2018 Genesis G80 vs 2018 Lincoln Continental

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2018 Genesis G80 vs 2018 Lincoln Continental

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The Genesis G80 is now in its second year as part of the newly forged Genesis stable. Lest anyone write off the G80 as a mere newcomer, we should point out that Genesis has made inroads into luxury sedan territory and can compete with Japanese and European luxury brands. Visit Voorhees Township Genesis dealers or your local Genesis dealership and you'll be amazed at the G80's high-quality cabin with its luxurious appointments. The fact that the 2018 Genesis G80 gives you all the premium features you could want for less money than the competition is icing on the cake.


The 2018 Lincoln Continental is a luxury sedan with a storied history that dates back to the 1930s. It competes with the European marques alongside the 2018 Genesis G80. How does the Lincoln Continental stack up against the 2018 Genesis G80? Read on as we compare the two vehicles head to head.

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A number of factors determine a vehicle's actual cost, but for the purpose of our comparison, we'll look at each vehicle's manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). According to the folks at Voorhees Township Genesis, the starting MSRP for the 2018 Genesis G80 is $41,750. The 2018 Lincoln Continental has an MSRP that starts at $45,160. So, the G80 will save you some money over the Contintental.


The Genesis G80's base engine is larger and more powerful than the base engine under the hood of the Lincoln Continental. The base block on the G80 is a 3.8-liter V6 that generates 311 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque. The Lincoln Continental gets a 3.7-liter V6 that develops 305 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The G80 also comes out ahead when you look at the transmission. Its standard eight-speed automatic delivers quick acceleration. The only transmission available for the Lincoln Continental is a six-speed automatic.

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In these days of fluctuating prices at the gas pump, fuel economy is an important consideration when considering which car to buy. The G80's base 3.8-liter V6 gets EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive and 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.* With the base 2.7-liter V6 engine, the Continental only gets 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway with FWD and 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway with AWD.


Safety is another important factor when buying a new vehicle. Both vehicles have ABS brakes, a driver airbag, a passenger airbag, front-side airbags and curtain airbags. But the 2018 Genesis G80 comes with rear-side airbags, something you won't find in the 2018 Lincoln Continental.


No comparison of the Genesis G80 would be complete without mentioning its warranty. The G80 comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty that covers the whole car. The G80's warranty also includes free 24-hour roadside assistance. The Continental only gets a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty. The G80 has a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, while the Lincoln Continental's powertrain warranty is only good for 6 years and 70,000 miles. Finally, the G80's warranty includes free scheduled maintenance for 3 years and 36,000 miles. The Lincoln Continental provides owners with only the first scheduled maintenance visit.


When you compare the 2018 Genesis G80 with the 2018 Lincoln Continental, whether you look at the important criteria such as the price, engines, fuel economy, safety and the warranty, there's one inescapable conclusion: the 2018 Genesis G80 is the better car.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.