Grill Comparison Reports

Weber Genesis II S-435 vs Napoleon Prestige 500

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.

Key Differences

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)
Ignition system Electronic Electronic
Night Light Knobs
Grill cabinet
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

Final Word

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.