2015 Hyundai Genesis

Pros: Impressive value for the money; expansive passenger room and trunk space; quiet cabin; broad array of luxurious comfort and convenience features; all-wheel drive available (though only on V6 version)

Cons: Options are limited to pricey packages; middling fuel economy; ride quality and all-around handling are not as refined as some rivals; rear seatbacks don’t fold

CG Says: The Hyundai Genesis is redesigned for 2015 with new styling; upgraded safety, convenience, and technology features, and available all-wheel drive. Like the previous generation model, the 2015 Genesis is offered with a choice of V6 or V8 power. The 3.8-liter V6 makes 311 horsepower and the 5.0-liter V8 puts out 420. Both are mated to an 8-speed automatic, but only the V6 can be ordered with optional all-wheel drive in place of rear-wheel drive. New safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind-spot Detection, and Lane-Keep Assist. Added convenience features include a Head-Up Display and Smart Trunk, which opens the trunklid automatically when a person with key in pocket stands next to it for three seconds. Genesis also marks the first use of Hyundai’s second-generation Blue Link, which includes numerous assistance apps. Genesis’s plus-size dimensions and high-end trimmings mean it competes against mainstream large cars (such as the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon) and midsize luxury-brand sedans (such as the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class). Though its suspension composure and ride quality can’t match the best competitors in either of those classes, the Genesis’s convincingly luxurious personality, impressive list of standard and available equipment, and competitive base prices make it worth checking out.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices 2WD 3.8: $38,000
AWD 3.8: $40,500
2WD 5.0: $51,500

Base Engine
3.8-liter V6
Horsepower
311
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-29

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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2015 Hyundai Genesis