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Full Test: 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan - Bottom Line: Your socks had better be firmly affixed or the Genesis will blow them clean off; there isn't a better rear-wheel-drive sport sedan for the money. (more)
Full Test: 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 - Bottom Line: A handsome luxury car that won't break the bank.(more)
#24 of 63 2009 Hyundia Genesis
Aug 14, 2008 (5:33 am)
I just took delivery of my v6, silver with black leather and 18 inch wheels, and what a sweetheart it is.
Right out of the box I am getting 28 mpg and it handles like a dream.
I have had cadillacs and lincolns and this one is smoother than any of them.
I am totally impressed at the way it drives and can only hope it stays that way.
I heartlily recommend this machine to anyone,
#25 of 63 Re: Genesis in the flesh [klossfam]
Aug 14, 2008 (1:21 pm)
Hey Kloss, I seen & drove both Genesis 6 & Genesis 8 at Hyundai Discovery Challenge this was an event took place in Wilmington, DE. Hyundai had a track coarse event with obstacles such as sand, dirt, slippery / bumpy-surface, tight turns and small straightway with a speed-detector. Gen 6 w/tech-pak is very nice & quite and the Gen 8 is just as powerful, stable, roomy & luxury to any high-end cars they were challenging against! I currently own Infiniti I35 and I’ve been test-driving 2008-2009 entry-level luxury-sport sedans So far my favorites are Infiniti G35x , Acura TL and Lexus E350. Now the Genesis is the picture! Like you said “this change the game”
#26 of 63 Re: Hyundai is third rate [pat]
Aug 17, 2008 (5:24 am)
This is a great machine, I am totally impressed, it is a very solid machine and handles beautifully with remarkable ride control.
I have the 3.8 with the premium package (silver with black leather) and 18 inch wheels and overall it outperforms most other vehicles I have previously owned including many rental cars.
The V6 is plenty powerful for a car of this size and delivered an astonishing 28+ highway mpg right out of the box, so to speak.
The 6 speed transmission is a paragon of smoothness and shifts seem nearly seamless.
Over the past 50 years I have personally owned over 45 others including Lincolns and Cadillacs so I speak with some experience.
This is no cheapo car but the real thing for those few doubters out there.
Incidentally this particular model is manufactured in Ulsan, Korea for the present.
One satisfied owner's opinion.
#27 of 63 Surprised at 0-60 Time
Aug 18, 2008 (7:46 pm)
I'm surprised at the 5.9 sec. 0-60 from the V-8 in the GS comparison. The first V-8 you tested matched that on Regular. And Motor Trend got 5.5 on Premium. Were both the Lexus and Hyundai fueled at the same place? If so, makes me wonder if there's not something wrong with this example, though if so that'd be disconcerting in such a new car.
#28 of 63 Re: Surprised at 0-60 Time [dg0472]
Aug 18, 2008 (8:56 pm)
As I posted in the main Genesis thread, I had the same feeling as you. The 5.9 was very surprising, when almost all other tests were in the range of 5.6-5.7 (and as you said, M/T posted a 5.5 to 60).
Still this is a great victory for the Genesis. Hyundai can feel proud of this product, as this is CAN compete with the established players. Kudos!!
#29 of 63 Re: Hyundai is no luxury maker [tjc78]
Aug 19, 2008 (11:09 am)
If you have not had a chance to sit in & listen to the Lexicon Discrete sound system in the Genesis, you should not judge it, because I too am a car enthusiast, as well as, audio junkie(electronics junky), & I can tell you this stereo is off the chain. I own a BMW 540i, which has a very good stereo system w/awesome sound, but lacked enough bass, so I added 2 Punch 10's & an additional amp - good now. Sit in the Geneis, remember to drop the rear seat pass through to allow the bass & pressure to escape, set the tuner, bass, treble, etc & crank it up. Yep sounds better than my modified bimmers system..
#30 of 63 Re: Surprised at 0-60 Time [dg0472]
Aug 20, 2008 (6:07 am)
I am not surprised with the test results. I own a 2008 GS350. I test drove a V6 Genesis a few weeks ago. It was SIGNIFICANTLY slower than my GS350. Told the salesman & sales manager to call me when they get the V8. Based on the test, even the V8 is slower and gets 5+ less MPG. Combine that with MSRP+ for the Genesis and a $7,000 discount I received on the Lexus. I am glad I did not wait for the Genesis !!!
#31 of 63 Re: Surprised at 0-60 Time [tom17]
Aug 20, 2008 (6:57 am)
V8 is slower???
Cmon what have you been reading.
#32 of 63 Re: Surprised at 0-60 Time [rmhockman]
Aug 20, 2008 (7:17 am)
I think he meant that it's still slower than the GS. Anyway, 5.9 sec. to 60 is still plenty fast IMO. Besides, it's not all about 0 to 60. 30-50 is most useful for my driving needs. Assuming the total cost of ownership is about the same for GS350 and Gen. 4.6, it's a decent comparison. It's a great win for Hyundai to be even compared to a Lexus GS.
#33 of 63 Lexus vs Hyundai
Aug 20, 2008 (9:03 am)
edmunds forgot to tell us all , that in their test Lexus vs Hyundai , they disconnected one spark plug wire from the v8 and put 500 pounds of cement blocks in the trunk of the Hyundai. This comparison is a joke. Just use your common sense. This Hyundai is a great car -- and even better considering the price. As some of have said , the weak point seems to be the dealer network--- thats what Im concerned about. thanks