2012 HYUNDAI GENESIS
Loved the car but it burned a ton of oil. Accidentally forgot to check it for about 9k miles and didn't know anything was wrong until I heard the motor knocking. Ruined the engine and cost me $6,000 just to get rid of it. Would have been nice to have a low oil or change oil light on it as it had every other gadget. This happened at 80k miles. I was second owner so no motor warranty.
by ANTHONY GREER
2011 HYUNDAI GENESIS
The Genesis is one of the best cars out there for the price. I would not buy new at $50,000 but 4 years old at $19,500 is a great deal.
2009 HYUNDAI GENESIS
This car is equivalent to the lexus and BMW luxury sedans only less expensive--which is why we bought it! It's been a pretty good car however it's had a few cosmetic things go wrong like all the dashboard vents breaking and it costs hundreds of dollars to replace them because the dash must be removed first--which is why it only gets a 4 out of 5 stars from me. $1.50 vents should not cost so much to fix; better vents should have been included.
2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS
I like this car. The v-6 has plenty of power, especially with the 8 spd tranny. Passed some oil trucks on a 2 lane Texas hwy and it really gets around fast. Also, I really like the steering and the way it handles. The seats are a little firm but comfortable, during a 700 mile trip, great car.
by TOM R
2014 HYUNDAI GENESIS
Had a model 2010 which I totaled. Wanted another just like it. Absolutely love these cars.
Used Hyundai Genesis Information
The Genesis represents Hyundai's first effort to produce a premium sports sedan. While Hyundai is normally known as a producer of mainstream vehicles, the Genesis competes in the luxury segment alongside cars like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Infiniti Q70 and Lexus GS.
The Hyundai Genesis was first introduced as a 2009 model. A fully redesigned Genesis followed for the 2015 model year.
During the development of the 2009 Genesis, Hyundai says it benchmarked the BMW 5 Series over the course of three years. Ultimately, it cost $500 million to develop the Korean-built sedan. It was revealed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and went on to win the 2009 North American Car of the Year award.
The Genesis launched with two engine choices: a 290-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 and a 375-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8. A six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive were standard at launch.
In 2011, the Genesis gained an available 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 429 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission also became standard on all models, replacing the old six-speed automatic.
All first-generation Genesis models come with standard features that include satellite radio, a USB port, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats.
Hyundai revealed its second-generation Genesis at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This new 2015 model incorporates Hyundai's new Fluidic Sculpture design language, better driving dynamics, available all-wheel drive and a host of safety and technology improvements. They have also reduced the engine and trim levels to 3.8 and 5.0.
A 311-horsepower V6 engine comes with Genesis 3.8 models, while the Genesis 5.0 carries a V8 that produces 420 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard in both models, while the Genesis 3.8 is available with all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment in the second-generation Genesis includes proximity key with push-button start, heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, navigation with a touch-screen display, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a USB port and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system.
The current Hyundai Genesis received a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its outstanding performance in crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Genesis a top overall score of five stars for its performance in front and side crash tests, as well as rollover tests.