2009 Hyundai Genesis Road Test 2 Specs | Edmunds

2009 Hyundai Genesis - Road Test Specs

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

(3.8L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
ModelGenesis Sedan
Style4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$34,000 est.
Options on test vehicleN/A
As-tested MSRP$45,000


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeLongitudinally mounted V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,627 (282)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDual overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake/exhaust valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4:1
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)375 @ 6,500 (368 on regular fuel)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)333 @ 4,500 (324 on regular fuel)
Transmission type6-speed automatic with manual mode
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.17; II = 2.34; III = 1.52; IV = 1.143; V = 0.87; VI = 0.69; R = 3.40


Suspension, frontIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-sensitive, electrohydraulic power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)14.9:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 5000M
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP235/50R18 97V
Tire size, rearP235/50R18 97V
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13.0-inch ventilated disc, 4-piston fixed caliper
Brakes, rear12.4-inch disc, single-piston floating caliper

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.0
0-60 mph (sec.)5.9
0-75 mph (sec.)8.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.0 @ 103.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)No data, just impressions
Sound level @ idle (dB)No data
@ Full throttle (dB)No data
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)No data

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsGenerous wheelspin is a toe-tap away and pretty hard to regulate with the throttle. Best run turned out to be with traction control engaged, which allowed just a little spin without chopping throttle completely. Upshifts were quick and smooth. The overall impression is of a rev-happy V8, not a stump-pulling torque monster. Muted exhaust note from inside, pretty hot-rodding from the outside.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsLittle initial bite and very hard pedal goes softer and more effective as stop progresses. Moderate dive and decent fade resistance. Stops ranged from 131 to 124 feet.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Even with ESP off, the car would cut throttle around the skid pad. Steering is very light and doesn't load with speed. Very hard to steer (at all) with the throttle. Slalom (no time data, V6 version tested): Surprisingly neutral through the slalom. Soft and slow in transition, but obedient.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)15
Temperature (°F)78.4
Wind (mph, direction)2.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/25 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)Not tested
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.3

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,006
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)Not available
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)195.9
Width (in.)73.4
Height (in.)58.3
Wheelbase (in.)115.6
Track, front (in.)62.0
Track, rear (in.)62.2
Turning circle (ft.)35.9
Legroom, front (in.)44.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.4
Headroom, rear (in.)37.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.9


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front and rear
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsEmergency brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard direct tire-pressure measurement
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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