Settling into the seat of a midsize luxury car and feeling the rumble of that engine wash over you is a great way to start and end every day in Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island. At Genesis of Hilton Head, we want to help you find that dream car.

That's why we've put together this 2018 Genesis G80 vs. Lexus GS comparison. You can read it to see how these regal rides compare across categories, so you can pick the one that speaks to you. Without further ado, let's begin!

2018 G80 vs GS: Performance Specs

It's always great to hear the roar of those engines, but exactly how much power do they generate for your daily drive? The base 2018 G80 and GS run on a V6 and a turbocharged 4-cylinder, respectively. From the base GS, you'll see 241 horsepower, which'll get this car up to speed in a decent amount of time.

However, the G80 packs even more in its standard V6. Your drive will be enhanced by an incredible 311 horsepower, and you'll have no problem merging on highways-or overtaking other vehicles once you're there.

Test drivers have found the ride quality comfortable in both cars. For a fun-to-drive experience, you'll like the standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), but both cars offer all-wheel drive (AWD) for a more tractive ride.

Technology at Your Fingertips

For your convenience, there are plenty of tech features in the Genesis G80 and Lexus GS. To keep all your more essential vehicle data at hand, the optional head-up displays can project it onto the windshield right in front of you. From speed to time and fuel economy, you'll see it all without looking away from the road.

With either the Genesis Blue Link® or Lexus Enform™ infotainment system, you can access navigation aid and follow voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions to your next destination. Navigation is a standard feature in the G80 and available in the GS.

If you want to use your favorite music and messaging apps while you're in the car, the G80 can assist with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You won't find these popular features in the GS at all, giving the G80 a major edge.

Classy Cabins: Interior Features

The 2018 G80 and GS are awash in deluxe materials for a lavishly comfortable experience. You'll see some rich wood accents across the dash and door panels, as well as metallic finishes that add a modern sheen to the cabin. Meticulously stitched leather upholstery gives the impression of handcrafted quality.

However, you'll only find standard leather in the G80. In the base trim level, the GS uses NuLux, a synthetic leather that looks nice but lacks the luxurious touch of the real thing. For real leather seats, you'll need to upgrade if you choose the Lexus car.

Genesis G80 vs Lexus GS: And the Winner Is….

So, which midsize luxury car comes out on top in our 2018 Genesis G80 vs. Lexus GS comparison? Shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island will need to decide for themselves as they think about their own vehicular needs.

However, as impressive as these two cars are, only one offers standard leather, a more powerful base engine, and premium infotainment. If you value those qualities, schedule a test drive of the sleek G80 at Genesis of Hilton Head. Get behind the wheel and see what you think!

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