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2013 Hyundai Genesis

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013. | Hyundai

If you are in search of a full size luxury sedan that offers the power, comfort and elegance of established cars in the category but is a lot more affordable, then the 2013 Hyundai Genesis is just the car you should take a good look at. With a sleek aerodynamic design and an interior loaded with gadgets, this relative newcomer in the luxury sedan can easily give a few sleepless nights to the manufactures of established rivals like Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E Class and BMW 5-series. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) is available in two styles, the 3.8L 4-door Sedan and the 5.0L R-Spec 4-door Sedan.

Both models of 2013 Hyundai Genesis are powerful and efficient cars The 2013 3.8 4-door sedan is driven by a 3.8L GDI V8 engine and the larger 5.0 R-Spec 4-door sedan is powered by a 5.0L GDI V8 engine (which replaces the previous model’s 4.6 GDI V8 engine). The 3.8L engine produces 333 HP and 291 lb-feet of torque. The 5.0L GDI V8 engine produces 429 HP and 376 lb-fee to torque. Besides being powerful, both engines are fuel-efficient and so quiet that you they can give you the feeling of gliding smoothly in tranquility.

You would think cars that produce that much power are fuel-guzzlers. Incredibly, they are more fuel-efficient than some of their rivals that produce only 300 HP. The 3.8 Sedan can give an EPA-rated 18 miles in the city and 28 mpg on the highway while the 5.0 R-Spec Sedan has an EPA rating of 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg highway on its 19″ machine finished alloy wheels. These figures take the 2013 Genesis straight to the top of the list of most fuel-efficient full size luxury sedans.

When it comes to transmission system, the 2013 Genesis has something that not even high profile luxury cars like Infiniti M and Mercedes-Benz E550 have. Its 8-speed automatic transmission is still a novelty in the auto industry and provides such a quick and smooth gear shift that you will not notice anything except the movement of the tachometer. The transmission is equipped with Hyundai’s proprietary SHIFTRONIC technology. The 3.8L Sedan can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds while the 5.0L R-Spec Sedan can accomplish the same in less than 5 seconds.

Designed to confirm with Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Architecture’ concept, the 2013 Genesis has a streamlined aerodynamic body with smooth curves, silhouetted lines, slanted roof, and wraparound headlights and taillights. Some would say that the car reminds one of the Lexus, but the resemblance is only passing because the Genesis has a distinctive appearance of its own. No matter how you look at it, this luxury sedan is beautiful and exudes an unmistakable air of elegance and majesty.

The inside of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis is as strikingly beautiful as the outside. You can say that comfort and elegance are two other names of the luxury sedan. All of the five beautifully upholstered passenger seats are spacious and equipped with controls for seating options. The gently curved dash has controls placed high on it to give it a slimmer look and provide more room for the driver. The dash has 7″ multi-function display screen and climate controls. The space inside the car is so voluminous that few other luxury sedans can rival it.

As you will expect, the 2013 Genesis is teeming with gadgets. The 528-watt Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete Surround Sound Audio System provides a seamless listening experience with its 17 speakers. The sophisticated navigation system is available in either a standard 7″ LCD touchscreen display with NavTraffic or a multimedia controller and Driver Information System (DIS) with an 8″ LCD touchscreen with NavTraffic. Other gadgets includes AM/FM/CD/MP3 player is fitted with SiriusXM Satellite Radio that lets you tune into over 170 commercial-free radio stations, Bluetooth and USB ports, and iPod jack and proximity key.

The Genesis was awarded the Top Safety Pick designation by the IIHS in 2012. The new Genesis hits the market with the same safety features that have made it one of the safest luxury sedans. In addition to the standard safety features like multiple airbags, active head restraints, rearview backup camera, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist (BA) system and Blue Link telematic system, the 2013 Genesis is also equipped with sophisticated technology like the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC).

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis may not be as famous as the established luxury sedans, but it is a worthy competitor in terms of its elegant design, voluminous interior space, powerful engine, sophisticated safety features, an array of gadgets and better fuel economy. The 3.8 Sedan has a starting price of $34,200 and the 5.0 R-Spec has a starting price of $46,800, which make the Genesis the most affordable luxury sedan available in the market. The only thing you may find a little disappointing is that the car doesn’t have AWD.

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