2017 Genesis G90 Review

The 2017 Genesis G90 is a large luxury car that rates at the top of its class. It has seating for up to 5 people with a spacious cabin. It’s choice of two powerful engines deliver up to 420 horsepower.

The handling of the G90 is impressive and it comes with excellent safety scores. Ther are tons of features available on the standard trim. The Genesis G90 has been redesigned for the 2017 model year.

The G90 comes as either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and has fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for the base engine. The fuel economy on the G90 is below average for this class.

Performance

The 2017 Genesis G90 comes with a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that makes 365 horsepower for the base engine. There’s plenty of power to get you where you need to go with tons spare. The ride quality is luxurious and the G90 has very good traction on the road.

“Put the G90 in motion and there’s no doubt you’re at the helm of a generously proportioned car of considerable bearing – almost 2-1/2 tons worth. Yet the Genesis flagship doesn’t feel cumbersome.” – New York Daily News.

For a more powerful engine you can upgrade to the 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower. Both engines come as either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

“The G90 V6 feels light in spite of its 4,600-pound curb weight, and not big at all, and it’s quick when you want it to be. We’re not talking about acceleration toward infinity as one can experience in a 12-cylinder Bentley, but strong, invigorating bursts when it’s time [to] make up ground or get clear of a pack.” – Autoweek.

As for fuel economy the V6 engine gets 17/24 mpg for city/hwy driving. This is a little below average for a large luxury car. The V8 engine is a little less fuel efficient as you would expect with 15/23 mpg city/hwy for the all-wheel drive version.

Overall the G90 provides a comfortable ride even for long journeys with a powerful engine that delivers quick acceleration when you need it.

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Interior

The 2017 Genesis G90 has a luxurious interior which is one of the finest in the class. It features genuine wood and stainless steel trim, as well as leather upholstery. The quality of the interior cabin is impeccable and almost all surfaces are soft to the touch.

“If the G90 has a calling card, it’s inside, where the interior is full of both quality materials and features. I was able to find some hard plastic trim on the transmission tunnel, but I had to look for it – the rest of the touch points are leather or other soft material. And those are fantastic, some of the best I’ve experienced.” – Cars.com

Almost all the features in the G90 come as standard such as the power-adjustable and heated front seats, heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. It also comes with tri-zone automatice climate control, sunroof, a 12.3-inch touch-screen and infotainment system, a 17-speaker surround sound audio system, navigation, Bluetooth, front and rear USB ports, wireless device charging, push-button start and proximity key.

Price

The 2017 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium with the V6 engine has a starting price of $68,100. Adding all-wheel drive to this trim or the upgraded 5.0 Ultimate trim will add an extra $2,500. The 5.0 Ultimate trim with the V8 engine has a starting price of $69,700.

Alternatives

The 2017 Genesis G90 is one of the finest large luxury cars. Some other alternatives are the 2017 Audi A7, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 or the 2017 BMW 6-Series.