Fuel Economy - 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Fuel Economy

December 19, 2011

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Besides an average of 21.5 mpg (and a 23.3-mpg best over 282 miles), I have a few more things to report on the Hyundai Equus Signature after a 759-mile drive to Big Sur and back. Jump with me...

The ride is as it should be for a car like this: creamy-soft and isolated without feeling at all nautical. It's also very quiet. There was a short debate before I left as to the ideal car for this trip: the Equus or our Infiniti M56. The Infiniti promises a sportier experience (that might be more rewarding on Highway 1), but to be honest, the Equus was more than capable enough--even without using the Sport button. Without even really pushing it hard, the car is powerful enough and confidence-inspiring enough to utilize the few passing zones. I'm glad I chose the Hyundai. Finally, perhaps it's because the Equus is still a relatively rarity on the road, but I caught more than a few people checking it out; walking around the car and pointing. I really like this car, with one exception: iPod/iTunes interface. Now I realize that at some point manufacturers have to "freeze" development on a car to get it to market, but this flagship sedan should offer a better digital interface (in terms of the info it provides and the navigation of folders) than it does.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 18,923 miles

Oh, and while driving past the power plant in Morro Bay, I'm always reminded of "Animals" by Pink Floyd...

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