2023 Genesis G80 vs. 2023 Volkswagen Arteon Review

Picture of the 2023 Genesis G80

2023 Genesis
G80

MSRP*: $50,000 to $65,750
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon

2023 Volkswagen
Arteon

MSRP*: $43,010 to $50,175
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MPG - City 16 - 22 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 32 MPG 31 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 300-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 375-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 196.7 in 191.5 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 40.2 in
Head Room Front 39.4 - 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 - 38.2 in
Front 37.7 - 37.9 in
Rear 37.0 - 37.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Genesis G80 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Arteon with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Genesis G80 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Genesis G80 as you will with the Volkswagen Arteon, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Genesis G80 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G80 is much wider than the Volkswagen Arteon, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Genesis G80, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Genesis G80 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Genesis G80 and the Volkswagen Arteon.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Genesis G80 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G80 and the Volkswagen Arteon.