The Hyundai Genesis sedan used to be the flagship car for this automaker until they designed the Equus. Now it’s second to that flagship model and a bit more affordable, too. Still considered a mid-sized sedan, in spite of its size, you can get the Genesis in two different trims: 3.8 and R-Spec. Standard features include 18” alloy wheels, auto-headlights, LED running lights, power accessories, two-zone climate control, leather seating, power front seats and a seven-speaker premium sound system with Bluetooth connectivity. Upgrade to the Premium package and get a sunroof, folding and powered mirrors, 7” touchscreen with backup camera and the critically acclaimed 14-speaker Lexicon premium sound system. The Technology package adds a larger touchscreen, upgraded gauge clusters and a few other nifty add-ons. The car has an impressive get-up-and-go, powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that churns out 333 horsepower with 291 pound-feet of torque. Upgrade to the R-Spec model and get a beefier 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. Confidently own the vehicle without worry, thanks to the 5-year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that’s offered by Hyundai.Read more Read less
The Genesis debuted in 2009, successfully launching Hyundai into the world of luxury cars. For 2015 the Genesis receives its first major redesign. An entirely new exterior looks sophisticated, fluid and attractive, while a new interior is more comfortable and quiet than the one in the outgoing car. Hyundai looks to continue its push into the luxury market with the 2015 Genesis.
Luxurious and spacious interior, clean and sophisticated exterior styling, dynamic rear-wheel drive platform; competitive pricing
In terms of size and features, the Genesis competes with midsized luxury sedans such as the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class. However judged purely on price, the Genesis is actually closer to entry level luxury cars such as the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class. Needless to say, for those willing to overlook a little bit of brand snobbery, the Genesis represents an excellent value, offering a better value ratio than just about any of its competitors.