2015 Hyundai Equus vs. Its Competition

2015 Hyundai Equus
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

In a short time, Hyundai has made huge strides with its Equus, as well as the Genesis, which together comprise a luxury lineup that's differentiated in sales, service, look and feel, if not brand name.

The most direct competition for the Equus comes from within the showroom, as the Genesis sedan is new for 2015 and carries many important updates.

Elsewhere, it comes close to Japanese luxury marques.

In several decades of building the Lexus brand with standalone dealerships and products that really take on the German stalwarts, Lexus has an enviable reputation with its LS, which is, like the Equus, a little sterile.

And while not quite as large, Infiniti's new extended-wheelbase Q70 makes a decent competitor, although it too is somewhat more driver-focused.

The big German sellers are in the same size class, but it's hard to think of someone stepping down from the BMW 7-Series or the Mercedes-Benz S-Class into an Equus if they're at all brand-snobbish--and the same holds true for the Audi A8, which may have some great tech features, such as its Google Earth maps, but its look isn't so distinct.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2015 Hyundai Equus is a well-priced limousine, while the German competition still has it beat for those who want to pilot their own barge.
9.2
The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable.
8.6
The 2015 Jaguar XJR is an interesting alternative to the usual German large sedans, mixing old world charm with fantastic handling and powertrains.
9.4
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
MSRP From   
$61,500$74,000$74,200$94,400
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
EPA Class   
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Signature4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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