Hyundai Genesis Models and Genesis History

For 2009, Hyundai introduced an all-new flagship sedan with the premium-trimmed Genesis designed as a direct competitor against upscale four-door sedans such as the Chrysler 300 and even the BMW 5-Series. The 2009 Genesis debut presented several unique qualities not seen from Hyundai vehicles at the time in the United States. The Hyundai Genesis was rear-wheel drive and offered an available V-8 powerplant. Standard equipped with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 290 horsepower, the optional 4.6-liter eight-cylinder Tau powerplant powered 375 horsepower. Six-speed automatic transmissions were included as standard equipment with both engines. On V-6 models of the 2009 Hyundai Genesis sedan, standard amenities included four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, dual-zone automatic temperature controls, leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control and a seven-speaker stereo system. Versions of the 2009 Genesis powered by the V-8 engine received additional features such as power rear sunshade as well as an upgraded stereo system with 15 premium Lexicon speakers and six-disc CD changer. The 2010 model year Hyundai Genesis offered a Smart Cruise Control system as part of a Technology Package. Eight-cylinder models of the 2010 Genesis received a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system as standard equipment. For 2012, the Hyundai Genesis sedan underwent a major facelift. A massive exterior refresh consisted of new front and rear fascias as well as LED headlight accents. The base six-cylinder engine for the 2012 Genesis was increased to 333 horsepower thanks to gasoline direct injection technology. A new addition to the powerplant choices for the 2012 Genesis line-up was a direct-injected 5.0-liter V-8 engine generating 429 horsepower. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec model was also introduced with a performance-tuned suspension and 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels. For 2015, a completely new Hyundai Genesis has brought an extensive redesign and enhanced technology to the sedan.

New and Used Genesis Prices, Hyundai Genesis Model Years and History

The Genesis sedan is back for 2016 and packed with a solid list of standard features.
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An all-around luxurious and roomy sedan that offers plenty of interior amenities, a five-star safety rating, a stable and smooth ride, good fuel economy and one of the finest warranties you’ll find anywhere.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 17 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.9
Overall Rating
 5.0

Presenting great bang for the buck, The 2014 Hyundai Genesis is an upscale sedan propelled by six-cylinder or eight-cylinder power.
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 5 / 5
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 3 / 5
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Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.7

Now limited to two trims, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis is a full-size luxury sedan, available with two different engines; a standard 3.8-liter V6 and an optional 5.0-liter V8 engine
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 5 / 5
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 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 9 )
Braking
 4.1
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 3.9
Acceleration
 4.6
Dependability
 4.1
Handling
 3.9
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 3.9

A full-size luxury sedan, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis is available in three different trims, offering drivers the choice of V6 and V8 engines.
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 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Introducing customers to a different class of Hyundai motoring in 2008, the premium mid-sized 2011 Genesis sedan offers impressive V-6 and V-8 engine power.
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 3 / 5
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 2 / 5
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Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.8

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis is a full-size luxury sedan that seats five passengers comfortably and competes strongly with cars costing much more.
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 3 / 5
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 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A brand-new luxury sedan and flagship car for Hyundai, the 2009 Genesis comes equipped with top-of-the line luxury amenities.
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 4 / 5
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 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

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4 / 5
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3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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