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Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

About Hyundai Genesis

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan is a 5-passenger luxury car designed to match all the power and elegance of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Lexus GS, but with a price tag starting below $40,000. While the Genesis’ styling is clearly modeled after the Audi A7, there’s enough distinction to set it apart from its rivals. V6 models include the option of all-wheel drive (AWD), while the rear-drive (RWD) V8 trim comes fully loaded for around $55,000. The Genesis excels in the areas of technology, entertainment and safety, but its interior materials and layout still lag behind Audi, BMW and Cadillac designs. However, considering the impressive content for the money, not to mention the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Genesis is a car worth taking seriously.

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

For 2016, the Genesis sedan from Hyundai gains HID headlights and LED daytime running lights. The Genesis 5.0 is now offered as one, fully loaded trim, while LED fog lights can now be ordered on the 3.8.

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

The 2015 Genesis sedan is all-new, inside and out. The cabin is roomier, and there are new infotainment options and an easier way to use them. Also, the engines have been updated for better low-end torque and improved fuel economy. All-wheel drive is available for the first time.

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

For 2014, Hyundai adds its Assurance Connected Care telematics program to cars equipped with the available Hyundai Blue Link. The system includes collision notification, roadside assistance and Hyundai car care, among numerous other features. Also new are 18-inch wheels on the Genesis 3.8 and a heated steering wheel on the 5.0 R-Spec model.

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

For 2013, the fast, sporty and fully loaded 5.0 R-Spec model becomes the lone V8 alternative to the standard 3.8 V6. There is also a new 8-inch display with enhanced multi-media controller, and Blue Link telematics now accompany the navigation system (both standard on 5.0, optional on 3.8).

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

The big news for the 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan is the introduction of the 429-horsepower 5.0 R-Spec sport sedan. The Genesis R-Spec features a sport suspension, transmission and steering calibrations, as well as unique 19-inch alloy wheels and dark chrome headlamp inserts. Also new is an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is standard on all trims. All Genesis sedans receive a mild exterior freshening. The 3.8-liter V6 engine gains direct fuel injection, which helps give it 333 horsepower, up from last year's 290.

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

Changes for 2011 are limited to the 4.6 model, which gains an additional 10 horsepower, a faster zero to 60 time (5.3 seconds vs. 5.7 seconds) and the addition of last year's Technology Package – navigation, Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround sound audio, adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlamps, heated and cooled front seats, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera – as standard equipment.

2010 Hyundai Genesis
What's new for 2010?
2010 Hyundai Genesis

Smart Cruise Control and an electronic parking brake with automatic hill hold are added to the Technology Package, while a new 7-inch navigation system is made available on 3.8 and standard on 4.6 trims. Ultra-premium leather seats are added to 3.8 Premium, Premium Navigation and Technology Packages.

2009 Hyundai Genesis
What's new for 2009?
2009 Hyundai Genesis

While Hyundai has dabbled in the premium sedan market previously with its Azera, the Genesis is several notches above that car on the sophistication scale.

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Consumer Reviews

Nicest vehicle I've owned

By on Sunday, June 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

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
10/10

Pros: "Lots to offer for the price. A genuine "sleeper"."

Cons: "Can't get Tech options without sunroof."

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

"My Genny has been with me for 13 months and 15,000 miles. This car has been great from the beginning. Wonderful road car, very comfortable and over 30mpg on the highway. So far only problem has been a burned out DRL light bulb. Replaced without question. Somewhat disappointed that the latest Android Auto technology has been offered on lessor models, but not for my Ultimate model. Otherwse, no complaints!"

21 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Previously drove Lexus LS460 - Genesis Impresses

By on Friday, July 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Value, interior room finish ride ...cornering"

Cons: "Pano roof opening (small); Sit a little low."

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

"I drive 100 freeway miles daily and am 6'3". I need both room and soft ride and like some sport too and safety power to avoid issues on CA freeways. I bought the 3.8 RWD with signature package. The finishing is great, ride smooth and MPG with a light touch is 28 highway. I leased it for 3 years for 75K miles b/c of the lease deals this month...my per mile cost will be about 60% the lexus. I don;t need the brand image but tell you this car is all that for at least 10K less than comparable. Leather quality is outstanding. Pano roof could open more...my only real complaint."

31 people out of 33 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle I've Owned

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

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: "Technology; Price; Fun to drive"

Cons: "Rear deck speaker blew; Hyundai service department"

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

"Purchased my 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWD with Tech Package, even after saying for years I would never own a Hyundai. I have been pleasantly surprised. The car handles like a dream, is fun to drive and has all the amenities you could ask for, minus the fog lights. I love this car, and it's been a long time since I fell in love with a car. The seats are incredibly comfortable and the technology included is fantastic. I've had one issue so far, in 3500 miles, that will be covered under warranty. I had a rear deck speaker blow, and I don't play the stereo incredibly loud. My only complaint is that I wish Hyundai would've made this into a luxury brand. It stinks working with Hyundai service departments, where you don't get things like loaners and extras."

21 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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