2016 Hyundai Equus

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Key Specs

of the 2016 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 2016 Hyundai Equus

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

2016 Hyundai Equus Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Hyundai expanded its lineup beyond mainstream vehicles in 2009 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. Two years later, Hyundai added a sort of super Genesis in the Equus, an even larger sedan that aims at the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS but at a lower price. The Equus comes in Signature and Ultimate trim levels, and both have a 5.0-liter V-8 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

New for 2016
There's a new hands-free, auto-open trunk lid for the Ultimate trim level. The keyfob only has to be within a few feet of the trunk for a few seconds for the trunk lid to open.

Significant Standard Features

  • 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Air suspension with adaptive damping
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors with approach lighting
  • Power moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats
  • 60/40-split, heated, power-reclining backseat
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Leather dashboard, wood trim
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Forward corner-view camera
  • Auto-open power trunk lid
  • Power door closing
  • Head-up display
  • Power sunshades for rear side windows
  • Rear-seat lighted vanity mirrors
  • Rear-seat entertainment sy...
Vehicle Overview

Hyundai expanded its lineup beyond mainstream vehicles in 2009 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. Two years later, Hyundai added a sort of super Genesis in the Equus, an even larger sedan that aims at the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS but at a lower price. The Equus comes in Signature and Ultimate trim levels, and both have a 5.0-liter V-8 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

New for 2016
There's a new hands-free, auto-open trunk lid for the Ultimate trim level. The keyfob only has to be within a few feet of the trunk for a few seconds for the trunk lid to open.

Significant Standard Features

  • 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Air suspension with adaptive damping
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors with approach lighting
  • Power moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats
  • 60/40-split, heated, power-reclining backseat
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Leather dashboard, wood trim
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Forward corner-view camera
  • Auto-open power trunk lid
  • Power door closing
  • Head-up display
  • Power sunshades for rear side windows
  • Rear-seat lighted vanity mirrors
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with two screens
  • Cooled rear seats
  • 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel display

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Latest 2016 Equus Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Affordable luxury

by Danchicago from Lemont, il on February 7, 2018

Excellent value and top notch luxury. The car is both spacious and very quiet. I would not hesitate to get another Read full review

(5.0)

Highway Comfort!

by PaulH from New Braunfels on November 24, 2017

Steering could be a little tighter in sport mode, and not the best in MPG, but other than that i love driving this car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 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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