Genesis G80 vs. Mercedes-Benz E300

The word is out. Lots of drivers in Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim have been wondering about the Genesis G80 and the Mercedes-Benz E300. Which luxury sedan offers the more powerful engine? What are some of their specifications? How long do the warranties last?

Our team at Norm Reeves Genesis wrote this Genesis G80 versus Mercedes-Benz E300 comparison to answer all these questions and more. When you're finished reading, if you have any further questions, reach out to us and we'd be happy to answer them.

Engine Capabilities: Genesis G80 vs. Mercedes-Benz E300

The 2017 Genesis G80 comes with a standard 311 horsepower 3.8L V6 engine that yields up to 293 lb-ft of torque. If you demand even more power, you can upgrade to the available 420 horsepower 5.0L V8 engine, which delivers 383 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines go well with the standard Genesis 8-speed automatic transmission. Its SHIFTRONIC® technology combines the smooth gear-hunting of an automatic transmission with the exciting feel of manual control. The paddle shifters that are mounted on the steering wheel allow you to upshift or downshift, depending on what the road requires.

Moving on to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300…

This sedan has a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that just produces 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. However, it does have manual shift functionality that resembles the Genesis G80's transmission.

Miscellaneous Specifications

In addition to quantitative performance specifications, there are other numbers we can look at to give us a better sense of how the Genesis G80 and the Mercedes-Benz E300 compare side by side.                                               




2017 Genesis G80


2017 Mercedes-Benz E300


        Cargo space (all seats in                         place)                  


15.3 cubic feet


13.1 cubic feet


Fuel tank capacity


20.3 gallons


17.4 gallons


Front legroom


45.7 inches


41.7 inches


Why are these figures so significant? Let's say you're going on a long road trip. In the 2017 Genesis G80, you'd have enough cargo room to bring all your luggage, you'd have enough fuel in the tank to make it to the next rest stop, and you'd have enough front legroom to be comfortable for the duration of the ride.

Warranties: G80 vs. E300

The Genesis G80 and the Mercedes-Benz E300 both come with different warranties to ensure your vehicle is covered however long possible.

With the 2017 Genesis G80, you'll get a basic warranty that lasts for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. You'll also get a 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty.

The Mercedes-Benz E300's basic warranty is only four years or 50,000 miles, as is its drivetrain warranty.

Where could you go in a few extra years? How about with a few extra thousand miles?

Test Drive the 2017 Genesis G80

We'll let you draw your own conclusions about which luxury sedan you'd prefer to drive. But, if you're interested in test driving the Genesis G80 after reading this article, our team at Norm Reeves Genesis can help.

If you're near Cerritos, Long Beach, or Anaheim, contact us today to schedule your test drive!

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