2019 Audi A7 vs. 2019 Genesis G90

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The A7 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The G90 doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the A7. But it costs extra on the G90.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the A7 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The G90 doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the A7 and the G90 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The A7’s corrosion warranty is 5 years longer than the G90’s (12 vs. 7 years).

Reliability

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Genesis vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Audi 5 places higher in reliability than Genesis.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the A7 gets better fuel mileage than the G90 3.3T AWD (22 city/29 hwy vs. 17 city/24 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the A7’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The G90 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the A7’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The G90 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Transmission

The A7 offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The G90 doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the A7’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the G90 (255/40R20 vs. 245/45R19).

The A7 Prestige’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the G90’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the A7 Prestige offers optional 21-inch wheels. The G90’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the A7’s turning circle is 2.8 feet tighter than the G90’s (36.4 feet vs. 39.2 feet).

Chassis

The Audi A7 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 550 pounds less than the Genesis G90.

The A7 is 9.3 inches shorter than the G90, making the A7 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

The A7 has a much larger trunk than the G90 (24.9 vs. 15.7 cubic feet).

The A7’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The G90 doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

Ergonomics

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The A7 offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The G90 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Recommendations

The Audi A7/S7/RS 7 outsold the Genesis G90 by 139 units during the 2018 model year.

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