Weber and Napoleon are both well-known and respected brands in the world of grilling, and the Genesis II S-435 and Prestige 500 are two of their popular models. Both grills offer a range of features to make grilling easy and enjoyable, including four burners, electronic ignition systems, built-in thermometers, and storage cabinets.
Here’s a summary of their key differences.
The Prestige 500 has a slightly larger total cooking area than the Genesis II S-435. It also has an infrared rear burner in addition to the side burner, which allows for more versatile cooking options. Its Night Light knobs are also a plus.
Comparison Chart: Weber Genesis II S-435 vs Napoleon Prestige 500
|Model||Check Price » Weber Genesis II S-435||Check Price » Napoleon Prestige 500|
|Main Cooking Space (sq in)||646||500|
|Additional Cooking Space (sq in)||198 (warming rack)||60 (warming rack) and 140 (side burner)|
|Total Cooking area (sq in)||844||900|
|Burners||4 (stainless steel)||4 (stainless steel)|
|Night Light Knobs||❌||✅|
|Additional burners||Side burner, sear station||Side burner, infrared rear burner|
|Fuel||Propane/natural gas||Propane/natural gas|
|Weight||176 pounds||196.65 pounds|
|Dimensions||65″D x 29″W x 47″H||26.5″D x 66.25″W x 50.25″H|
Based on what was presented above, specs and features-wise, the Napoleon Prestige 500 holds a slight advantage over the Weber Genesis II S-435. The Night Light knobs can also be a deal breaker.