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2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 250 Review

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2021 Genesis
G80

MSRP*: $47,700 to $62,250
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2021 Lexus
ES 250

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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Invoice* $44,739 to $58,378 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 203 hp
Exterior Length 196.5 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 39.4 - 41.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.1 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Genesis G80 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus ES 250 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Genesis G80 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 250.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Genesis G80 as you will with the Lexus ES 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Genesis G80 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Genesis G80 and the Lexus ES 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G80 is much wider than the Lexus ES 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Genesis G80 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 250.

Handling
The Genesis G80 has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 250, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis G80 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 250. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Genesis G80 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G80 and the Lexus ES 250. The Genesis G80 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 250, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G80 than that of the Lexus ES 250.