The Genesis GV80 Takes on the New Acura MDX! Which One Wins | Car Wars

( tflcar.com/ ) In this video, we have two brand new three-row family haulers: the Genesis GV80 and the Acura MDX. Both compete in the same area, but take different approaches when it comes to technology, luxury and sporty driving traits. Or are they *really* as different as you might think? Does the Genesis or the Acura really have everything you'd need? Roman and Tommy take a closer look and compare the two.

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  1. bbbbccc1717

    bbbbccc1717

    7 hours ago

    i'm in my 30s with a young family and the acura mdx in a-spec trim suits me better. the genesis is great suv but it just looks like it's for my dad's age. can genesis at least come out with a sportier trim that comes with a proper 3 spoke flat bottom steering wheel, sport seats and blacked out trim?

  2. 호주 태즈메이니아 카라반 캠핑

    호주 태즈메이니아 카라반 캠핑

    Day ago

    why are you comparing the MDX against Gv80.. look at the horrible grill design.. It's like an imperial Japanese flag which is equivalent to Nazi flag.. the DMX is so boring and retro..

  3. Mark P

    Mark P

    4 days ago

    The MDX looks like garbage inside and out

  4. Yogi

    Yogi

    7 days ago

    I love the father-son dueling format. Acura's interior looks very busy (younger buyers may like that). Genesis' interior is clean minimalist (older buyers like me may prefer that). I certainly don't have the "80's mindset".

  5. MATBS Accounting

    MATBS Accounting

    19 days ago

    Good companion...

  6. Kevin Sonnenberg

    Kevin Sonnenberg

    21 day ago

    “Unusable infotainment system?” Slow learner I guess.

  7. lol ol

    lol ol

    25 days ago

    The Genesis may win today but in 15 years we will see who is the real king!

  8. JuanitoMaxxCarnaje

    JuanitoMaxxCarnaje

    26 days ago

    Acura does not make a rear wheel drive car which means it will never be able to compete with Genesis Nuff said

  9. Michael

    Michael

    29 days ago

    2 ugly, poorly designed-interiored and overpriced crossovers that are competing.

  10. stan_sprinkle

    stan_sprinkle

    Month ago

    That MDX cluttered gloss black interior is hideous

  11. Jarrid Boykin

    Jarrid Boykin

    Month ago

    "Brag to your neighbors" sorry but I dont spend that kind of money with neighbors in mind.

  12. John Thompson

    John Thompson

    Month ago

    They should have turbo charged the Acura it would be best suv but paying 60 k for 290 hp nope I’ll rather buy the genesis

  13. Forrest Harrison-Grant

    Forrest Harrison-Grant

    Month ago

    Genesis is a target version of a Bentley

  14. Todd Lindsay-dickson

    Todd Lindsay-dickson

    Month ago

    Mix is cheaper better driver more room

  15. wongchai807

    wongchai807

    Month ago

    The mdx is gorgeous ..the g70 looks new but outdated

  16. Clownfish777

    Clownfish777

    Month ago

    I'll take the Genesis pls.

  17. New Yee

    New Yee

    Month ago

    honda cheap look

  18. King Arthur Pendragon

    King Arthur Pendragon

    Month ago

    Love both vehicles a lot. Got a 2019 RDX and love every bit of it. No one can beat SHAWD best in the industry hands down. Probably will upgrade to MDX once paid off and go with Acura due to reliability. However, I think Hyundai have been improving year over year exponentially.

  19. Rakhsi Prayogo

    Rakhsi Prayogo

    Month ago

    Honda vs Hyundai

  20. Jerry Kim

    Jerry Kim

    Month ago

    Genesis should be famous now by the leg sacrificing brand ambassador Tiger Woods??

  21. Project.D Films

    Project.D Films

    Month ago

    MDX!

  22. Daniel Melendez

    Daniel Melendez

    Month ago

    Turbo’s are a pain in the ass to fix and or replace as they require serious maintenance. I stay away from Turbo, been there and done that with the Cx7 awd limited which had a turbocharger that broke down and overheated all the time!

