Chrysler 300 Vs. Genesis G80

By Justin Cupler | June 28th, 2019

Luxury sedans are at the top of many Green Cove Springs area buyers’ lists, but their prices can be prohibitive. The 2019 Chrysler 300 and 2019 Genesis G80 offer all the luxury they want at relative bargains. Which one is better for your needs? Continue reading to find out. 

Exterior

The Genesis G80 is a serious luxury car for those on a tighter budget, and its exterior design puts this on display. It boasts a long hood and a cab-rearward layout like the German metal it competes with. It also catches a slight sporty edge as you near the rear, as its roofline swoops down to meet the trunk, creating almost a coupe-like profile, which is a growing trend in the luxury space. 

 

Apple pie, baseball, and hamburgers have nothing on the American style of the 2019 Chrysler 300. This classically styled three-box sub-luxury sedan is a throwback to an era of simpler styling without looking too simple. This plays well when you opt for the 300S and its sportier looks that include dark wheels, an exclusive grille, a unique fascia, and more. 

As a true luxury sedan, the 2019 Genesis G80 is loaded to the gills with standard goodies like 18-inch premium alloy wheels, a hands-free smart trunk release, bi-xenon HID headlights with auto-leveling, chrome quad exhaust tips, an acoustic windshield and side-front glass, rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED taillights, and more. 

The Chrysler 300 is a sub-luxury sedan, so it doesn’t have the standard premium features the 2019 G80. That said, the base 300 Touring is still well equipped with standard dual exhaust with bright tips, 17-inch Fine Silver-painted aluminum wheels, acoustic windshield and front glass, black grille with chrome surround, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, bifunctional halogen projector headlights, and Chrome headlights bezels. Moving into the range-topping 300C aligns you better with where the G80 starts, including 20-inch wheels, loads of platinum chrome, adaptive headlights, and more. 

 

Measurement 2019 Chrysler 300 2019 Genesis G80 Difference
Length 198.6 inches 196.5 inches +2.1 inches
Width 75 inches 74.4 inches +0.6 inches
Height 58.5 to 59.2 inches 58.3 inches +0.2 to +0.9 inches
Wheelbase 120.2 inches 118.5 inches +1.7 inches
Ground Clearance 4.7 to 5 inches 5.1 to 5.3 inches -0.4 to -0.3 inches
Curb weight 4,013 to 4,380 pounds 4,195 to 4,674 pounds -294 to -182 pounds 

 

Advantage: 2019 Genesis G80

  • Sleek, luxurious look
  • Coupe-like rear glass
  • Loads of premium features in all trims

Advantage: 2019 Chrysler 300

  • Classic American look
  • Sporty 300S trim
  • Great value

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Genesis G80 continues its luxurious ways with a clean dashboard design, soft seating, wood and metal trim, and more. There are also loads of features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power driver’s seat, leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, two USB ports, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 17-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio/SiriusXM audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen, and navigation.

The 2019 Chrysler 300’s cabin may not be up to the task of taking on a full-on luxury sedan in its base trim, but it is still quite attractive with its clean design, available wood trim, Lux steering wheel, and more. It even has its fair share of standard luxury goodies like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. When you move into the 300C, though, this American cruiser gets close to the G80 with its perforated seating, ventilated front seats, exclusive Limited leather upholstery, two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and cooled front cup holders, and luxury front and rear floor mats. 

The 2019 Genesis G80’s cabin is a luxury car for empty nesters with its 45.7 inches of front legroom, but its 35 inches of rear legroom makes it tight for rear passengers. This is where the 300 gets a win with its 40.1 inches of rear legroom. It also has an extra cubic foot of trunk space, making it a great cruiser for your weekend getaways. 

 

Measurement 2019 Chrysler 300 2019 Genesis G80 Difference
Front headroom 36.9 to 38.6 inches 39.4 to 41.1 inches -2.5 inches
Front legroom 41.8 inches 45.7 inches -3.9 inches
Front shoulder room 59.5 inches 58.3 inches +1.2 inches
Front hip room 56.2 inches
Rear headroom 36.9 to 37.9 inches 38.2 inches -1.3 to -0.3 inches
Rear legroom 40.1 inches 35 inches +5.1 inches
Rear shoulder room 57.7 inches 57.1 inches +0.6 inches
Rear hip room 56.1 inches
Cargo room 16.3 cubic feet 15.3 cubic feet +1 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai G80

  • Clean, luxurious cabin
  • Standard 17-speaker audio system
  • Legroom for miles in the front seats

Advantage: 2019 Chrysler 300

  • Stylishly simple cabin
  • Standard 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Great value in all trim levels
  • Big rear legroom advantage

Performance

Big sedans require big power, and the 2019 G80 and 2019 300 have plenty of it. The G80 starts with a 3.8-liter V-6 with 311 horsepower and moves into a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 365 horsepower in the 3.3T Sport trim. Topping the range is a 5.0-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower. With these engines, the G80 is no sports sedan, but it has plenty of straight-line speed with 0-to-60 times of 6.3 seconds, 5.2 seconds, and 5.3 seconds, respectively

With such a classic design, it should come as no surprise the 2019 Chrysler 300 has a classic engine lineup that starts with a 3.6-liter V-6 with up to 300 horsepower and tops out with a 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. 

