Compare 2012 Hyundai Equus vs 2012 Lexus LS 460

2012 Hyundai Equus
2012 Lexus LS 460
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4-Door Sedan Signature
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $55,134 $59,000
4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $62,219 $67,630
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,134
$62,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,000
$67,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$983 / month
$1127 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti. The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 43.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.3 103.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 199.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
119.9 116.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 18.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.2 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.8 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.3 22.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.6 35.4
Steering Type
Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40R19 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
T155/80R18 P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4449-4555 4244
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 100
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
376 @ 5000 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/307 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 6400 380 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.538 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.177 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.831 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.652 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.795 4.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.613 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.467 2.17
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.571 0.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.473 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Equus Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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