2020 Lexus ES vs. Genesis G80 for Sale in West Springfield, MA

 

 

For many people, driving a luxury car is the only way to go, while others see it as a dream that they’ll make come true one day. While European premium autos like Mercedes and BMW display unapologetically high price tags, Asian-manufactured luxury models are typically more cost-effective. Take the 2020 Lexus ES and the 2020 Genesis G80 as examples. Both have starting MSRPs below $50,000, yet they don’t skimp on the quality features that make luxury cars so desirable. But which model is better? On this page, we’ll compare these two upscale midsized sedans to determine which one offers more bang for the buck.

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Pricing and Fuel Economy

As mentioned, the 2020 Lexus ES and the Genesis G80 are rather affordable luxury cars considering the loftier prices of their European competitors. Even though the Genesis brand’s philosophy centers around premium affordability, it’s actually a little more expensive than the 2020 Lexus ES, which has a starting MSRP of $39,900 versus the G80’s $42,550 base price. If fuel economy is something you care about, consider that the 2020 Lexus ES outdoes the 2020 Genesis G80 in that category, getting 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with its 3.5-liter V6. The Genesis G80, on the other hand, only returns 18 city/26 highway with its 3.8-liter V6. What’s more, the 2020 Lexus ES is available as a hybrid, meaning you’ll be able to save even more on fuel if you opt for this variation. The Genesis G80 is powered strictly by gasoline.


Chassis

As a result of the 2020 Lexus ES’s lighter curb weight (it’s about 550 to 1,000 lb. less than the Genesis G80), it’s certainly more efficient, and it may even handle better and accelerate quicker than its bulkier rival. In addition, the 2020 Lexus ES F Sport model uses computer-generated active noise cancelling technology to prevent unwanted sounds from entering the cabin to make the drive more enjoyable for everyone. The Genesis G80 does not offer noise cancelling technology.


Comfort and Convenience

Getting ready to take a weekend road trip? You’ll be able to store more luggage in the 2020 Lexus ES’s trunk: it yields 16.7 cu. ft. of space over the Genesis G80’s 15.3 cu. ft. Also, you can roll down the 2020 Lexus ES’s windows from a distance using the key fob, but keep in mind, your Lexus service department needs to activate this function since it doesn’t come standard with the vehicle. The driver of a Genesis G80 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, and only when the ignition is turned on. And while both of these exceptional sedans have state-of-the-art active safety technology, the Lexus offers Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking on the 2020 ES, while Genesis does not have a similar feature for the G80. This crash-mitigation system uses special sensors to monitor space between vehicles and will autonomously apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision.

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