2020 Genesis G90 vs. 2020 Kia K900

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Safety

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The G90 has standard Anti-Whiplash Front Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Anti-Whiplash Front Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The K900 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the G90 and the K900 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available all wheel drive.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention system, and its standard headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the G90 its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2020, a rating granted to only 31 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The K900 has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The G90’s corrosion warranty is 2 years and unlimited miles longer than the K900’s (7/unlimited vs. 5/100,000).

Genesis pays for scheduled maintenance on the G90 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. Genesis will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Kia doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the K900.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Genesis vehicles are better in initial quality than Kia vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Genesis first in initial quality, above the industry average. With 7 more problems per 100 vehicles, Kia is ranked second.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Genesis vehicles are more reliable than Kia vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Genesis 4 places higher in reliability than Kia.

Engine

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The G90 5.0’s standard 5.0 DOHC V8 produces 55 more horsepower (420 vs. 365) and 7 lbs.-ft. more torque (383 vs. 376) than the K900’s 3.3 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Genesis G90 is faster than the Kia K900:

G90 3.3T

G90 5.0

K900

Zero to 60 MPH

5.3 sec

5 sec

5.4 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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The G90 has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the K900 (21.9 vs. 20.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the G90 5.0’s brake rotors are larger than those on the K900:

G90 5.0

K900

Front Rotors

14.8 inches

14.2 inches

The G90 stops shorter than the K900:

G90

K900

60 to 0 MPH

117 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the G90’s wheelbase is 2.2 inches longer than on the K900 (124.4 inches vs. 122.2 inches).

Chassis

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The G90 uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The K900 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The G90 has 3.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the K900 (113.2 vs. 110).

The G90 has .6 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear legroom and .7 inches more rear shoulder room than the K900.

Cargo Capacity

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The G90 has a larger trunk than the K900 (15.7 vs. 15 cubic feet).

Model Availability

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The G90 is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The K900 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Economic Advantages

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The G90 will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the G90 will retain 32.66% to 33.07% of its original price after five years, while the K900 only retains 27.93%.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Genesis G90, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Genesis G90 outsold the Kia K900 by almost six to one during 2019.

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