2011 Hyundai Equus: Bright Lights, Big City
August 25, 2011
A night out on the town in the Equus really brought out some of its strong points. A cruise down Sunset Boulevard allowed me to enjoy the smooth the ride and how the big sedan accelerates with authority when called upon. It really hits all of the marks that, at least for me, define a luxury sedan.
The Lexicon sound system is equally adept at delivering clean, crisp tones as well as rock out with some thumping bass. The cabin is quiet as a crypt, allowing for whisper quiet conversations. As much as I like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, I would probably spend my own money on the Equus. Some might say the depreciation is a killer on the Hyundai, but really, the Benz gets dinged pretty hard once you sign on the dotted line, too.
As for the people who think the badge is a deal breaker, I say, get over it. When I see someone driving either an Equus or Genesis, I think to myself, "there's a smart shopper who knows the value of a dollar."
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor