesis Electrified G80 costs $80,950 including the destination fee. While over $80k is a high entry price, the Genesis includes plenty of luxury features, technology, and safety to justify the price. Everything a buyer should expect in a modern luxury car is equipped with the only options being the choice of interior and exterior colors, and the addition of some accessories. Detailing all of the included features below may sound a bit redundant when compared to the sections above because this exhaustive list of features is all included on every Electrified G80.

Standard exterior features include stylish 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlight, combination rear lights, power door closure, hands-free trunk opening, and power-folding mirrors. Power comes from front and rear 136 kW electric motors providing AWD. An 87.2 kWh battery pack gets up to an EPA-estimated 282 miles between charges. A battery heater helps avoid vastly diminished range in colder temps.

Inside there is standard Nappa leather upholstery, matte forged wood trim, eco-friendly microfiber suede headliner, leatherette wrapped dash and instrument panel, and eco-friendly carpets. The driver’s seat features 16-way power adjustability and the front passenger gets 12-way power adjustments, both front seats are heated and ventilated. A heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping adjustment makes finding just the right position easy. Automatic three-zone climate control, a power rear sunshade, and manual rear door sunshades keep the cabin comfortable and private. Active noise canceling and laminated glass ensure a near-silent cabin.

Included tech features include 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation and Android Auto and AppleCar Play. Of course AM, FM, and SiriusXM satellite radio are also on deck. A Lexicon premium audio with 21 speakers including under-seat subwoofers is standard. Drivers stay informed via a 12.3” digital instrument cluster and head-up display. Genesis Digital Key allows for keyless access to the car including memory settings for multiple users. A front wireless charger and vehicle-to-vehicle load charging make the Electrified G80 a massive battery pack.

Safety features include 10 airbags, tire pressure monitoring, forward collision avoidance, land keeping assist, lane following assist, blind spot collision avoidance, blind spot camera, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, highway driving assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, speed limit assist, driver attention warning, automatic high beams, 360-degree camera, parking distance warning, safe exit assist, and rear occupant alert.

As previously mentioned, the only for-cost options are paint colors. White paint is included, premium paints cost $575, and matte white is $1500. For buyers who truly must max out the window sticker, three accessories are available: a first aid kit for $45, a protective rear bumper applique for $85, and wheel locks for $85.

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