2014 Hyundai Genesis

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Hyundai Genesis. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    333-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Rear-drive dynamics
  • Front- and rear-seat comfort, space
  • Detailed, high-quality interior
  • Braking response

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Hyundai Genesis

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 Cars.com 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
  • Av...
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 Cars.com 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

 


Latest 2014 Genesis Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Excellent Vehicle

by Skip & Donna from Citrus FL on March 5, 2018

5.0 R-Spec is an excellent vehicle, quite, smooth, comfortable, quality built, with plenty of get up and go. Wish I had bought one years ago. Koreans have done a quality job. Read full review

(5.0)

Great car, great value.

by Happy in Hardwick on January 20, 2018

We leased the car new in 2014. Currently has 37,000 miles and still runs like new. Liked it so much we just bought it out of the lease. Car has all the features you will ever need and its really fast. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Genesis received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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