2012 Hyundai Genesis Values

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2012 model year changes

Following much initial success in the luxury sedan market, Hyundai's popular Genesis receives several notable upgrades for 2012. The Genesis sedan has been given an overall design freshening, with updated LED headlights the most noticeable change. A new rear fascia has been fitted, with new integrated exhaust tips. Under the hood, the 3.8L V6 gets slightly more power and a new 8-speed transmission replaces last year's 6-speed unit. An all-new 5.0 R-spec model is available for 2012, featuring a 5.0L 429-hp V8 engine, sport suspension with summer tires, performance-tuned exhaust, and special styling cues.

Competitive comparison

Lots of affordable luxury; elegant, understated styling; great handling and powerful V8; very competitive pricing

Special features for 2012

The Hyundai Genesis sedan takes aim at mid-priced luxury sedans. The V6 model comes with dual exhaust, dual-zone climate control and leather seats. The V8-engined sedan has a 14-speaker sound system, rain-sensing windshield wipers and proximity entry. The all-new 5.0 R-spec model it well suited to be a real player in the high-performance sedan segment, offering a blistering 429 hp and a performance-tuned suspension system.


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The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is a full-size luxury sedan, available with three different engines. The standard Genesis is powered by a 3.8 V6 engine that produces 333 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the 4.6 trim grants the driver a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 385 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. For even more added performance Hyundai offers the 5.0 R-SPEC trim, featuring a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces a whopping 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. All trims pair RWD with an 8-speed automatic transmission for an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include LED headlight accents, adaptive front light system, HID headlights, power heated side mirrors, tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, dual front automatic temperature controls, power windows, push button start, HD radio, auxiliary input jacks, 17=speaker sound system, touchscreen DVD/navigation system, rearview camera, and heated seats, Safety is comprised of dual front airbags, side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors. The Genesis is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.