2018 Genesis G80 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Ardmore Genesis Dealer

Ardmore Genesis Dealer

View our extensive inventory | Genesis Dealership Serving ArdmoreIf you're not yet familiar with the Genesis brand, an introduction is in order. Genesis is Hyundai's newly minted standalone luxury brand. The Genesis G80 sedan started its life as the Hyundai Genesis, but the model has definitely come into its own in its second year as a Genesis model. According to the Genesis dealer near Ardmore, There's a new 3.3T Sport trim for 2018 that's equipped with a turbocharged V8. The 2018 Genesis G80 is a worthy competitor to European luxury sedans like the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If you'd like to discover how the G80 fares against the E-Class, you'll want to read on as we compare these two models head to head.

Cost

When it comes to price, the 2018 Genesis G80 is the hands-down winner. G80 buyers will find themselves saving upwards of $10,000 compared with those who choose the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The G80 has a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $41,750, while the E-Class starts at $52,150. We should point out that the MSRP isn't the price you'll pay when you purchase the G80 at a dealership like the Genesis dealer serving Ardmore. We use the MSRP here as a basis for comparison.

Engine

The base engine under the hood of the Genesis G80 is more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class's base powerplant. The G80's 3.8-liter V6 engine generates 311 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque. The base block under the hood of the E-Class is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that only develops 241 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.

Utility

If cargo space is important to you, you'll choose the Genesis G80, which provides more trunk space than the Mercedes E-Class. The G80 has 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while E-Class sedans only provide 13.1 cubic feet.

Handling

With its smaller turning radius, it will be easier to navigate through tight spaces in the G80 than the E-Class.

Advanced Safety Features

The 2018 Genesis G80 comes with many advanced safety features that are only available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class as expensive options (making the price disparities between the two vehicles even greater). These features include:

  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist: Lane Departure Warning detects when the vehicle is veering out of its lane and provides the driver with an audio and visual alert. Lane Keep Assist kicks in when the driver fails to correct the situation. It applies corrective steering action to keep the G80 in its lane.
  • Hands-Free Smart Trunk: This feature makes it easy to load and unload items like groceries when your hands are full. Simply stand near the trunk with the key in your pocket or bag and the trunk opens automatically.
  • High Beam Assist: This feature provides an added level of safety at night. High Beam Assist senses oncoming headlights as well as taillights in front of the vehicle. It automatically switches to low beams and reactivates the high beams when the coast is clear.

In the End

Now that we've examined the 2018 Genesis G80 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class closely, the evidence is clear. The G80 has an MSRP that beats the E-Class by more than $10,000. It has a more powerful engine, more trunk space and comes with many advanced driver-assist features that are only available on the E-Class as options. We declare the G80 the winner.

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