SUVs and Trucks Compete at Pacific Northwest Mudfest

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Best Full-Size Luxury SUV — 2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T Prestige
Price as tested: $73,510
Like its smaller GV70 sibling, the GV80 features eye-catching exterior styling, an elegant interior and a powerful turbocharged engine. The interior features soft leather seats and a large 14-inch display screen. During testing in cold, wet Pacific Northwest weather journalists certainly appreciated the heated seats and two-stage heated steering wheel. This luxurious SUV features a high-tech electronically controlled all-wheel drive system that can send as much as 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels, and the available limited-slip differential can split power between the rear wheels for impressive traction. At Mudfest the GV80 demonstrated its capabilities firsthand through the off-road moguls — as one wheel came off the ground, power was directed to the opposite wheel to keep the big SUV moving through the course.

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