2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

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The 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan is designed to offer the luxury features of much more expensive cars, for less.

Make/ Model – 2012 Hyundai Genesis

3.8, 4-door, RWD Sedan
MPG – 19 City / 29 HWY
Engine – 3.8L GDi V6 aluminum engine with 333hp.
Transmissions: 8-spd automatic
Suspension: 5-link fully independent
Price – $43,035 as tested but starts at $32,070
Warranty: 60 months/60,000 miles

The Genesis can come with either a 333-hp, 3.8-liter V6; a 385-hp, 4.6-liter V8; or a 429-hp, 5.0-liter V8. All available engine options send power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission that features manual sequential shift capability. Mechanical safety features include traction control, stability control, and panic brake assist. The interior features a full complement of airbags, electronic active front headrests that provide whiplash protection, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Luxurious leather seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and wood grain trim are just a few of the features found in the Genesis that are typical of much more expensive vehicles.

My test vehicle had 18″ Hyper alloy wheels with Michelin tires; an amazing technology package including Lexicon 17-speaker, 7.1 Discrete Audio system; Ultimate Navigation with 8″ display; smart cruise control; Lane Departure Warning system; HID Xenon adaptive cornering lights; premium leather, air conditioned and heated seats; power rear sunshade and rearview camera.

Competes with:

· Audi A6
· Lexus ES
· BMW 5 series
· Mercedes E-Class
· Lincoln MKS
· Cadillac STS

Likes:

· Excellent driving dynamics
· Soft leather seats
· Beautiful design
· Comfortable ride
· Fantastic Lexicon sound system

Dislikes:

· All-wheel-drive option
· Rear seat does not fold down

The new 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan is beautifully designed with quality materials, generous luxury features, and impressive engine power. The Genesis is definitely a luxury sedan that can more than match its rivals.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

Courtesy of Time Warner Cable/ YNN
Aired: 5/29/2012