Love Riding This Horse - 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Love Riding This Horse

March 18, 2011

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Complaints? I have more than a few about our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature. Many of them concern the quality of the interior materials (additionally, many of the interior materials need improvement.)

But dynamically, I love this car. It's a highway cruiser, for sure. But the ride/handling balance is excellent, one of the best I've experienced in this segment. In Sport mode, the Equus has a flat, controlled ride, with superb impact control. A standard electronic air suspension (optional on the Lexus LS) is responsible for the ride quality, as is an electronic continuous damping control system (CDC).

The 4.6L V8 makes a smooth 385 hp, with a top-notch transmission. The ZF 6-speed auto, with available manual mode, has superb shift timing (in Sport mode) with no shift shock.

If Hyundai would upgrade the interior during the minor change of Equus, this thing will be a real thoroughbred.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 3,400 miles

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