  23. Daniel Melendez

    Daniel Melendez

    Month ago

    Guys, i love how you both go toe to toe with each of the cars you feature. At the end of the say is all about $$ and cents, features and the trust or possibly a previous experience customers have with a brand. I am going to be honest, i will take the Acura all day LONG! Because there is resale value, low maintenance and because the SHAWD systems with torque vectoring makes the car fun to drive in all types of terrain. Sorry Genesis, i dont see myself spending the extra $$$ on your cars.

  24. L P

    L P

    Month ago

    Acura definitely good for long term and resale value. The genesis looks really nice,, more luxury, but depreciate quick. And for $8000 more than the acura, it is gonna be tough to pick the gensis

  25. Aur0ra12

    Aur0ra12

    2 months ago

    MDX = designed for tiger moms... GV80 = designed for retired pimps...

  26. Brad Jones

    Brad Jones

    2 months ago

    Hyundai va Honda? Ok.

  27. AJ Yearby

    AJ Yearby

    2 months ago

    The last year or so I feel like Roman has to be tired of doing reviews or he’s just trolling everyone. I doubt it but he has made horrible takes and makes senseless arguments with Tommy while he’s trying to give actual information. Overall the channel was a go to a year ago.

  28. Kay Hyde

    Kay Hyde

    2 months ago

    Genesia HUGO BOSS. Acura Nike Sports wear.

  29. Daniel Kelling

    Daniel Kelling

    2 months ago

    1st in for most backers time to be sporting Genesis must be luxury. That's like saying I'm going compare a Lexus ES to a Dodge Charger hellcat

  30. Daniel Kelling

    Daniel Kelling

    2 months ago

    I didnt have to watch the video to know Genesis is the winner

  31. Blue Diamond

    Blue Diamond

    2 months ago

    Acura MDX

  32. Hiển Lê

    Hiển Lê

    2 months ago

    I will take the Genesis GV80 over the Acura MDX.

  33. Entao Liu

    Entao Liu

    2 months ago

    Stewie's head from family guy. LOL!

  34. stan cats

    stan cats

    2 months ago

    the genesis is hideous, the acura is less hideous

  35. Aramis Knight

    Aramis Knight

    2 months ago

    Tiger Woods loves Genesis!

  36. Jeff Montoya

    Jeff Montoya

    2 months ago

    What I find funny is the young guy likes the what I would consider a older person's SUV and the older guy likes the more sporty looking SUV. I'm sorry the Genesis reminds me of a Lincoln or Buick. And the Acura MDX looks sporty and modern.

  37. Superion Solace

    Superion Solace

    2 months ago

    The grille of the Genesis looks gaudy and like a cheap fence

  38. Marshall Kelin

    Marshall Kelin

    2 months ago

    I’ve seen a few of these on the road where I live, I think they are absolutely stunning. Look far more expensive than they actually are.

  39. zeezeebo

    zeezeebo

    2 months ago

    The genesis steering wheel is ugly

  40. zeezeebo

    zeezeebo

    2 months ago

    We know Acura for yrs but how reliable is he genesis?

  41. D_O 797

    D_O 797

    2 months ago

    I’ve seen both in person. I was in love with the GV80 before going to both dealerships but the MDX is sexier! Trust me!

    • D_O 797

      D_O 797

      28 days ago

      @Phil Henderson the inside of the GV80 is too plain for me...the MDX dashboard looks much better

    • crowbird213

      crowbird213

      28 days ago

      MDX looks awesome in person.

    • Phil Henderson

      Phil Henderson

      Month ago

      MDX Front End definitely looks better to my eyes, it's less blingy and more playful. That's where any benefits end. The GV80 is the superior vehicle in and out!

  42. Jae Jun

    Jae Jun

    2 months ago

    Tommy has really brought life to TFL!

