2019 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T Premium essentials: Still incredible

Our Opinion: We’re no strangers to the Genesis G90. Years ago, we spent a year with a 3.3-liter model that was spec’ed similarly to this 2019 model. We loved our long-termer and we were all sad to see it go. Driving its newer sibling, it’s safe to say that the Genesis G90 is just as good as our long termer, which is a great sign.
Let’s start with the facts and figures. Powering this Genesis is a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6. It’s not the most powerful engine in the Genesis lineup: the 5.0-liter V8 takes that spot, but the 3.3 is more refined. The exhaust is whisper quiet, and you have to have better hearing than I to get any hint of turbo whistle. Despite the turbocharger, power delivery is linear and predictable. The eight-speed transmission shifts quickly and smoothly and feeds power to the all-wheel-drive system before transferring the power to the pavement. It’s not as quick an AMG-badge wearing Mercedes or an M-badged BMW, but 365 ponies is plenty for this beast.
You’ll have to pay keen attention to the speedometer, though, because it’s hard to tell quite how fast you’re traveling. The cabin is well insulated from engine and road noise. Of course, at full-fledged highway speeds you will hear a hint of wind creeping into the cabin — it’s still a car. In case you get lulled to sleep by the posh cabin and lack of invasive noises, the Genesis will routinely remind you how you’re driving via the central gauges, there’s a driver attention alert system — telling you if it thinks it might be wise to pull over and have some coffee.