We'd shop the Genesis against the six-cylinder Infiniti M (now called Q60), which has more expressive styling and better handling, better dealers and a manual-transmission option, but a much higher price tag.
Chrysler's 300 is packed with value, has an all-wheel-drive option, edgy looks (especially in mobster black) and a scorching SRT8 version.
The Lexus ES 350 is a good match in many ways for the Genesis, but it has a shorter warranty to balance out a superior customer-service reputation.
The Acura TL used to be the technophile's choice, but it now lags in features and in performance.
New this year, the Lincoln MKZ's spun off the latest Ford Fusion; that likely means great dynamics, and new luxury features like a panoramic sunroof are supposed to put distance between this pricey version and the more mundane Fusion.
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|15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||N/A||Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Electric I-4|
|Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars||N/A||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L||4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD||4-Door Sedan RWD||N/A||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||N/A||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|