2018 Genesis G80 vs 2018 BMW 5 Series

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2018 Genesis G80 vs 2018 BMW 5 Series

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The 2018 Genesis G80 enters its second year in the Genesis lineup. According to the Turnersville Genesis dealer, the G80's turbocharged V6 engine and performance-tuned suspension make it a serious competitor to European luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series. How does the G80 hold up against the 5 Series? We'll look at both vehicles side by side and find out.

Price

First and foremost, if you decide to buy the 2018 Genesis G80 at the Genesis Dealer serving Turnersville, you'll discover the G80 costs a lot less than the 5 Series. The starting MSRP for the G80 is $41,750. Compare this with the MSRP of the 5 Series, which starts at $51,200, a price The Car Connection calls shockingly expensive. Some quick math will tell you the 2018 BMW 5 series will set you back $9,450 more than the G80. This is a significant price difference.

Genesis G80 TurnersvillePowertrain

The Genesis G80's standard engine is more powerful than the 5 Series' base powerplant. Powering the Genesis G80 is a 3.8-liter V6 that generates 311 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard engine found in the BMW 5 series is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that only puts out 249 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

Driver Assistance Features

In addition to the lower starting price, the Genesis G80 saves you even more money, because the G80 comes with standard driver assistance features that are only available as expensive options on the 2018 BMW 5 Series. Here's a rundown of the standard advanced safety features in the 2018 Genesis G80 that aren't included with the BMW 5 Series.

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: This feature detects vehicles in front of you that have slowed or stopped. If necessary, it deploys the automatic braking system to keep the driver and passengers safe.
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop-Start: This system utilizes radar mounted in the front of the vehicle to detect the distance to the car ahead and automatically keeps your car at a constant speed and distance. When your vehicle stops, the system starts again 3 seconds after the car ahead starts to move.
  • Blind Spot Detection: When you change lanes, this technology alerts you if an object's in the way. A second alert sounds when the turn signal is activated.
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist: This feature provides an alert when it detects you're drifting out of your lane. If you don't respond, Lane Keep Assist steers you back into your lane.
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Interior Space

The 2018 Genesis G80 gives your passengers more room to stretch out and be comfortable than the BMW 5 Series. The G80 provides a full 107.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 98.8 for the 5 Series. The G80 has more front head- and legroom than the 5 Series, as well as more headroom and shoulder room in the rear.



Cargo Space

The Genesis G80 provides more cargo space than the BMW 5 Series. The trunk volume of the G80 is 15.3 cubic feet, compared to just 14.5 cubic feet in the 5 Series.

In The End

When you compare the 2018 Genesis G80 with the BMW 5 Series, you can only come to the conclusion that 5 Series owners pay all that extra money for the BMW marque, because the G80 wins this comparison handily.

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