I eyed up the 2017 G80 and wondered what adventures we were about to get into. I treat my test drives as a time for me to really get to know the car and what would actually make it a good for or not a good fit for my family and my life.
What would set the Genesis 2017 G80, A midsize luxury sedan above other vehicles I have driven and how would it handle the open road? While I don’t live in a desert or have a bunch of back roads, the highway is my everyday traveling path so I would hope to open her up and see her exceed basic performance.
Today’s overview is all about the Genesis 2017 G80 a midsize luxury sedan, that let’s you lavishly live design of an exceptional car out loud
Genesis 2017 G80 A Midsize Luxury Sedan
This was my baby for a week.
And another glance
Looking at the exterior of the 2017 G80 was a way to suddenly define a soon-to-be-driving experience.
Sleek looking offering a design that lets your raise your expectations, fill them and then provide a perception to others looking that this is the car they should have bought.
Interior Driver Controls Genesis G80
The interior layout of the vehicle is incredible from optimized interior features like a 7″ screen to easily accessible controls (on the steering wheel) create an awesome driver’s experience. One of my favorite features is AUTO HOLD, see me pointing at it?
Auto Hold is perfect for anyone who needs to be parked but does not want to shift into park like when you get so excited you have fast food and you want to cram your mouth full of it because you are starving.
You pull into a parking spot and touch Auto Hold. Or perhaps as I also used it in school parking lines waiting to pick my kids up from school, rather than braking, rather than sitting in park. Don’t worry, you can’t go unless you PUT your foot on the brake and release it and the CAR reminds me you onscreen (learned that!) .
Dual Automatic Temperature Control
Hello heated and cooled seats for both driver and passenger. Let me tell you something, heated gets too hot on the top level, so I kept it mid-level! Since we lived through all 4 seasons in one week, I can tell you about the cooled seats as well as the heated seats and this cool power tilt-slide panoramic sunroof because we tried it all out!
Here’s the power tilt-slide panoramic sunroof. First, the roof panel opens and you see the sky (love this), and then if you continue, the window will open and tilt, to just behind the driver’s seat, and the passengers in the back have the full panoramic view.
See my son demoing this and loving it, though he always sat when the car was in motion no worries!
NO worries about shopping, we went to the CLUB and loaded up without issue, see how nice and roomy?
Want to see hockey sticks in there? Just drop the middle back seat and out they come.
The Ultimate Feature For Driving
Keep your head up and drive forward. My favorite feature on the 2017 Genesis G80 was the Heads Up Screen on my front windshield. I pulled over to show you how slick this is. Now you might have thought I would have said that my favorite feature on the car was the Max Torque/5000 rpm, the Max Power/6000 rmp 420 HP, but without the Heads Up Monitor, you can not navigate all that power safely!
Now you might have seen this photo on Facebook, as my conscious was really being challenged. Can I just say, “the devil made me do it, but the sheer acceleration and all of the optimized features egged me on?”
So, the ability to see your speed, what the speed should be if you have cars on your blind side, or blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert are all the little extra gifts built into the Genesis G80. I could GO when I was in a clearing and feel the speed that just elevated itself from 60-90 in seconds while making sure no one was in my path and keeping it safe. (I seriously need a test track to floor it in this car, it simply moves like the wind!)
The Mid Size Luxury Sedan
It’s an incredibly sleek ride, that handles the road quite well. Elegance graced with premium leather seats, and a genuine matte finish, and a wood trim lead up to the most incredible LOGO siting I have ever witnessed to date!
Behold the side mirrors that offer the Genesis Logo creating approach lighting that crushes it! Does that look so cool, like Batman! Love the car, and it is suitable for a family of 4, not really five. While the seating is there, with teens it gets tight, but a short jaunt would be ok! Lavishly live life out loud, optimized and accelerated behind the wheel of the 2017 Genesis G80.