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2017 Genesis G90 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Genesis G90 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 9.3

Inside the 2017 Genesis G90, a fine array of top-notch materials blanket the cabin, making it one of the nicest in the class. From the genuine wood and stainless steel trim to the Nappa leather upholstery, most materials are soft to the touch, with only a few bits of hard plastic. Build quality is impeccable, rivaling that of pricier brands. However, some dash design cues are reminiscent of the lower-end Hyundai Elantra. Seating in the G90 is comfortable throughout, and the rear seats are some of the roomiest in the luxury large car class. As far as features go, the G90 almost has it all. Nearly every feature in this car comes standard, and there are hardly any available options. Trunk space is sufficient, but others in the class have larger trunks.

  • "If the G90 has a calling card, it's inside, where the interior is full of both quality materials and features. I was able to find some hard plastic trim on the transmission tunnel, but I had to look for it – the rest of the touch points are leather or other soft material. And those are fantastic, some of the best I've experienced." -- Cars.com
  • "Inside the G90 is a lavishly attired space with a beautifully stitched Nappa leather instrument panel and seats, a 22-way power driver's seat with heating and ventilation, a 12.3-inch high-definition widescreen display for navigation and multimedia control, and climate control and audio-system buttons whose faces are beveled at different angles for more accurate finger placement." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Whether you're judging by the materials used, how they're assembled, or just how it all looks, the Genesis G90 interior is masterfully luxurious. The soft and supple Nappa leather on the seats is echoed on the soft-touch door panels, dash, center console, and just about everything else. The real wood trim and stainless-steel speaker grilles look expensive, and combine with the metallic-look switchgear for a high-class appearance designed to evoke images of Mercedes-Benz, as does the knob-based infotainment interface. About the only downside is that the upmarket G90's dash layout, information display and ergonomics are virtually identical to the down-market Hyundai Elantra." -- Kelley Blue Book

Seating

The base 3.3T Premium trim comes with Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats with memory settings, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, and heated rear seats.

The G90's front seats are well-cushioned and provide great comfort on long trips. Finding the right seating position is never difficult, especially with the 22-way power-adjustable driver's seat. However, massaging front seats are unavailable, unlike with some class rivals. In the back, space is more than plentiful. Heated rear seats come standard, and if you opt for the 5.0 Ultimate trim, you'll get power-adjustable rear seats with memory settings.

For those who use car seats, the G90 provides complete sets of anchors on both outboard rear seats and a tether-only connection for the middle seat. You'll have plenty of space to work with, but the lower anchors are too deep in the seats, making them difficult to use. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the G90's LATCH system a rating of Acceptable for ease of use.

  • "The four outboard seats are heated and ventilated (the latter only in the V-8) as well as eminently comfortable and supportive, particularly the 22-way-adjustable driver's throne." -- Car and Driver
  • "In my own car, I'm pampered with a fine leather-covered, 22-way power adjustable driver seat with heating and cooling functions. Lucky rear seat passengers get over a yard of legroom. However, the lack of massage seat functions, and the small sunroof with a (gasp!) manually operated shade tarnish the shine on this cabin." -- CNET
  • "G90 Ultimate models get power-adjustable rear-outboard seating positions, including an integrated memory system to save your settings. The rear seats also get a power head restraint, and rear-seat illuminated vanity mirrors. It's a first-class seating accommodation by any measure." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a proximity key, a sunroof, wireless device charging, and a full-color head-up display. The standard infotainment system features a 12.3-inch touch-screen display, a Lexicon 17-speaker surround-sound system, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and front and rear USB ports. There are no optional tech features.

Standard safety features include lane keep assist, a driver alertness monitor, adaptive cruise control with stop-start functionality, forward collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic high beams.

Few luxury large cars offer base models with this many standard features. The infotainment system's dazzling 12.3-inch display is quick to respond, and the system's menu structure is easy to navigate. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available. However, there are plenty of other ways to stay connected, and you can integrate your own music using the G90's USB ports, auxiliary jack, or Bluetooth. The G90 also comes standard with a head-up display, which shows useful information like your speed and safety alerts directly on the windshield.

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  • "The list of standard conveniences goes on and on: carbon-dioxide sensor that directs fresh air into the cabin if C02 builds to a level that could reduce alertness, wireless cell-phone charging in the center console, a heated steering wheel, power rear-seat sunshades, and ... well, if you can name it, the Genesis G90 probably has it. Standard." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "There is some bad news though: There is no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and Genesis said that there are no plans to add it in the future. But to be honest, in this application, I didn't really miss them. The Genesis system makes up for their absence with features like the ability to send directions from your phone to the car. The screen and controls are responsive to inputs and I was able to find the appropriate menus easily." -- Cars.com
  • "Loaded. That's the best way to describe even the base-model Genesis G90 3.3T Premium, with its 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 powering the front wheels. There's a comprehensive safety suite that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active cruise control, and even a driver-attention alert. There's Nappa leather seating surfaces, a full-color head-up display and a multi-view camera that includes around-view. The 22-way-adjustable driver's seat is complemented by a 16-way passenger seat. The 17-speaker Lexicon audio system is part of the 12.3-inch infotainment system. There are even power sunshades for the rear AND rear side windows. Like we said. Loaded." -- Kelley Blue Book

Cargo

At 15.7 cubic feet, the G90's trunk is below average for the class. It does come standard with a rear-seat pass-through for long items like skis. However, split-folding rear seats are unavailable.

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