2025 Genesis GV80 Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

The luxurious midsize crossover SUV can be fitted with a third row to seat seven passengers or it can now be had with a sportier coupe-like variant to better compete with European SUVs such as the BMW X5 and X6, Audi Q7 and Q8, and Mercedes GLE-Class.

It has wowed us since it launched in 2021, winning our Best Luxury Car To Buy award for its balance of size, style, luxury, and value. The value element has eroded with annual price hikes, but it’s still a great choice. The new Coupe variant demonstrates that Genesis sees itself on the same vaunted luxury pedestal as the Germans. The GV80 earns a TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10, which is unusually high for a gas-powered vehicle. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

The big news is the addition of a sporty GV80 Coupe model, and its twin-turbo V-6 supplemented by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. On the inside, a 27.0-inch wall of screens houses the instrument cluster and touchscreen. 

The 2025 GV80 SUV design carries over slightly tweaked with a winning balance of big, bold, and beautiful. With the cabin set back from its long nose, the GV80 SUV rears back athletically, similar to the handsome Jaguar F-Pace. Genesis goes all in on its newly metal crest-shaped grille, the distinctive split LED headlights, and a character line that dashes through the fenders and wraps around to the taillights. Larger air intakes and a wider skid plate panel further its sporting ambitions. Available 22-inch alloy wheels and chrome rockers as well as a chrome surround under its seamless roofline enhance its muscular profile. 

The GV80 Coupe nips and tucks at all these elements, and rounds the roofline into the tail with even greater grace, flexing its muscle with an integrated rear roof spoiler split in two and a tailgate spoiler with a light bar across it. It’s a look that riffs off the Kia EV6 GT, albeit with more subtlety and grace. The rounded roofline eats into the cargo and passenger room but we don’t know exactly by how much. The Coupe will only come with five seats, whereas the GV80 SUV can be had with four or up to seven seats. 

The GV80 SUV carries over with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 rated at 300 hp, or a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 making 375 hp. An 8-speed automatic routes power to all four wheels. 

The racy styling of the GV80 Coupe echoes what’s under the hood. It will come with a mild-hybrid version of the twin-turbo V-6 that boosts output to 409 hp, same as in the G90 flagship sedan. Genesis hasn’t disclosed suspension changes to the Coupe, but expect the available adaptive dampers on the GV80 SUV to be standard on the Coupe and perhaps with a sportier tune. 

Changes to the interior include a bank of screens under one 27.0-inch pane of glass, with a touchscreen area that is easier to reach than the outgoing model’s 14.5-inch touchscreen. Voice commands and a controller dial in the console can still be used instead of touch controls. A touch climate panel flanked by temperature dials sits below the screens, and a blend of etched metallic surfaces, knurled dials, chrome frames, and quilted leather substantiate its luxury appeal. 

The Genesis GV80 has a lot of standard safety features, and even more are available as options. Standard features include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control to a stop, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors. The brand’s blind-spot camera that projects live images in the instrument cluster is an option, along with a surround-view camera system and a head-up display. 

How much does the 2025 Genesis GV80 cost?

Genesis offers the GV80 in 2.5T Standard AWD, 2.5T AWD, 2.5T Select AWD, 2.5T Prestige AWD, 3.5T Advanced AWD, and 3.5T Prestige AWD trim levels. The GV80 2.5T Standard AWD starts at $59,050 and comes standard with heated power front seats, driver seat memory, a power-adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, ambient lighting, a 27.0-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (with wireless versions coming later in the model year), wireless smartphone charging, a wifi hotspot, a self-leveling rear suspension, a hands-free power tailgate, and 19-inch alloy wheels. 

The base version with the V-6, the 3.5T Prestige AWD, starts at $71,800, and the top model, the 3.5T Prestige AWD comes in at $80,650.

Prices aren’t yet available for the GV80 Coupe. Expect it to start at at least $75,000.

Where is the 2025 Genesis GV80 made?

In Ulsan, South Korea. 

—Senior Editor Robert Duffer contributed to this report.