Genesis G80

Audi A6


Brand loyalties run deep in the luxury automobile segment. The established manufacturers know this fact well and rest on their customers being satisfied with the status-quo. Enter Genesis. It's a new approach to luxury driving - performance, style,  safety and technology are paramount, but Genesis goes beyond - delivering a level of quality and service that shatters the status quo and has caused the old guard to sit up and take notice. Let's begin by looking at how the G80 sedan compares to the heralded Audi A6.

In the ever-increasing emphasis on driving safety, the Genesis G80 eclipses the A6 with a plethora of active systems that come as standard equipment. Cross Traffic Alert and a Rear Seat Side Airbag are only optional on the A6, while Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist sytems are not available on the A6 at all. The G80's 14.2 in diameter front brake rotor offer superior stopping surface compared to the A6's 13.3 in rotors.

Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of any luxury car and the G80 offers standard and optional equipment that Audi deems unnecessary like a stunning panoramic roof, heads-up display, adpative cruise control, hands-free liftgate, cooled driver's seat and a hard disk drive.

At the end of great value is a great warranty and Genesis simply offers more. The G80 is backed by a 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty and 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, and 3 years/ 36,000 miles scheduled "door to door valet service" maintenance. In comparison, Audi only backs the A6 for 4 years/50,000 miles, and only covers your first scheduled maintenance visit. Advantage: Genesis. The choice is a no-brainer.

Basic Months6048
Basic Miles60,00050,000
Powertrain Months12048
Powertrain Miles100,00050,000
Scheduled Maintenance Included3 Years/36,000 Miles1st visit only
Lane Departure WarningStandardNot Available
Lane Keeping AssistStandardNot Available
Cross-Traffic AlertStandardOptional
Rear Side AirbagStandardOptional
Standard Transmission8-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Antilock BrakesStandardStandard
Front Rotors13.5 inches13.3 inches
Rear Rotors12.4 inches13 inches
Standard Wheels19 inch19 inch
Panoramic RoofOptionalNot Available
Adaptive Cruise ControlStandardNot Available
Heads Up DisplayOptionalNot Available
Hands-Free LiftgateStandardNot Available
Cooled Drivers SeatOptionalNot Available
Hard Disk DriveStandardNot Available