2014 Hyundai Genesis vs. Its Competition

2014 Hyundai Genesis
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

We'd shop the Genesis against the six-cylinder Infiniti M (now called Q60), which has more expressive styling and better handling, better dealers and a manual-transmission option, but a much higher price tag.

Chrysler's 300 is packed with value, has an all-wheel-drive option, edgy looks (especially in mobster black) and a scorching SRT8 version.

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.

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.

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Quick Specs
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If you want a well-finished interior, plenty of power, and luxury-car ambiance all around—but you can do without the brand cachet—the 2014 Hyundai Genesis could add up as a good value.
8.2
The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too.
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The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car.
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The 2014 Lexus ES is an attractive package in its segment, and the hybrid model makes for a very compelling alternative to more expensive green luxury cars.
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The 2014 Lincoln MKZ places many of its bets on its distinctive styling, as well as its modern technology and best-in-class fuel economy.
MSRP From     
$35,200$36,030$31,395N/A$36,620$35,190
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6N/ARegular Unleaded V-6Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsN/AMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan RWDN/A4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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