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2013 Hyundai Genesis - Quality Review

 
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9.0
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On Quality
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INVOICE
$32,070
BASE
MSRP
$34,200
On Quality
A fine, upscale interior trimmed in leather puts the Hyundai Genesis on an entirely different plane from the brand's lesser sedans.
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QUALITY | 9 out of 10

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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 sedan
Popular Mechanics

lacks the final polish that sets true luxury cars apart
Consumer Reports

ultra quiet and super smooth
Road & Track


As the first take on a luxury sedan, the Hyundai Genesis changed America's perception of the brand, in part due to its rear-drive chassis, but in equal measure due to its luxurious cabin and upscale appointments. The premium finishes inside the Genesis are a clear step up from even today's much finer Azera sedan, and the subdued, spacious Genesis could pass for an Infiniti or a Lexus, were it missing a few very minor details that give away its newbie status.

The Genesis is a long, wide car, and it doesn't lack in leg or head room. Five adults can fit inside, without too much fuss. The front seats aren't as firm as the ones in the German sedans in this price class--or even in cars like the new Ford Fusion--and in truth, they could use more bolstering if Hyundai wants to bolster the Genesis' sporty-sedan credentials. But if it's luxury you're after, they're coddlers, with excellent knee room and plush cushions. On most models you'll find in showrooms, the front seats are heated; all are upholstered in leather; and many of them will come with a ventilated driver seat, though we're puzzled why both front seats don't have that increasingly popular option.

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 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 leather-trimmed dash on some cars we've tested has shown an imperfection or two, but it's such a high-end treatment, it's almost forgivable--especially at the under-$40,000 price.

Conclusion

A fine, upscale interior trimmed in leather puts the Hyundai Genesis on an entirely different plane from the brand's lesser sedans.

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