2018 Genesis G80 vs 2018 Acura RLX

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The 2018 Genesis G80 is a luxury sedan that provides the same level of quality you'd expect to find in a European luxury sedan that costs much more. The G80 comes with standard features that are only available as options on the pricier competitors. The G80 is available in three trim levels, each with a different engine. If you've been wondering, "Where can I find a Genesis dealer near me?" you'll be happy to learn there are currently about 350 Genesis dealers in the United States.

The 2018 Acura RLX competes with the 2018 Genesis G80 in the luxury sedan market. If you've been considering buying either of these vehicles, you'll want to read on and learn which model gives you the biggest bang for your buck.

Starting Price

When you buy a Genesis G80 for sale at a dealership, it will cost less than the Acura RLX. The MSRP for the 2018 Genesis G80 starts at $41,750. Compare this with the 2018 Acura RLX, which has a starting MSRP of $54,900. While the MSRP isn't the actual price you'll pay at the dealership, it's easy to see that G80 buyers will save a significant amount of money.

2018 Genesis G80 For Sale

Powertrain

The Genesis G80 has a larger, more powerful base engine than the Acura RLX. The base G80 3.8 trim is equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that generates 311 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque. The Acura RLX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. The G80's extra torque sends more power to the wheels than the RLX. The G80 has two more engines on offer, each one more powerful than the RLX's single gasoline engine. The G80's 3.3-liter V6 engine develops 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque, while 5.0-liter V8 engine blasts out 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft.

Handling

The Genesis G80 has a substantially smaller turning radius than the Acura RLX, making it much easier to get in and out of close spaces.

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Passenger Space

The G80 has 5.6 cubic feet more passenger space than the RLX. Taller drivers and passengers will be more comfortable in the G80 than the RLX, thanks to the G80's greater front head- and legroom.

Cargo Capacity

The Genesis G80 has more trunk space than the RLX. The G80 has 15.3 cubic feet, while the RLX only has 14.9 cubic feet. G80 owners will find it's easy to load items like groceries in and out of the trunk when their hands are full, thanks to the Hands-Free Smart Trunk. Drivers simply wait behind the rear bumper and the trunk opens automatically. The G80 also has an available power trunk, which automatically opens and closes when the driver presses a button. The Acura RLX doesn't offer either of these features.

Reliability

According to J.D. Power and Associates' 2017 Initial Quality Study, Genesis vehicles score higher in initial quality than Acura vehicles. Genesis ranked second in initial quality, while Acura came in at number 19, below the industry average.

Warranty

The Genesis G80 comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which includes free round-the-clock roadside assistance. The RLX only gets a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty. Genesis' provides a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. RLX buyers only get 6 years/70,000 miles. G80 owners can also take advantage of free scheduled maintenance for 3 years/36,000 miles. Acura doesn't provide any complimentary scheduled maintenance.

Our Conclusion

Whether you look at the price, the engines, passenger space and cargo space, it's easy to see that the 2018 Genesis G80 handily beats the 2018 Acura RLX.