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2018 Genesis G80 vs BMW 530i

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2018 Genesis G80 versus 2018 BMW 530i: Which is the Better Luxury Sedan?

In the market for a luxury sedan? If so, you might have the BMW 530i on your consideration list. BMW has been in the luxury game for quite some time and established a solid reputation. There is, however, a “new kid on the block” in the luxury game who is making shoppers all across Alabama reconsider a BMW, Mercedes or Lexus purchase or lease. It’s the Genesis brand and their G80 luxury sedan is quickly gaining notoriety for offering all the luxury amenities you expect at a surprising value.

Genesis of Tuscaloosa has taken the time to compare the 2018 G80 and 2018 BMW 530i head to head to highlight the differences between the two. What you’re going to find out will most likely surprise you, but will also give you the information you need to make a better choice when it comes to a luxury sedan.


2018 G80 Costs Significantly Less ($42,725) than 2018 BMW 530i ($57,145)

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2018 Genesis G80 versus 2018 BMW 530i: Interior Comparison

The 2018 G80 and 530i both offer seating capacity for up to five occupants. That, however, is where the similarities end when it comes to interior roominess. G80 offers more front row head room and legroom along with more second row headroom than the 530i. Also, the 2018 G80 provides significantly more total passenger volume than the 2018 BMW model (108 cu. ft. to 99 cu. ft.).

As far as standard interior features go, the two luxury sedans match up well with one glaring exception. The 2018 G80 comes standard with leather seats and front heated seats. Leather seating is listed as an “option” on the 2018 BMW 530i. That BMW would make leather an extra cost option on one of their models is borderline shocking.

Due to this factor and the G80’s clear advantage in roominess, this segment category easily goes to the 2018 Genesis G80.


2018 G80 comes with a Longer Basic & Powertrain Warranty than 2018 BMW 530i

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2018 Genesis G80 versus 2018 BMW 530i: Exterior Comparison

The 2018 G80 is longer and wider than the 2018 530i when comparing the exteriors of the vehicles. This helps account for some of the interior size advantages that the G80 sports. That leaves the exterior styles of each vehicle to consider. As the saying goes, “There is no accounting for taste.” So, what one shopper finds attractive might not be what another one wants. In light of this, there’s really no exterior advantage with either the 2018 G80 or 2018 530i.


2018 G80 comes with Leather Seating as Standard Equipment while 2018 530i has Leather Seating as an “Option”

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2018 Genesis G80 versus 2018 BMW 530i: Technology Comparison

Both the 2018 Genesis G80 and the 2018 BMW 530i come with a comprehensive suite of standard and available technology. You’ll find nice sized display screens in each with a host of infotainment options. Curiously, the 2018 530i offers Apple CarPlay functionality, but not Android Auto compatibility. Contrast that with the 2018 G80 which offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Another odd omission from BMW is that SiriusXM satellite radio is an “option” rather than standard equipment like it is on the G80.

For the amount of money you pay for the 530i (much more than the G80), you wouldn’t expect to get “nickled and dimed” on tech options.

Coming Up Next

The Genesis G80 & G90 are Expected to be Joined by the G70 Compact Sedan in 2018

2018 Genesis G80 versus 2018 BMW 530i: Performance Comparison

The 2018 Genesis G80 is powered by a 6-cylinder engine that delivers 311 horsepower. BMW’s 530i counters with a 4-cylinder option that provides 248 horsepower. The disadvantage in power on the 530i’s side is somewhat balanced by its higher MPG rating than the G80’s. The bottom line, however, is if you want more “zoom” then you definitely want to go with G80.

2018 Genesis G80 versus 2018 BMW 530i: It’s a No Brainer

If you’ve reached this point, it’s obvious that we’re recommending the 2018 G80 over the 2018 BMW 530i. The G80 beats the 530i in practically every category and costs significantly less. That’s a huge factor to consider given the other advantages that the G80 has.

2018 Genesis G80 for sale near Birmingham, AL

Reading about the G80 is one thing, but for your best experience, we strongly urge you to visit our Tuscaloosa, AL Genesis dealership for a G80 test drive. This will give you an opportunity to really feel the quality and luxury of this sedan. We have some amazing purchase and lease specials currently available on the G80 at our dealership located at 3831 Hargrove Rd. E Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.

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