Awards and Accolades

When it first launched as a standalone brand in 2015, Genesis knew its work was cut out for it. While carving a niche in a space long-dominated by luxury marques wasn't going to be an easy feat, Genesis welcomed the challenge. Recognizing both the value of tradition and the stagnancy of the status quo, Genesis sought to bring a fresh approach to past notions of luxury for discerning drivers who value substance over superfluousness. To that end, Genesis has crafted a steadily expanding roster of engaging, stylish, and undeniably high-end sedans and SUVs that exemplify a spirit of innovation and driving enjoyment. And it has paid dividends.

Every Genesis nameplate has earned acclaim from both customers and critics for delivering first-class accommodations, premium amenities, and driving enjoyment with exceptional value. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

Genesis G70 Awards

  • 2019 North American Car of the Year: Immediately upon its launch, the G70 captured one of the industry's most coveted awards, with NACTOY President Lauren Fix stating, "The Genesis G70 is a game changer for the sedan market. (It) offers a sophisticated, impressive vehicle that delivers an inspired driving experience, safety, and technology at a reasonable price."

  • 10 Best: Car and Driver (2019)
  • Editor's Choice: Car and Driver (2019-2022)
  • Best of 2019: Cars.com
  • 2019 Best New Cars: Autotrader
  • Top Safety Pick+: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (2019-2022)

Genesis G80 Awards

  • Editor's Choice: Car and Driver (2017, 2021, 2022)
  • 2021 Best Upper Midsize Premium Car: J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
  • 2021 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000: Autotrader
  • Top Safety Pick+: IIHS (2017-2022)

Genesis G90 Awards

  • Editor's Choice: Car and Driver (2018-2022)
  • Most Loved Luxury Car of 2017: Strategic Vision
  • Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Luxury Car: AutoPacific® (2018)
  • Top Safety Pick+ (2017-2022): IIHS

Genesis GV70 Awards

  • 2022 SUV of the Year: Motor Trend
  • 2022 Top Ranked Luxury SUV: Edmunds
  • Best New Cars of 2022: Autotrader
  • Editor's Choice (2022): Car and Driver
  • Top Safety Pick+ (2022): IIHS

Genesis GV80 Awards

  • 10 Best (2021): Car and Driver
  • Editor's Choice (2021, 2022): Car and Driver
  • 2021 Best Buy Award: Kelley Blue Book
  • Best New Cars of 2021: Autotrader
  • 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year: Automotive Journalists Association of Canada
  • Top Safety Pick+ (2021, 2022): IIHS

Genesis GV60 EV Awards

  • Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022
  • 2022 Interior Architecture Award: iF Design Awards
  • 2022 Product Design Award Automobiles/Vehicles: iF Design Awards

Test-Drive an Award-Winning Genesis Model near Maryville and Oak Ridge, TN

To learn more about the latest Genesis cars and SUVs, current offers and incentives, or available reservation options, please reach out to Genesis of West Knoxville at your convenience. And if you would like to experience any of the award-winning models in our new Genesis inventory, we welcome you to come see us for a test drive. We would love to give you a tour.

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  1. Genesis of West Knoxville

    8729 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37923

    • Sales: (865) 693-4550
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