2019 Chrysler 300 vs. 2019 Genesis G90

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the 300 and the G90 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

There are almost 7 times as many Chrysler dealers as there are Genesis dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the 300’s warranty.

Reliability

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the 300’s reliability 16 points higher than the G90.

Engine

The 300’s optional 5.7 V8 produces 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (394 vs. 383) than the G90 5.0’s optional 5.0 DOHC V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the 300 gets better fuel mileage than the G90:

 

 

300

G90

RWD

V6/Auto

19 city/30 hwy

17 city/24 hwy

 

V8/Auto

16 city/25 hwy

16 city/24 hwy

AWD

V6/Auto

18 city/27 hwy

17 city/24 hwy

 

V8/Auto

n/a

15 city/23 hwy

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the 300 V8’s fuel efficiency. The G90 doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chrysler 300 uses regular unleaded gasoline (mid-grade octane recommended with the 5.7 V8 engine for maximum performance). The G90 requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 5 to 40 cents more per gallon.

The 300 has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The G90 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

The 300 stops shorter than the G90:

 

300

G90

 

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

122 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the 300S/300C/Limited has standard 20-inch wheels. The G90’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Having a flat tire is dangerous, inconvenient and expensive. The self-sealing tires available on the 300 can automatically seal most punctures up to 3/16 of an inch, effectively preventing most flat tires. The G90 doesn’t offer self-sealing tires.

Suspension and Handling

The 300S handles at .85 G’s, while the G90 3.3T AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Chassis

The Chrysler 300 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 600 pounds less than the Genesis G90.

The 300 is 6.3 inches shorter than the G90, making the 300 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The 300 has .4 inches more front shoulder room, 2.3 inches more rear legroom and 1.1 inches more rear hip room than the G90.

Cargo Capacity

The 300 has a larger trunk than the G90 (16.3 vs. 15.7 cubic feet).

The 300’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

On a hot day the 300’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the G90 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the 300 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The G90 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the Chrysler 300, based on reliability, safety and performance.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the 300 third among large cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The G90 isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Chrysler 300 outsold the Genesis G90 by almost 21 to one during 2018.

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