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2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 300h Review

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2021 Genesis
G80

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2021 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$47,700 to $62,250
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$41,910 to $50,910
Invoice* $44,739 to $58,378 $39,256 to $47,537
MPG - City 18 - 23 43
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 300h 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 300h.

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 300h, 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 300h. 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 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G80 is much wider than the Lexus ES 300h, 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 300h.

Drivetrain
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 300h.

Handling
The Genesis G80 has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, 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 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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 300h. The Genesis G80 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, 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 300h.