The 2021 Genesis G80 is less expensive than the 2021 BMW 5 Series. The G80’s starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $47,700. The 5 Series has an MSRP that starts at $54,200. While you won’t pay the MSRP at dealerships like the Fontana area Genesis dealers, you can see that G80 buyers stand to save somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,500 compared with those who choose the 5 Series.
The 2021 G80 gets a standard turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 300 horses and 311 lb-ft. The 2021 5 Series’ standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder only makes 248 hp and 258 lb-ft. G80 buyers looking for a V6 can choose a twin-turbocharged V6 that cranks out 375 hp and 391 lb-ft. The 5 Series has an available turbocharged V6 that only puts out 335 hp and 331 lb-ft.
If you’re going to spend time in your car, why not choose a model that has lots of room in the cabin to keep you relaxed? The 2021 Genesis G80 offers 103.8 cubic feet of interior space, while the 2021 BMW 5 Series only has 98.8 cubic feet. The G80 also provides passengers with more front headroom, rear head room, front leg room and rear leg room than the 5 Series.
In addition to a lower selling price, the Genesis G80 comes with several standard features only available as expensive options in other cars in its class. The G80 gets adaptive cruise control, remote engine start and heated front seats. These features are optional in the BMW 5 Series.
Genesis wins this category hands-down, with the best warranty of any luxury brand. The 2021 Genesis G80 comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. BMW 5 Series drivers will have to make do with a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 4-year/50,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
Genesis drivers appreciate the Genesis Service Valet, which is complimentary for three years or 36,000 miles. If the G80 needs maintenance service, the Genesis dealer will come to your location, drive your Genesis to the dealership, leave you with a Genesis loaner, and bring your car back when it’s finished. BMW doesn’t provide a comparable service.
In The End
Many drivers like the 2021 BMW 5 Series. It’s not a bad luxury car. But when you compare the 5 Series with the 2021 Genesis G80, the 5 Series is outclassed. The Genesis G80 is less expensive, has more powerful four-cylinder and V6 engines, has more room in the cabin, and comes with a better warranty.