2017 Genesis G90

Pros: High level of features per dollar; abundant V8 power; supremely comfortable back seat
Cons:
Lacks brand prestige of class competitors; only two trim levels and no options

CG Says: Hyundai launches its new Genesis premium brand for 2017. Just as Acura is the luxury division of Honda and Lexus the upscale brand of Toyota, so Genesis will be an upmarket Hyundai product. The 2017 Genesis G90 is a new design that replaces the Hyundai Equus and is the flagship of the Genesis brand. The G90 has two powertrain choices: a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 or a 5.0-liter V8. Both mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive are available with either engine. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, driver-attention alert, and 360-degree multi-view monitor. There are no options offered on G90, which is well equipped with standard heated/ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate controls, head-up instrument display, rear sunshades, hands-free trunk opener, and power door closure on all models. The topline 5.0 model adds power-adjustable, heated/ventilated rear seats. G90 offers the size and luxury of Lexus LS and high-end German rivals at a lower price.

The Facts
Class Premium Large car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Genesis
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices 3.3T: 68,100
AWD 3.3T: $70,600
5.0: $69,700
AWD 5.0: $72,200

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.3-liter V6
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
430
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-24