2021 Genesis G90 vs. Its Competition

2021 Genesis G90
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Most luxury flagships share many of the same elements but none of the same character.

For its smooth quiet ride and understated luxury, the Lexus LS 500 shares the practical path of the G90.

The Volvo S90 doesn’t have the same interior space but the spartan design compels inside and out.

The benchmark for most full-size luxury sedans, the S-Class continues to evolve with performance, convertible, and ultra-lux Maybach variants.

The 7-Series tries to be the tech leader, but Audi does most of it simpler, even if its powertrains aren’t as varied as BMW’s.

2021 Genesis G902021 Genesis G90
2021 Audi A82021 Audi A8
2021 BMW 7-Series2021 BMW 7-Series
2021 Volvo S902021 Volvo S90
2020 Lexus LS 500 Inspiration Series2020 Lexus LS
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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
Practical and luxurious rarely mix, but the marriage works in the 2021 Genesis G90.
A worthy flagship, the 2021 Audi A8 is thoroughly modern and eminently comfortable.
The 2021 BMW 7-Series has brash looks but brims with sophistication from behind the wheel.
The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 argue for luxury-car status with rational performance and style.
The 2020 Lexus LS is a throwback cruiser with edgy, space-age looks, though the hybrid version is unbeatable as a road-tripper.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
3.3T Premium RWDL 55 TFSI quattro740i SedanT6 AWD MomentumLS 500 RWDS 450 Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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