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2009 Hyundai Genesis Consumer Reviews

4.7
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A Surprised Convert ... Best Luxury for $

by from Providence, RI on August 5, 2010

I've owned the Genesis 3.8 for over a year and, having owned Volvo's, Audi's, Saab's, and driven a host of other so-called Luxury sedans, there is not a SINGLE luxury car in the $40K+ range I would ra...
I've owned the Genesis 3.8 for over a year and, having owned Volvo's, Audi's, Saab's, and driven a host of other so-called Luxury sedans, there is not a SINGLE luxury car in the $40K+ range I would rather own. This car has gorgeous, though imitative and understated luxurious lines ... has an impeccable, first-class interior ... unequaled sound system (Lexicon) ... and is an absolute ROCKET SHIP to drive! The ONLY factor preventing my giving 5 star ratings across the board is that I live in New England, and with rear wheel drive and the Dunlop performance tires, and with no all-wheel drive option, traction suffers in the snow. But overall, if you drive this car on any but a snowy day, you will positively fall in love with it ... as I have! I am a new (and admittedly surprised) convert to Hyundai quality ... look out, Lexus!
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Owning a car I've wanted a long time

by from Acworth, GA on November 15, 2011

I wanted a Hyundai Genesis 4.8 as soon as they came out. I couldn't afford one at the time, but I found an excellent condition used one in my price range and I went for it. It is incredibly comfortabl...
I wanted a Hyundai Genesis 4.8 as soon as they came out. I couldn't afford one at the time, but I found an excellent condition used one in my price range and I went for it. It is incredibly comfortable, with very good performance. The power can overmatch the tires at times so you have to be careful on wet pavement, especially going up hills. The air-conditioned driver's seat is very nice for the hot summer weather in the south. The car looks great, feels great, drives great and has lots of luxury items from turn adjusting headlights to backup cameras to the aforementioned air-conditioned driver's seat. I was looking for a performance car when I stumbled across this vehicle and although I felt like I went from performance to luxury, the performance is better than many of the cars I was originally looking at. Be careful, though, you don't feel like you're going as fast as you are. You don't want to be cruising down the highway only to look down and realize you're going 100. The only complaint is that the backup camera has gone out a couple of times, but I think it's just a loose wire and the keyless entry fob sometimes doesn't work in cold weather (but it recognizes the proximity of the fob when I press the unlock button on the driver's side door).
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My First New Car

by from North Central Washington on March 11, 2010

Bought this as a Demo vehicle with 6000 miles. Great car with many features comparable to Infinity, Lexus, BMW. Nice drive. I've had lots of favorable comments from friends. V-6 has plenty of power. N...
Bought this as a Demo vehicle with 6000 miles. Great car with many features comparable to Infinity, Lexus, BMW. Nice drive. I've had lots of favorable comments from friends. V-6 has plenty of power. No Regrets.
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Get over the logo and get into this car....

by from Philly burbs on June 15, 2009

I purchased a 3.8 with tech package about 2 months ago. The tech package is worth the extra money!! The car is fabulous and truly a great bargain. I compared it with a range of cars from a top-of-the-...
I purchased a 3.8 with tech package about 2 months ago. The tech package is worth the extra money!! The car is fabulous and truly a great bargain. I compared it with a range of cars from a top-of-the-line Accord, Infinity G37, Accura TL, Nissan Maxima, Lexus LS, and BMW 5 series. If money was of no concern, I probably would have purchased a fully loaded Infinity G37x with AWD, but the Genesis fully loaded was much, much less money. WHAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT THIS CAR: - Fit and finish. The interior is truly luxurious. - Whisper quiet. - An absolutely amazing Lexicon 17 speaker surround sound audio system that is the best I seen/heard in any luxury car. - It still appeals to my frugal side by using regular gas and I get about 23 mpg in mixed driving. - The 3.8 V6 is very peppy and when you kick it in, it will move you fast. - Backseat heat/AC is independent of front seat controls. You can have A/C in front and heat in the back. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: - in some road conditions at slower speeds, the ride is a little more bumpy than I would expect. However, it is not a big deal to me. - Blue tooth integration doesn't import phonebook - Rear seats won't fold down (although trunk is huge and there is a small pass through area) WHAT I WISH IT HAD: - AWD - Adaptive Cruise Control - Auto-retractable side mirrors
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Incredible Value

