Meet Your 2016 Hyundai Genesis

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Key Features By Trim
  • 3.8L V-6 311hp engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • integrated navigation system
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
  • rear side-impact airbag
  • driver knee airbag
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • automatic air conditioning
  • 18" aluminum wheels
  • cruise control
  • ABS and driveline traction control.

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

The Genesis sedan can be had with a 311-hp 3.8-liter V6 or a 420-hp 5.0-liter V8. Both engines send power to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual sequential shift capability. Genesis now offers available all-wheel drive (V6 only). Mechanical safety features include traction control, stability control, and panic brake assist. The interior features a full complement of airbags, active front headrests that provide whiplash protection, and a tire pressure monitor. Luxurious power heated leather seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and woodgrain trim are just some of the appointments this car offers that are typically only found in vehicles costing much more.

The 3.8 Genesis gains standard high intensity discharge (HID) headlights for 2016.

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Throughout the cabin of (the Genesis), you'll find impressive materials and top-notch fit and finish.
- The Car Connection, CarsDirect
It's comfortable and quiet, lovely inside, and important-looking outside....Genesis makes a persuasive argument to the buyer who disdains ostentation and appreciates value.
- Automobile, CarsDirect
That elegant exterior surrounds a richly appointed and roomy interior, with more volume than competing sedans from BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz, according to Hyundai.
- New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect

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2016 Hyundai Genesis
Parisian Grey Metallic
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Full Review

Introduction

Hyundai Genesis offers just about everything you would expect in a world-class luxury car, if not the most prestigious badge.Perceptions aside, the Genesis has earned its place as a legitimate contender in the world-class luxury field.

The Genesis is now in its second generation, which was introduced as a 2015 model.It's more prestigious and distinctive than its predecessor, designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and Cadillac CTS.The Genesis is loosely styled along the lines of those rivals, incorporating attractive elements of each.There are key differences, though, like the Genesis's full-size footprint and sleek fastback profile.

Genesis continues into 2016 with minor equipment revisions only.

The Genesis features rear-wheel-drive architecture and comes standard with a 3.8-liter V6 good for 311 horsepower.The available 5-liter V8 delivers a massive boost to 420 horsepower.All-wheel drive is available with the V6 only.Both engines incorporate an 8-speed automatic transmission and selectable driving modes.

Genesis is EPA-rated at 18/29 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined, with the V6 engine with rear-wheel drive.That drops to 16/25 mpg City/Highway, or 19 mpg Combined, with all-wheel drive.The V8, which requires Premium gasoline, is rated at 15/23 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined.

The Genesis starts out with a significant price advantage in this class, which becomes only more apparent as you add options.A fully equipped V8 Genesis is priced about the same as entry-level midsize sedans from the big luxury brands.While the Genesis doesn't offer the same level of athleticism as those models, it's obviously a lot of luxury sedan for the money.

Model Lineup

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 comes with V6, leather upholstery, navigation, hands-free power trunk lid, HD and satellite radio.Genesis all-wheel drive comes also with heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and headlamp washers.

Genesis 5.0 steps up to the V8 engine and all of the 3.8's options as standard, plus enhanced interior trim and a driver-adjustable suspension system.(All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Exterior

The Genesis doesn't wear a Hyundai badge, but gets its own winged logo that appears inside as well.This subtle rebranding makes sense; the Genesis bears a stronger resemblance to its luxury competitors than its own brothers.That's not to say the Genesis suffers from a case of copycat styling.Its coupe-like roofline and gaping hexagonal grille provide plenty of distinction.The look is softer and more elegant in the back, if less eye-catching.The long hood with its pronounced power dome appears perfectly suited to housing a V8 engine.

Interior

The Genesis follows a clean and simple design theme inside.Shapes are mostly linear, but softened at the edges for an integrated look.The dashboard features a relatively flat face and strong horizontal orientation.Controls are neatly arrayed in the center stack and buttons are kept to a minimum, a welcome departure from the complex interfaces found on some luxury cars.Gauges are of the traditional analog type, which means they're easy to read.

The Genesis also offers a color head-up display that shows vehicle speed as well as safety alerts and navigation prompts as needed.Safety warnings are also communicated through the steering wheel, which vibrates when a potential hazard is detected.The Genesis is the only Hyundai to offer this feature.

Interior fit and finish are fully up to the standards of the luxury brands.The combination of wood and aluminum trim looks high-class, but not glitzy.The Genesis feels large inside, with good visibility and plenty of wiggle room at the hips and elbows.Surprisingly, rear headroom doesn't suffer a bit at the expense of styling.Adults can climb in and out of the back without contortions.

Trunk space, however, is only average at 15.3 cubic feet.That would be less of an issue if the rear seat folded down, but all you get is a narrow pass-through for long items.

