January 16, 2012
Owning a giant luxo-barge like the Equus is an exercise in excess. There's a little bit more of everything in this car. Not because you need it, but because you want it.
The trunk is a good example. I can't really think of many situations where I would need all the space available in the back end of the Equus. In this case, I tossed in a week's worth of groceries and a few shopping bags without even thinking about it. And there's still half a trunk left. Maybe I should have gone golfing too.
I guess when you have big bucks to spend on a luxury sedan you have big suitcases too. I'd say the Equus will swallow them as good as the next luxury car even if it doesn't have fancy multi-pivot, gas-charged hinges like its German competition.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com
October 11, 2011
Do your door pockets do this?
August 29, 2011
This post won't mean much to anyone who hasn't dealt with rear-facing child seats. But those who have will marvel...
...at the photo.
There's actual space between the seat back and the baby seat.
This is the arrangement when the front seat is positioned for my wife (who's 5-ft, 4-inches tall), so it's not pressing the limits of seat travel by any means. But you can see the space available. And I should know when to be impressed having squeezed this massive contraption in far too many cars.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor
August 11, 2011
Here's an informal poll: Do you ever use cargo nets?
Sometimes I find them useful. But it depends on the way they are configured. The way this one lays flat doesn't seem very practical to me. Maybe for something shaped like a pizza box. Or I could fold it over and use it to hold grocery bags.
But most of the time I just don't bother using the nets at all, no matter what car.
What do you do?
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor
June 13, 2011
The trunk of our Equus has a big, wide mouth, which of course makes for easy loading. You've also gotta love that flat loading floor, which wrings maximum utility from the available space.
Speaking of space, the Equus' trunk is among the roomiest in the segment. Follow the jump to see how it measures up to trunks in the E-Class and 5 Series.
BMW 5 Series: 14.0 cubic feet
Hyundai Equus: 16.7 cubic feet
Mercedes-Benz E Class: 15.9 cubic feet
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 7,698 miles