Avada theme is a multipurpose theme and it features more than 20 predefined themes. It is very similar to the Genesis framework in terms of what it can provide to the web developer.
Theme options panel
Avada has a very advanced theme options panel which let the web developer modify the header, the menu, content, sidebar, footer. Typography and fonts can also be customized without using CSS. On the other hand, in most of the times, a web developer has to use CSS and PHP functions to modify a Genesis theme. There is no official theme options panel for Genesis.
The Avada theme has its own page builder named “fusion builder”. It helps to customize pages and posts using elements in the back end. The G
Avada requires a license for every new installation. On the other hand, a Genesis theme can be installed several times with one license.
It is a bit difficult to compare the layouts from the Genesis themes and the Avada predefined demos. Nevertheless, from my experience, I have found that the Genesis themes required more CSS / PHP jobs to be up and ready compared to a website using Avada.