2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Selective Heating
December 28, 2011
Just out of curiosity, I decided to see if the Equus' steering wheel heated all the way around.
Nope. The heating elements are only in the leather areas, and that's just fine, since most people don't (and shouldn't) have their hands at the 10 and 2:00 positions. In the unfortunate event that the airbag triggers in an accident, you'll end up punching yourself in the face (literally adding insult to injury). But it is a little strange when turning the wheel when you go from hot to cold and back.
On a side note, that sucker gets hot. Not just warm, but freaking hot. If you're the type that wears gloves, you'd surely feel the heat through them.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor