2015 Hyundai Equus

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$22,084–$34,768 Inventory Prices
(4.3) 3 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2015 Hyundai Equus. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    429-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Ride comfort
  • V-8 power
  • Backseat room
  • Luxury value
  • Dashboard design, materials

The Bad

  • Gas mileage
  • Some accelerator lag
  • Handling
  • Limited seat travel for taller drivers

Notable Features of the 2015 Hyundai Equus

  • Five-seat full-size luxury sedan
  • 429-hp V-8 engine standard
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear-wheel drive

2015 Hyundai Equus Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Not long ago, Hyundai expanded 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. Hyundai has a sort of super Genesis in the Equus, an even larger sedan that aims to take on the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS at a price point one rung lower. Toward that end, the Equus, which can seat up to five people, might be cross-shopped against sedans ranging from a 5 Series or an E-Class to an Acura RLX or a Volvo S80.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors with approach lighting
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power moonroof
  • Available forward corner-view camera
  • Available power trunk lid
  • Available power door-closing

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats
  • 60/40-split, heated power-reclining backseat; cooled rear seats available
  • Power-adjustable heated steering wheel
  • Three-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Push-button start
  • Leather dashboard, wood trim
  • Instrument cluster and dashboard screens
  • Lexicon surround-sound CD stereo with iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Navigation system
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Available head-up display
  • Ava...
Vehicle Overview

Not long ago, Hyundai expanded 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. Hyundai has a sort of super Genesis in the Equus, an even larger sedan that aims to take on the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS at a price point one rung lower. Toward that end, the Equus, which can seat up to five people, might be cross-shopped against sedans ranging from a 5 Series or an E-Class to an Acura RLX or a Volvo S80.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors with approach lighting
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power moonroof
  • Available forward corner-view camera
  • Available power trunk lid
  • Available power door-closing

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats
  • 60/40-split, heated power-reclining backseat; cooled rear seats available
  • Power-adjustable heated steering wheel
  • Three-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Push-button start
  • Leather dashboard, wood trim
  • Instrument cluster and dashboard screens
  • Lexicon surround-sound CD stereo with iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Navigation system
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Available head-up display
  • Available power sunshades for rear side windows
  • Available rear-seat lighted vanity mirrors
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system with two screens

Under the Hood

  • 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Air suspension with adaptive damping

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seats
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Backup camera

 


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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Best Car I've ever owned

by Lance from Bossier City, LA on June 1, 2018

This car is amazing in all aspects, great quality and best performance. The amount of ammenities for the money is astounding. The ease of use is perfect Read full review

(3.0)

My transmission issues

by Larry, car guy from Southern California on September 10, 2017

This is a beautiful vehicle. It is sold with an extensive warranty. The ride is smooth. The power is beyond sufficient. However, we have owned both a 2013 and a 2015 model that experienced ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Hyundai Equus currently has 0 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Equus received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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