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2012 Hyundai Genesis
2012 Hyundai Genesis
Available Price Range $10,983-$22,567 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Hyundai Genesis

Our Take

Introduced for 2009, Hyundai's Genesis full-size sedan aims 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. Other primary competitors include the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Tilt-only steering wheel standard
  • Ride may be too firm for some
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • No AWD option
  • Faux-silver dash buttons

Notable Features

  • New 333-hp V-6 for 2012
  • New eight-speed automatic for 2012
  • High-performance 5.0 R-Spec model
  • Eight airbags
  • Electronic stability system


Our Expert Reviews

Even though the 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan wasn't built explicitly for family duty, it's one of those rare cars that's smooth and seamless for a family of five to live with on a day-to-day basis. The 2012 Genesis has evolved only slightly since last year's model. See the two compared here. While I drove the base 3.8-liter V-6 version, the Genesis is also available in 4.6-lit... Read full review for the 2012 Hyundai Genesis

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2012 5.0L Non R Spec

by Ahead of the Curve from Philadelphia, PA on December 19, 2011

Let me start by saying this is the 2nd Genesis I've owned and the difference between this one and my 2009 3.8 is staggering. The 2012 is vastly improved (Performance, Comfort, Quality, Fit and Finish)... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 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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