2017 Toyota Avalon vs 2017 Genesis G80
Some people hear the term flagship sedan and think it’s a term that would apply to the most popular vehicle on the lineup. While that’s a logical conclusion to draw, it isn’t exactly correct. Arguably, the most popular vehicle on the Toyota lineup would either be the Toyota Camry or Corolla, but when it comes to an automotive lineup, the flagship sedan is the top level vehicle. The biggest, the most luxurious, often even the most powerful. In this case, Toyota’s flagship sedan is the Avalon. We thought we’d see how it stacks up to one of its segment competitors, by comparing the 2017 Toyota Avalon vs 2017 Genesis G80.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Avalon
If you’ve never heard of the Genesis G80 before, it’s not exactly a new vehicle – just a new brand name. Hyundai decided to split off its popular Hyundai Genesis model into its own brand, simply titled Genesis. The 2017 Genesis G80 is the successor of the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, a full-size sedan that makes the perfect segment competitor for the Toyota Avalon. The table above highlights some of the most important specifications in the class, so we thought we’d start from the top and work our way down.
In today’s market, no matter what type or size vehicle you’re driving, fuel efficiency is without a doubt one of the most important aspects to look at. Not only is the green movement larger than ever before, but who doesn’t want to save some money at the pump? As you can tell from the first two rows of the table, the Toyota Avalon has the clear advantage both through city streets and on the highway, utilizing 1.9 and 0.6 litres less fuel to drive the same 100 kilometres.
Power also tends to be an important specification regardless of class, and here you can see that the Genesis G80 delivers more horsepower in the way of 43 horses. But that advantage is severely hemorrhaged by final row: curb weight. The Avalon weighs a massive 829 pounds less than its competitor, meaning it needs less power to do the same things as the Genesis G80. If you think the 2017 Toyota Avalon might be the vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.