2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2020 Acura MDX
2021 Genesis GV80 2020 Acura MDX
  300 290
Infotainment Display
  14.5-in. touchscreen 7.0-in. touchscreen
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 6 yr./70,000 mi.

2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2020 Acura MDX

Serving Troy, MI

The 2021 GV80 is the first SUV ever produced by Genesis, and it breaks into this field with considerable prowess. As a midsize crossover with three rows in the cabin and with refined luxuries throughout, it is a model that demands attention. The GV80 is in the same auto class as the Acura MDX, an established brand with two decades of history. Are you trying to decide if the GV80 or the MDX is a better selection for you?


The GV80’s exterior for the 2021 model year is unlike anything you have seen before. It has an air of regal prominence with substantial height and rolling curves. The grille has a diamond-like pattern with a pentagon shape. The LED headlights consist of two horizontal bars. A similar design is found on the side air intake ports and the rear lights. In comparison, the 2020 Acura MDX has a smaller grille with a pentagon shape. The headlights have a geometric look with sharp edges and five bulbs placed in a line. While the hood has a solid definition, the sides and roof have a traditional look.


The GV80’s interior blends premium materials, a luxurious ambiance, and advanced technologies with three rows of seating. Quilted leather seats are balanced with wood accents and ribbons of ambient lighting. The smooth, wide center console has two rotary knobs and a touch-enabled pad for easy control of the infotainment system. Between heat and memory functions, an elite navigation system, smart device apps, and more, the GV80 has all of the equipment that today’s drivers are hoping to find in a new SUV. The MDX’s interior has ventilated leather seats, push-button gear selectors, and a V-shaped center stack with dual digital display screens.


You can choose between two well-engineered powertrains for the 2021 GV80. These are a 2.5-liter turbo and a 3.5-liter twin-turbo with available all-wheel drive. The 2020 Acura MDX, on the other hand, is offered with a single 3.5-liter V6 engine. In two of the trim levels, this engine is associated with mild-hybrid equipment.

While the Acura MDX is a mainstay in the realm of three-row SUVs, the GV80 is a newcomer that has taken the playing field to a new level. To experience the full luxury and capabilities of the beautiful GV80, set aside time to visit our Genesis dealership soon.