The One I've Always Wanted
I first saw this car in December of 2012 during my layover in Seoul Korea on my way to Manilla. My flight was cancelled and the airlines put me up in a hotel and sent the 2011 version with a driver to pick me up. I had use of the car until 8 a.m. the next morning, and I have been in love with it ever since. It is comparable to all the major luxury brands (Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Audi, etc.) without the high price tag. There are no details left out of this car and it drives like the dream she is, power, agility, and luxury all in one for under $20K.
Reg. maintance and it still runs smooth.
I was going to buy a newer one but hey this one still runs great. If you’re thinking about buying one remember, you have a lot of horses and you have to feed em.
Mechanically excellent. Interior need refinement.
The vehicle is nimble with a performance that in par with most high end European and American high performance vehicles. The engine and transmission are solidly built. For such a large car, the gas mileage for normal driving is very decent with me averaging 15 to 17 mpg in local/city driving and 24 mpg driving at 80 MPH on the expressway with my A/C blowing. When driving on the expressway, I can go over 400 miles on a tank full of premium fuel with a couple of gallons remaining in the tank. The ongoing defects found however are in the interior trimmings that are proven very expensive to repair. The interior leather, especially the dashboard cover has the tendency to shrink under the hot florida sun. Such repair will set the owner back about $5,000 if the repair is to be done out of warranty by the dealer as most car reupholsterers will not do the repair due to the intricate difficulties involved. Also the hinge of the center rear seat entertainment system breaks off easily and the repair can range in price from $800.00 to 1200.00. Also, another common problem has to do with the adaptive cruise control that, at times, will disengage. Although the above issues appear as manufacturing defects, Hyundai will not honor such for repair once the car is out of warranty. I would recommend this car to a friend but would strongly advise the buyer to carefully check the above mentioned-issues carefully before buying.
A Great Investment for a Luxury Class.
This vehicle has all the bells/whistles anyone would want in a luxury class vehicle. I own a Genesis and now the Equus. Both, I love however, the Equus is on a whole other level. Price you can't beat in comparison to its competitors. The ride is superior to none, and the Lexicon stereo system hands-down is the absolute best. The power of the V8 engine is exhilarating and smooth. Don't sleep on the Equus. Trust me, your money will be well spent.
Great car to travel in. Wife loves it.
Bought the car new 08/16/2013 for my wife. Have about 84,000 miles on it. Great highway car. Extremely comfortable. We have owned an S Class Mercedes, and 2 Q45s, but we like this car the best.. The S Class Mercedes was a very nice car; but it liked the go to the Mercedes Dealers shop.
Comfort is great especially when taking long trips
The comfort, power and reliability of this car is amazing for the price!!! Only hyundai offer the 100,000 mile or 10 year bumper to bumper warranty. BMW, Mercedes. and Audi don’t offer that. Hyundai stand by their product!!!!
Love the power.........5.0........lije a mystang but a really sophisticated engine....32 valve dohc...what else do youneed.......really total comfort and was really expensivenew....the interior was really comfortable
The best automobile that I have ever owned.
The Equus is, from a driver's perspective, a well-make, comfortable and attractive automobile. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The ride is smooth for short or long trips.
I stopped looking at German luxury cars
Recently bought a low mileage 2014 Equus to replace my F01 BMW 750i. I was sick and tired of spending $5,000 - 6,000 per year in things that were breaking down in the bimmer and I went the Hyundai way. The concept is simple. If you've owned a German luxury vehicle you understand that it will spend a good amount of time in the shop and the true ownership cost will be higher. If you can get over the fact you're not buying brand name in the Equus, you will be pleased with your decision. Comparable 2014 models between the BMW and the Equus in miles but worlds apart in terms of reliability and creature comforts. The Equus is designed to please, relax and get you to your destination stress free. The BMW was a great driver's car, good performance but made me sweat every time a fault indicator would light up in my dash. Exterior and interior design of the Equus is exceptional. Everything is where it needs to be and the learning curve of it's Multimedia system is short. I couldnt be happier and would recommend it to the most picky and biased of buyers.
Move over Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Lexus
This car's drive was impeccable and supreme and with Air Suspension. It matched it's Large Luxury Sedan competitors: Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Lexus. Quiet, Smooth, Soft Interior and all features at your finger tips (Front and Rear in the Ultimate).