Hyundai's rapid ascension in the auto world can't be a happy thing for Lexus, which performed the same feat 20 years ago.
Its LS sedan is expertly crafted but still benign to the touch, and anodyne to the eye.
The German executive sedans--the S-Class and the 7-Series--are larger than ever, and haven't paid too big a price in handling.
Both can suffer from tech overload, and both are priced far higher than the Equus, even the Ultimate version of the Korean sedan.
The Jaguar XJ is a stunning piece, restyled and glammed up for the 2011 model year, but it sacrifices rear-seat space for that ravishing roofline, and build quality doesn't seem to have moved forward into the new century.
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|2011 Hyundai EquusBrowse Used Listings||2011 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2011 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lexus LS 460Browse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas/Electric V6|
|Large Cars||Large||Large Car||Midsize cars||Large|
|4-Door Sedan Signature||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 BMW 7-Series||2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 Jaguar XJ||2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 Lexus LS 460||2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class|