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2021 Genesis G90 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2021 Genesis

MSRP*: $72,950 to $79,200
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2020 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $94,250 to $109,750
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Invoice* $68,890 to $74,790 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 24 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 15.7 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 365 - 420 hp 362 - 463 hp
Exterior Length 204.9 in 206.9 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 46.3 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 43.0 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Genesis G90, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Genesis G90 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Genesis G90 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Genesis G90 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 G90 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The Genesis G90 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. When looking at overall length, the Genesis G90 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The Genesis G90 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis G90 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The Genesis G90 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G90 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Genesis G90 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G90 than that of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.