Poll: Genesis G80 or Chevrolet SS?
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!
Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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