Price (as tested) 💲:  $100,370
Powertrain ⚙️:  3.5-liter Twin-Turbocharged V6 
Output 💪: 409 hp/405 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 5.1 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 132 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 17 city/24 hwy/20 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 5,156 lbs

 

🎶 Knock, knock, knocking on luxury’s door. 🎶

 

Well, let’s be clear: the new 2023 Genesis G90 is firmly beyond the threshold of luxury – this is the most comfortable, lavish model the Korean automaker has ever yielded.

But.

When the average affluent Joe (or Joanne) thinks about a full-sized luxury sedan, they’re envisioning the full picture: style, amenities, and smoothness.

The 2023 Genesis G90 is about 80% there in each of these categories relative to rivals like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Its e-Supercharged V6 is fluid, though down on power compared to an S580 or 760i; its sheet metal is striking, but glitz isn’t quite the same as ritz; its cabin is swathed in leather and fitment is solid, but cutting-edge tech is missing.

Fully loaded, the G90 is $100K, and that’s still a deal when cross-shopped against a similarly equipped S-Class or 7 Series ($30-$40K pricier), but for those who truly want best-in-segment extravagance, the halo Genesis is still just shy of the mark.