This Hyundai Genesis video review includes information about its available engines and features, as well as fuel economy, pricing, interior space and competitors. For more information, read the 2015 Hyundai Genesis review.
For those who are interested in getting the features, comfort and refinement of a luxury car, but don't really care so much about an established luxury badge, the completely redesigned Hyundai Genesis should be right up their alley.
Every Genesis gets a huge interior with stretch-out back seat room, a generously sized, 15.3-cubic -foot trunk and lots of standard equipment. Stepping up to the Ultimate package model adds a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, a full menu of driver warning systems, a fantastic Lexicon sound system and an enhanced electronics interface.
A 3.8-liter 311-hp V6 is standard along with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option. This is a smooth, torquey engine with decent mileage for the segment. It also runs on regular gas. There's a 5.0-liter 420-hp V8 available, and although it's quick, we're not sure it's really in keeping with this car's character.
That's because the Genesis is a luxury sedan, not a sport sedan - and that's OK. It still goes around corners with confidence, but it's primarily a comfortable, composed and incredibly quiet luxury car that should appeal to a lot of drivers.
And how much does it cost? Pricing starts at $38,000 and this Ultimate package, V6-powered model costs about $52,000. That's about what you'd pay for a Lexus ES - except that the Genesis is more in line in terms of size, equipment, power and presence as the Lexus GS. That will cost you about $12,000 more. That difference couldn't definitely be worth a less fancy badge.