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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.

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).

Consumer Reviews

Best deal on a luxury car - bar none

By on Thursday, November 29, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Drive, seating, luxury features"

Cons: "No active passenger seat, AWD"

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

"Debated on BMW 7 series and Audi A8. I through out the Lexus almost immediately - did not like the seating. The BMW and Audi have some fantastic features not found on the Equus but they were nearly 50% more. The Equus is incredibly comfortable, loaded with features, extremely powerful engine, and more."

49 people out of 50 found this review helpful

Simply the nicest car I have ever owned

By on Friday, May 31, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Quality,features, value, poweful engine"

Cons: "No softclose doors, no massage in front passenger"

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

"I have owned Audis, BMWs and several other brands. I intended to buy an Audi A8 or BMW 7, but the Hyundai value was simply too good to pass. Yes there are some features on the other cars that I wanted but they were not worth $40K more. The car is very comfortable and wonderful to drive. It has a powerful engine and drives so smoothly. Over the past three years, I have become a huge fan of Hyundai but would never have considered a luxury car. I have bought two Sonats's for my children and they are exceptional. That experience led to me considering the Equus. It is the best buying decision I have ever made on a car."

24 people out of 25 found this review helpful

Excellent Value!

By on Thursday, January 5, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Outstanding ride, unbelievable sound system"

Cons: "Minor sunroof leak and floor vents not working."

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

"Purchased a 2011 Black on Black Ultimate and absolutely love this vehicle. Tremendous ride, high quality fit and finish and just a solid car all the way around. Not a big fan of the Hyundai dealership experience, and I think they need to step it up a notch if they are going to be successful in this market. I love to drive this car, it is hard to believe how quiet it is when driving! The ride is silky smooth and when in sport mode there is good feel to the road. The comfort of the seats has to be the best i have ever had (Lexus, Acura Jaguar, Lincoln previously). It was very easy to set up my phone for bluetooth and the overall controls are very easy to use. Nav system seems to work very well. I think the car looks great on the exterior and I have had a number of people ask me about the car at different places - it is a great vehicle! The only wo issues so far has been a leak in the sunroof and the air vents for the floor were not working. In the shop now getting fixed. We will see if this car wil hold up over time."

20 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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