  43. yingchun zhang

    yingchun zhang

    2 months ago

    Mdx start 56000$ gv80 3.5t start 80000$ big difference

  44. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown

    2 months ago

    i think the counter console in the MDX towards that mini arm rest just looks uninspiring for spending over 50 gran.. if Acura puts back a mechanical gear shifter in place of the button system could make it look more cohesive

  45. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown

    2 months ago

    MDX type S vs the GV70 😁👍

  46. Cass Warner

    Cass Warner

    2 months ago

    I enjoyed their interaction more than the suv comparisons...new subbie

  47. Hey Hey

    Hey Hey

    2 months ago

    Genesis Winner

  48. Y S

    Y S

    2 months ago

    Let's test the all wheel drive then test the all wheel drive going off road

  49. Alejandro Cervantes

    Alejandro Cervantes

    2 months ago

    Tiger Woods brings me here 🤣, i want that suv Genesis.

  50. Whodunit

    Whodunit

    2 months ago

    Friends will attempt to adjust the volume if they want to lose their fingers 🤨

  51. Ronald Aurelio Jose Jr

    Ronald Aurelio Jose Jr

    2 months ago

    I like the Acura MDX better because the GV-80 looks like a knockoff Bentley bentayga

  52. Ron Rose

    Ron Rose

    2 months ago

    The infotainment is just fine, when you get use to it it works very well

    • Kevin Sonnenberg

      Kevin Sonnenberg

      21 day ago

      💯

  53. Ron Rose

    Ron Rose

    2 months ago

    One word “RELIABILITY”

    • TheKasai23

      TheKasai23

      19 days ago

      😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Ron Rose

      Ron Rose

      25 days ago

      Consumer reports is no different the JD Power, at the end of the day ACURA/ Honda/Lexus/Toyota will always be more reliable then the American, German, and Korean brands. They just build better cars.

  54. Malik

    Malik

    2 months ago

    genesis!

  55. Changwu Jia

    Changwu Jia

    2 months ago

    genesis is really luxurious, the Acura just still feels like Honda.

  56. Jason Hall

    Jason Hall

    2 months ago

    Genesis has been doing a great job. The interiors on their vehicles are really nice. Too bad they don't offer an EV yet. The Kia EV6 looks great.

  57. So Taehyung

    So Taehyung

    2 months ago

    U guys are funny😄👍 Right on time when I'm looking for the comparison of these 2 vehicles..ty

  58. Steve Wise

    Steve Wise

    2 months ago

    The MDX has the same engine as the Honda Pilot. The Acura touchpad infotainment system with the track pad is a pain. The Genesis interior and exterior blows away the MDX, let alone the engine. MDX has tons of glossy black plastic on the interior. This comparison isn’t even close...Genesis blows away the MDX.

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      2 months ago

      One of them sold almost 20k units the last two months and is leading the entire mid size luxury suv segment, and also has a 3 month waiting list. It’s not the one that looks like a Bentley.

  59. Omar Spence

    Omar Spence

    2 months ago

    Why do they even have sporty trims on these lofted people haulers?

  60. ChillenAzn

    ChillenAzn

    2 months ago

    haha Love that father son dynamic

  61. Minesh Kutlerywala

    Minesh Kutlerywala

    2 months ago

    Wow I never thought Hyundai makes cars this nice!

    • mahalo aloha

      mahalo aloha

      2 months ago

      Sick and tired of hearing this ignorant barking in 2021 yet.

  62. AirMaxPenny

    AirMaxPenny

    2 months ago

    Just bought the Acura.. Test drove the GV80 because I fell in love with the way the exterior looked. Didn't need a second test drive, that car sucked. The interior made me feel like I was a 90 yr old grandma and the underpowered engine left a lot to be desired. (2.5t) From the dash to the cup holders in the rear, I couldn't help but to laugh at the price tag. To each their own though. Acura isn't perfect, but there is really no comparison between these two cars once you factor in price. Just wish that Acura didn't look like a Mazda.

  63. Jay

    Jay

    2 months ago

    Genesis wins every ways !

