- The Genesis GV80 aims to dethrone the Mercedes GLE for luxury SUV dominance.
- The GV80’s value statement squares off against the GLE’s powertrain supremacy.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 is the new kid on the luxury SUV block, but it wasn’t so long ago that another (sorta) new crossover captured our imagination. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has been on the scene for a while, but the fully redesigned version that debuted last year defined what a high-tech ute should be. So, how does the freshman from Korea compare against the GLE in its sophomore year?
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Performance and Fuel Economy
The GV80 comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower on tap, and midlevel trims upgrade to a turbocharged V6 pumping out 375 hp. We haven’t brought a GV80 to our test