Compare 2012 Audi A8 vs 2012 Hyundai Equus

2012 Audi A8
2012 Hyundai Equus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 18 28 $73,237 $78,750
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
A8 L 4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
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4-Door Sedan Signature
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equus 4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $55,134 $59,000
Equus 4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,237
$55,134
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,750
$59,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1313 / month
$983 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi A8 models might still be fighting for the most prestige among flagships, but they're in the top tier from inside, thanks to their impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel. The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 109.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 45.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 119.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 16.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 20.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P275/40R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/45R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4449-4555
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 376 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.0L/307
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 429 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.831
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.652
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.795
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.613
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.467
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.571
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.473
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.538
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.177
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Hyundai Equus
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3

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