I am all about my cars, driving them, testing them out and really learning what makes them incredible. The 2017 Genesis G90, did not need to be figured out because from the moment I sat in it, and looked at all the features and amenities, I was just sold. So, I will warn you, this article will be totally biased as I test out a lot of cars and this one just spoiled me rotten from door to trunk.
Car shopping for a luxury midsize sedan is something we will all do at one time or another because we all want the finer things in life right? Do you know Genesis? It’s an incredible brand and I have driven the G80 as well and loved it too, however, the G90 stole my heart and my attention.
Lavishly live luxury midsize vehicles out loud and let’s take a look at the 2017 Genesis, a luxury midsize sedan from door to door and front to back, as this Casablanca White shines perfectly on what is an awesome vehicle!
2017 Genesis G90 A Luxury Midsize Sedan
The 2017 Genesis G90 was provided to me as a test drive vehicle. All opinions, images, and content are mine, based on my personal experience with the vehicle. As with all my posts, I only provide the best of the best and you truly want to get your hands on this leather-wrapped telescopic wheel and drive!
TEST TRACK PLEASE
I need my own personal test track, I am going to have to see about this, lol, is all I can say. When you receive a car to review, all you want to do is try it out at every speed, in every mode: Smart, Eco, and Sport. The best way to do this would be on a test track right?
Alrighty, let me cut to the chase because admittedly, I have a ‘lead foot’ inherited from my father, Mario Andretti (well that’s what we call him). The 2017 Genesis G90 only aided an enabled my speed addiction. Oh My Gosh does this car do it, I am talking about 0-60 in 5.6 seconds (yes, sorry I have to admit that I tried it, so any of you that love acceleration behind the wheel can get out there and test and buy this thing). We took out the iPhone and ran the timer from the bottom of the ramp to the top, from 0-60 baby! I would be doing an injustice not telling you, so I will admit that I had the ‘need for speed’ and my husband did too!
We tested the vehicle safely, later in the evening, on ramps all over the Pittsburgh highways! We wanted to really be able to ‘move’ in the car and trust me, we did, the vehicle delivers or should I say the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 rated at 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque delivers!
IN THE BACKSEAT
You know how you often get into a midsize sedan and ask for leg room? Trust me when I say that is one thing you will NEVER ask for in this car. My 6’+ son sat back here more often than the front and he loved the non-cramped, generous legroom.
My three teens refused to ride in the front seat because they called me their ‘limo driver’. Let me explain this through a photo, as the G90 is just stacked with amenities. The backseat offered control of the radio, air conditioning (speed and temperature of it), screens on the back passenger windows, cup holders, heated seats, and offered USB port (2 -12 V Cig Lighters, and 1 USB Port in the backseat glove box.) The only thing missing in the backseat was a divider from the driver to the backseat passengers.
One side note, the kids loved that they could move the passengers (front seat) back and forth and they did this to their 95-year-old Great Grandmother and my Dad and they laughed themselves silly when everyone felt the seat moving! (it’s a kid thing)
BLOWS AWAY THE OTHER MIDSIZE LUXURY VEHICLES
My dad has been out and shopping for new luxury vehicles and I took him for a ride, and 2 minutes into the ride he was SOLD on the Genesis G90. My dad said that the ride is ‘so smooth that it was like gliding on ice skates’ he went on to tell me that all the built-ins at this price level are totally unavailable at that price level in Mercedes, Audi*, etc. Additionally, on a personal note I will tell you that this vehicle blows a Lexus away in this category and smokes a BMW* (we had one of those too and just sold it).
Truly I don’t see the G90 as having competition in this Class because it offers more features and a smoother ride at a better price, so how could there be competition?
THE TWO CONS
It could just be me, but the 2 cons in this ride are not bad, just IMO – the passenger side mirror is a true blind spot when looking at a 4 way stop, I never could see who was there, perhaps I am so petite in height that it might have been a different opinion, but that is my one issue. The other thing that is different of a ‘con’ is that it requires PREMIUM gasoline (reminds me of the BMW) – so those are the only 2 CONS I have to bring up and neither may be a big deal to you.
I also might mention that the Driver Seat offers a 22 Way Power Drive seat that might be able to overcome what I was experiencing, I just did not find the right combo.
How do I show you more awesome than through cameras?
You can never have enough eyes out there when you are driving, and being able to adjust the cameras both in reverse and forward was a Godsend. Check this out to see what I am talking about.
12.3″ HD Navigation System
I have never seen anything like this screen and I love it. Maybe I am getting old, or maybe I am tired of squinting at small screens, but whatever it is, this 12.3″ HD Screen was insane and it had a nice area of coverage over it so the sun did not mess your view up, unlike other screens in other vehicles I have driven. I put a piece of paper above the screen so you really could see how long this is, nothing short of wonderful and NO Squinting required!
While we are in this section of the car, please note that the Heads Up Display is incredibly clean and clear and alerts you to speed, lane departure, radio station changing, etc. Perfect to stay focused on your driving while everything else is going on!
Luxury is as luxury does.. check it out!
For those of you who like to rock out, get ready because the Lexicon 17 speaker surround sound will roll your socks down (ha ha), it is awesome and when Fitz and the Tantrums HandClap song comes on, well you have marked gold! Enough said, but keep those hands on the leather-wrapped wheel!
Look at how wonderful this view is, in fact, my kids had it open everytime they were in the car and looked up rather than out side windows!
Yes, there is plenty of trunk space, in fact, let this video sum up how much space! We shop, and as a large family, the trunk has to support our shopping!
There’s so much more and I could keep on going, but I want you to go test drive one of these on your own to discover what I have discovered. I know how to lavishly live cars out loud because the 2017 Genesis G90 A Luxury Midsize Sedan has brought luxury at a fair price back into focus.
*Audi A8 & a BMW740Xi series