  64. FlinchD

    FlinchD

    2 months ago

    Ten gears too many

  65. DionT Muscle

    DionT Muscle

    2 months ago

    He said the Genesis steering wheel look like Stewie head from Family Guy LMAOO 😂😂😂😂

  66. nature10879

    nature10879

    2 months ago

    Son, Listen to dad. You don't want an empty bank account:)

  67. E M

    E M

    2 months ago

    Not sure they're in the same class, just a V6..? That's laughable

  68. Philippe Fagnant

    Philippe Fagnant

    2 months ago

    Acura interior looks nice, if you are an elderly citizen.

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      2 months ago

      It’s opposite the GV80 has elderly styling. What do you mean? The MDX has modern sporty styling. The GV80 is super understated with straight lines everywhere like cars of old.

    • Island Knight

      Island Knight

      2 months ago

      It does and I am. 😂

  69. Евгений Ленков

    Евгений Ленков

    2 months ago

    MDX is cool and good enough!

  70. Jeancarlos Hernandez

    Jeancarlos Hernandez

    2 months ago

    IDK if its because the relationship I had with my dad or because I recently lost him but the disrespect from Tommy is getting so annoying on these reviews.

  71. sphaera

    sphaera

    2 months ago

    The Genesis looks too much like a Bentley IMO. I definitely dig the Acura style more, and tend to like Honda cars. I’m likely to wait for the new Honda Pilot though for even greater value... My 17 Pilot still looks the par and drives nicely I don’t feel the need to upgrade now.

  72. kil koh

    kil koh

    2 months ago

    That interior of the MDX would drive me crazy... WTF is that...? It looks horrendous compared to the Genesis interior. Exterior the Genesis looks a lot better as well.

  73. C. Nelson

    C. Nelson

    2 months ago

    That interior in the GENSIS IS LITERALLY CHRYSLERS WHOLE STYLE. FIRST THEY STOLE INFINITI THEN THEY STOLE LINCOLN. NOW ITS A PACIFICA????? NOOOOOOOOOOOO TO OVER SEA BRANDS STEALING OUR AMERICAN STYLES.

  74. C. Nelson

    C. Nelson

    2 months ago

    Neverrrrrrrr Acura allll day. Hyundai Gensis are just copying thieves. No original design. Just a bunch of other cars in one. No to Hyundai

    • Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      2 months ago

      and the MDX copies the Mazda CX9

  75. JF Doherty

    JF Doherty

    2 months ago

    Excellent review. I love how Roman has Tommy’s picture as his phone wallpaper. Cracked me up!

  76. King D Anime

    King D Anime

    2 months ago

    Genesis is the better car in this 1

  77. hededcdn

    hededcdn

    2 months ago

    No mention of the MDX Type S?

  78. Tou Vang

    Tou Vang

    2 months ago

    That Genesis is nice. But I trust my life with the MDX more.

  79. WIGGYDON1

    WIGGYDON1

    2 months ago

    So y'all are just gonna ignore the whole type s thing huh 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

    • thinkfaster

      thinkfaster

      2 months ago

      Uh, dude, you can't get them yet.

  80. SirT80

    SirT80

    2 months ago

    The MDX turn signal sounds like a bucket full of water catching a drip 😂 I definitely like the all new MDX, but the GV80 wins my heart!

  81. Dayne Vickers

    Dayne Vickers

    2 months ago

    "The Genesis' steering wheel looks like Stuey's head from The Family Guy"- LMAO! I agree. And the Genesis' front grill looks like Batman designed it. I still want one, though, just to be like Tiger Woods (who was lucky he wasn't in a Buick THAT day).

    • vsrap71

      vsrap71

      Month ago

      so you want to speed it down the main road and crash it on the hills? lol

  82. Evan Staples

    Evan Staples

    2 months ago

    Watching Tommy school his dad is funny I think he won this round, I love both cars though, Genesis is really making a name for itself.

  83. agentjrb

    agentjrb

    2 months ago

    I wish they would have made the third row more usable in the Genesis, I also prefer second row captain chairs which isn’t available. The Genesis has a great design I love how Hyundai/Genesis handle tech.

