of the 2015 Hyundai Equus. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Ride comfort
- V-8 power
- Backseat room
- Luxury value
- Dashboard design, materials
- Gas mileage
- Some accelerator lag
- Limited seat travel for taller drivers
- Five-seat full-size luxury sedan
- 429-hp V-8 engine standard
- Eight-speed automatic standard
- Rear-wheel drive
What Is the 2015 Hyundai Equus?
The 2015 Hyundai Equus is a full-size, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan that competes -- either in price or size -- with the BMW 7 Series and 5 Series, Audi A8, Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Acura RLX and Volvo S80. The Equus is offered in the base, Signature trim level and the well-equipped Ultimate.
What's New on the 2015 Hyundai Equus?
The 2015 Hyundai Equus has no significant changes.
How Does the 2015 Hyundai Equus Compare to Other Midsize Luxury Sedans?
The main advantage of the 2015 Hyundai Equus is its price. It starts more than $10,000 less than the LS, A8 and 7 Series, and even an upgraded Equus Ultimate costs less than those competitors. While its performance doesn't rival what you can get from the turbo V-8 engines in the A8, S-Class and 7 Series, it comes standard with a 429-horsepower V-8.
What Features in the 2015 Hyundai Equus Are Most Important?
The Equus comes standard with the 429-hp, 5.0-liter V-8, rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, an air suspension with adaptive shock absorbers is included.
Significant standard features include power-folding heated side mirrors with approach lighting, dual exhaust tips, adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED fog lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power moonroof, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats, push-button start, a leather dashboard with wood trim, Bluetooth connectivity, instrument cluster and dashboard screens, a navigation system, a Lexicon surround-sound CD stereo with iPod connectivity and an MP3 jack, a power rear sunshade, and a 60/40-split heated and power-reclining backseat. Available features include a power trunk lid, power-closing doors, a forward corner-view camera, cooled rear seats, power sunshades for the rear side windows, a rear entertainment system with two screens, lighted vanity mirrors for the backseat, and a head-up display.
As with all new cars, the Equus includes front airbags, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes. Standard safety features include lane departure warning, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, a backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, side curtain airbags, a driver's knee airbag, side-impact airbags for front and rear outboard seats, and active front head restraints.
Should I Buy the 2015 Hyundai Equus?
The 2015 Hyundai Equus is a strong choice if you're looking for a powerful V-8 engine, a comfortable ride, plenty of backseat room and a lower price than other luxury models. However, drawbacks like poor gas mileage, handling in corners, unresponsive acceleration and a cramped front seat for tall drivers are worth taking into account.
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The 2015 Hyundai Equus currently has 0 recalls