"To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man," so goes the old saying. And in the world of luxury sedans, the BMW 5 Series is the man. It has been a dominant force in the class for decades; it remains a favorite among industry experts and is a best-seller among consumers. Plus, it's also received a few updates for the 2021 model. But the rivals keep coming.
Back in 2017, Genesis became its own stand-alone luxury brand. A spin-off of Hyundai, it has quickly established itself with a compelling lineup of impressive vehicles, including its G80 sedan, which is all-new for the 2021 model year. It’s about the same size as the BMW 5 Series, is quite attractive, and is fun to drive. And like the BMW, the G80 is available with powerful turbocharged engines along with rear or all-wheel drive. But which is best? Let’s examine the 2021 Genesis G80 and the 2021 BMW 5 Series in key areas and decide.