2025 Genesis GV80 Highlights the Screen

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2025 Genesis GV80 Highlights the ScreenGenesis

The 2025 Genesis GV80 adds a 27-inch screen that handles media and driver information as standard equipment.

The 2025 Genesis GV80 features a revised grille, front fascia, and headlamps.

The model is on sale now with a $59,050 starting price.

In case you forgot, mid-size crossovers are still wildly popular and high on nearly every automaker’s list of priorities. The folks at Genesis look at their sales reports and know how important its GV80 is to the bottom line. Its success might be why the company only tried to squeeze more out of the GV80’s advantages with a refresh and was relatively conservative with the exterior updates.


The tech updates, on the other hand, should make Genesis customers feel like their people mover is as modern as the competition.

For ’25, both of the current Genesis GV80’s powertrains carry over unchanged. The 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 is standard equipment and sends 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic. The 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 tags along, also unchanged, and still sends 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic. Regardless of trim or powerplant, that power travels through a standard all-wheel-drive system before heading to the wheels.

The 3.5-liter mill provides plenty of power, with solid throttle response in the default comfort mode. Switching to the prerequisite Sport mode makes the throttle more sensitive at the top half of the sweep and gives you more precise control. With nearly 400 hp on tap and a standard all-wheel-drive system, power makes it down to the pavement well and you’ll quickly whoosh away from a stoplight. The eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly, and without upsetting the cabin.

To really take advantage of the GV80s updates, you’ll have to step inside the cabin. The ’25 GV80 now sports 27 inches of OLED screen sitting on the dash. Slotted below this screen is a touchscreen designed to handle your climate control needs. The 27-inch screen handles both the media needs and driver information. The expansive screen runs Apple CarPlay well and is relatively easy to navigate. The native navigation can show up on the driver’s information side of the screen, but it doesn’t talk with your Apple CarPlay directions.

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The screen is also home to the new mood curator system. As you’ll see in other Genesis products like the latest G90, the mood curator plays a song and movie and triggers a perfume module to spread a scent through the cabin. Admittedly, it does seem odd to sit back and watch an animation to the Blood Moon sequence in the latest Legends of Zelda game while you sit in your crossover, but you might enjoy it.

While the whole mood curator system is a bit of an oddity, the perfume part of the equation can be triggered through the climate control touch screen and might be worth the price of admission by itself.

Screen aside, the rest of the GV80’s interior is at worst competitive. Gone is the two-spoke steering wheel, but the three-spoke job is promised to be – and is – more ergonomic. The button layout takes a second to get used to, but you’ll quickly be telling your new GV80's media system what to do with your thumbs. New trim options join the fray and add a dash of nuevo flair to the cabin.

Two of the more interesting trim options use recycled newspaper that’s layered with wood, and a finish that turns recycled PET plastic into a thread and intertwines that with a diamond pattern that is threaded with basalt. Yes, the rock.

Cabin space is ample with front-row passengers sitting without too many worries of running out of headroom. Surprisingly, second-row passengers, at least those spanning around six feet, also don’t struggle with head space. Passenger knee and shoulder room is also fine, and the cabin is generally welcoming.

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The basalt and recycled PET fabric-covered trim pieces.Genesis

Responsible for suspending the top-flight versions of the GV80 is the electronically controlled suspension. Aptly named Electronically Controlled Suspension, this set of adjustable dampers uses your front camera to help pre-load the suspension to prepare it for big bumps. With the optional 22-inch rollers, which are wrapped in 265/40 tires, the suspension does an okay job of managing bumps and road conditions. The suspension also responds to the drive modes, with the firmer Sport mode more than tolerable on mixed pavement.

To round out the rest of the big updates, you’ll have to step outside. The revised styling is subtle, but keen-eyed shoppers will see the new grille, lower front fascia, and rear bumper cover. Dimensionally, the ’25 and ’24 GV80 models are almost the same, with the ’25 GV80 shortening up the program by 0.2 inches. The difference? That new rear bumper cover reduces the overhang by, well 0.2 inches.

All in all, the 2025 GV80 doesn’t shake up one of the most important products Genesis has, which is probably smart. According to the company, the GV80 carried about a third of the Genesis SUV workload last year and makes up half of the lifetime sales of crossovers from the brand. This light update could help sway would-be Genesis shoppers into their new two-row crossover.

Genesis is shipping most of these machines out to their dealers as you’re reading this, with a carry-over starting price of $59,050. This includes destination charges and is limited to the confusingly named standard 2.5-powered GV80.

Unfortunately, that entry-level GV80 isn’t heading to dealers until summer. The most affordable ’25 GV80 currently is the AWD, 2.5-liter model, which starts at $60,050. This trim naming convention is confusing if you remember that all GV80 models come with standard all-wheel drive. If you want to step up to the 3.5-liter V6, that will start at $75,150 for the GV80 Advanced AWD.

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