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The new 2011 Hyundai Genesis has received high ratings in elegant midsize car category. Our review is based on evaluation of various published reviews online and data available on official Hyundai website. After you blend balanced dollops that are of value, high tech attributes and high end you will get the new Hyundai Genesis.  Hyundai Genesis cost about $33,000, but it has all the luxury that a $50,000 car should offer. The moment Hyundai said it would go up market, a lot of foresaw a terrible disappointment from Hyundai.

Hyundai Genesis Review

Nevertheless, just after defeating away competition to consider the 2009 United States Car of the Year, consumers started to understand that there was clearly something amazing relating to this brand new Hyundai. The base price starts from $30,000, and Hyundai Genesis is big for upscale midsize car. Hyundai Genesis offer luxury large car feel and it competes with luxurious Lexus and other competitors, but it is not a sports sedan. The Genesis is made intended for customers searching for a more comfortable, high tech interior with a sufficient amount of room to loosen up.

Press appraises the Hyundai Genesis and no bad reviews received from reviewers. Comparing other cars with Genesis is a difficult job to complete because Genesis offers everything that you dream. However, the price is not lower than other competitors in this class, but the luxury competes with large cars usually priced above $50,000. There is no AWD system in Genesis, and if you need one, then you have to look somewhere else. Audi A4 would be the perfect option for AWD. However, Hyundai Genesis offers more trunk space than Audi A4 with 16 cubic feet of room.

Th The Hyundai Genesis is available in two different trims. The 3.8 liter with V6 engine, which offers high quality leather seating, heated front seats and push button starter all standard. The 4.6 liter trim comes with V8 engine, which features upgraded leather seating, ventilated driver seat, 17 speaker sound system, and power rear sunshade as standard attributes. You don’t need to worry about extra features because the 4.6 liter trims offer the comfortable seating and high tech features available for extra price in other cars. Not only this, the 4.6 liter V8 engine will also increase 10 horsepower and Technology Package.

Hyundai Genesis Review

The Technology pack includes Driver Information System, front and rear parking assist system, rearview camera, navigation system, six-CD changer, Xenon headlights, and much more. Do not mix up Hyundai Genesis Coupe with Hyundai Genesis Sedan.

Hyundai Genesis Price;

Average Paid: $31,245 – $31,245, MSRP: $33,000 – $33,000, Invoice: $30,954 – $30,954

Hyundai Genesis Ratings;

Hyundai Genesis Performance: 4.5 (Very Good)

Hyundai Genesis Exterior: 4.6 (Very Good)

Hyundai Genesis Interior: 4.8 (Very Good)

Hyundai Genesis Safety: 5.0 (Excellent)

Hyundai Genesis Reliability: 4.6 (Very Good)

Power & Performance

Being an everyday commuter plus a home car, the Hyundai Genesis four door is the high-class, luxurious, bargain-priced equal to higher priced vehicles from much more recognized car manufacturers. You can choose from two different engines the V6 and V8. The V6 is adequate to meet most buyer expectations, but if you need more power and ready to spend more money, then V8 is the best choice for you. The handling test shows excellent results for Genesis, and it is perfect for cornering. The 180 degree corner test among three cars Mercedes E550, BMW 550i and Hyundai Genesis – Genesis performs perfectly. However, some of the reviewers say that there is still room for improvement in handling. You can choose between 3.8 liter V6, which produces 290 horsepower and a 4.6 liter V8 that produce 385 horsepower. The V6 engine is adequate and offers the optimum performance, good fuel economy and balanced acceleration. The V8 option offers more power and more luxury features.

Hyundai Genesis Review

The V8 competes with luxury large cars and the test drive shows competing performance by Genesis. As compare to other V8s, fuel economy is good with 17 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the V6 engine gets 18 mpg city and 27 mpg on the highway. There are only six speed automatic transmission for both the models. Hyundai Genesis offers the comfortable ride not the sporty ride. It offers sufficient power to meet the high performing cars and the V8 is a powerhouse. Hyundai Genesis is manufactured to provide luxury and sportier performance, but it fall short for perfect sports sedan. The braking is perfect and results show much better and quick response as compared to Mercedes E550 and BMW 550i.

Interior & Exterior

The interior of Hyundai Genesis is for present time, comfortable, luxury and high quality. Genesis’s interior is available in walnut trim with leather surfaces. In reality, its leather-lined dashboard is uncommon in this cost — that’s a luxury generally restricted to vehicles that cost you much more. Reviewers like the quality of materials used in Hyundai Genesis with a good finish. Seats are too soft and comfortable as compare to German cars. The front seats are comfortable and provide you good manageable position. There are no negative remarks about rear seats most of the reviewers appraise the luxurious feel in rear seats. Hyundai provides a collection of two qualities of leather covers.

Hyundai Genesis Review

Evaluators repeat the standard leather satisfies what the majority of competitions provide, though the optionally available update to much softer, perforated leather receives excellent critiques. The electronics is easy to use and there is no complication of controls. The navigation system with voice recognition is appraised and liked by most of the reviewers. There is an option to select between two navigation systems. A seven inch touch screen unit and a second unit features eight inch screen and six CD changer, and it is standard on 4.6 liter Genesis. The climate and entertainment have separate controls. The trunk space is largest in the class, which provides 15.9 cubic feet of space.

The exterior design is elegant and resemble like luxury large cars. However, some reviewers say that the design is borrowed from different luxury cars. Many reviewers like the handsome, aggressive lines and appealing grille. There is no sign or identifying badge on the grille.

Safety & Reliability

The Hyundai Genesis receives the five stars rating for frontal and side impact crash tests. It also receives five stars for to prevent rollover accidents. Hyundai Genesis is the safest car to drive and there are many standard safety features. The standard features include Antilock disc brakes, eight airbags, including front seats, torso protecting side impact airbags for rear and front seats, and full length head airbags. A blind spot detecting system is missing in Genesis Sedan, but might be available in the future.

Hyundai Genesis is a reliable car comes with five years or 60,000 miles limited warranty. Hyundai also provides 10 year or 100,000 miles power train warranty and it is the longest warranty provided by any manufacturer. There is also five year roadside assistance warranty.


About the author: Ahmad Wali


Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter


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