About a week ago, the good folks at Genesis gave me the keys to perhaps one of the best luxury sedans on the market – the 2023 Genesis G90 AWD 3.5T E-Supercharger. After spending some time with this machine, here are the PROS and Cons of the G90.
PRO: Better to Be Driven?
The driver seat is one special place in the 2023 Genesis G90, but you can tell a lot of the interior was meant to be in the backseat. Lots of leg room, pillows in the headrests, and even a Chauffer drive mode which is intended to provide the best driving experience for those in the rear. You are meant to be driven in this thing.
PRO: Interior Luxury and Tech
Inside the 2023 G90, you are just surrounded by luxury and tech whether you are in the front or rear seats. 12.3-inch full digital gauge cluster along with a 12.3-inch navigation screen for the driver to play with. Bang & Olufsen audio system sprinkled throughout the cabin, Nappa leather seats, seats with massage functions, front and rear heated/ventilated seats, and pillows in the headrests for the rear.
PRO: Abundant Space
Being a fellow over 6 feet I often see other journalists comment on space they don’t actually need due to their personal shorter size, so I don’t ever call out freedom of space unless I feel the positive impact of it, and in the G90 I feel it and notice it. The rear seating area rivals large SUV seating.
The 2023 Genesis G90 comes powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine but uniquely gets a special 48V e-Supercharger which bumps power up past 400 to 409 horsepower to be exact and 405 lb-ft of torque. This power makes its way to the Genesis all-wheel-drive system via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
PRO: A Looker
Always subjective, but the 2023 Genesis G90 looks good and looks expensive.
CON: Still Need to Plug a Phone In
When you are in the driver’s seat or sitting in the back, the G90 gives off some of the most luxurious vibes you can buy. Those luxury vibes get a jab punch when you need some USB or dongles to connect your phone to the vehicle to utilize Android Auto or Apple Carplay.
CON: Drive Modes Don’t Change Much
The 2023 Genesis G90 comes with a few different drive modes with the press of a button they don’t change much. Sport mode will literally hug you in your seats, but besides the color changes on the digital gauge cluster, you are not unlocking any further aggressiveness to note even with the 400+ under the hood.
CON: Unlikely to Ditch the German Rivals for It
While I know this ’23 G90 is something special I am not sure the average ol’ consumer does. While Genesis has been making headway in recent years, I feel most will be pulling in the direction of the German trio of luxury vehicles first.