2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Hyundai Genesis - Road Test Specs

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

(4.6L V8 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Style3.8 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$33,000
Options on test vehiclePremium Plus Package (includes 18-inch Hyper-Silver alloy wheels with 235/50R18 tires, Lexicon 14-speaker premium surround sound audio system with in-dash six-disc CD changer, leather-wrapped dash and door trim inserts, power sunroof with tilt and shade, power tilt and telescoping steering column, integrated memory system, rain-sensing wipers, auto-defogging windshield, power rear sunshade).
As-tested MSRP$36,000


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,778cc (231 cu-in)
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Redline (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)290 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)264 @ 3,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic


Suspension, frontMultilink
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport
Tire typeDunlop P235/50R18
Tire size, frontP235/50R18
Tire size, rearP235/50R18
Wheel size18 front -- 18 rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)9.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.6 @ 95.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)117
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)39.6
@ Full throttle (dB)70.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsShifts before redline are annoying. Won't hold gears to redline in "Shiftronic" mode either. Engine is smooth and quiet.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsExcellent pedal feel and response for the first three stops. Then significant fade takes over. Benefit of doubt says this is "green fade." Anomaly?
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsStability control cannot be disabled. Electronically limited. Still, even with the ECU defining the limits, this is a good number. Steering could stand a little more feel, but overall this is a well-mannered machine. Good damping offers solid control through midcorner bumps. Limits need more definition.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)85.2
Wind (mph, direction)3.6

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/27 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.6 (combined)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.3

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,748
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,862
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
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)16.0


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 dual rear
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire pressure monitoring
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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