How Long Do Genesis GV80 Last? (Solved & Explained)

Making its debut for the 2021 model year, the GV80 showcases Genesis’s unique approach to luxury.

It features a plethora of tech goodies, an upscale cabin as well a quiet and smooth ride.

In this article, we’ll examine the GV80’s average lifespan.

Here is the short answer to how long the Genesis GV80 lasts:

The Genesis GV80 is a midsize luxury SUV that can last between 200,000 and 250,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. If you were to drive 15,000 miles per year, you can expect the Genesis GV80 to last 13 – 17 years before requiring uneconomical repairs or breaking down.

How Many Miles Can You Expect from a Genesis GV80?

The GV80 made its debut for the 2021 model year so there not a huge amount of historical data surrounding these vehicles but there is lots of evidence to suggest they should withstand the test of time.

Genesis is the luxury division of Hyundai and the South Korean automakers are well known for building solid, durable motors.

Repair Pal ranks Hyundai 4th out of 32 car brands for reliability.

The GV80 shares some similarities with the Hyundai Palisade, and since its launch in 2018 numerous Palisade models have crossed the 100k mark without breaking much of a sweat.

After 13 – 17 years of normal use, which equates to 200,000 – 250,000 miles you will probably want an upgrade.

Sure, any vehicle can stay on the road as long as you keep forking out for repairs, but that doesn’t mean the money wouldn’t be better spent on a new car.

After clocking considerable mileage you may encounter expensive repairs, reduced reliability and repair costs that outweigh the value of the vehicle.

Keep in mind, your GV80 will only hit the big numbers if you maintain it properly as per the owner’s manual, follow the service schedule and adopt a smooth style of driving.

Genesis offers a reassuring 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

What Problems Do Genesis GV80 Have?

The Genesis GV80 may have only been around a few years but it’s been around long enough to receive a few recalls and complaints.

Keep in mind no vehicle is perfect and despite its problems, the GV80 is still considered the best SUV in its class by auto giant Car and Driver.

Seat Belts

Certain GV80 vehicles have been recalled due to explosive seat belt pretensioners.

In the event of a crash, the front driver-side and/or passenger-side seat belt pretensioner(s) may explode upon deployment

A pretensioner is designed to retract some of the webbing of a seatbelt the moment a collision occurs.

Fuel System

Hyundai Motor America posted a recall on March 24, 2021, due to the high-pressure fuel tube having the potential to leak, and start a fire.

Dealers were required to replace the high-pressure fuel tube, free of charge.


On the NHTSA website, there are currently 9 complaints for the GV80, 2 of which involved a check engine light that came on within 30 days of purchase and less than 1,000 miles.

One complaint was for a defective fuel injector whilst the other was for an issue with the engine control system.

Both of the unhappy customers pointed out that their GV80s had been in the shop waiting for parts longer than they have owned the vehicle.

On the Edmunds website one owner had issues with a whirring noise coming from the engine when accelerating at speeds around 30-45miles/hr, after 3 months in the shop Genesis was unable to find the root cause.

General Complaints

Some other isolated complaints online we came across include:

  • Balancing issues
  • Rear tire leaking air – the driver concluded that the tire was coming off of the rim
  • RPM would rev when driving
  • Warning notifications in regards to the park/drive dial while driving
  • “Towing is not available at this time, I purchased the towing package. The dealer was able to get the hitch but the harness is not available”

What is High Mileage for a Genesis GV80?

A Genesis GV80 with over 100,000 miles is considered high mileage. Although the vehicle can last much longer, after so many miles it will be more prone to repairs and will have developed a certain degree of wear and tear.

By this point the 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will have expired too, so any engine-related issues you’ll have to pay for out of your own pocket.

Keep in mind, the GV80 is a relatively new vehicle and you should be wary of buying any car that has done significantly more than 15,000 miles per year.

If you’re buying a used Genesis GV80, consider the following:

  1. Service history. Check that the vehicle was properly serviced and the owner has documented evidence.
  2. Take it for a test drive: Ask the seller to leave the GV80 cold, this way you’ll see how easily it starts up. Listen out for strange noises.
  3. Check for rust. Rust is a problem that will spread. Have a good look under the vehicle too.
  4. Number of previous owners. As a general rule, less is better. More owners usually equate to more wear-and-tear.
  5. Examine the interior. The condition of the interior tells the story of how well the car was maintained and cared for.

How Long Does the Genesis GV80 Last Compared to Other Luxury SUVs?

In this section, we’ll look at some of the Genesis GV80’s closest competitors and see how they stack up in terms of durability and repair costs.

Genesis GV80 vs. Audi Q5

Launched for the 2017 model year, the Q5 offers handsome styling and a plethora of standard technology features.

The Audi Q5 can last 150,000 – 200,000 miles or 10 – 13 years, slightly lower than what is expected of the Genesis GV80. 

