Both the 2022 Genesis G80 and the 2022 Lexus ES 350 F Sport are luxury sedans that are each priced in the $40,000 to $50,000 range. Depending on the package and amenities you choose. This is definitely a bargain compared to some European models in the same class. Let’s take a look at how the Lexus ES compares to the Genesis G80 interior and performance.
Power and Performance
The Genesis G80 features a new base engine. It also offers an available engine option that delivers more power and speed. The compact V4 turbocharged engine replaces the previous base V6 engine with a power capacity of 300 HP with 311 lb-ft of torque. There is 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard. All-wheel-drive is available in the Genesis sedan.
The Lexus ES 350 offers a V6 engine with a power output of 302 horsepower with a torque of 184 lb-ft. There is also a 4 cylinder option. The ES 350’s engine comes with 8-speed transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on the hybrid version. All-wheel-drive is available on the fuel-powered 2022 Lexus ES 350 sedan. The 2022 Lexus ES 350 F Sport package is the most advanced of the ES lineup.
The 2022 Genesis G80 rear-wheel-drive 4 cylinder engine averages 23 mpg/city and 32 mpg/highway. The same engine in all-wheel-drive format gets 22 mpg/city and 30 mpg highway. If you are opting for the V6 engine the fuel economy of the Genesis sedan is rated at 17 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway.
The available hybrid 4 cylinder engine in the 2022 Lexus ES 350 and the 2022 Lexus ES F Sport edition has a fuel economy of 43 mpg/city and 44 mpg/highway. The standard 4 cylinder engine with all-wheel drive will get you 25 mpg/city and 34 mpg highway.
Both cars offer ample room for 5 people. The Genesis G80 interior provides 42.5 inches of front legroom with 38.7 inches of rear legroom. The headroom is 41.1 inches in the front and 38.1 inches in the second-row seat. The Genesis G80 interior cargo space measures 13.1 cubic feet.
The 2022 Lexus ES 350 interior offers front legroom of 42.4 inches and second-row seat legroom of 39.2 inches. The headroom in the front is 37.5 inches, while the rear headroom is 37.8 inches. Cargo space is generous at 13.9 cubic feet.
One of the highlights of the Genesis G80 is the new 14.5-inch touchscreen interface. This is available on the Genesis sedan base trim level. The system includes navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The audio system boasts of 12 speakers and concert-level sound quality. Push-button entry and a proximity key entry are also standard amenities.
The 2022 Lexus ES 350 comes with an 8-inch display. Navigation is an available option. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included, along with USB ports for charging devices. The Pioneer sound system has 10 speakers.
The Genesis sedan offers blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, and forward automatic emergency braking with pedestrian protection. Options include camera-based adaptive suspension, surround-view monitor, and remote smart parking assist. The Genesis G80 has standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, and crash mitigating brakes.
The Lexus sedan is equipped with driver front and side knee airbags that help prevent slamming your legs into the dashboard. There are front and rear seatbelt pretensioners that are height adjustable. This car also has a standard Secondary Collision Brake system that automatically engages the brakes in the event of a collision.
Other safety features include:
- Four-wheel antilock brakes
- Traction control
- Daytime running lights
- Lane departure warning systems
- Blind-spot warning systems
- Rearview cameras
- Driver alert monitors
- Available surround-view monitors.
Both the 2022 Genesis G80 and the 2022 Lexus ES 350 are impressive sedans with all the styling, comfort, and features you come to expect in a luxury-class car. They each have a powerful front grille and a low, comfortable ride.