  84. TheMeanmarine13

    TheMeanmarine13

    2 months ago

    Great review. I love how they seem like they are at odds until you see Tommy on his dad's phone. Good stuff fellas 👏

  85. Han Truong

    Han Truong

    2 months ago

    Got acura n honda pilot exl

  86. John Lee

    John Lee

    2 months ago

    Japanese cars have a teenage Transformer look.

  87. GOD’SLOVE MUZIK

    GOD’SLOVE MUZIK

    2 months ago

    That Overblown Honda stands NO CHANCE against that Genesis. As a matter of fact, there’s hardly anything car that beats the GV80

  88. KevinsvideogameWorld KVGW

    KevinsvideogameWorld KVGW

    2 months ago

    Best car/suv I seen in this video was that Red 80s? Toyota 4Runner 10:22

  89. Vic P

    Vic P

    2 months ago

    Respect to the Hyundai for their advancements, but I'd rather the straight H brand myself. I don't really see them in the same category. 5 years from now, let's see who holds their value.

  90. Moises Escobar

    Moises Escobar

    2 months ago

    Hands down the MDX.. it’s been the 3 row king since a long time

  91. iluvcakes19

    iluvcakes19

    2 months ago

    MDX for me. Just wished that it towed more!

  92. Jarod Forsythe

    Jarod Forsythe

    2 months ago

    Tommy: “You drive like 40mph everywhere. Why do you need SH AWD?” I am DEAD 🤣🤣

  93. Waseem 5500

    Waseem 5500

    2 months ago

    Acura for me

  94. Omair Sheikh

    Omair Sheikh

    2 months ago

    I'm loving that Acuras finally back in the right direction. That V6 sounds similar to the 1st gen NSX

  95. Lowlands

    Lowlands

    2 months ago

    I always thought Acuras and BMWs share a lot in common, but also in a bad way. They both lack front center storage space! You end up with a cup holder full of little things.. By the way, Genesis looks like a budget Bentayga whereas Acura looks like a Pilot type R. And I think those families picking up kids doesn't quite match with the latter.

    • thinkfaster

      thinkfaster

      2 months ago

      People only die a little inside when they have kids, they still like sporty cars and Acura has a luxury but not snobby luxury reputation in the US. (Which is perhaps outdated now that you can buy a Merc SUV for MDX money.)

  96. Martin River

    Martin River

    2 months ago

    Compare MDX to Kia telluride or Hyundai palisade.

    • Phil Henderson

      Phil Henderson

      Month ago

      They should! After all, the MDX is a crappy front-drive platform with a transverse engine. Def. a cheaper arrangement vs the GV80.

    • Raschaud Farmer

      Raschaud Farmer

      2 months ago

      Nope

  97. disri08

    disri08

    2 months ago

    The GV80 they drive (not beauty shots) is the 2.5L inline 4, you can tell by the dashboard. :(

    • thinkfaster

      thinkfaster

      2 months ago

      In the states, there's no 3rd row in a 2.5L, and you can't get a 3-row 3.5L Prestige trim with the full digital dash.

  98. Steven Yoo

    Steven Yoo

    2 months ago

    Tho I'm Korean, I'd go for the honda. My first car was a honda and they know how to design cars that drive well. Hyundai on the other hand cares mostly about buying options from suppliers and selling it off to customers.

    • kil koh

      kil koh

      2 months ago

      You are a idiot and have no idea what you are talking about. Hyundai even makes their own metal in house, while Honda has to buy their metal. That is how they cut cost is they produce everything themselves.

    • MAGA

      MAGA

      2 months ago

      false. I'm korean and that's a complete lie.

  99. bulk_edition

    bulk_edition

    2 months ago

    I have to agree with Roman. The Acura is better in every way!

    • MAGA

      MAGA

      2 months ago

      it drives like a honda. He's a wrong old boomer

  100. adam

    adam

    2 months ago

    The funniest banter episode ever, laughing out loud you guys are awesome

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