Genesis vs BMW

Genesis and BMW are two luxury car brands known for their sophisticated designs and long list of features. To help decide which manufacturer has the right car for you for your drives around Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim, you need to learn more about them.

That's why our team at Norm Reeves Genesis created this Genesis vs. BMW comparison. We'll give you a detailed look at each brand, so that you can make an informed decision. Read all about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Vehicle Options & Awards

A big difference between these brands is their vehicle selection. BMW offers several coupes, sedans, and SUVs. Genesis, on the other hand, has two vehicles: G80 and G90.

Genesis has only been around for about a decade, whereas BMW has been around since the early 1900s.

Genesis was originally as a part of Hyundai. It then branched off into its own brand with the G80 and G90 coming out in 2016. It does have plans to come out with new car types in the future, so it won't be long before it can really compete with BMW's lineup.

Despite having just two vehicles, the quality of Genesis can't be denied. In fact, it was given a 5-Star Overall Quality rating from J.D. Power. BMW, on the other hand, received only three stars. Plus, both Genesis models earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Despite BMW having many more cars in its lineup, only one received a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the IIHS.

Standard Features

To see how Genesis and BMW really compare, it's easier to get a side-by-side look at their specific models.

Take the Genesis G80 and BMW 5 Series, for example. The G80 comes standard with a 3.8L V6 engine that delivers 311 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque. The 5 Series, meanwhile, comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder that puts out just 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, the 2018 G80 comes standard with many driver-assisting technologies to help prevent an accident from occurring. One such feature is Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. It'll warn you of a potential collision with a car in front of you. If you don't react in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes.

Another standard safety feature is Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist. It'll send visual and audible alerts if you start to drift from your lane without using a turn signal. If you don't react, it'll use slight corrective steering to get you back to your lane center.

The BMW 5 Series has similar driver-assisting technologies. Unfortunately, none of them come standard.

Owner Benefits & Warranties

Genesis and BMW offer plenty of benefits to their owners, including three years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance. They also offer 24/7 roadside assistance.

Genesis offers free multimedia and navigation updates for three years. The updates are made annually as part of your routine maintenance visit. This is to make sure your car always has the most up-to-date maps. Unfortunately, BMW doesn't offer this type of service on most of its vehicles.

Furthermore, when it comes to a car's wellbeing, each brand has its own set of warranties. BMW, for instance, offer a 4-Year/50,000-Mile Basic Warranty and a 4-Year/50,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty. That can't compete with the warranties you'll get through Genesis. This manufacturer offers a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Basic Warranty and a 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty.

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When comparing these luxury car brands side by side, you see that despite having a smaller selection, Genesis comes out on top. It was given better ratings, has more standard features, and offers more to car owners.

If there's a specific Genesis that you want to try out, then schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Genesis. We'll get you behind the wheel, so you can test the car's performance around Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim.

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