Used Car: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Review
With powerful engines and an impressive list of standard features, automotive journalists said the 2013 Hyundai Genesis has what it takes to compete with more established luxury rivals.
Test drivers said the standard V6 in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis delivers plenty of punch for highway passing and merging. They added that the available V8 engine provides even more impressive acceleration. With either engine, the Genesis come with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, the base 2013 Hyundai Genesis gets 18/28 mpg city/highway, which is about average for a six-cylinder luxury car. Many reviewers reported that the base 3.8 model has a comfortable ride, though some pointed out that bumpy roads can make it feel unsettled. Most critics said the sportier R-Spec model has a harsher ride, though they noted that it handles with more poise than the 3.8 model. A few auto writers also noted that the steering system is numb.
The majority of reviewers were pleased with the attractive design of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis’ cabin, though a few thought that some of the materials aren't up to class standards. Test drivers noted that the Genesis’ rear seats have plenty of head- and legroom. The Genesis’ trunk size is normal for the class at 15.9 cubic feet. When it was new, many critics liked that the Genesis came with a lot of standard features and had a lower base price than many rivals. Standard features in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis include leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a USB port and push-button start. Available features include a ventilated driver's seat, heated rear seats, a power sunroof, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, navigation, a rearview camera and a 14- or 17-speaker Lexicon sound system. Auto writers noted that the 17-speaker Lexicon system is one of the nicest audio systems on the market.
Other Cars to Consider
Reviewers liked the 2013 Lexus GS because of its smooth ride and outstanding interior build quality. Unlike the Genesis, the GS is available with all-wheel drive, and it has an excellent reliability rating.
The 2013 Infiniti M is available with a V6 or V8 engine, and critics reported that either engine provides robust acceleration. According to test drivers, the M’s athletic handling helps it stand apart from the class, and they liked its easy-to-use navigation and infotainment systems.