Genesis G80 Vs. Lexus ES 350: Luxury Sedan Comparison

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Luxury midsize sedan shoppers will want to compare the Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350 when upgrading to a new car. The 2024 Genesis G80 vs. 2024 Lexus ES 350 matchup pits a stunning, performance-oriented Genesis sedan against a more conventional Lexus midsize luxury car.

Genesis of Atlanta compares the Genesis G80 and Lexus ES 350 models in key areas like specs, performance, dimensions, features, and configurations. See our detailed comparison guide below to help you determine which of these luxury midsize sedans is right for you.

Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350: Price & Configurations

The new 2024 Genesis G80 and 2024 Lexus ES 350 are both competitively priced luxury sedans that offer several trim levels, packages, and configurations to choose from. The Genesis sedan comes with a choice of two robust, turbocharged powertrains, each offering multiple packages with differing included and available equipment.

For instance, the 2024 Genesis G80 2.5T AWD powertrain is available in the following trims:

  • Genesis 2.5T AWD Standard
  • Genesis 2.5T AWD Advanced
  • Genesis 2.5T AWD Sport Prestige

Similarly, the high-powered Genesis G80 3.5T AWD powertrain offers three distinct packages:

  • Genesis G80 3.5T AWD Sport
  • Genesis G80 3.5T AWD Sport Advanced
  • Genesis G80 3.5T AWD Sport Prestige

The Lexus ES lineup is also offered with multiple powertrains, but the Lexus ES 350, in particular, only offers one engine: a 3.5-liter V-6. This model is available in the following trims:

  • Lexus ES 350
  • Lexus ES 350 Luxury
  • Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury
  • Lexus ES 350 F Sport Design
  • Lexus ES 350 F Sport Handling

So, the 2024 Genesis G80 and its six available powertrain and package combinations give you more choice than the 2024 Lexus ES 350 and its five configurations.

Regarding Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350 pricing, you’ll find the Genesis sedan has a higher starting MSRP but also comes better equipped as a proper performance luxury sedan. The adage, “You get what you pay for,” certainly applies to this comparison.

Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350: Specs & Performance

When you lease a Genesis G80, you get to choose from two powertrain options: a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V-6 turbo engine. The base engine sends 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque through this sedan’s standard eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.

The 300-horsepower 2.5T AWD models start with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the more powerful 3.5T AWD models start with larger 19-inch alloys as standard equipment. All-wheel drive is standard across the 2024 Genesis G80 lineup, which its Lexus competitor lacks.

For increased power output in this new Genesis luxury midsize sedan, see the Genesis G80 3.5T AWD models, propelling you down the road with 375 horsepower under the hood.

A 3.5-liter V-6 engine powers the 2024 Lexus ES 350 sedans, developing 302 horsepower but only 267 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is the only drivetrain offered with the ES 350. If you want the added grip and confidence of all-wheel drive, you’ll have to opt for the less powerful Lexus ES 250 model that only produces 203 horsepower.

Regarding straight-line speed and acceleration, the 2024 Genesis G80 is faster than the 2024 Lexus ES 350 in both top speed and 0-60 mph time. See the comparison of the 2024 Genesis G80 vs. 2024 Lexus ES 350 specs below for more details:


2024 Genesis G80 2.5T AWD

2024 Lexus ES 350

Factory Warranty – 5-year/60,000-mile Basic Warranty1
– 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty1
– 4-year/50,000-mile Basic Warranty1
– 6-year/70,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty1
Engine 2.5L I-4 Turbo 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 300 302
Torque 311 lb-ft 267 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Drivetrain AWD FWD
0-60 5.7 sec2 6.6 sec3
Top Speed 155 mph2 131 mph3
EPA-Est. MPG (Cty/Hwy/Comb) 22/30/254 22/32/265
Fuel Tank Size 17.2 gal 15.9 gal
Length 196.7 in 195.9 in
Width 75.8 in 73.4 in
Height 57.7 in 56.9 in
Seats 5 5
Weight 4,112 lbs 3,690 lbs
Cargo Space 13.1 cu ft 13.9 cu ft
Interior Features – Leatherette Seating Surfaces
– Leatherette Wrapped Upper Instrument Panel
– Power Front Seats with 4-Way Power Lumbar
– Heated Front & Rear Seats
– Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
– 14.5-in Navigation System
– Highway Driving Assist 2
– Smart Cruise Control
– Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
– Dual-zone automatic climate control
– Perforated NuLuxe interior trim
– 10-way power-adjustable front seats
– Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
– All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
– 8-in touch-screen display
Exterior Features – 18-in Alloy Wheels
– Power Hands-Free Smart Liftgate
– High Beam Assist
– Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
– Genesis Logo Puddle Lamps
– 17-in alloy wheels
– Bi-LED headlamps
– LED taillamps and daytime running lamps
– Power moonroof
– Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Safety Rating Top Safety Pick+6 Top Safety Pick6
2024 Genesis G80 Used Lexus ES 350

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Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350: Interior & Features

A premium, high-tech cabin is standard in every new 2024 Genesis G80 luxury midsize sedan. This upscale automobile treats the driver and passengers to leatherette seat trim or available Nappa leather seating surfaces. A heated steering wheel and two rows of heated seating are included, with ventilated front seats also available.

