Hyundai Equus

Hyundai Equus

About Hyundai Equus

Hyundai created the 2016 Equus luxury sedan to challenge such heavyweights as the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Lexus LS. That’s a pretty tall order for a company primarily known for economy-minded family sedans and SUVs, but Hyundai thinks the Equus has the goods to get the job done. On paper, it would certainly appear the 2016 Equus is indeed a force to be reckoned with. A large, rear-drive sedan powered by a potent V8 engine and loaded with features, it seems the only thing the Korean auto giant can’t engineer is a brand name that sparks envy when spoken. Equus buyers are more likely to be value-minded consumers who see it as a better investment than a $60,000 Audi A6 or Lexus GS.

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2016 Hyundai Equus
What's new for 2016?
2016 Hyundai Equus

Changes to the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan for 2016 are minor. The most change is the addition of a hands-free trunk to the Ultimate model that automatically opens when approached.

2015 Hyundai Equus
What's new for 2015?
2015 Hyundai Equus

After a substantial refresh last year, the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan returns for 2015 with no significant changes.

2014 Hyundai Equus
What's new for 2014?
2014 Hyundai Equus

The Hyundai Equus luxury sedan is substantially freshened for 2014 with minor exterior changes, major interior upgrades, and a host of new comfort, convenience and safety features.

2013 Hyundai Equus
What's new for 2013?
2013 Hyundai Equus

The only change to the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan for 2013 is a new color combination, White Satin exterior with a Saddle interior.

2012 Hyundai Equus
What's new for 2012?
2012 Hyundai Equus

The 2012 Hyundai Equus luxury sedan gains a new, gasoline direct-injection 5.0-liter V8 producing 429 horsepower and paired with an all-new in-house-built 8-speed automatic transmission. The Equus Ultimate gains power rear side-window sun shades.

2011 Hyundai Equus
What's new for 2011?
2011 Hyundai Equus

As the most expensive Hyundai ever to be brought to the U.S., the 2011 Equus brings out the big guns to show that the company can compete on the luxury playing field. The Hyundai Equus is available in two trim levels: Signature (base model) and Ultimate (up-level trim with first-class amenities).

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Consumer Reviews

excellent and beautiful

By on Friday, March 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 950

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great driver best looker super comfortable"

Cons: "better customer care from dealer needed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"handsomest of the luxury cars.quiet, fast, comfortable tracks hands off on level roads!S550 has edge in quality feel but those chrome vents and other trim are overdone!also lowest price for Merc is 104,000 plus Equus has better power train and bumper to bumper warranty! Much better Value than all overpriced luxury cars Only fault, Hyundai should set aside Equus and Genesis models for more customer distinction and TLC as Toyota did with Lexus!"

13 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Awesome power, comfort, value

By on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Power, class, comfort, looks, reliability"

Cons: "Awkward controls for nav should be touch screen"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is probably the best car I've ever owned and I've owned many. The reliability has been awesome and at 54000 miles, I haven't even put on new brakes. Quiet, comfortable, great sound system. I average 19-20 around town and 26 on trips. Pretty good considering the 429 HP blows most cars away off the line. And that's one of my favorite things."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

You cannot miss for the money.

By on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Best value in luxury cars hands down."

Cons: "Gas mileage is not great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have the Ultimate edition, which has everything possible in options that I've thought of. I'm still figuring out what the car does. For example you can raise it up with one touch of a button, to park where there is a high curb, thus not scratching the underside of the front fender. Gas mileage...not so great, but if you are buying a land yacht you should already be aware of this. Still, it takes standard (non-premium) unleaded. I sold my Mercedes S 500 4matic and bought this. I'm glad I did. The cars offer the same features (this one has more) and perform similarly for my local driving conditions. But repairs on my Merc. were a deal breaker from future purchases. The warranty is outstanding, services are free and the dealer comes to my office with a free loaner and brings it back washed and cleaned. You will likely not find another product anywhere near the price that offers the same level of price and service as the Equus. If the badge bothers you, then you can buy a replacement "Winged" emblem (standard for the Korean models I think) online for about $15 and replace it so you won't have to see the H in the circle and be self conscious. Presuming you care about that. Otherwise the car is the poster child for smart buying. BTW, they are changing the model and marquis for 2017 so give it a month or two and these will be going very cheaply. I'm telling you, you can't miss with this one."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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