Comparison - Acura RDX Technology 2019 - vs - Genesis GV80 premium 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
40,600
Updated: 
03 Jul 2018
70,950
Updated: 
12 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8D919A
Fathom Blue Pearl
#3C486E
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
White Diamond Pearl
#E3E2DE
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Modern Steel Metallic
#494A4C
Color: 
Carbon Metal
#46454A
Royal Blue
#202B49
Gold Coast Silver
#9B938D
Vik Black
#252421
Uyuni White
#EBEAED
Savile Silver
#747477
Lima Red
#973B41
Cardiff Green
#3C4C46

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Acura RDX is redesigned for 2019.The Technology package is the sweet spot for the 2019 RDX. In addition to this package's leather upholstery and premium audio, it adds navigation, parking sensors and additional driver assistance features. We recommend the all-wheel-drive variant for those drivers looking for improved handling and enhanced traction.

Pros
Sharp steering and handling
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Well-trimmed cabin

Cons
Options are bundled solely into packages
No choice of powertrain

By: 
edmunds.com

The first RDX to be entirely designed and constructed in the United States, the third-generation 2019 model is larger than the outgoing car in nearly every respect.

Pros
Content rich,
torque-vectoring agility of AWD model,
quiet interior.

Cons
Tight rear headroom,
10-speed needs a moment to think,
touchpad infotainment controls require familiarization.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RDX ranked #2 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Adept handling
Posh, spacious interior
Supportive, roomy seats
Lots of tech features

Cons
Infotainment system has learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

Now that Genesis, Hyundai's luxury brand, has established itself with the G80 and G90 sedans, it's looking to expand its lineup with SUVs. The GV80 Concept gives a peek at what one of those SUVs might look like and what may power it when a production version is ready two years from now.

Beyond showing the intention of building an SUV, the concept's focus falls on its design, which Genesis calls "athletic elegance." Whatever the name, the GV80's proportions compare well to the German, British and Swedish competition the production version will face. We doubt much of the general shape will change, but expect concept details such as the tiny side-view mirrors, perforated trim pieces and 23-inch diameter wheels to be replaced — though we aren't too sad about losing the super-dubs. We do hope the bisected head- and taillights remain because they help give the GV80 a unique identity.

he design language continues into an unapologetically four-seat interior, with a large transmission tunnel-like bulge separating driver and passenger side seats. Although we couldn't get inside, the quilted leather adoring the seats and door panels looked appropriately luxurious, as did the curved, 22-inch-wide OLED display dominating the dash. The screen is divided into separate zones for the driver and passenger and operated by a multifunction controller that supports handwriting recognition. Ahead are four metal strip inlays that act as a design element and capacitive switches for commonly used functions.

The design fits the bill, but what powers it? Genesis says the GV80 Concept has a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, and that's the first we've heard of this combination. In application, it could use electricity stored in the battery for primary propulsion and rely on hydrogen as a range extender, converting the gas into electricity to provide power once the battery is low or drained. Technical details were nonexistent, and Genesis representatives say the company is continuing to evaluate the feasibility of this powertrain and others.

By: 
edmunds.com

Genesis further defines “Athletic Elegance” design language in innovative and high-tech SUV concept
Advanced plug-in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain delivers truly refined performance
‘GV80 Concept’ explores a progressive approach to personal experience

The GV80 Concept is the brand’s first interpretation of a versatile luxury SUV, which strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility. On the exterior, this is seen in the concept’s confident posture and athletic prowess, while the spacious interior indulges passengers and immerses them in technology that connects them to the vehicle. Recognizing the brand’s global impact, the GV80 Concept utilizes the latest plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric technology to combine eco-performance and capability, all skillfully designed to fulfill the needs and explore the escapes of the urban adventurer. Genesis will continue to study the benefits of similar alternative propulsion systems and eco-friendly technologies for future product applications.

“The GV80 Concept is a SUV that alludes to the confidence and evolution of the Genesis brand – its design is timeless, with an understated yet dynamic overall surface complexity,” said Head of Genesis Design, Luc Donckerwolke. “These are all characteristics that embody Genesis products and delicately reflect distinctive elements, which you’ll continue to see in future models from our brand.”

“There is a unique energy and diverse global culture to New York that is fitting for Genesis, and we are excited to unveil the GV80 Concept here,” said Head of Genesis Brand, Manfred Fitzgerald. “This concept is an important milestone for the brand to share our vision of the future, introducing a further expansion of our product portfolio.”

Exterior Design & Inspiration
The GV80 Concept presents a modern and refined interpretation of a capable sport utility vehicle, building on the strength of architecture and the beauty of natural elements. The design team thoughtfully expressed these ideas throughout the exterior and interior of the vehicle in utilizing exceptional materials and purposeful forms to create a feeling of desire. The concept’s overall shape is distinguished by its proportions, finely balanced with dominant surfaces, exhibiting sophistication and functionality that conveys the SUV’s infinite versatility to the driver.

By: 
multivu.com

The GV80 is an incredibly important model for Genesis, and its very first luxury SUV packs all the right stuff necessary for the brand's ascension as a luxury marque.If first impressions of the 2020 Genesis GV80 are anything to go by, the fledgling South Korean luxury marque has knocked this oh-so important foray into SUV out of the stadium.

Pros
Bold, distinctive character
Gushing with tech and features
Fantastic inline-six turbo-diesel powertrain
A big step forward for the fledgling marque

Cons
Polarising design
No segment leader for space
Diesel seems a bit thirsty

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 20
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
391ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 6 500rpm
374hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated and power-adjustable steering wheel
Push button Start

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.80in
194.70in
Width: 
74.80in
77.80in
Height: 
65.70in
67.50in
Front Track: 
65.90in
Rear Track: 
66.40in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
116.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.70in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3790.00lbs
4938.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Power-adjustable driver's seat (12 way, with lumbar support)
Natural leather seat
Power-adjustable front passenger seat (12 way, with lumbar support)
Walk-in device for the front seat
Ventilated & Heated front seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Heated rear seat
2nd row 4:2:4 one-touch folding
2nd row manual sliding and reclining

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Independent full automatic air conditioning (including dual vent for the front seats
rear vent control from the front
auto defog system

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
550 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers
9 Speakers
14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display
Genesis Connected Services, Phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free
Genesis car pay, Valet Mode)
Front & Rear USB port

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
20"
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
blind-spot collision-avoidance assist
automatic high beam assist
reverse parking collision-avoidance assist
forward collision-avoidance assist

Options

Packages: 
Heads-up Display
High-Tech Package
Driving Assistance PackageⅠ
2nd Row Comfort Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#191919
Espresso, premium leather
#4F3934
Graystone, premium leather
#8D8A83
Parchment, premium leather
#D4C2A0