While Hyundai puts the Genesis in a class with the mid-size German sedans, it's more a competitor for some mid-priced luxury sedans from other brands.
We'd shop it against the six-cylinder Infiniti M, which has more expressive styling and better handling, better dealers and a manual-transmission option, but a much higher price tag.
The Lexus ES 350 is a good match in many ways for the Genesis, but it has a shorter warranty to balance out a superior customer-service reputation.
Chrysler's 300 is a hipster Hyundai in hiding: it's packed with value, has an all-wheel-drive option, edgy looks (especially in mobster black) and a scorching SRT8 version.
The Acura TL used to be the technophile's choice, but it now lags in features and in performance.
New this year, the Lincoln MKZ's spun off the latest Ford Fusion; that likely means great dynamics, and new luxury features like a panoramic sunroof are supposed to put distance between this pricey version and the more mundane Fusion/Mondeo derivative.
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|2013 Hyundai GenesisBrowse Used Listings||2013 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2013 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2013 INFINITI MBrowse Used Listings||2013 Lexus ES 350Browse Used Listings||2013 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||N/A||Gas V6||Gas/Electric I4|
|Large car||Mid-Size||Large Cars||N/A||Midsize||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L||4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD||4-Door Sedan Motown RWD||N/A||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||N/A||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Continuously Variable Ratio|
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|2013 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2013 Acura TL||2013 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2013 Chrysler 300||2013 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2013 INFINITI M||2013 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2013 Lexus ES 350||2013 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2013 Lincoln MKZ|