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  • (4.9) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $13,603–$27,763
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 333-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Hyundai Genesis

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Hyundai Genesis

What We Don't Like

  • Tilt-only steering wheel standard
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • All-wheel drive not offered

Notable Features

  • New emergency communication services
  • Heated steering wheel added on 5.0 R-Spec model
  • 333-hp V-6 or 429-hp V-8
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Eight airbags

2014 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Vehicle Overview

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 competitors include the Cadillac XTS, Chrysler 300 and Lincoln MKS. The Genesis sedan comes as a 3.8 model with a V-6 engine and as the 5.0 R-Spec with a V-8.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe, a sport-oriented rear-drive sports car, is covered in a separate report in the Research section.

New for 2014
Genesis sedans with Blue Link now include three years of Hyundai's Assurance Connected Care emergency communication service, which includes automatic crash notification, enhanced roadside assistance, emergency assistance and service-appointment scheduling, among other services. A heated steering wheel is newly standard for the 5.0 R-Spec, and the 3.8 has standard 18-inch alloy wheels.Exterior Highlights

  • 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors; available power-folding mirrors
  • Fog lights
  • Available adaptive headlights that swivel in the direction of turns
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Leather upholstery and heated front seats; available cooled driver's seat and heated rear seats
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Tilt steering wheel; power tilt/telescoping steering wheel available
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Two available Lexicon premium stereos
  • Available leather dashboard
  • Available power rear sunshade

Under the Hood

  • 333-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine (3.8)
  • 429-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (5.0 R-Spec)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front and rear seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front active head restraints
  • Available backup camera
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available lane departure warning


Consumer Reviews


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2014 Hyundai Genesis Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Genesis 3.8

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front
Roof Strength

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Genesis 3.8

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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