Best Bet
  • (4.6) 24 reviews
  • Available Prices: $21,231–$35,479
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-22
  • Engine: 311-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Hyundai Genesis

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Hyundai Genesis

What We Don't Like

  • So-so gas mileage
  • Inconsistent materials quality
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • V-8 acceleration not as urgent as expected
  • All-wheel drive with V-6 only

Notable Features

  • Xenon headlights, LED running lights now standard
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission

2016 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Hyundai's Genesis is one of two luxury models offered by the Korean automaker, sized somewhere between a midsize and full-size luxury car. Offering the Genesis in 3.8 and 5.0 models, Hyundai takes aim at competitors like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.

New for 2016
Following its extensive redesign for 2015, the Genesis adds standard high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED daytime running lights for the 2016 model year. A full-color head-up display is now included on the 5.0 model.

Significant Standard Features

  • 311-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • High-intensity-discharge headlights
  • 8-inch touch-screen navigation system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Hands-free trunk opening system
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 420-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • All-wheel drive (V-6 only)
  • Full-color head-up display
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Manual sunshades for rear side windows
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Matte-finish wood trim
  • Lexicon premium audio
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking

Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 24 reviews

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Love this car!

by DVanTraveler from Elk river, MN on November 22, 2017

This car is very stylish and meets all my needs. Can't wait until this summer to drive it. Love the color and sun roof.

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3 Trims Available

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Genesis 3.8

Front
G
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Genesis 3.8

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
G
Retraints and dummy kinematics
G
Structure and safety cage
G

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Small overlap front
G
Structure and safety cage
G
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.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Genesis 3.8

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Genesis 3.8

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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