2017 Genesis G80 vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Genesis G80 doesn't have the brand cachet—or history—of some of its European rivals, but it does have a much more attractive pricetag.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is all new this year, and very good, and features some of the more advanced technology available on cars today—for a very high price.

The BMW 5-Series is one of our favorites in the segment and manages to get right some of the special-ness that the Genesis lacks for now.

Audi's A6 is a popular pick for all-wheel drive needs, and its relatively fuel efficient compared to the all-wheel-drive version of the G80.

The CTS may be the sportiest in its class, and we hear there'll be a performance G80 at some point, but highly doubt that it'll touch the CTS-V.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Genesis G80 is one of the first new cars from the nascent luxury carmaker, and it's a good leg to stand on.
The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands.
The 2017 BMW 5-Series may do for tech sedans what turn-of-the-century 5-Series did for sport sedans.
The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V impresses on all fronts, unseating BMW and Mercedes-Benz by offering the best combination of performance and day-to-day livability in the large luxury/sport sedan segment.
With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Large CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize Cars
Style Name    
3.8L RWD2.0 TFSI Premium FWD530i Sedan4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDE 300 Luxury RWD Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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