2018 LEXUS LS 500 VS. 2018 GENESIS G90
The 2018 Lexus LS 500 and the 2018 Genesis G90 both ooze luxury from the inside out. With both vehicles boasting style and substance, you might wonder which one you'll love best. Take a closer look at both cars to see how they stack up against each other.

2018 Lexus LS 500 vs. 2018 Genesis G90
Twin-turbo V-6 motors power both these 2018 model vehicles. However, when it comes to performance, the  LEXUS LS 500  has the competitive edge. The  GENESIS G90  gets 376 pound-feet of torque, compared to the LS 500's 442 pound-feet. Horsepower is also lacking, with the G90 delivering 365 hp compared to the LS 500's 416 hp.

While the G90 is more than capable of keeping up with the traffic, it's a little slower and less responsive than some luxury lovers demand. Both cars can travel from zero to 60 in 5.3 seconds, but the difference between them becomes apparent when they're at speed. The Lexus  ZOOMED THROUGH MOTORTREND'S FIGURE EIGHT IN 25.7 SECONDS,  outpacing the Genesis G90's 26.1 seconds. The LS 500 also brakes better, with a 113-foot stop on the 60-0 braking test beating the G90's 122-foot stop.

Fuel Economy

As gas prices soar and consumers become more eco-conscious, fuel economy matters more than ever. Lexus has the edge here, especially for motorists who regularly get out of the city. In the urban jungle, the difference is marginal, with the LS 500 getting 19 miles per gallon compared to the G90's 17 mpg. But on the open road, the gap widens significantly. The  LEXUS LS 500  gets 30 mpg on the highway, 6 miles more than the Genesis G90.


The LS 500 and G90 are both categorized as large vehicles, so motorists and passengers enjoy plenty of space. In the back, conditions are comparable, with the Lexus offering 38.9 inches of legroom, just 1.1 inches more than the Genesis.

The Genesis treats motorists, though, with significantly more room up front. It boasts 46.3 inches of legroom, more than 5 inches more than the Lexus, and 41.1 inches of headroom, 3.8 more than the Lexus. Those extra inches will make all the difference to tall drivers.

The Lexus does boast slightly more cargo space, though. Regular road trippers and shopaholics will appreciate the LS 500's 17 square feet of cargo room, 1.3 square feet more than the G90.

The cars have a similar width, although the Genesis G90's turning circle is 20.5 inches larger. City dwellers may prefer the LS 500, which easily maneuvers through traffic and in and out of tight parking spaces.


When you spend money on a luxury vehicle, you want to feel confident it will last. That's why considering the warranty is so important. Genesis is very generous, bundling the G90 with a comprehensive five-year/60,000-mile warranty. Lexus is selling its LS 500 with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

The LS 500 and G90 are two of the finest motor vehicles in the Lexus and Genesis fleets, so neither would be a bad decision. Consider what matters most to you to decide which car you'd prefer.