The Price is Right

2021 Genesis G80 priced starting at $47,700 with two engine options, 10 grades

Genesis will put the 2021 G80 on sale later this year.

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The 2021 Genesis G80 goes on sale this summer with a competitive price point, engine lineup, and list of features. It's the second generation of the G80, the successor to the Hyundai Genesis. The luxury arm of Hyundai also debuted a redesigned G90 sedan and the new GV80 SUV this year.

"The all-new G80 midsize luxury sedan is a perfect blend of seamless elegance and athletic brilliance," said said Mark Del Rosso, President and CEO, Genesis Motor North America. "And with a robust suite of complimentary services, the all-new G80 offers an ownership experience unmatched by any midsize luxury sedan in its segment."

2021 Genesis G80

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The G80 will be offered with either a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder or twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. No matter the engine, the G80 is available in rear- or all-wheel drive.

Models with the 2.5T engine starts at $47,700. The larger engine and all-wheel drive will increase the cost of the model.

Genesis will offer the smaller engine in three trim levels: Standard, Advanced, and Prestige. The larger 3.5-liter power plant will be available in two trim levels: Standard and Prestige.

The top-tier model has a starting MSRP of $67,650. Additionally, Metallic and Pearl Paint Colors are a standalone $400 option while freight charges total $1,025.

Genesis Motors backs every new model with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty with enhanced roadside assistance and concierge services including:

  • Three years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance
  • Three years/36,000 miles of complimentary Genesis Service Valet care
  • Three years of complimentary Genesis Connected Services
  • Three months of complimentary SiriusXM Satellite Radio All Access
  • Three years of complimentary Annual Multimedia and Navigation Updates and lifetime complimentary traffic data via HD+ Traffic radio.
The 2021 Genesis G80 goes on sale this summer.

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2022 Nissan Rogue gets new VC Turbo engine

The Rogue was fully redesigned last year.

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Nissan refreshed its best-selling vehicle, the Rogue SUV, in 2021 with a grown-up new look and plenty of new tech. Changes the year after a major overhaul are usually minor, but for 2022 Nissan's giving the Rogue a new powertrain. A brand-new 1.5-liter variable compression (VC) Turbo engine is on board, producing 201 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque.

2022 Nissan Rogue The new VC engine can change its compression to adapt to driving conditions.Nissan

Power is up 11 percent and torque is up a staggering 24 percent with the new power plant. The variable compression engine is capable of adapting to changing driving conditions. When the driver needs more power, the engine shifts to higher compression, which delivers better acceleration at the expense of fuel economy. When efficiency is best, the engine changes its compression again. The VC engines made their debut in 2019 in both the Infiniti QX50 and Nissan Altima. It's trick engine technology, but it doesn't always deliver on its promise of efficiency gains. Nissan's continuously variable transmission is still in place, though it has been improved with 17 percent wider gear ratio coverage and 32 percent lower friction. The automaker says it helps deliver better acceleration and fuel economy.

2022 Nissan Rogue Top Rogue trims get upscale finishes and a handsome cabin.Nissan

Pricing for the 2022 Rogue S FWD starts at $27,875, including a $1,175 destination charge. Adding all-wheel drive pushes the price by $1,500. Nissan offers three packages for the SUV as well, including a $2,660 SV Premium Package, a $1,320 SL Premium Package, and a $400 10.8-inch head-up display for the top Platinum trim.

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The G70 got a makeover for 2022.

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The Genesis G70 got a refresh for 2022, which brought an updated interior with new tech, along with a massaged front- and rear-end. I'm spending a week testing the renewed sports sedan, and have some initial thoughts after two days with the new model. I drove the 2021 G70 and felt that it was a cohesive package with few major downfalls. The 2022 model's improvements have made me like it even more. A full review will be out next week, but in the meantime, here are three things to know about the 2022 Genesis G70.

It's Plush


2022 Genesis G70 The G70's interior is top-shelf and gorgeous to look at.Genesis


Close your eyes and step into a G70 and you'll be hard pressed to believe you're sitting in anything other than a European luxury sedan. The cabin is gorgeous, and features high-end materials, great visibility, and intuitive technology. The front seats are sporty but supportive and comfortable, and high trim levels features super diamond stitched leathers and very few low-rent materials inside.

It's Quick

I'm testing the Sport Prestige 3.3T model, which his powered by a – you guessed it – twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine. With 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque on tap, the car will boogie. Its 0-60 mph time lands a at a modest 4.7 seconds, but Genesis did a good job of building in enough drama to make things interesting. The car's sonorous exhaust, rush of power off the line, and responsive transmission all work together to create a special experience. Even G70s equipped with the lesser turbocharged 2.0-liter engine still feel quick, thanks to 252 horsepower.

It's Gorgeous


2022 Genesis G70 The G70 isn't a large car, but offers enough room for a family of four to ride in comfort.Genesis


I tested a Genesis GV80 a few months ago, and found that it was the first car I'd driven around town that caused people to stop and take photos. Now, with the G70, I have my second. Despite a few awkward lines, created when Genesis added the split headlight and taillight look to the car, it's otherwise one of the sleekest and most eye-catching sedans around. Deeply sculpted sides and the large-but-not-too-large diamond grille also add to the look.

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