6 reviews
2012 Hyundai Equus
2012 Hyundai Equus
Available Price Range $18,766-$29,318 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Hyundai Equus

Our Take

Not long ago, Hyundai shot for the moon by expanding its lineup with the rear-wheel-drive Genesis — a car intended to emulate midsize luxury cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class for less money than either sedan. Introduced last year, Hyundai now has a sort of super-Genesis ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lacks status of competing luxury cars

Notable Features

  • New 429-hp V-8 for 2012
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Available massaging seats
  • Available reclining rear seats, extending ottoman


Our Expert Reviews

The Equus is a strange animal in that it sounds great on paper, performs well on real-world roads, yet still doesn't live up to its promise. Have you ever wanted to pilot a luxury limousine designed for intercontinental tastes and sporting 429 horsepower under the hood, plus every luxury feature you could ask for, at a price tag of under $60,000? Perhaps it comes as a surprise that there i... Read full review for the 2012 Hyundai Equus

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Consumer Reviews


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Equus is a wonderful car,

by dbbh from Kerrville, Texas on September 21, 2012

My Equus far exceeds my expectations. I really appreciate the drivability of it. It does use quite a bit of gas but the power is amazing. I like all the appreciative looks it gets as I drive down the ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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