Would you buy a 300 sedan from Chrysler or Genesis sedan from Hyundai? One is American and the other is Korean; we help you here in choosing the best one for your needs.
Chrysler 300 vs Hyundai Genesis
These sedans are couple of most popular corporate cum family cars in auto market. Of course, Genesis has a lot going on for itself since quite a while but the American 300 sedan has also done quite a bit of catching up off late. If you are on the lookout for a top class affordable yet elegant sedan then 300 from the house of Chrysler and Genesis from the house of Korean automaker, Hyundai are two of the best options out there.
Body Style and Variants
Genesis is a full size luxury sedan, which is marketed in four variants- 3.8, 4.6, 5.0, and 5.0 R-Spec.
300 on the other hand is a full size sedan that is marketed in 7 variants, namely base, Limited, S V6, C, SV8, C Luxury Series, and the top of the line SRT8.
What We Like in Them?
300 sports a very matured and elegant styling and also comes with an up-class cabin, which promises a very comfortable stay. The big LCD displays around the cabin is an absolute favourite. The choice of 8-speed auto transmission and an available all-wheel drive make it even more interesting. To top it all, the HEMI power-plants truly solve the purpose.
Genesis again comes with a promising cabin that features richly upholstered materials. The rear seats are very generous and the overall cabin is well insulated. All the variants offer brisk acceleration and fuel economy figures are excellent for its segment. The awesome Lexicon sound system is like an icing on the cake.
The three engine choices with Genesis sedan are a 3.8 liter V6, a 4.6 liter V8, and the range-topping 5.0 liter V8. The entry level V6 churns out 333 hp @ 6400 rpm and 291 ft-lbs. @ 5100 rpm.
The 4.6 liter is more powerful and generates 385 hp @ 6500 rpm and 333 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm.
The 5.0 liter V8 sets out to produce a very impressive 429 hp @ 6400 rpm and 376 ft-lbs. @ 5000 rpm.
Different power-plant options in the 300 sedan are a 3.6 liter V6, a 5.7 liter V8 and the top end 6.4 liter V8 engine, which powers the range topping SRT8 version.
The entry level V6 produces 292 hp @ 6350 rpm and 260 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm.
The next in line 5.7 liter engine produces 363 hp @ 5200 rpm and 394 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm.
The range topping 6.4 liter engine develops 470 hp @ 6000 rpm and 470 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm.
Fuel Economy Figures
The entry level V6 in Chrysler sedan line offers 19 cty/31 hwy mpg and the V6 in Genesis returns 19 cty/29 hwy mpg. So they are almost equally economic when it comes to fuel consumption.
The entry level 300 base has an MSRP tag of $27,670 and the starting model in Genesis line is tagged at $34,200, making it costlier than its rival.
The performance edition of Chrysler 300, SRT8 variant comes with an MSRP of $47,670 and the performance model in the Hyundai sedan line, 5.0 R-Spec is tagged at $46,500.