The 2020 Genesis G80 is a midsize luxury sedan that’s popular with Anaheim Genesis shoppers, who love its smooth ride and comfortable, upscale cabin. While the Genesis G80 costs less than rival sedans, the only thing that’s “economy” about the G80 is its price. Buyers get a vehicle that’s beautiful inside and out, with performance that compares favorably with other models in its class.
The Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan that competes with the G80. If you’ve been considering buying either of these vehicles, you’ll want to read on as we compare the two models side by side to see which one emerges victorious.
Price is an important consideration for most buyers, and those looking for a luxury vehicle that will leave some money in the bank will choose the 2020 Genesis G80 over the 2020 Audi A6. The G80 has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $42,550. The price of entry to the A6 is $54,900, considerably more than the G80. The MSRP isn’t the price you’ll pay at a dealer like the Genesis dealership near Anaheim. We use this figure as a way to compare the relative cost of these two vehicles.
The Genesis G80 gets a more powerful base engine than the Audi A6. The base engine under the hood of the G80 is a 3.8-liter V6 that generates 311 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque. The A6 gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that only puts out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft. The A6’s available turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 is good for 225 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This doesn’t measure up to the G80’s pair of optional engines: a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 that develops 365 hp and 293 lb-ft, and a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of twist.
Both the 2020 Genesis G80 and the 2020 Audi A6 seat five, but the driver and passengers will be more comfortable inside the Genesis G80 than the Audi A6. The G80 has more front headroom, front legroom, front shoulder room, second-row headroom and second-row shoulder room than the A6.
If you’re looking for a luxury sedan with lots of room in the trunk to carry groceries or packages, you’ll choose the Genesis G80. The G80 has 15.3 cubic feet of trunk space, compared with just 13.7 cubic feet for the A6.
The Genesis G80 and Audi A6 are both safe vehicles. While both models received five stars for overall safety by the NHTSA, the A6 only scored four stars in overall frontal crash testing, with four stars for the front passenger side test. The Genesis G80 rated five stars for overall frontal crash testing, with five stars for the front passenger side test.
The 2020 G80 is covered by Genesis’ best-in-class warranty. The G80 gets a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The 2020 Audi A6 only has a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Our Final Word
The 2020 Audi A6 is certainly a good car, but when you hold it up against the 2020 Genesis G80, the A6 is outclassed. The G80 has a starting MSRP that’s more than $12,000 less than the A6. It has more powerful engines, a more comfortable cabin, more trunk space, better safety scores and a longer warranty.