2016 Hyundai Genesis AWD: The Brand’s Premium All-Weather Midsize Luxury Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Genesis AWD: The Brand’s Premium All-Weather Midsize Luxury Vehicle

Highlights: The Hyundai Genesis is the Korean brand’s first vehicle with an all wheel drive system. And Hyundai recently announced that the Genesis will become an all-new luxury brand, following in the footsteps of both Lexus and Infiniti.

Test vehicle’s MSRP: $52,450 (base AWD model $41,450)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: all-wheel drive; airbags; ABS; electronic stability control; traction control system; vehicle stability management system; a rearview camera; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (base model): an 8-inch infotainment screen; a navigation system; cargo net; a handsfree trunk opener; a keyless ignition starter system; 18-inch wheels; power (heated) front seats; leather seats; and a manual operated tilt/telescopic system

Optional Features On Test Vehicle: power panoramic roof; ventilated front seats; power tilt/telescopic steering wheel; HID headlights; auto dimming exterior mirrors; blind spot detection with a rear traffic alert system power rear sunshade; manual rear side window sunshades; power driver’s seat cushion extender and side bolsters; a lane departure warning system; a lane keep assist system; a radar-activated cruise control system; a haptic steering wheel; automatic emergency brakes; an automatic vehicle hold system when at a stop light; an automatic high beam assist system; genuine matte finish wood trim; a heads up display system; a power trunk lid; a 9.2-inch infotainment system; and a 17-speaker Discrete Logic 7 audio system

Other Trim Level:

Genesis rear wheel drive 3.8-liter

Genesis rear wheel drive 5.0-liter (8-cylinder)

Standard Audio On Test Vehicle: a 7-speaker AM/FM/HD/satellite

Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

iPod connectivity: Yes

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles

Standard Engine/Horsepower: 3.8-liter, 6-cylinder/311-hp

Recommended Fuel: Regular