- Standard Xenon headlights and LED daytime running lamps
- Powerful 420-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 engine available
- Named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the IIHS
The 2016 Hyundai Genesis is a full-size luxury sedan in the lineup. As the Genesis has gained more visibility and traction in the market, Hyundai will launch the Genesis as a full luxury line of vehicles in the future. Currently, it competes with the Chevrolet SS, Ford Taurus, and Toyota Avalon.
Redesigned last year, the Genesis sedan has understated, executive styling. It features a broad shield-shaped grille that extends downward near the narrow-slit fascia. Sleek body lines stretch across the sides. The rear bumper shows off a pair of accent lights, a black-clad diffuser, and sporty exhaust tips. Standard features include Xenon HID headlights, LED daytime running lamps, a dual-pipe exhaust system, a hands-free power trunk, and power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators. Available features include LED fog lights, automatic dimming side mirrors, and a power trunk lid.
Under the hood, the Genesis is powered by a standard 311-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. A more powerful 420-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 is also available. All-wheel drive (AWD) is only available for the V-6. A Fuel efficiency for the Genesis V-6 is a EPA-estimated 18/29 mpg city highway (16/25 mpg for the AWD). As expected, the Genesis V-8 has an even lower rating of 13/23 mpg.
Inside, the Genesis features a premium leather interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. A full-color, 7-inch heads-up display is available for the V-8 model. The center stack features the standard Hyundai Blue Link multimedia system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen and a Lexicon premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control and power/heated front seats. Available features include matte-finish wood trim, a memory seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, sunshades for the rear side windows, a panoramic moonroof, and a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel.
The Genesis was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It also earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.