Hyundai says the Genesis has the power and interior space of a BMW 7-Series or Benz S-Class, but the real targets here are Japanese luxury sedans like the Infiniti M four-doors and the Lexus GS range.
The Infiniti sedans have snappy handling and quick, responsive steering, as well as a leather-wrapped dash that's a dead ringer for that in the Genesis.
The Lexus GS sports a hybrid option, but significantly less interior room than the Hyundai, albeit with flawless execution.
The Chrysler 300 is a viable alternative, since it offers V-8 power and all-wheel drive, which the Genesis does not-but the 300 has a plainer cabin and less luxury credibility than any of these other sedans.
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|2010 Hyundai GenesisBrowse Used Listings||2010 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2010 INFINITI M35Browse Used Listings||2010 Lexus GS 350Browse Used Listings||2010 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Electric V6|
|Large car||Large||4-door Large Car||Mid-Size||Large Car|
|4-Door Sedan 3.8L V6||4-Door Sedan 750i RWD||35 4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4-door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|