2010 Hyundai Genesis
Now, this is not a small car by any stretch of the imagination at 195.9 inches length, 74.4 inches width, height of 58.1 inches and wheelbase of 115.6 inches. Curb weight is 3748 pounds.
Pricing is excellent, beginning at $33,800 including destination. There were two large options on this car and one small item that brought the end price to $41,835. Those options included a premium package ($2500) including the power, one-touch tilt/slide sunroof and ultra premium leather seating together with leather wrapped dash and door trim inserts. The integrated memory system, adjustable steering column, power rear sunshade and rain-sensing windshield wipers complete the group.
There’s also a technology package ($5500) that includes the wheel-tire package, Lexicon 17-speaker, 7.1 discrete audio system with a six-disc DVD changer, an excellent eight-inch display for the navigation system that includes XM NavTraffic, the multimedia interface that works beautifully and intuitively, the driver info system, hands-free phone system, smart cruise control with three settings (so you don’t have to drive 3 miles behind the car in front), electronic parking brake with automatic vehicle hold, HID xenon adaptive headlights, rear backup warning camera and front/rear parking sensors, together with the cooled driver’s seat. An iPod cable for $35 completes the laundry ticket.
Mileage from the 19.3-gallon tank is rated at 18/27 mpg. Because this car had more than 8000 miles on the odometer at pickup, it was pretty well broken in and my mileage, using regular unleaded fuel as specified, was slightly better than expected.
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan never fails to impress with each drive, particularly in the area of its technological appointments. The multimedia interface is so easy to use even a caveman could do it and the navigation system gets us to our appointments with no unexpected variances.
This machine hits the nail on the head – and screams for more attention with its exceptionally luxurious looks and its feel, inside and out. With Hyundai’s outstanding backing through a five-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty and its 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Korean auto maker certainly has support for whatever the road trip brings.
Tired of paying extra for the “name” brand that doesn’t seem to perform as well as you’d like? Take a look at this Hyundai Genesis sedan and be prepared to fall for it.© 2010 Anne Proffit