2011 Hyundai Equus vs. Its Competition

2011 Hyundai Equus
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW 7-Series
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2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2011 Hyundai Equus sets a high-water mark for the Korean brand, and rings like a warning shot to the folks over at Lexus.
9.4
Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.
8.8
The 2011 Jaguar XJ severs ties with its past, and rocks a mod new look that suits its dynamic personality.
9.2
From earth-friendly to exclusive and exotically fast, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class does it all in superb comfort.
MSRP From   
$58,000$70,650$72,700$91,000
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V8Gas/Electric V6
EPA Class   
Large CarsLargeLarge CarLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Signature4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 BMW 7-Series2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 Jaguar XJ2011 Hyundai Equus vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class