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2020 Genesis G90 vs. 2020 Audi A8 Comparison

Buyers are hot for luxury SUVs. And yet, there still are large, comfortable sedans that can provide the room, ride, and handling (not to mention all-wheel drive) that make them viable alternatives in the luxury space. A case in point is this comparison between the 2020 Genesis G90 and 2020 Audi A8.

2020 Genesis G90

2020 Genesis G90

2020 Genesis G90 Starting Price: $73,915 | 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: Some high-tech features are missing, and there’s a lack of status behind the Genesis name

Consensus: The 2020 Genesis G90 compares handily to other, pricier German vehicles and, in some cases, outdoes them

2020 Audi A8

2020 Audi A8

2020 Audi A8 Starting Price: $86,195 | Price Yours or View listings near you

Above Average: Packed with impressive technology, understated design, and German engineering. Can opt for a larger engine, a mild hybrid or plug-in hybrid version

Below Average: Despite the recent makeover, styling is decidedly understated

Consensus: The 2020 Audi A8 got a substantial update in 2019, and many of the features carry over for 2020.

G90 vs. A8: Alpha-numeric alpha sedans

The 2020 Genesis G90 might be the most affordable German-car killer you’ve never heard of. It compares nicely to other luxury marques like BMW, Lexus, and Audi and has plenty of power and features for a great price that makes it incredibly appealing.  The only problem: Genesis, as a brand still lacks the cache of some of the other, more well-known automakers out there. The full-size sedan offers seating for five and a soft and supple ride. It’s quiet interior and ample power from the turbocharged V6, or optional 5.0-liter V-8 makes a subtle yet powerful statement when merging onto the highway. The G90 also comes with a suite of tech and safety features, including collision avoidance assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and a 360-degree camera system.

The 2020 Audi A8 doesn’t get a lot of updates since it was overhauled just last year. It comes in a variety of engines (including a hybrid and plug-in hybrid) as well as optional all-wheel drive. True to the German automaker’s form, the Audi A8 is packed to the gills with advanced technology, including adaptive cruise control, one of the best digital dashboards in the business, and a suite of innovative safety technology. Inside, it’s quiet, refined, and spacious, and offers all the bells and whistles anyone could want, whether you are a front- or rear-seat passenger.


A suite of standard safety and technology features come in both vehicles as do a variety of engine options

Genesis G90 Advantages

Pricing and a stellar warranty

Audi A8 Advantages

Hybrid engine options, more advanced safety systems, better-known brand

Final Recommendation

The Genesis G90 is an incredibly good full-size sedan for a very good price. If you’re looking for affordable luxury, we can’t recommend the G90 enough. If you are looking for the most advanced safety and technology equipment on the market, the Audi A8 may fit your bill.


2020 Genesis G90 2020 Audi A8
Popular Powertrains
Engine 3.3-liter turbo V-6 3.0-liter turbo V-6
Horsepower 365 @ 6,000 rpm 335 @5,000 rpm
Torque 276 lb-ft @ 1,300 rpm 369 lb-ft @ 1,370 rpm
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Fuel Economy 20 mpg (17 city/25 hwy) 21 mpg (17 city/26 hwy)
Also Available 5.0-liter V-8
Warranty 10 years/100,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating n/a n/a
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 124.4 inches 123.1 inches
Overall Length 204.9 inches 208.7 inches
Width 75.4 inches 76.6 inches
Height 58.9 inches 58.5 inches
Turning Diameter 39.2 feet 42.4 feet
Headroom, Front 41.1 inches 38.3 inches
Headroom, Rear 38 inches 38.5 inches
Legroom, Front 46.3 inches 41.5 inches
Legroom, Rear 37.8 inches 44.3 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 59.1 inches 59.1 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 57.9 inches 57.6 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 113.2 cu. ft. n/a
EPA Cargo Volume 15.7 cu. ft. 12.5 cu. ft.

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