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2014 Hyundai Equus Overview
Not long ago, Hyundai expanded its lineup with the rear-wheel-drive Genesis — a car intended to emulate midsize luxury cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class for less money. Hyundai has a sort of super Genesis in the Equus, an even larger sedan that aims to take on the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS at a price point one rung lower. Toward that end, the Equus, which can seat up to four or five people depending on the trim level, might be cross-shopped against sedans ranging from a 5 Series or an E-Class to an Acura RL or a Volvo S80. It has received some minor updates for 2014, including different lights front and rear, new mirrors and a handful of interior upgrades.
Based on the rear-drive Genesis platform, the Equus is longer and more luxurious, but its styling is not all that different. The Equus features standard 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, and optional forward corner-view camera.
For 2014, the Equus features a new center console design and a new trim level covers more interior pieces in leather. New for the rear seat are two touch-screen display monitors built into the front seat headrests, replacing the single screen on the rear of the center console. Standard interior features include iPod connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, power moon roof, power rear sunshade, and heated and cooled front seats.
Under the Hood
The powertrain is unchanged for the 2014 update, but suspension tuning has been revised to provide more differentiation between Sport and Normal modes. The engine is a 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 with 376 pounds-feet of torque in an eight-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain is rear-wheel drive. The Equus also comes standard with air suspensions with adaptive damping.
The Equus does not shy form standard safety options. For stability, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, and electronic stability system come standard. Side-impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seats, driver's knee airbag, and side curtain airbags all come standard for collision protection. For accident prevention, the Equus is fitted with active front head restraints, lane departure warning system, and parking sensors and a backup camera.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com