Driving Impressions

The Genesis has been engineered with intense focus on passenger comfort.Ride quality is plush.Road and wind noise are almost non-existent.But that doesn't mean the Genesis is a big softie.Movements are well-controlled, and the electric-assist steering system is surprisingly responsive.The V6 Genesis actually feels nimble around town, no doubt because it weighs 400 pounds less than the V8 model.The optional all-wheel drive system adds just 165 pounds, so there's no adverse effect on handling.

Both engines are paired with a selectable driving mode system that tailors the car's performance to four different settings: Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow.Whether in Normal or Sport mode, the transmission is quick to downshift, providing more than enough power when you need it.The air suspension on V8 models has its own modes (Normal and Sport) that deliver your choice of maximum cruising comfort or tauter handling.

Just keep in mind that the Genesis isn't a sports sedan, and there are limits to what it can accomplish on twisty roads.As with other comfort-tuned cars, the brake pedal is on the soft side, and nosedive is pronounced during panic stops.

Despite its size, the Genesis moves out swiftly when you hit the accelerator.The 3.8 with all-wheel drive runs from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, while the V8-powered 5.0 does the sprint in a quick 5.3 seconds.The real advantage to the V8 is its hushed and silky operation, even under full throttle.Shift paddles are standard across the board for a greater control of transmission performance.

Summary

In terms of luxury and power, the rear-wheel-drive Genesis competes on equal footing with midsize, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedans from Europe and America.While it trails them in handling and overall performance, the Genesis responds with more interior room and thousands in savings, two things that matter a lot to buyers.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection.

top Body Exterior features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Power door mirrorsYYYY
Heated door mirrorsYYYY
Turn signal indicator mirrorsYYYY
Auto-dimming door mirrorsYYY
top Convenience Features features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Overhead consoleYYYY
Telescoping steering wheelYYYY
Power moonroofYYYY
Navigation systemYYYY
Remote keyless entryYYYY
Air conditioningYYYY
1-touch upYYYY
Front dual zone A/CYYYY
Tilt steering wheelYYYY
Rear beverage holdersYYYY
1-touch downYYYY
Passenger vanity mirrorYYYY
Rear door binsYYYY
Speed controlYYYY
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorYYYY
Driver door binYYYY
Power windowsYYYY
Driver vanity mirrorYYYY
Passenger door binYYYY
Automatic temperature controlYYYY
Illuminated entryYYYY
Front beverage holdersYYYY
Auto tilt-away steering wheelYYY
Steering wheel memoryYYY
Memory seatYYY
Heated steering wheelYYY
Distance pacing cruise controlYY
top Entertainment Features features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
CD playerYYYY
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsYYYY
Turn-by-turn navigation directionsYYYY
MP3 decoderYYYY
DVD-AudioY
top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Rear reading lightsYYYY
Fully automatic headlightsYYYY
CompassYYYY
Rain sensing wipersYYYY
Outside temperature displayYYYY
Speed sensitive wipersYYYY
Exterior parking camera rearYYYY
Front reading lightsYYYY
Trip computerYYYY
Variably intermittent wipersYYYY
TachometerYYYY
Delay-off headlightsYYYY
Front fog lightsYYYY
Rear window defrosterYYYY
Low tire pressure warningYYYY
Blind spot sensorYYY
Sun blindsYYY
Auto high-beam headlightsYY
Heads up displayYY
Headlight cleaningY
top Powertrain features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Variable valve controlYYYY
Variable intake manifoldYYY
Mode select transmissionYYYY
top Safety and Security features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Anti-whiplash front head restraintsYYYY
Electronic stabilityYYYY
Security systemYYYY
Dual front impact airbagsYYYY
Panic alarmYYYY
Knee airbagYYYY
Occupant sensing airbagYYYY
Overhead airbagYYYY
4 wheel disc brakesYYYY
Rear side impact airbagYYYY
Brake assistYYYY
Ignition disableYYYY
Dual front side impact airbagsYYYY
Traction controlYYYY
ABS brakesYYYY
Perimeter/approach lightsYYYY
top Seats and Trim features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Power 4-way passenger lumbar supportYYYY
Leather shift knobYYYY
Power driver seatYYYY
Heated front seatsYYYY
Leather steering wheelYYYY
Genuine wood door panel insertYYYY
Power 4-way driver lumbar supportYYYY
Leather upholsteryYYYY
Rear seat centre armrestYYYY
Genuine wood dashboard insertYYYY
Power passenger seatYYYY
Heated rear seatsYYY
Ventilated front seatsYYY
top Suspension/Handling features3.8 Premium3.8 Luxury3.8 Technology5.0 Ultimate
Front anti-roll barYYYY
Four wheel independent suspensionYYYY
Power steeringYYYY
Speed-sensing steeringYYYY
Rear anti-roll barYYYY
Alloy wheelsYYYY
Adaptive suspensionY
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