by from Delaware County, PA on February 5, 2011

We started our new car shopping with the new Sonata, and drove about a dozen different cars. We ultimately went with the Genesis because of the l-o-n-g list of features that came with the car, as well...
We started our new car shopping with the new Sonata, and drove about a dozen different cars. We ultimately went with the Genesis because of the l-o-n-g list of features that came with the car, as well as for the build quality. We are about 10k miles in, and so far we have been very happy owning it. The car looks great, is quiet and comfortable, and has every creature comfort one could need. The ride is smooth, especially on the highway. The engine is powerful and transmission shifts almost imperceptibly. Fuel economy could be better, but one tank lasts me two full weeks of commuting, so this is a minor gripe. I have already recommended this car to friends and family. This is a fine product from Hyundai, which we expect to own for years.
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A GREAT Car at Any Price, But WOW for What I Paid!

by from Northern NJ on May 13, 2009

If it wasn't for the Genesis being named North American Car of the Year, I wouldn't even have considered a Hyundai. I looked at Lexus, Infiniti, Acura & BMW and got all the luxury features I was looki...
If it wasn't for the Genesis being named North American Car of the Year, I wouldn't even have considered a Hyundai. I looked at Lexus, Infiniti, Acura & BMW and got all the luxury features I was looking for in these cars in the Genesis for thousands of dollars less. It drives great, with the best brakes I ever experienced. I did get the Tech Package and find it easy to use after I spent a bit of time reading the "quick start" guide. Love the backup camera & the rear sun shade along with a great audio & Nav. system. I would have liked a bit more distinct styling than a Mercedes look a like but mine came with the Genesis winged decals on the hood, trunk and wheels which makes it look VERY cool. I love this car!
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Hyundai's Home Run

by from Boston on January 4, 2011

I have owned a 2009 Genesis sedan, premium package, for 18 months and my enthusiasm for its comfort, performance, and extraordinary luxury value for the $ is unabated. While Hyundai has been accused o...
I have owned a 2009 Genesis sedan, premium package, for 18 months and my enthusiasm for its comfort, performance, and extraordinary luxury value for the $ is unabated. While Hyundai has been accused of simply copying the best features of its high-end competitors in BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes, in Genesis they have hit the ball out of the proverbial park! The Genesis has a powerful but elegant profile, exceptionally comfortable but pragmatic interior, and hardly a week goes by that I am not asked by someone in the parking garage or neighboring gas pump: What kind of car IS that?! The only liability is the lack of traction control (and the high-performance but poor bad weather Dunlop 5000 tires) as I live in New England. But otherwise there is a nearly perfect blend of power, handling, and even fuel economy ... with the best sound system I have ever heard in a vehicle with the Lexicon. Once you test drive this car, you will have to have it!
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Surprise

by from Newport Beach, CA on January 29, 2010

This is a surprise to Mercedes,Lexus, and BMW. Having owned the top of the line of all, not only is the Genesis 4.6 loaded, a better car for the money, (Half the price at 42K), but a better performer,...
This is a surprise to Mercedes,Lexus, and BMW. Having owned the top of the line of all, not only is the Genesis 4.6 loaded, a better car for the money, (Half the price at 42K), but a better performer, with all of the electronics and accessories included. (Includes the S600, and LS 460 and 5 Series). Presently still own the Lexus LS. Take a good look. Sporty suspension.
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Big bang for the buck

by from Dallas, TX on December 19, 2011

I purchased a 2009 Hyundai Genesis with 24,000 miles last September 2011. For the price it can't be beat. Luxury plus comfort, styling and smooth running. I love the exterior styling and the interior ...
I purchased a 2009 Hyundai Genesis with 24,000 miles last September 2011. For the price it can't be beat. Luxury plus comfort, styling and smooth running. I love the exterior styling and the interior is much nicer than my old Mercedes. It's and adult car, which means I drive more mature than I did in the past. All and all I am extremely pleased with the Genesis. Big bang for the buck.
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Great Sedan

by from Mid state on April 14, 2012

Bought new have 25K on it now. Great mileage, great room, great options (except GPS) bad tires ruined ride but changing to softer ones made all difference in world. Mostly city but several long trips....
Bought new have 25K on it now. Great mileage, great room, great options (except GPS) bad tires ruined ride but changing to softer ones made all difference in world. Mostly city but several long trips. Long warranty makes one wonder why to buy ANY car with less !
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