Which large sedan do YOU prefer, the new Genesis G80 or Chevrolet’s lovable SS? Vote in our latest poll!
Both of these cars offer rear-wheel drive and powerful V8 engines, but does one have an edge over the other? Let’s take a deep dive into each of them.
Starting with the “new” G80, nee Hyundai Genesis, this large four-door offers two different engines, a base 3.8-liter V6 and a 5.0-liter V8. The top offering is good for an impressive 420 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of twist. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines, though drivers can opt for all-wheel drive if they go with the entry-level propulsion unit.
Curiously, Chevy’s SS is the mirror image of the Genesis G80. It offers just one engine, but TWO unique transmissions. Isn’t that weird? Motivation is provided by a standard 6.2-liter LS3 small block V8. It churns out 415 horses and an equal amount of torque, both of which are SAE certified. As for gearboxes, you can get a six speed automatic or a manual with the same number of ratios. Yes, it’s true! A stick is offered in this large sedan, making it nearly one of a kind these days.
As for pricing, the G80 starts at around $42,000 but the SS is a bit richer, kicking off at roughly 49 large, of course, that’s with a V8 engine. If you need more information about these two sedans feel free to compare them directly right here, and don’t forget to vote in our poll!