2013 Hyundai Genesis Review

Apr 23, 13 • Auto ReviewsNo CommentsRead More »

Hyundai launched its redesigned and improved version of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis that is far better than the previous models. The new Hyundai Genesis receives a new and more furnished interior, classy features, high end powertrains that can deliver impressive performance. The new 2013 Hyundai Genesis is offering some high end premium features that are hard to find in other large cars of the segments.

2013 Hyundai Genesis

Bodywork, Features and Dimensions

The new 2013 Hyundai Genesis comes in two trim levels, the 3.8 and 5.0 R-Spec. The Hyundai Genesis has some cues stolen from the gentle Lexus as well as from the luxurious Mercedes in its headlamp styles and rear pillars. The car sits on either 17 inch, 18 inch or 19 inch wheels, auto dimming exterior mirrors and a power sunroof. The interior of the car is equipped with leather wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, automatic dual zone climate control, wireless cell phone link, leather finishing on door panels and dashboards, heated front seats, keyless entry, memory functions for seats and mirrors, rain sensing windshield wipers and lots of optional features. The 2013 Hyundai Genesis has a length of 182.3 inches, 73.4 inch width, 54.5 inch height and 111.0 inch wheelbase. The coupe measures a curb weight from 3400 to 3550 lbs.

Powertrain and Performance

The 3.8 version of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis employs a powerful 3.8 liter V6 engine that makes 333 horsepower and 291 lb ft of torque. The engine can push the car from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds with an EPA fuel economy 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
The 5.0 R-Spec employs a 5.0 liter V8 engine produces 429 horsepower and a torque of 376 lb ft. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds with an EPA rated fuel economy 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Both the engines are mated with standard eight speed automatic transmission paired with manual shifting.

Safety Features

The list of standard safety features of the 2013 Hyundai includes front, rear, side and side curtain airbags, traction control, stability control, antilock brakes and active front head restraints. There are certain high tech optional safety features also available.

Pricing and Competition

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis comes at a price of $34,200 to $$46, 800. The active rivals of the car are Audi A4, Lexus GS 350, Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS and Audi A6.

Pros

  • Comfortable base model
  • Powerful and smooth engines
  • Well equipped and luxury cabin

Cons

  • No foldable rear seats
  • No all wheel drive option

Verdict

The new 2013 Hyundai Genesis is a good addition to the segment of the large cars with powerful engines and updated and innovative interior.

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