Both models come standard with rear-wheel drive, but they also have optional all-wheel drive. The difference is the G80’s all-wheel drive is available with all three engine options, while the 300’s all-wheel drive is only available with the V-6 engine. 

 

2019 Chrysler 300 2019 Genesis G80 Difference
Standard engine 3.6-liter V-6 3.8-liter V-6
Horsepower 292 to 300 hp at 6,350 rpm 311 hp at 6,000 rpm -19 to -11 hp
Torque 260 to 264 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm 293 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm -33 to -29 lb-ft
Transmission 8-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline RWD (std.) / AWD (opt.) RWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 6.3 seconds 6.3 seconds
MPG City 18 to 19 mpg 18 mpg +0 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway 27 to 30 mpg 24 to 26 mpg +1 to +6 mpg
MPG Combined 21 to 23 mpg 20 to 21 mpg +0 to +3 mpg
Optional engine 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6
Horsepower 363 hp at 5,200 rpm 365 hp at 6,000 rpm -2 hp
Torque 394 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm 376 lb-ft at 1,300 to 4,500 rpm +18 lb-ft
Transmission 8-spd automatic with Auto Stick 8-spd automatic
Driveline RWD RWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 5.3 seconds 5.2 seconds +0.1 seconds
MPG City 16 mpg 17 mpg 1 mpg
MPG Highway 25 mpg 24 to 25 mpg +0 to +1 mpg
MPG Combined 19 mpg 20 mpg +1 mpg
Optional engine
5.0-liter V-8
Horsepower
420 hp at 6,000 rpm -57 hp
Torque
383 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm +11 lb ft
Transmission
8-spd automatic
Driveline
RWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time
5.3 seconds
MPG City
15 to 16 mpg +0 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway
23 to 24 mpg +1 to +2 mpg
MPG Combined
18 to 19 mpg +0 to +1 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai G80

  • Big power advantage
  • Adaptive suspension
  • All-wheel drive with all three engine options

Advantage: 2019 Chrysler 300

  • Lighter and nimbler
  • 300S offers better handling
  • Classic HEMI V-8 sound

Pricing and Features

There are five trim levels in the 2019 Chrysler 300 lineup: Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited, and 300C. Their starting prices range from $29,200 to $41,695. 

 

The 2019 Genesis G80 lineup has three trim levels — 3.8, 3.3T Sport, and 5.0 — and their starting prices range from $41,750 to $57,000. 

2019 Chrysler 300 Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Touring: $29,220

  • 3.6-liter V-6
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Hill-start assist
  • Dual exhaust with bright tips
  • 17-inch Fine Silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Remote keyless unlock
  • Electric power steering
  • Touring suspension
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • Chrome-finish Limited badges
  • Body-color door handles
  • Acoustic windshield and front glass
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Bifunctional halogen projector headlights
  • Chrome headlights bezels
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Power, heated mirrors
  • Power windows with front one-touch-up/down
  • Two-speed variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power door locks
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Charcoal wood trim
  • Satin-chrome bezels
  • LED-illuminated front cup holders
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Rotary shift knob
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Temperature display
  • Compass
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Cloth seating
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Six-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio audio system
  • Uconnect 4C infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Two USB ports
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Customizable driver-information center
  • Rearview camera
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • Rain brake support
  • Ready-alert braking

 

Touring L: $32,865

  • All Touring features, plus
  • Comfort-tuned suspension
  • 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather seating
  • Power front seats
  • Illuminated rear cup holders
  • Compact spare tire
  • Security alarm

 

300S: $36,395

  • All Touring L features, plus
  • Performance suspension
  • Sport mode
  • 20-inch Black Noise aluminum wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Gloss-black window surrounds
  • Black headlight bezels
  • Black-chrome grille surround
  • Chrome Chrysler wing with a black insert
  • Remote ignition
  • Leather-trimmed sport seats
  • Paddle shifters
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Nickel-finish analog clock
  • 276-watt audio amplifier
  • Premium six-speaker audio system

 

