2023 Genesis G90 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD - Yes it's a luxury car and it's great.
The triumvirate of Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia build some fine cars. I think the G90 is the crowning glory of the Korean company, Hyundai Motor Group, on this side of the Pacific.
The test Genesis G90 3.5T E-Supercharge AWD approaches limousine territory. In fact that's how I used it while driving my wife back and forth to San Ramon, CA from our house. My wife hates the Interstate and finds it less worrisome in the back seat. So I assumed chauffer duty.
There is plenty of room in the G90; it is 207.7" long on a wheelbase of 125.2". There is 37.2" of leg room for the rear seat, and 42.3" in the front. Nominally a five-person vehicle the rear seat controls are all in the fold down center arm rest reducing it to a four person car.
|It seems a bit odd to me to put the rear seat controls on the pull down center armrest.|
So how does a heavy, luxury car accomplish these times and speeds? Horsepower, specifically 409 hp at 5,800 rpm from a 3.5-liter, DOHC V6 that has twin turbos and an electric supercharger. The power goes out to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
I didn't try any speed runs, it's a luxury car not a sports car or muscle car. But the power was there when I needed it to merge into traffic. The idea was to make my wife and granddaughter comfortable.
There are three drive modes - Eco, Comfort, and Sport. I did try them all but usually I just left it in Comfort - It is a luxury car after all.
|There are a lot of controls here but they are relatively easy to use. The 'Drive Mode' button is in the center of the bottom row.|
|The button marked "Hold" is for the remote start, the next to buttons are for remote park.|
|These buttons are straightforward - Alarm, open trunk, unlock car, and lock.|