Genesis GV80Audi Q5
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA3.0/5.0
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Midsize SUVs
11th / 14
Luxury Midsize SUVs
Average Annual Repair Cost $650$928
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score5.0/5.04.4/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score81/10063/100

The Q5 is less roomy and less cargo friendly than GV80 and its biggest downside is its lack of driving character – having said that the GV80’s standard four-cylinder lacks oompf.

Both vehicles offer top-tier tech features.

If you need an optional third-row the GV80 is the obvious choice as the Q5 is not available with 7 seats.

Related: How Long Do Audi Q5 Last?

Genesis GV80 vs. Acura MDX

The MDX is Acura’s flagship SUV, it’s fun to drive and adequately luxurious.

The Acura MDX can last 250,000 – 300,000 miles or 17 –  20 years, greater than what is expected of the Genesis GV80.

Genesis GV80Acura MDX
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA4.0/5.0 
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Midsize SUVs
2nd / 14
Luxury Midsize SUVs
Average Annual Repair Cost $650$571
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score5.0/5.04.5/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score81/10077/100

Acura is the luxury division of Honda, so it should come as no surprise these cars are built to last.

The GV80 is the more luxurious of the two cars though, and deciding between the two vehicles will likely come down to your budget.

The MDX is around $5000 cheaper to buy when comparing base models – both models offer third-row seating.

Related: How Long Do Acura MDX Last?

Genesis GV80 vs. Volvo XC90

The XC90 is a stylish SUV with a roomy cabin, class-leading safety and richly appointed interior.

The Volvo XC90 can last 200,000 – 250,000 miles or 13 – 17 years, equal to what is expected of the Genesis GV80. 

Genesis GV80Volvo XC90
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA3.5/5.0 
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Midsize SUVs
8th / 14
Luxury Midsize SUVs
Average Annual Repair Cost $650$851
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score5.0/5.04.1/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score81/10070/100

The XC90 doesn’t offer the same quiet and smooth ride you’d get from the GV80 however it does offer a plug-in hybrid variant that’s known to be very punchy on acceleration.

Both vehicles are similarly priced and are both legitimately luxurious.

Deciding between the two will come down to personal preference and we’d advise taking both for a test drive.

Related: How Long Do Volvo XC90 Last?

Comparison Chart

Genesis GV80Audi Q5Acura MDXVolvo XC90
Annual Repair Cost$650$928$571$851
Reliability RatingNA3.0/5.04.0/5.03.5/5.0
KBB Consumer Rating5.0/5.04.4/5.04.5/5.04.1/5.0
J.D. Power Rating81/10063/10077/10070/100
Lifespan (miles)200k – 250k150k – 200k250k – 300k200k – 250k

Is the Genesis GV80 Reliable?

The Genesis GV80 has received mixed reviews for its reliability, but it’s only been around a relatively short amount of time. Based on industry data, the GV80 should have average reliability.

Sure there have been recalls and a few complaints but no vehicle is perfect.

It will be much easier to give the GV80 a fair and accurate reliability review once it’s been on the road a few more years.

Consumer Reports has given the GV80 rock-bottom reliability ratings however these scores are predicted, according to CR the predicted ratings are based on the manufacturer’s track record.

Other reviews have been much more positive.

  • Kelley Blue Book’s consumer rating index gave the Genesis GV80 an average reliability rating of 5.0/5.0.
  • J.D. Power provided the Genesis GV80 with an average reliability rating of 81/100.
  • Genesis was rated the most dependable brand in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for 2020.

Consumer Report gave the Genesis GV80 the following reliability reviews:

Model YearReliability Verdict

As with longevity, the reliability of your Genesis GV80 will also depend on:

  • Keeping up to date with the service schedule
  • Carrying out routine maintenance
  • Adopting good driving habits

Reliability Compared to Other Luxury Midsize SUVs

Due to insufficient data, the reliability score for the GV80 has been predicted.

Lexus RX450h4.0 / 5.0
Acura MDX4.0 / 5.0
Lexus RX3504.0 / 5.0
Infiniti FX353.5 / 5.0
Lexus GX4603.5 / 5.0
Genesis GV80 (predicted)3.5 / 5.0
Volvo XC703.5 / 5.0
Cadillac SRX3.5 / 5.0
Volvo XC903.5 / 5.0
Lincoln MKX3.0 / 5.0
Mercedes-Benz ML3503.0 / 5.0
Audi Q53.0 / 5.0
Mercedes-Benz ML5502.5 / 5.0
Land Rover LR42.0 / 5.0
Porsche Cayenne1.5 / 5.0
Avg. Luxury Midsize SUV4.0

Source: Repair Pal

The Best and Worst Years for the Genesis GV80

Despite being fairly new, the GV80 still has its best and worst years.

Worst Model Year

The worst model year for the GV80 is its debut year the 2021 model. This model has the most recalls and complaints.

The first model year of any vehicle is always going to have some teething issues, and as we mentioned previously in the problems section it has been recalled for seat belt and fuel system issues.