Limited: $38,245

  • All Touring L features, plus
  • Touring suspension
  • 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Performance tires
  • Two-position memory for driver’s seat and mirrors
  • LED fog lights
  • Bright door handles
  • Chrome exterior mirrors
  • Power mirrors
  • Granite Crystal grille with chrome surround
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Perforated-leather seating
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Auto-dimming driver’s side mirror
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Trunk mat
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Wood-and-leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Interior LED lighting
  • 276-watt audio amplifier
  • Six-speaker premium audio system
  • Door-sill scuff pads

 

300C: $41,695

  • All Limited features, plus
  • 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
  • Performance disc brakes
  • Sport mode
  • Unique 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Platinum-chrome door handles
  • Platinum-chrome mirrors
  • Adaptive bi-xenon HID headlights
  • Automatic headlight leveling
  • Platinum grille and surround
  • Limited leather seating with perforated inserts
  • Heated and cooled front cup holders
  • Lux leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome ring
  • Luxury front and rear floor mats
  • Paddle shifters

2019 Genesis G80 Key Features and Pricing by Trim

3.8: $41,750

  • 3.8-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Performance shocks
  • Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow drive modes
  • 18-inch premium alloy wheels
  • Hands-free smart trunk release
  • Bi-xenon HID headlights with auto-leveling
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors with puddle lights
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Chrome quad exhaust tips
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Acoustic windshield and side-front glass
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips
  • Chrome-insert door handles
  • Automatic-on/off headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Proximity key
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down
  • Power door locks
  • 12-way power driver’s seat
  • Leather seating
  • Heated front seats
  • Memory system for driver’s seat, mirrors, and steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Two USB ports
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Glossy wood hydrographic trim
  • Metalgrain interior accents
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Genesis   Services
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Compass 
  • Universal home remote
  • 17-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio/SiriusXM audio system
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • 4.3-inch color driver-information display
  • Keyless ignition
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lange-change assist
  • Haptic-feedback steering wheel
  • Driver-attention alert
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

 

3.3T Sport: $55,250

  • All 3.8 features, plus
  • 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6
  • Shift-by-wire
  • Sport continuous damping control suspension
  • 19-inch premium Dark Alloy sport wheels
  • Multiview camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Full-LED headlights with Dynamic Bending Light
  • Power trunk lid
  • Dark-chrome-insert door handles
  • Sport front lower bumper cover
  • Sport dark-chrome grille surround and insert
  • Sport dark chrome window trim
  • Sport rocker moldings
  • Sport rear lower bumper diffuser
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 16-way power driver’s seat with cushion extension
  • Premium leather seating
  • Heated rear seats
  • Black microfiber suede headliner
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Illuminated door sill plates
  • Sport steering wheel with contrast stitching
  • Carbon-fiber trim
  • Aluminum interior accents
  • Alloy sport pedals
  • Lexicon 17-speaker premium audio system 
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 9.2-inch HD screen
  • 7-inch color driver-information center
  • Head-up display
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Manual rear side window sunshades

 

5.0: $57,000

  • All 3.8 features, plus
  • 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Shift-by-wire
  • 19-inch premium alloy wheels
  • Full-LED headlights with Dynamic Bending Light
  • Power trunk lid
  • LED fog lights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 16-way power driver’s seat with cushion extender
  • Premium leather seating
  • Heated rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Illuminated door sill plates
  • Genuine matte-finish wood trim
  • Aluminum interior accents
  • Alloy sport pedals
  • Lexicon 17-speaker premium audio system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 9.2-inch HD display
  • 7-inch color driver-information center
  • Head-up display
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Manual rear side-window sunshade
  • Keyless ignition
  • Multi-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Who Should Buy the 2019 Genesis G80?

Looking for a legit luxury sedan that won’t cost an arm and a leg? The 2019 Genesis G80 may not have the brand cache of a BMW or Mercedes, but it has the features to set it apart. The issue is its pricing starts where the range-topping 300C starts. 

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chrysler 300?

The Chrysler 300 is a sub-luxury sedan, so it lacks the big-time standard luxury features the G80 boasts. Where the 300 shines is its value for the dollar at each trim level. It also works better for families and those who haul adults in the rear seats with over 40 inches of rear legroom. 

 

Head down to Garber Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Green Cove Springs today to test drive the 2019 Chrysler 300. Whether you need a commuter car to get to work in Jacksonville, a weekend cruiser for R&R in Fleming Island, or you just need to drop the kiddos off at school in Orange Park, the 2019 Chrysler 300 can do it all with style. Can’t make it to our Green Cove Springs area showroom today? Swing by our online inventory page to see our in-stock 2019 Chrysler 300 models, choose a few that suit your needs, and schedule a future test drive. 

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