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2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2021 Genesis
G80

MSRP*: $47,700 to $62,250
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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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Invoice* $44,739 to $58,378 $39,945 to $41,805
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 10.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 196.5 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 39.4 - 41.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.1 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Genesis G80 than the Lexus IS 350. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Genesis G80 and the Lexus IS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Genesis G80 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 350, making it more convenient to drive.

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 IS 350. 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 IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G80 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Genesis G80, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Genesis G80 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Genesis G80 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 350, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Genesis G80 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G80 and the Lexus IS 350. The Genesis G80 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G80 than that of the Lexus IS 350.