Treat yourself and your guests to other high-end amenities when you upgrade to a new Genesis G80 for sale fitted with the following available interior amenities:

  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Microfiber suede headliner and pillars
  • Four-way power lumbar support on front seats

Cabin connectivity and convenience come in many forms inside the new Genesis G80, including the following features offered:

  • Genesis Connected Services
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Genesis Digital Key
  • Head-Up Display
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist
  • Premium audio system
  • Surround View Monitor

The 2024 Lexus ES 350 also gets synthetic leather seating surfaces as standard, along with convenient connectivity features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. However, the Lexus sedan falls behind in other respects. Its standard 8-inch touch screen is dwarfed by the Genesis G80 sedan’s standard 14.5-inch center display featuring embedded navigation.

Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350: Size, Dimensions & Cargo

The Genesis sedan is longer, wider, and taller than the Lexus model – the G80 also rides on a longer wheelbase. Its larger dimensions provide more space inside for up to five occupants than the Lexus model can manage.

Its taller and wider body and longer wheelbase help the 2024 Genesis G80 provide more substantial interior space than the 2024 Lexus ES 350 in the following areas:

  • Total passenger volume
  • Front-row headroom
  • Front-row shoulder room
  • Second-row headroom
  • Second-row shoulder room

Both models prioritize five-passenger seating space and comfort over cargo space. The Genesis G80 sedan’s 13.1 cubic feet and the Lexus ES350 sedan’s 13.9 cubic feet of trunk space are about average for the midsize luxury car segment.

Genesis G80 vs. Lexus ES 350: Safety & Reliability

While both of these luxury midsize sedans can provide reliable performance with the right routine maintenance procedures, one car stands above the other regarding safety ratings.

The 2024 Genesis G80 luxury sedan earned a Top Safety Pick+6 rating with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is the highest rating available through the institute’s testing. During its last testing, the Lexus ES 350 didn’t fare quite as well, only receiving a Top Safety Pick6 rating.

2024 Genesis G80 vs. 2024 Lexus ES 350: Warranty Coverage

Which luxury midsize sedan wins when it comes to warranty coverage? The winner is clear: the 2024 Genesis G80 with its 10-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.1 The Genesis manufacturer’s warranty package is far more generous than the Lexus brand’s, which only provides limited powertrain coverage for six years or 70,000 miles.1

Now that you know the differences between the Genesis G80 and the Lexus ES 350, are you ready to trade up for a new Genesis luxury sedan? Consider our Genesis G80 vs. G90 comparison if you’re after a spacious and luxurious new car for sale or lease around Atlanta.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is bigger: the Genesis G80 or Lexus ES 350?

The Genesis G80 is bigger than the Lexus ES 350, as the Genesis sedan is longer, wider, and taller than its Lexus competitor. With its longer wheelbase, the Genesis G80 also provides more passenger volume inside its two-row, five-passenger cabin than the ES 350 sedan. Genesis of Atlanta welcomes you to tour the new G80 luxury sedan at our dealership to see its size for yourself.

Which is quicker: the Genesis G80 or Lexus ES 350?

The 2024 Genesis G80 is quicker than the 2024 Lexus ES 350. The Lexus model can reach 60 mph from a standstill in 6.6 seconds,3 but the G80 2.5T AWD sedan can run from zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.7 seconds.2 The more powerful G80 3.5T AWD models are even quicker. Test-drive a new Genesis G80 to experience its performance.

Which has better fuel economy: the Genesis G80 or Lexus ES 350?

The 2024 Genesis G80 and 2024 Lexus ES 350 luxury midsize sedans are both fuel-efficient options. The Lexus model, with its front-wheel-drive layout and lower weight, is marginally more efficient than the bigger Genesis G80 AWD sedan. The G80 earns an EPA-estimated 22/30 MPG (City/Highway),4 and the Lexus model an EPA-estimated 22/32 MPG (City/Highway).5


1Warranties listed on this web page shall not be solely relied upon. Warranties may be subject to specific terms, restrictions, exclusions, and fees. Additional warranty information may be obtained by visiting the official website of the warranty provider. Contact our dealership for complete details.

2This information is not verified by the official manufacturer and shall serve solely as unofficial general information. For details, visit: https://www.caranddriver.com/genesis/g80-2024

3Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers.

4All figures are EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

5EPA-estimated MPG ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

6Reference to this third-party claim is solely for informational purposes and not to be relied upon. For details regarding this award, visit www.iihs.org

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