2018 Genesis G80 Sport vs Mercedes CLA AMG

If you're in the market to bring some luxury and comfort to your drives around Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim, you'll want to take a look at a few vehicles before making a purchase. Two great luxury sedans are the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport and Mercedes CLA AMG, offering high performance and tons of standard features. But how do you know which of these two vehicles is best suited to fit your lifestyle? 

This comparison of the Genesis G80 Sport and Mercedes CLA AMG, brought to you by the team at Norm Reeves Genesis, will help you answer that question. We'll lay out tons of these cars' features and specs, so you can easily review them all in one place and compare the vehicles side by side.

Sport vs AMG: Performance

The base engine in the G80 Sport is a powerful 3.3L GDI twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 365 horsepower. You can also upgrade to a muscular 5.0L V8 that produces 420 horsepower. The Mercedes CLA AMG's strongest engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that reaches 375 horsepower. The G80 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, while the CLA comes standard with front-wheel drive, although both cars offer the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive for improved road grip and control.

Interior Features

Both these sedans seat five-the G80 on leather upholstery, and the CLA on synthetic leather. The CLA has received criticism for its small back seat space, although both cars receive praise for their upscale, well-equipped interiors. The Genesis G80 Sport has a trunk offering 15.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while the Mercedes CLA offers only 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space. A hands-free trunk lid is standard on the G80, and will automatically open when you stand behind the car with the key in your pocket. The CLA offers an available hands-free trunk, which opens when you wave your foot under the bumper.

Trimmed with Technology

Both vehicles come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard USB ports, Bluetooth® connectivity, and HD Radio™. The G80 also offers standard satellite radio, and advanced connectivity with your smartphone using Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. The G80 also comes with a 4.3-inch driver information display behind the steering wheel that can be customized to your preferences. Navigation is standard on the G80 Sport, while it is an available option on the CLA AMG. 

These cars each offer a variety of high-tech, modern driver-assisting safety features to help you avoid collisions. Both the G80 and the CLA offer blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and automatic emergency braking. The G80 Sport adds Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Keep Assist.

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Our team at Norm Reeves Genesis thinks that drivers throughout Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim will appreciate the G80 Sport's generous offering of standard features. If you'd like to test the car out for yourself, contact us today to schedule a test drive

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