The 2017 Genesis G90 vs Mercedes-Benz E300


Find out how our Genesis G90 stacks up against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

It should come as no surprise that we here at New Rochelle Genesis are enthusiastic about our Genesis vehicles. And as one of the newest and most dynamic luxury sedans on the market, few vehicles draw the eye of drivers and staff alike as well as the Genesis G90 does. As a dynamic, fresh entry to the luxury sedan segment, the Genesis G90 represents an attractive offering for drivers across the Westchester, Yonkers, Bronx, and New Rochelle, NY areas. But of course, no one buys a luxury vehicle these days without first doing their due diligence and shopping around. In fact, one of the things that many customers when they visit out New Rochelle, NY Genesis dealership is how the Genesis G90 compares to veteran competitor models. Luckily, our staff here at New Rochelle Genesis are luxury car experts in their own right, which is why they've put together this helpful comparison between our Genesis G90 and a vehicle we think to be its closest competitor, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.



A luxury sedan should deliver confidence-inspiring road presence, responsive power, and dynamics that conform to driver expectation. All of this begins with the vehicle's engine. The Genesis G90 features a Lambda 3.3-liter Twin-Turbo GDI engine, capable of up to 365-horsepower and 376-pound feet of torque. While this base engine will offer plenty of power to suit most Valencia, CA drivers' needs, it can also be upgraded to a Tau 5.0-liter GDI V8 engine, which boosts its output to 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Both engine options for the Genesis G90 provide confident acceleration in its standard rear-wheel drive configuration, or unwavering traction with its available all-wheel drive. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class, on the other hand, only comes available with one engine option, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that only manages to eke out 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, resulting in tepid acceleration in even the best road conditions.

Premium features

When looking at the features available on both the Genesis G90 and Mercedes Benz E-Class, the phrase "anything you can do, I can do better" comes to mind. Indeed it seems that for every feature the E-Class offers, the G90 trumps it with higher quality and better functionality. For example, the E-Class offers MT-Tex synthetic leather upholstery at base, while the Genesis G90 offers leather upholstery and leather dashboard coverage. The E-Class offers dual-zone automatic climate control, while the G90 makes tri-zone automatic climate control standard. The Genesis G90 offers a futuristic standard wireless charging pad compatible with many phones, while E-Class drivers will have to make do with charging via USB. To top it all off, even the G90's analog clock is larger and more pleasingly displayed in the center stack than the analog clock on the E-Class.


Increasingly, the luxury segment has become defined by convenience and driver-assistive technologies, and the Genesis G90 is no slouch in that regard. Of course, the forefront of these technologies is the infotainment system. Both the Genesis G90 and Mercedes Benz E-Class feature large, responsive 12.3-inch touchscreen displays for their respective infotainment systems, but the difference largely lies in what features they offer and how easy it is to access them on the road. The both systems feature support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, and navigation, but only the G90's system offers a premium Lexicon 17-speaker surround sound system with additional audio controls embedded in the rear-center arm rest, providing nearly concert hall quality sound to enrich your daily drivers. In addition, many veteran automotive reviewers have complained that the E-Class' capacitive touch controller is difficult to use on the road, meaning all its system's features are harder to access than comparable ones on the G90.

Visit us at New Rochelle Genesis to test drive the Genesis G90 today!

Once again, it should come as no surprise that with all its premium features, innovative technology and impressive power options, we thin the Genesis G90 is a clear winner in this matchup. However, we don't just want you to take our word for it. We want all our customers to experience the G90 for themselves and form their own opinions, and the best way to do so is to stop in to our New Rochelle, NY Genesis dealership for a test drive. We're always excited to show off our latest Genesis models, and we're confident that once you've experienced the pure luxury of the new Genesis G90, you won't be satisfied with anything else.