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2010 Hyundai Genesis
2010 Hyundai Genesis
Available Price Range $8,328-$17,300 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-22 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2010 Hyundai Genesis

Our Take

Hyundai's Genesis full-size sedan takes aim at established luxury cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class with its rear-wheel-drive layout, available V-8 power and upscale features. Primary competitors include the Buick Lucerne, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon.There are no signif... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride may be too firm for some
  • Tilt-only steering wheel in base model
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • No AWD option
  • Popular features locked in pricey packages
  • Faux-silver dash buttons

Notable Features

  • Rear-wheel-drive platform
  • V-6 or Hyundai's first V-8
  • Eight airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available multifunction control knob


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in July 2008 about the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Hyundai's all-new Genesis is unlike any car the Korean automaker has brought to the U.S. before. It's a rear-wheel-drive full-size... Read full review for the 2010 Hyundai Genesis

Consumer Reviews


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by K-Town from Raleigh, NC on April 9, 2010

Bought the Genesis 4.6 with Tech package 2 weeks ago. Before that I spend at least 6 weeks researching and driving almost every luxury car on the market. This car blows most of the others away on valu... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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