The GV80 is definitely not experiencing a sophomore jinx in its second model year. This luxury SUV’s breadth of sophisticated amenities, robust appearance, and reasonable pricing make it a clear value in the class. One of its competitors is the 2022 Lincoln Aviator – another plush three-row vehicle with obvious merits. But for those who are unsure which is the right choice, here’s a comparison of their main attributes to help with that decision.
Pricing and Leading Coverage
The GV80 is a first-class SUV with all of the expected refinements, yet it still bears a starting MSRP of $50,200, keeping it within reach for those who may not have one of the European competitors in their budget. That base price beats the Aviator’s beginning MSRP of $51,780. Even as you make your way up the trim ranges of these rival vehicles, you’ll find that the higher-end GV80 versions are considerably more budget-friendly than the Aviator’s. For example, the top-of-the-line GV80 has an MSRP of $77,200, whereas the range-topping Aviator sells for $88,230. Not only that, Genesis provides another clear advantage with outstanding warranties: the basic coverage lasts 5 years/60,000 miles and the powertrain is protected for 10 years/100,000 miles. In contrast, the Aviator’s basic warranty is capped at 4 years/50,000 miles and its powertrain warranty runs out at 6 years/70,000 miles.
Amenities of Note
If we were to compare the GV80 3.5T Advanced+ trim with the Aviator Reserve, you’d find that GV80 is better equipped, getting standard manual rear door sunshades, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, ventilated front seats, an 18-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, adaptive cruise control, safe exit assist, a live-feed blind-spot view monitor, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and an infotainment system with a 14.5-inch touchscreen and 21-speaker audio system. The Aviator Reserve lacks all of those features, plus its driver’s seat only adjusts 10 ways, and its infotainment system comes has a considerably smaller (10.1-inch) touchscreen and just 14 speakers. These two otherwise comparable trims both have rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic glass roof, an adaptive suspension, wireless phone charging, a head-up display, ambient interior lighting, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera system. Beyond that, the ’22 GV80’s cargo volume of 84 cubic feet is greater than the Aviator’s 77.7 cu. ft., as is its third-row legroom: 30.3 inches for the GV80 vs. the Aviator’s 29.2 inches.
While the Aviator’s standard twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine generates more power (400 hp and 415 lb.-ft. of torque) than the GV80’s optional twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 (375 hp and 391 lb.-ft. of torque), that’s not the bottom line for every buyer. With fuel prices so high, most buyers are more concerned with lowering their gas station expenditures, and the GV80 is the better choice there. The base model with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive setup achieves an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in around-town driving while the RWD Aviator with the 3.0-liter V6 returns 18 mpg in the city – a difference worth noting.