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2016 Hyundai Genesis is no longer being sold as new.

2016 Hyundai Genesis


City 15 - 18 MPG Hwy 23 - 29 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
I like its style and the power that it carries.

by Ed luver from Stratford CT | May 08, 2020

It is a very roomy and the cockpit design is awesome and it has many features. Heated back and cool seats, heated steering wheel, and it is also awd.

Love at first drive!

by Jane from Rockaway, NJ | February 15, 2020

Great value! Lease return w 30k on it. Great safety features, tons of very useful features. Take the best of Audi, Mercedes, Lexus and badda bing-awesome car. Plus everyone thinks it’s a Bentley!😘

Most reliable, affordable sedan we've owned.

by BritC from DFW, TX | January 28, 2020

My husband and I love this car. We are moving to the mountains and sadly can't take it with us. However, this has been our favorite car ever because of the reliability, comfort, smooth ride and so much more. Not only do we LOVE all of the features, but it is a wonderful family sedan. Very spacious and room for 2 large away suitcases and small suitcases, golf clubs, etc. in the trunk, as well as, car seats on the back seats. We travel quite a bit and this car has been the perfect car for the job. Great gas mileage as well! Our genesis features ultra-premium leather upholstery, power driver seat cushion extender and side bolster, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, haptic feedback steering wheel, automatic braking, electronic parking brake, pre-safety seatbelts, automatic high/low beam headlights, welcome lights, parking assist, and a 7-inch TFT LCD cluster display, etc. FYI: The Genesis earned a top “Good” rating in each of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s five crash rating categories, as well as the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. So if you like the looks / power of an Audi A7 or Lexus GS, but NOT the price tag, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan may be the perfect solution for you and/or your family. Big on value, power, high-tech and safety features, the Genesis offers everything its competitors offer at a significant discount. (also not as expensive for insurance too which is a HUGE plus!!) All that to say we love this car and are really sad to have to let it go!

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Overview


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.