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Aired: 5/29/2012

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan is designed to offer the luxury features of much more expensive cars, for less.

Make/ Model – 2012 Hyundai Genesis
3.8, 4-door, RWD Sedan
MPG – 19 City / 29 HWY
Engine – 3.8L GDi V6 aluminum engine with 333hp.
Transmissions: 8-spd automatic
Suspension: 5-link fully independent
Price – $43,035 as tested but starts at $32,070
Warranty: 60 months/60,000 miles

The Genesis can come with either a 333-hp, 3.8-liter V6; a 385-hp, 4.6-liter V8; or a 429-hp, 5.0-liter V8. All available engine options send power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission that features manual sequential shift capability. Mechanical safety features include traction control, stability control, and panic brake assist. The interior features a full complement of airbags, electronic active front headrests that provide whiplash protection, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Luxurious leather seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and wood grain trim are just a few of the features found in the Genesis that are typical of much more expensive vehicles.

My test vehicle had 18″ Hyper alloy wheels with Michelin tires; an amazing technology package including Lexicon 17-speaker, 7.1 Discrete Audio system; Ultimate Navigation with 8″ display; smart cruise control; Lane Departure Warning system; HID Xenon adaptive cornering lights; premium leather, air conditioned and heated seats; power rear sunshade and rearview camera.

Competes with:
· Audi A6
· Lexus ES
· BMW 5 series
· Mercedes E-Class
· Lincoln MKS
· Cadillac STS

· Excellent driving dynamics
· Soft leather seats
· Beautiful design
· Comfortable ride
· Fantastic Lexicon sound system

· All-wheel-drive option
· Rear seat does not fold down

The new 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan is beautifully designed with quality materials, generous luxury features, and impressive engine power. The Genesis is definitely a luxury sedan that can more than match its rivals.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

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