Compare 2012 Hyundai Genesis vs 2011 Lexus GS 350

2012 Hyundai Genesis
2011 Lexus GS 350
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4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L 18 28 $32,070 $34,200
4-Door Sedan V8 4.6L 16 25 $41,204 $44,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L 17 25 $42,124 $45,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 16 25 $43,044 $46,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 26 $42,210 $46,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $43,966 $48,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,070
$42,210
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,200
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Genesis' impressive details and execution make it a pragmatic luxury-car choice, especially in the quick, plush V-6 version. The 2011 Lexus GS sedans are fast, refined, and well-appointed; but low points include a cramped backseat and, for the 450h Hybrid, lackluster fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.4 109.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
196.3 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/50WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/50WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3971 3704
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
291 @ 5100 274 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 6400 303 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 (Est) 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.22
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.55 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.04
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Genesis Lexus GS 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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