2017 Genesis G90 vs. Its Competition

2017 Genesis G90
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Genesis G90 aims to take on some heavy hitters.

The big German sellers are in the same size class, but it's hard to think of someone stepping down from the BMW 7-Series or the Mercedes-Benz S-Class into a G90 if they're at all brand-snobbish--and the same holds true for the Audi A8, which may have some great tech features, such as its Google Earth maps, but its look isn't so distinct.

Elsewhere, it comes close to Japanese luxury marques.

In several decades of building the Lexus brand with standalone dealerships and products that really take on the German stalwarts, Lexus has an enviable reputation with its LS, which is, like the G90, a little cool to the touch and disengaged from the driving experience.

And while not quite as large, Infiniti's extended-wheelbase Q70 makes a decent competitor, although it too is somewhat more driver-focused.

2017 Genesis G902017 Genesis G90
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2017 Audi A8L2017 Audi A8
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2017 BMW 7-Series2017 BMW 7-Series
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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid2017 Cadillac CT6
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
7.8
Powerful, spacious, and luxurious, the 2017 Genesis G90 kicks off Hyundai's new luxury brand in style.
8.0
For 2017, Audi's keeping the A8 simple: two engines, one wheelbase, one classy ride.
8.6
The 2017 BMW 7-Series has a deceivingly conservative wrapper for its radically reengineered underpinnings and tech-centric cabin.
8.0
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 has a spare, light appeal that runs counter to its German rivals; with a starting price in the $50,000s, it's a great value, too.
8.4
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup is more diverse than it's ever been and is still the benchmark by which all full-size luxury cars should be measured.
MSRP From    
$68,100N/A$81,500$53,795$96,600
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Turbocharged Gas I4Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
EPA Class    
Large CarsN/ALarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
3.3T Premium RWDN/A740i Sedan4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDS 550e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
5N/A555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style    
SedanN/ASedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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