Napoleon Rogue 425 vs Weber Genesis E-325s Grill | A In-Depth Comparison & Review

  • By: Brendan
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My sister was over a few weeks ago and was really impressed with my grilling skills, so she’s asked me to help her choose between two top grill models under $1000—the Napoleon Rogue 425 vs Weber Genesis E-325s grills.

Napoleon Rogue 425 vs Weber Genesis

Comparing the Napoleon Rogue 425 vs. Weber Genesis E-325s Grill

Napoleon Rogue 425
Napoleon Rogue 425 Gas Grill
Weber Genesis E-325s
Weber Genesis E-325s Gas Grill
Napoleon Rogue 425 Gas Grill
Weber Genesis E-325s Gas Grill
# of Main Burners
# of Main Burners
Total Cooking Power
Total Cooking Power
42,000 BTUs per hour
39,000 BTUs per hour
Cooking Area
Cooking Area
427 sq. in. (26 burgers)
513 sq. in. (20 burgers)
Warming Rack Area
Warming Rack Area
Mobile App
Mobile App
Weber Connect Compatible
Sear Burner
Sear Burner
Dual Level Sear Plates Included for Searing on Primary burners
Yes (13,000 BTUs per hour)
Ignition System
Ignition System
Battery Free Jetfire Ignition
Power Source
Power Source
Propane Gas
Propane Gas
47.5" H x 51" W x 25" D
48.5" H x 62" W x 27" D
122.6 lbs.
176.6 lbs.
15-year bumper-to-bumper warranty
5 to 10-year manufacturer warranty

Comparing the Brands

Weber Logo

Founded in 1893, Weber is a leading brand in the grilling space and is the pioneer of the world-famous kettle grill. The company boasts a massive portfolio of products that includes charcoal, gas and electric outdoor grills, and related accessories.

Incepted in 1976, Napoleon bills itself as the largest privately-owned manufacturer of grills, fireplaces, and furnaces in North America. The company started with manufacturing steel railings in a garage and invented the 30,000 BTU gas furnace, which was regarded as the smallest BTU size of any gas furnace sold in the world.

Main Grilling Features and Functionality

The Weber Genesis E-325s is powered by a best-in-class grilling engine and features the company’s exclusive Weber CONNECT Smart technology, as an optional add on.

It comes with several premium features that set it apart from other grills in this segment, starting with a tuck-away warming rack, easy to clean and premium quality grill grates, easy-to-read fuel gauge, and side tables with integrated hooks.

In terms of grilling features, the Napoleon Rogue 425 also scores high with its high heat searing capability, cast iron cooking grids, and stainless steel sear plates for even heating and cooking.

It comes with a rust-proof firebox, which the company claims to be virtually indestructible, and robust ergonomic control knobs.

Burner Quality

The Weber Genesis E-325s grill is fitted with three powerful stainless-steel burners, which light up and stay lit without a fuss.

The Napoleon Rogue 425 also comes with three superior quality burners that light up each time using the battery-free ignition system.

Winner – Tie

Related Read: Napoleon Rogue vs Prestige Grills

Cooking Temperature Ranges

The Weber Genesis E-325s offers 39,000 BTU-per-hour of firepower, and the Napoleon Rogue 425 provides a higher intense 42,000 BTU-per-hour power.

Winner – Napoleon Rogue 425 – Higher BTUs

Quality of Construction & Build

The Weber Genesis E-325s can be ordered in a choice of 4 colors and is crafted from robust grade stainless steel. The Napoleon Rogue 425 is also made of high-grade stainless steel and arrives in an eye-catching jet black finish.

Winner – Tie

Ease of Usage

Both the Weber Genesis E-325s and Napoleon Rogue 425 are easy to use with their large grill control knobs located at the front. Further, these two models come with instant start ignition systems, so you can fire them up without any hiccups.

Winner – Tie

Grilling Space Available

The Weber Genesis E-325s offers 513 square inches of primary cooking area, which is enough to cook 20 burgers at one time.

The Napoleon Rogue 425 provides a 427 square inches cooking area and can accommodate 26 burgers.

