Genesis got bold when it debuted its fully redesigned flagship sedan, the G90, for the 2023 model year. A twin-turbo V-6 with an available electric supercharger is market-leading engine technology, and the luxury brand abandoned South Korean automakers’ longtime practice of pricing their vehicles well below the competition. Starting at $90,395 for 2024 (all prices include $1,195 destination charge), the G90 is right on top of the Audi A8’s base price, while still slightly more affordable than the BMW 7 Series and a lot more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Having just launched the second-generation G90 for 2023, Genesis changes little for 2024. Wi-Fi, soft-close doors that catch and latch themselves to prevent slamming, and a welcome animation from the exterior lights are now standard. A new option allows owners to color match their key fob to the exterior paint on their car.
Powertrain Specs and MPG
Genesis offers two 3.5-liter V-6 engines in the G90, both paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The base engine is twin-turbocharged and makes 375 horsepower and 391 pounds-feet of torque, and the EPA rates it at 18/26/21 mpg city/highway/combined. Also twin-turbocharged, the optional engine adds an electric supercharger for immediate responsiveness and makes 409 hp and 405 pounds-feet. The additional power dings fuel economy just a bit, however, coming in at 17/24/20 mpg.
Standard and Optional Safety Equipment
Hardly an advanced driver-assistance feature exists that isn’t standard on the G90. The roster includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot cameras that display a view to the sides of the car in the instrument cluster, lane departure steering assist, rear cross-traffic alert, a 360-degree camera system, parking sensors and collision avoidance assist.
Pricing and Trim Levels
The 2024 Genesis G90 is on sale now. The base 3.5T starts at $90,395, while the 3.5T E-Supercharger starts at $100,695.
The 3.5T justifies its old-luxury starting price by including many features the Germans would charge extra for as standard. That includes an active suspension that scans the road ahead with a camera to ready the shock absorbers for upcoming imperfections, a panoramic moonroof, Nappa leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and heated, ventilated and massaging front seats. Standard equipment also includes three-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, head-up display, wireless charging pad, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The 3.5T E-Supercharger includes 21-inch wheels (versus the 3.5T’s 20s), an air suspension, 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio, and rear seats that are upgraded with another wireless charging pad, power adjustability, ventilation and massage functionality.