- Street: 2722 Nostrand Ave.
- City: Brooklyn
- State: New York
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 11210
- Listed: August 17, 2017 6:03 pm
- Expires: 10 days, 14 hours
GENESIS G90THE NEXT LEVEL OF LUXURY
There’s a new alternative to the few well-established flagship luxury sedans, and it’s called the 2017 Genesis G90. It’s an all-new model from an all-new brand that has branched off of Hyundai. Yes, Hyundai. Before you discount the idea of a non-European premium luxury sedan, we’ve got quite a few reasons why you should take a closer look.
In a class of cars that easily cross the $100,000 mark, the Genesis G90 hovers closer to $70,000. But don’t think that you’d be getting a weak facsimile of luxury as a result. The Genesis G90 checks off almost all of the boxes that premium luxury shoppers have on their lists. From its substantial and understated exterior to a long list of standard features, a powerful V8 engine, a cabin that remains blissfully quiet and a glassy smooth ride quality, the G90 is certainly worth your attention.
That’s not to say that the G90 is already in a position to beat the best in the class. The interior doesn’t quite live up to those lofty expectations, but it is very close. Keen observers will notice the use of plastic in some places where rivals use metal, leather surfaces that are not quite exceptional and wood trim that doesn’t look genuine (but really is). But if you haven’t been in the recently redesigned Mercedes and BMW competitors, we have no doubt you’d be impressed.
Sure, the Genesis G90 doesn’t have a celebrated premium badge just yet, but at some point you’ll have to ask yourself how much you’re willing to pay for a badge.
Refined suspension smooths out the roughest roads.
No options to choose as all models come fully loaded
Delivers exceptional level of luxury for far less than competitors
Lavish rear seat accommodations on V8 models
Interior materials aren’t as special as those of rivals
Steering is too sensitive on the highway
Less refined semi-autonomous systems than the competition
The 2017 Genesis G90 is an all-new model. It’s the top-of-the-line offering from this new luxury brand that was spun off of Hyundai’s mainstream lineup. It replaces the former Hyundai Equus.
With only slight differences in price and fuel economy between the 3.3T Premium and 5.0 Ultimate models, we suggest checking out the 5.0 Ultimate. Either engine provides more than enough power, but the burlier V8 sounds better. On top of that, you get a significant upgrade for the rear seats.
trim levels & features
The 2017 Genesis G90 is a large luxury sedan with seating for five. Other than colors, shoppers have only two choices to make: V6 or V8 engine and rear- or all-wheel-drive. The 3.3T Premium model has a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 (365 horsepower, 376 pound-feet of torque) under the hood, while the 5.0 Ultimate sports a 5.0-liter V8 (420 hp, 383 lb-ft). Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but either model can be equipped with all-wheel drive.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Genesis G90 (5.0L V8; 8-speed automatic).
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