Somewhat-Tall-Guy Seat Report - 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Hyundai Genesis Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: Somewhat-Tall-Guy Seat Report

April 01, 2009

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Not only is the 2009 Hyundai Genesis a cut-rate luxury car, it's also a leg connoisseur, demonstrating particular preference for short femurs (the part of the leg above the knee) and long tibias (between the knee and foot). It's a discriminating taste to be sure.

Here's what I mean. The bottom seat cushion is too short. Right now, it accomodates short femurs well but needs to be longer for anyone else (like me). The extendable thigh cushion found in other luxury and near-luxury cars would address this.

Also, the seat doesn't crank down far enough. I'm 6'1" and in the Genesis the seat really needs to be another inch or two lower. Headroom is fine--it's just that when I'm in my regular driving position the pedals are a peculiar downward reach for my feet. Maybe if I transplant a section of my femurs into my tibias I'd be all set. Let me work on that.

Aside from those quirks, these seats are pretty darned comfy. The heated and ventilated driver's seat is just fine by me, too.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 5,550 miles.

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