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The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 is suuuuch a beautiful car and it is so nice to drive I want it in my garage! 

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Let's find out how good it is as a BabyDrive when I put it through our testing.

The Genesis Electrified G80 is stunning both outside…

…and inside, where it feels truly special beyond your usual luxury car brands and closer to Bentley than BMW!

In the back of the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80, there are ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats, there are top tether anchorages for all three rear seats in the parcel shelf behind the headrests.

The rear seats are quite sculpted, which makes fitting three child seats across tricky. I found two Infasecure child seats fit really comfortably in the outer seats. I installed the Achieve More and Infasecure Aspire More in the outer two seats.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 space between two child seats installed in the second row

When my daughter's friend came for a play date I could squeeze the Versatile Folding Booster Seat in beside them.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 with three child seats installed in the second row

As I would expect from a quite large sedan, the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 has good legroom. We found with a rear-facing child seat installed in the back we could fit a 180cm driver or a 184cm front passenger. With forward-facing child seats installed, we found a 186cm driver or front passenger can sit in the front.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 legroom with forward-facing child seats installed in the second row

Rear passengers are also really well protected from the sun in the Electrified G80 with built-in window blinds in the rear doors.

There is also an electric window blind in the rear windscreen, which is great for protecting rear-facing infants from the sun whilst driving. This automatically drops down when you reverse and automatically raises again afterwards.

Passengers in the Genesis Electrified G80 are very well looked after with creature comforts. There are media screens on the back of both front seats.

These are controlled by a panel in a fold-down armrest in the central seat back and unfortunately, the kids can take over the whole media system as well as the air-conditioning in the car using these screens and the controls, which can drive the parents potty and there seems to be no way of locking them out! So I found it best to leave the armrest folded up during my week with the Genesis Electrified G80.

The rear armrest is also a good source of storage. If you lift the main pad, there is a big storage area underneath, as well as USB sockets and a place to plug in headphones for the screens. Two cup holders pop out of the front of the armrest as well.

Apart from this, storage in the back is quite minimal with small map pockets and door bins. In the front, the door bins will also only hold a 600ml disposable bottle.

Storage in the front of the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 is otherwise very good. There are two cup holders that will hold a reusable or disposable coffee cup and a phone charging pad.

The glove box is a good size as well as the central console box and there is a glasses case in the ceiling.

In the boot of the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80, there is room for nine shopping bags., this is five less than the non-electric Genesis G80 which holds fourteen bags and is is comparable to the VW Arteon and Tesla Model S that both hold fifteen shopping bags

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 boot space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

A twin pram will fit in the boot with a little room on top of it for bags.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 boot space for twin side by side stroller pram and shopping with two rows of seats in use

A single pram fits in the boot of the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 with three shopping bags around it.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

If you are at the stage of a compact stroller, these will fit in the boot easily with six bags beside it.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 boot space for shopping with compact pram if two rows of seats are in use

You can't put your pet dog in the boot of the Genesis Electrified G80 because it has a fixed parcel shelf.

The Genesis Electrified G80 has solar panels in the roof which are said to add around 3km a day in the European sun, so in our Australian summer this must add even more!

The charging socket is very discreetly hidden in the blanked-out front grille. The Genesis Electrified G80 does about 520km to a full battery range and we found at an ultra-fast charger we could top the battery right up in just 22 minutes.

Being a luxury, fully electric sedan the Genesis Electrified G80 has all the benefits of electric cars for families. You can do your daily school and daycare drop-offs without churning through fuel. You can drive your kids to sleep and sit with the aircon running while they sleep or sit waiting at school pick-up with the aircon running without wasting fuel or polluting the nearby air and if you are charging the G80 using solar at home then you can feel even better about it!

The Genesis Electrified G80 is a beautifully smooth car to drive, with light steering and passengers are cocooned from any road or wind noise. When you slip it into Sport mode it tenses up and becomes very fun to drive. Acceleration is instant and it's very fast too!

The media system is fantastic in the Genesis Electrified G80. It is very modern and easy to navigate and use.

The climate controls are done through the media screen and you can switch it to driver aircon only which is a great way of saving battery when you have dropped the kids off and it is just you in the car.

There are rear air vents in the Electrified G80 to keep rear passengers nice and comfortable. There are controls for these on the back of the central console box…

… you can also control the front and rear climate through the media screen as well as with controls below the media screen. Unfortunately the rear media screens and armrest control panel also provide children with the opportunity to fiddle with the temperature and fan speed, which I could find no way of preventing and was super annoying.

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 also has Quiet Mode. This brings the sound from the rear speakers through to the front at the press of a button. I love this for when my little one falls asleep in the back. Sounds of Nature is also a fantastic white noise generator for when you are trying to get your kids to sleep in the car – and it sounds fantastic through the amazing speakers in this car, especially the forest setting where it gives the sensation of being surrounded by singing birds!

You can control the seats through the media screen and the driver massage seat which is a welcome feature!

There is built-in sat-nav as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The EV screen in the media system is really helpful, it shows your battery range with and without the aircon. So if you have only just enough range to get somewhere you can see if you lower the aircon or turn it off you may have ample range. It really helps when planning a longer trip. It also shows you how much power is being generated by those solar panels on the roof.

When you put it into reverse the rear window blind automatically lowers…

…and you have a lovely clear camera image to view from.

There is also a 360-degree camera image, which makes parking and manoeuvring nice and easy.

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 has another special feature; it has remote parking, so you can turn the car on and drive it forwards and backwards just using the key fob, which is really handy in tight parking spaces to prevent opening the doors into cars parked beside you.

Overall the Genesis Electrified G80 is a pretty special-looking and special-driving car! The fact it has good battery range and is practical as a family car too makes it a winner as a BabyDrive for those with the budget! If you have one in your garage I will be extremely jealous (although do let me know if you figure out how to stop the kids from messing with the aircon from the back seat).

The new 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 comes with ten airbags and has yet to be given an ANCAP rating. The non-electric Genesis G80 previously received a five-star ANCAP safety rating.


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Tace Clifford
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Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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