Best Model Year

The 2022 Genesis GV80 is the best model year due to cosmetic upgrades and the introduction of the Prestige Signature trim.

Little has changed between the 2021 and 2022 models however you can be sure Genesis has ironed out a few kinks from the first year.

Genesis has introduced a Prestige Matte trim that swaps the exterior’s glossy chrome and paint finishes with matte ones and is available in:

  • Melbourne Gray
  • Matterhorn White
  • Brunswick Green

Genesis has also introduced a top-of-the-range Prestige Signature trim, which replaces the rear seats with two power-adjustable captain’s chairs which creates a four-seat interior. This makes the interior feel a lot roomier spacious.

The Prestige trim also adds a number of luxury tech features such as wireless smartphone charging for passengers at the back.

Genesis GV80 Recalls

The Genesis GV80 has had a total of 2 recall campaigns since 2021.

You can check if your Genesis GV80 has been subjected to a recall campaign by entering your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on Genesis’s recall site.

Recalls are manufacturing faults repaired for free by the dealer.

Recall campaigns for the GV80:

  • 2022 Genesis GV80: NA
  • 2021 Genesis GV80: 2

Genesis GV80 Model Year List

First Generation (2021-2022)

  • 2021 Genesis GV80
  • 2022 Genesis GV80

Are Genesis GV80 Expensive to Maintain?

The Genesis is predicted to cost an average of $650 per year in repairs and maintenance. This is lower than the average of $807 for luxury midsize SUVs and almost the same as the average for all vehicles in different segments, which is estimated at $652.

ModelAvg. Annual 
Repair Cost
Frequency of
Repairs (per year)
Probability of
Severe Repairs
Lexus RX450h$5400.57%
Acura MDX$5710.58%
Lexus RX350$5500.48%
Infiniti FX35$6170.79%
Lexus GX460$7700.89%
Genesis GV80$6500.79%
Volvo XC70$8040.610%
Cadillac SRX$7030.415%
Volvo XC90$8510.611%
Lincoln MKX$8110.715%
Mercedes-Benz ML350$1,0200.613%
Audi Q5$9281.29%
Mercedes-Benz ML550$1,0840.816%
Land Rover LR4$1,2410.915%
Porsche Cayenne$1,2311.221%
Avg. Luxury Midsize SUV$8070.611%

How Long Do the Brakes Last?

Genesis GV80 brake pads will typically last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles.

This can vary a lot and really depends on your style of driving and the traffic conditions you normally experience.

How Long Do the Tires Last?

The Genesis GV80 tires should last around 40,000 miles or 3 years of normal use. However, they can wear out much sooner. This depends on various factors, such as driving habits, climate, and road conditions.

  • Rotate tires every 5,000 miles to ensure even wear.
  • Check your tire pressure every few weeks to make sure they’re at the correct tire pressure.
  • Have a mechanic or tire shop check your wheel alignment every 6 months.

How Long Do Genesis GV80 Engines Last?

The Genesis GV80 engine is expected to last at least 200,000 miles which equates to over 13 years.

The GV80 is available in two engine choices:

  1. 3.5 Liter twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
  2. 2.5 Liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port and direct fuel injection

How Long Do Genesis GV80 Batteries Last?

The Genesis GV80 battery should last between 3 – 5 years. A vehicle’s battery life varies depending on many factors such as climate, driving habits, and battery type, among many others.

  1. Keep your battery tightly fastened: The vibrations of your car can loosen the connections, potentially resulting in short circuits and internal damage.
  2. Limit short rides: Quick car rides prevent the battery from fully charging.
  3. Storage: Keep your Genesis GV80 stored indoors to protect it from extreme temperature changes.
  4. Control Corrosion: Clean the terminals (toothbrush dipped in baking soda and water mixture) and keep them free from build-up.

How Long Do the Spark Plugs Last?

The Genesis GV80 spark plugs should last 100,000 miles on average.

Spark plugs are inspected every time you take your car in for routine servicing.

Signs of a fouled spark plug include:

  • Reduced gas mileage
  • Lack of acceleration
  • Rough idling
  • Hard starts
  • Engine misfires

What About Insurance Costs?

The average cost of full comprehensive coverage for a Genesis GV80 is $1,806 per year or around $151 per month. 

Insurance costs can vary from person to person; be sure to shop around to find the best potential deal for your Genesis GV80.

Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Genesis GV80

  • Adopt smooth driving habits.
  • Keep up to date with factory-recommended maintenance.
  • Use quality parts and fluids.
  • Keep on top of repairs to prevent them from developing into larger problems.
  • Regularly wash your Genesis GV80 to remove dirt and grime to protect the paint and undercarriage from rust developing.
  • Check your Genesis GV80’s engine oil, coolant, brake, and transmission fluid levels and top them up when required.
  • Keep your Genesis GV80 stored in a garage to help protect it from the elements.
  • Read the owner’s manual to learn the location of important components, what your Genesis GV80 needs and what quantity, and to understand the symbols and dashboard warning lights.




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