Passes the Trunk Test - 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Hyundai Genesis Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: Passes the Trunk Test

September 21, 2009

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Picked up the Genesis at the airport over the weekend after a week in Frankfurt. An 11-hour flight will often bring out the pettiest of grievances, but in this case the Genesis escaped unscathed thanks to its well-designed trunk.

For one, the liftover is relatively low, which is good when you have a full suitcase packed with clothes mixed with heavy camera equipment. The opening is also wide which means you can pretty much just lift and chuck, no need for precise placement. As you can see, the lift arms don't intrude on the space either, so I could pretty much shove my bags anywhere. And finally, the cargo net is actually useful. I just threw my computer bag in and shoved it under a corner of the net to keep it from sliding around.

None of this stuff is new or particularly unique even, yet there are still sedans in this class that don't quite get it right. The Genesis is not one of them.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 16,823 miles

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