2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2021 Jaguar XF | Harlingen, TX

2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2021 Jaguar XF | Genesis of Harlingen in Harlingen, Texas

Are you shopping for a premium sedan that is all about performance, elegant style inside and out, comfort and convenience, innovative tech, and leading safety features? Then it is likely that both the 2021 Genesis G80 and the 2021 Jaguar XF have made it to the top of your list. But how do you pick between the two leading sedans?

We examined the two side by side to determine the better premium sedan. The conclusion? It’s the Genesis G80, by a landslide. Here’s how we arrived at that conclusion.

Initial Quality

The 2021 G80 earned the top spot in its segment in the 2021 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. That means owners reported far fewer problems with the G80 than any of its competitors, including the 2021 XF.


The Genesis G80 takes its power from a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that cranks out 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The Jaguar XF simply cannot keep up with the Genesis; its standard engine makes just 250 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.

As if that’s not enough, you can also get the 2021 Genesis G80 with a3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that serves up 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. Just in case you wanted to embarrass the 2021 Jaguar XF even more.


Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety measures the safety of Jaguar vehicles. Meanwhile, the 2021 Genesis G80 has earned the highest score from the IIHS (Top Safety Pick+) and a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. Among the abundant safety technologies in the G80 are Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Safe Exit Assist.

You can test drive and purchase the 2021 Genesis G80 at Genesis of Harlingen in Harlingen, Texas.

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