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2020 Genesis G80 vs. 2020 Jaguar XF Comparison

Executive class sedans are “tweeners” positioned between luxury flagships and compact sport models. As this matchup of the 2020 Genesis G80 and 2020 Jaguar XF, they show that they are equally at home on the open road or shuttling rear-seat passengers in comfort.

2020 Genesis G80

2020 Genesis G80

2020 Genesis G80 Starting Price: $42,550 | Price Yours or View listings near you

Above Average: A luxury sedan at a more reasonable price that comes with impressive features and good looks. It is also available with all-wheel drive

Below Average: No plug-in or hybrid model available

Consensus: The 2020 Genesis G80 compares handily to other, pricier German vehicles and, in some cases, outdoes them, though it does have less name recognition.

2020 Jaguar XF

2020 Jaguar XF

2020 Jaguar XF Starting Price: $50,960 | Price Yours

Above Average: Good looking styling and engaging to drive

Below Average: Lacking in some technology features, smaller dealer network

Consensus: The 2020 Jaguar XF gets some small upgrades for this year, including the elimination of the diesel engine, the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and parking sensors.

G80 vs. XF: Functional luxury

The 2020 Genesis G80 is the midsize sedan offered by the luxury arm of Hyundai, Genesis. While the brand is still establishing itself, Genesis builds solid competitors for the more well-known brands like Lexus, BMW, and Audi. The G80 is no different. It offers fantastic value versus its rivals, offers good dynamics, and is backed by a class-leading warranty. It boasts all the features of many of its competitors at a price that’s tens of thousands less. It’s comfortable and quick on the road, the steering is responsive, and it comes with a full suite of safety features including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring. Inside, it is classy and refined though it does not offer the wide screens you might find in a Mercedes or the high tech cockpit view as you might find in an Audi.

The 2020 Jaguar XF gets a few updates for this year, including new colors, a new limited-edition trim, and the elimination of the diesel engine from the line-up. It is athletic and agile on the road but manages to keep things smooth and refined at the same time. For 2020 Jaguar has added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as well as new rear parking sensors. Inside it, has thoughtful, if not relatively simple layout complete with touch-sensitive map lights and dual-zone climate control. Controlling the infotainment system is a little bit wonky and takes some getting used to.

Similarities

Good looking midsize sedans that offer good driving dynamics and technology.

Genesis G80 Advantages

Pricing and a stellar warranty

Jaguar XF Advantages

A rarer find these days as more automakers move out of the sedan space

Final Recommendation

The Genesis G80 is the best bang for your buck in this case. The XF is aging a bit and is in need of a refresh.

Ready to buy a new Genesis G80 or Jaguar XF? Shop now for one on sale near you.

 

2020 Genesis G80 2020 Jaguar XF
Popular Powertrains
Engine 3.8-liter V6 2.0-liter turbo I4
Horsepower 311 hp @ 6,000 rpm 247 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 293 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm 369 lb-ft @ 1,370 rpm
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Fuel Economy 20 mpg (17 city/25 hwy) 28 mpg (25 city/34 hwy)
Also Available 5.0-liter V-8; 3.3-liter turbo V6 Supercharged 3.0-liter V-6
Specs
Warranty 10 years/100,000 miles 5 year/60,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating n/a n/a
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 118.5 inches 116.5 inches
Overall Length 196.5 inches 195.0 inches
Width 74.4 inches 82.2 inches
Height 74.4 inches 57.4 inches
Turning Diameter 36.2 feet 38.1 feet
Headroom, Front 39.4 inches 37.1 inches
Headroom, Rear 38.2 inches 37.6 inches
Legroom, Front 45.7 inches 41.5 inches
Legroom, Rear 35.0 inches 36.6 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 58.3 inches 56.9 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 57.1 inches 56.4 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 107.7 cu. ft. n/a
EPA Cargo Volume 15.3 cu. ft. 19.1 cu. ft.

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