Genesis G80 vs BMW 5 Series

2018 Genesis G80 InventoryShoppers looking for the perfect midsize luxury vehicle have a lot to get excited about, with so many choices available in the segment this year. In this Genesis G80 vs. BMW 5 Series car comparison, we at Genesis of Savannah will walk you through two incredibly popular options.

As you weigh the features and capabilities of these two luxury models, you can decide which one has all that you need for your daily drives in Savannah, Pooler, or Hinesville. If you want to learn even more, drop us a line at your convenience!

2018 G80 vs BMW 5 Series: Safety Features

2018 Genesis G80 Safety TechnologyMidsize cars are often popular family vehicles. Naturally, before you trust the 2018 G80 or 5 Series with your loved ones, you'll want to know more about their safety chops. You'll be glad to hear that both vehicles have earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the IIHS-their highest available crash-test honor.

Ideally, you want to prevent crashes in the first place, and that's where driver-assist technology comes in. The G80 and 5 Series each offer:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Forward Collision Warning Plus Automatic Braking

However, only the G80 makes these features standard. They're available in the 5 Series, but only on higher trim levels.

Powerful Performance Specs

The base engine under the hood of the BMW 5 Series is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 248 horsepower on tap. That's plenty of power to move this car, whether around town or on the highway. But, the base Genesis G80 is even more potent, with a 3.8-liter V6 that kicks out 311 horsepower.

That engine makes the base G80 a sportier ride, although both vehicles come standard with rear-wheel drive (RWD) for a more fun-to-drive experience. If you prefer, you can upgrade to all-wheel drive (AWD) in both cars for enhanced traction on those wet coastal roads.

Ride quality in these cars leans toward the comfortable, with suspensions tuned to absorb imperfections in the road.

Cabin Comfort: Interior Space

2018 Genesis G80 in Casablanca WhiteThe 2018 G80 and 5 Series are both comfy sedans, but you'll find more passenger space available in the former (107.7 cubic feet) than the latter (98.8 cubic feet). The difference translates into a much roomier front row for the G80, capable of seating even the tallest of adults.

With more than 41 inches of headroom and nearly 46 inches of legroom, the G80 front row is cavernous. By contrast, the 5 Series has roughly 39 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom up front. Those are solid numbers, but they fall behind what the G80 can offer.

Both cars offer the best in luxury materials and comfort features, though, including deluxe leather seating and power lumbar, to give your lower back the crucial support it needs on long rides.

Genesis G80 vs BMW 5 Series: Choose Your Luxury Car

Shoppers across Savannah, Pooler, and Hinesville have a lot to think about as they compare these midsize luxury vehicles. Choosing sides in a Genesis G80 vs. BMW 5 Series faceoff is no easy feat, as you've no doubt seen in our car comparison.

But, if you value standard safety features, powerful base engines, and passenger space, the 2018 Genesis G80 may be just the car you need. Schedule a test drive at Genesis of Savannah and decide for yourself!

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