The Hyundai Genesis doesn't have the luster of a premium badge yet, so it's a rival for a wide swath of premium and luxury vehicles, everything from the Cadillac CTS to the Chrysler 300 and Nissan Maxima.
At the high end, it's an E-Class rival with C-Class pricing, or an A6 competitor with a sticker more like than on the A4.
However, the Genesis is only offered in ten different build combinations—which makes it quite a different animal than the luxury sedans from Europe, which can be optioned in countless combinations of stand-alone extras.
Most of these rivals have an advantage in that they're offered in one, or several, high-tech green powertrains, with hybrid or clean-diesel variants.
The ES 350 is more of a comfort-oriented sedan, while the GS lands on the other side, as more of a sport sedan--especially with its new GS F performance edition.
If only Acura's RLX has as much flair as the Hyundai, it might earn the Legend badge that used to be applied to the top of the line Acura.
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|15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-8||Twin Turbo Diesel I-4|
|Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Subcompact Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L RWD||4-Door Sedan Navigation||4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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