Today's battle of the luxury sedans pits an old mainstay-the BMW 5 Series, against the upstart newcomer to the field: the Genesis G80. Drivers in Chalfont, Doylestown and Warrington naturally have their favorites, but the Genesis G80 does offer a bit of new to a sector that may, some feel, be a little too tried-and-true. Can it, however, stand up to the big kid on the block?

With the 2018 model year upon us, there's no better time to take an in-depth look. Let's see what happens when we pit the 2018 Genesis G80 against the new model BMW 5 Series, and learn where you can go for a test drive of the winning luxury sedan today.

2018 Genesis G80 vs BMW 5 Series

The 2018 Genesis G80 just debuted last year, so it's very much still a new competitor. Yet, the manufacturer is still adding new features even as they expand their lineup. This year sees new adaptive LED headlights to its already feature-packed base trim, and the high end trim gives you a very high-end rear-seat entertainment system featuring two 10.3-inch screens with CD and DVD players.

The BMW 5, on the other hand, is an established brand, and pretty much just brings a couple performance oriented trim levels to the lineup this year. While the extra power might entice some buyers, the sheer lineup of features in the Genesis is going to put it at the head of the pack.

Base Features

You really, simply cannot beat the base features available on the Genesis G80. Sure, the BMW-5 offers just about everything you'd like in a luxury vehicle, but they're spread across four trim levels, with the base giving you only LED headlights, automatic wipers, dual zone climate control, power adjust front seats, power adjust steering wheel, memory settings and a 10-inch infotainment system with 12 speakers as well as navigation and voice/gesture controls.

Now let's look at the technology you get just at the basic level of Genesis G80. This includes, automatic adaptive LED headlights, daytime LED running lights, power-fold and heated mirrors, a trunk that's hands-free and powered, keyless ignition, keyless entry, adaptive suspension and adaptive cruise control, auto dim mirrors. And that's just outside.

Moving into the cabin, you get triple-zone automatic climate control, a heads-up display (HUD), heated/cooled front seats, power adjust driver seat with 22 points of adjustment and 16-way power adjust passenger seat, driver and passenger memory settings, power adjust and heated steering wheel, interior ambient adjustable lighting, power rear sun shades, back seat climate control, and back seat audio control. Infotainment-wise, you get a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB ports (front and rear), wireless charging pad, Bluetooth, HD radio, Satellite radio, CD and DVD player, and Lexicon sound system with 17 speakers.

Drive the G80 at Fred Beans Genesis

The verdict is in: the G80 leaves the BMW 5 series in the dust in terms of true luxury trappings and base level options. If you'd like to test drive a new Genesis G80 and experience it for yourself, just stop into Fred Beans Genesis today and get on the roads of Chalfont, Doylestown and Warrington.

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