Winner – The Weber Genesis E-325s with a larger primary cooking area

Fuel Efficiency

The Weber Genesis E-325s and Napoleon Rogue 425 are gas grills, therefore the fuel efficiency of their propane tanks depends on how often you use the grills, and at what temperatures.

Since both are medium size grills, one20 lbs. tank of liquid propane should last between 18 hours to 20 hours.

Grate Quality

The Weber Genesis E-325s comes with porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, which are designed to provide even heat distribution across the grilling surface, and unmatched heat retention.

The Napoleon Rogue 425 comes with cast iron cooking grates, which are also porcelain-coated to resist rust, and feature an iconic wave shape for even heat transfer and a great sear.

Winner – Napoleon – iconic wave-shaped cooking grids

Storage Capacity

The Weber Genesis E-325s features a large two-door enclosed storage box at the bottom and the Napoleon with a large one-door storage area with floating side shelves.

Winner – Tie

Weight & Portability

The Weber Genesis E-325s measures 48.5″ H x 62″ W x 27″ D with the lid closed, and tips the scales at roughly 176.6 lbs. The Napoleon Rogue 425 on the other hand is a bit smaller measuring 47.5″ H x 51″ W x 25″ D and weighs 122.6 pounds.

Winner – Weighing more than 50 lbs lesser the Napoleon Rogue 425 would be the preferable pick

Ease of Cleaning & Maintenance

The Weber and Napoleon grills are easy to clean compared to charcoal and pellet grills. You can wipe them down with a damp soft cloth, and clean the grates using a grill brush.

Winner – Tie

Price & Warranty

The Weber Genesis E-325s is priced little over $900 and is backed by a 5 to 10-year manufacturer warranty for different parts of the grill. The Napoleon Rogue 425 costs just under $700 but comes with a 15-year bumper-to-bumper warranty from Napoleon.

Winner – Napoleon Rogue 425 with a 15-year warranty

After-Sale Service Quality

Weber and Napoleon offer unsurpassed after-sales support via several different channels including phone, email, and social media.

Resell Value

The resell value of both the Weber and Napoleon grills depends on several factors like the age of the grill and its condition at the time of sale. You can check eBay or other similar websites to get an idea of how much to price your grill.

Value for Money

The Weber and Napoleon grill models come with innovative features, but one this I found missing was a rotisserie burner in both models. You can however buy a rotisserie burner separately and attach it to the grills.

List of Top Features of Napoleon Rogue 425

  • Three burners and battery-free ignition
  • Cast iron cooking grids and stainless steel sear plates
  • Stylish black exterior
  • 42,000 BTUs and 18 x 23.75 inches cooking area
  • 15-year warranty

List of Top Features of Weber Genesis E-325s

  • Two color options—copper and black
  • Three powerful burners and Grill 3 smart technology
  • Tuck-away warming rack
  • Easy to read fuel gauge
  • 39,000 BTUs cooking power and 669 square inches total cooking area

Pros & Cons of Napoleon Rogue 425

  • 42,000 BTUs intense heat power
  • Grates with iconic wave-shaped cooking grates
  • Superior rust resistance
  • Foldable prep area
  • Ergonomic control knobs
  • Grill knobs not illuminated
  • Smaller primary cooking area

Pros & Cons of Weber Genesis E-325s

  • Large cooking area
  • Porcelain-enameled cooking grates
  • Side table with integrated tool hooks
  • Weber CONNECT Smart Technology compatible
  • Easy to read fuel gauge
  • Side table not foldable
  • Lacks rotisserie burner

So Which Grill is Better— the Napoleon Rogue 425 or Weber Genesis E-325s?

Choosing between the Napoleon Rogue 425 and Weber Genesis E-325s isn’t easy, given that both models come with practical and innovative features.

If you want more firepower, the Napoleon Rogue is a good choice, as it provides 42,000 BTUs, and automatically relights in the event a burner fails to light.

The Weber Genesis E-325s provides a little less 39,000 BTU and can be had in a choice of two great colors.

It is a bit more convenient to use than the Napoleon model owing to its Weber CONNECT Smart Technology compatibility, which allows you to monitor the doneness of four different types of meat remotely via an app.

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