2019 Genesis G90 vs 2019 Lexus LS

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The 2019 Genesis G90 is an impressive full-size luxury sedan that delivers a smooth ride and features a large, sophisticated cabin. Even the base 3.3T trim level comes with a long list of features at dealerships like the Philadelphia Genesis dealer, many of which are only offered as options on other vehicles in this segment. The available V8 engine provides plenty of power.

The 2019 Genesis LS 500 competes with the Genesis G90 in the large luxury sedan class. If you've been considering either of these vehicles or another car in this class, read on as we compare the Genesis G90 with the Lexus LS 500 and discover which one comes out ahead.


A vehicle's price is an important consideration for most car buyers. The 2019 Genesis G90 is considerably less expensive than the 2019 Lexus LS 500. The starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the G90 is $68,350. Meanwhile, the Lexus LS 500 starts at $75,200. While the MSRP isn't the price you'll pay at a dealership like Philadelphia Genesis, we use this figure here for our comparison because it's a good indication of the relative price difference between the two vehicles.

Engine Speed

The Genesis G90 is faster than the Lexus LS 500. According to Motor Trend, the G90 made it to 60 mph from off the line in five seconds, compared to the LS 500, which took 5.3 seconds.

Fuel Economy

The 2019 Genesis G90 uses regular unleaded gasoline, although Genesis recommends premium for the best performance. Owners of the 2019 Lexus LS 500 must use premium gasoline, which can cost up to 55 cents more per gallon than regular.

Suspension and Handling

The 2019 Genesis G90 has a longer wheelbase than the 2019 Lexus LS 500. This helps the G90 deliver stable handling and a smooth ride.


Drivers who live in cold climates will appreciate comfort and convenience features like the Genesis G90's standard heated steering wheel. If you want a heated steering wheel on the Lexus LS, it's only available as an option you'll have to pay more for.

Passenger Space

With more space for passengers, the 2019 Genesis G90 will keep everyone comfortable. The G90 has 113.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared with only 99.4 cubic feet for the LS 500. All told, the G90 has 13.8 cubic feet more passenger space than the LS 500. Additionally, the G90 has more front headroom, rear headroom and front hip room than the LS 500.


Genesis offers the best warranty in the automotive business, with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. LS 500 buyers only get a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty..

In the End

The 2019 Genesis G90 and the 2019 Lexus GS 500 are both great vehicles. We agree with Consumer Reports, who recommended the G90 for its safety, reliability and performance. It's notable that the organization didn't recommend the Lexus LS Series. When you consider the important categories, we think you'll agree the Genesis G90 is the winner of this competition.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 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.

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