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The seats are as comfortable as they appear, although they lack the kind of firm, highly bolstered Germanic treatment a sport sedan enthusiast might enjoy.Edmunds' Inside Line »
very little noise intrusion inside the cocoon-like cockpit of this quiet sedanPopular Mechanics »
lacks the final polish that sets true luxury cars apartConsumer Reports »
ultra quiet and super smoothRoad & Track »
An overall lack of composure is Genesis' largest failing when compared with other premium-class sedans.Consumer Guide »
QUALITY | 9 out of 10
The seats are as comfortable as they appear, although they lack the kind of firm, highly bolstered Germanic treatment a sport sedan enthusiast might enjoy.
Edmunds' Inside Line
very little noise intrusion inside the cocoon-like cockpit of this quiet sedan
lacks the final polish that sets true luxury cars apart
ultra quiet and super smooth
Road & Track
An overall lack of composure is Genesis' largest failing when compared with other premium-class sedans.
As Hyundai's first true luxury sedan--outranked but not replaced by the bigger Equus--the Genesis puts premium finishes on clear display in its spacious, subdued cabin. The uninitiated might feel they're in a Lexus or in an Infiniti, thanks to its cushy ride comfort and cabin appointments.
With a long wheelbase and ample width, the Genesis doesn't skimp on head or leg room. It's a true five-seater, with bucket seats in front that could use a bit more bolstering, if they're to bolster Hyundai's growing reputation. They're cozy, though, and knee room is good--and most versions come with heating controls, while the driver also gets seat ventilation.
In back, the Genesis' leg room is outstanding. It's much more spacious than most sport sedans wearing German labels, with enough space for tall passengers to cross leg over knee and have room to spare. The Genesis' trunk is suitably big, at 15.9 cubic feet; small-item storage inside the cockpit can be found in the console, the glove boxes, and the door panels.
Build quality and refinement in the 2011 Hyundai Genesis light years ahead of Hyundai appointments even five to ten years ago, and truly competitive with premium Japanese brands. There's leather, tightly grained plastic, laminated glass to damp noise, and plenty of handsome detailing.
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis has handsome detailing and a true premium feel in its cabin fit for five.