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2010 Hyundai Genesis vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Hyundai Genesis
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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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8.2
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The 2010 Hyundai Genesis is a power play for luxury credibility-and it's just about the equal of mid-size luxury rivals from Lexus and Infiniti.
9.0
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Call us converts: The latest 2010 BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.
8.6
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The 2010 Infiniti M sedans reward drivers with Germanic handling and acceleration, though it's hard to pick them out from a crowd.
8.2
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Respectable performance and top technology make the 2010 Lexus GS 350 and GS 460 worthwhile sport sedans, but low points include a cramped backseat and a GS 450h hybrid model that fails to wow for fuel economy.
9.2
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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars.
MSRP From    
$33,000$82,000$45,800$45,600$87,950
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Electric V6
EPA Class    
Large carLarge4-door Large CarMid-SizeLarge Car
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 3.8L V64-Door Sedan 750i RWD35 4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
 
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