Hyundai pitches the Genesis as competition for the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class--and it is, though we suspect most cross-shoppers will be looking at vehicles like the Infiniti M, which offers up V-6 and V-8 engines in a svelte, feminine body, and now comes in hybrid form.
The Lexus GS is new for 2012, and hybrids are expected to return, along with six- and eight-cylinder versions.
The Chrysler 300 is a smart alternative and even less expensive than the Genesis, and in SRT8 trim, it's a sledgehammer, bristling with HEMI power.
Finally, there's the six-cylinder, all-wheel-drive Acura TL, which couples an attractive cabin and brisk performance with a body that's the least expressive of this bunch.
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|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large car||Mid-Size||Large Cars||Mid-Size|
|4dr Sedan V6 3.8L||4dr Sedan Auto 2WD||4dr Sedan V6 RWD||4dr Sedan RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/OD|