Most luxury and performance for the dollar
I purchased a 2013 Hyundai Genesis R-spec with a 5.0 liter engine and sport-tuned suspension. Before buying this car, I test drove the following cars: the Hyundai Genesis R-spec, an Audi A6, a BMW 550 and a Cadillac XTS. All four vehicles were elegant cars. But after test-driving all four vehicles and reasearching the specs of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF, Lexus GS, Infinity M, Volvo S80 and Lincoln MKS, my conclusion is as follows. The Hyundai Genesis R-spec offered comarible luxury and performance to almost all the other vehicles. But the Genesis costs about $15,000 to $30,000 less than all the other vehciles. For me, it was not worth it to spend the extra money for a "brand name". If you have money to burn and enjoy driving a name brand, buy a name brand and pay $15,000 to $30,000 extra for a vehicle. Otherwise, save your money for something important like necessities, and enjoy the Genesis.
2013 Hyubdai Genesis
Good styling and value for the money. However, not well put together. Poor transmission performance, navigation system does not work properly, fit and finish not great-squeaks and rattles after a few miles.
fine car at a competitive price
My wife fell in love with this car. She wanted something classy and luxurious and I wanted something more affordable than Mercedes or Audi. It is a very comfortable car. We took all the options and enjoy the sound system and NAV.
Needed roomy sedan to carry up to 4 adults comfortably for 250 mile business trips. Wife has 2009 Genesis. New 2013 very similar. Hers has exceeded our expectations in every aspect. I surprised myself and purchased the 5.0 R Spec after driving both. The horsepower of the V8 is breathtaking and is the closest I will get to a sports car with an 11 and 4 year old! Only negative is that the R Spec rides a little tight, which is to be expected with a sports sedan. It is a little jittery or bumpy on rough roads.
My new car
The Genesis is a great car. The warranty is excellent, strong engine and I enjoy the GPS and other options. There are only 2 things I feel could be improved upon. First, the head room in the back seat is minimal. The second is the blind spot when trying to turn or change lanes. The mirrors work good for the but the blind spot is still annoying.
great value for money
Own this car about a month. So far great performance. Best car at this class I owned so far. At this price range I believe this is the best value.
2nd Genesis both great
Bought a 2009 Genesis. Had the car for 3 years and it was wonderful. Bought a 2012, 20 months ago. The 2012 had several improvements. The 3.8 V6 was a wonderful improvement as will as an improved ride.
Love my Genesis
This car is a dream to drive. I have a 3.8 with everything including heated and cooled driver seat. This car so impressed my friend from Maryland that he traded his Mercedes for a Genesis. Best item is it runs on 87 gas. I love that. I get 28 to 30 mpg on the highway. I drive Mon to Fri 75 miles one way and this car makes the commute seem so short.
The Genesis is a dream machine . It is refined, smooth, quiet, quick, powerful, and substantial. It weighs about 4000 pounds. It goes from 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. It reminds me of the 1954 big Pontiac. It has it all.
So Happy I bought the Genesis
In the past past I have owner a Mercedes 430 SEL and a Cadillac DHS both of which were fine cars but neither came close to the Genesis in comfort, performance or quality . Or for that matter---looks either. The Genesis is as quiet as the Mercedes (which had double pane glass for quietness.) I got both the Premium and the technology packages and feel that they are definitely worthwhile and make the car as close to a big Lexus in every way. Yesterday I was very late for a meeting and had to really push the Genesis on some back roads and the handling was surpurb---the suspension is sensational with the ability to take curves at speed like a sports car. Today I drove home from church--a fairly level 19 mile route with some lights and some small hills, I tried to see what was possible driving sanely and stayed under 40 mph and the MPG instrument showed I got an average of 32 MPG on that trip. I did drive like I had an egg under my accelerator foot but I was amazed at the MPG if I drive it carefully. But with it's handling and 330 HP I know I will have plenty of fun with it too---and the MPG will drop to published specs. I am extremely happy with my choice in the Hyundai Genesis.