2013 Hyundai Genesis

3.8 RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

3.8 RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

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2013 Hyundai Genesis
2013 Hyundai Genesis

New For 2013

The Genesis coupe gets plenty of updates for 2013, including a styling face-lift (with cool LED lights), significantly more powerful—and less thirsty—engines, and three more gears in the automatic transmission. The sedan’s top-of-the-line, eight-inch-screened navigation system has been enhanced, but the overall lineup is simpler this year, as the 4.6-liter V-8 has been dropped.


Hyundai’s Genesis is the real deal: a world-class rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan that’s not afraid to spar with the best that Lexus, Buick, and others have to offer. The two trim levels—3.8 and 5.0 R-Spec—denote their respective engine displacements. Last year, Hyundai gave the sedan’s base 3.8-liter V-6 more power and better fuel economy and added the top-dog 5.0-liter V-8; not surprisingly, this year sees the deletion of the 4.6-liter V-8 from the powertrain lineup. The coupe version of the Genesis looks far different from the sedan and is equipped with either a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or the sedan’s 3.8-liter V-6. The two-door was updated significantly for the 2013 model year, so it now has a lot more power than before, three more gears in the automatic transmission, a nicer interior, and revised looks. The makeover still isn’t enough to make the Genesis stand out against the fresh new Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S. Some say it’s a shameless amalgam of several premier upscale cars, but the Genesis—in both sport-coupe and luxury-sedan form—is nonetheless an impressive effort that’s worth a test drive. If you desire all-star, large-car luxury at a cut rate, you might consider ponying up for the newer Equus, but that car’s existence might conveniently help create some good deals on Genesis sedans.


Front, front side, and side curtain air bags; active front head restraints; ABS; traction and stability control; electronic brake-force distribution; and tire-pressure monitors are standard. The Genesis sedan adds rear side air bags and an available lane-departure warning system.

You'll like:

  • Choice of coupe or sedan
  • Coupe refreshed for 2013
  • Underpriced, overdelivers

You won't like:

  • R-Spec sedan not very sporty
  • Ride quality a step below competition’s

Key Competitors For The 2013 Hyundai Genesis

  • Acura TL
  • Chrysler 300
  • Lexus GS
  • Lincoln MKS
2015 Hyundai Genesis Spy Front Three Quarters
The next generation 2015 Hyundai Genesis will feature a new all-wheel-drive system called HTRAC when it debuts later this year in South Korea. According to the automaker, HTRAC stands for “Hyundai Traction,” and will expand to other Hyundai models in the future after its first application in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.
2015 Hyundai Genesis Front Three Quarter Spied 2
Despite what Hyundai CEO John Krafcik said at this year's Detroit auto show, the HCD-14 Genesis Concept seems to bear close resemblance to the upcoming 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan. How do we know this? By looking at these new spy shots of the new four-door lapping the Nurburgring, that's how.
2013 Hyundai HCD 14 Genesis Concept Front Three Quarter 2
"We didn't install putting greens in our dealers...why not save people time that they could spend on real golf courses?"
2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Spy Photo Front Three Quarter 2
We already suspected a new version of the Hyundai Genesis sedan was under development, and now these spy photos confirm it. Our spy photographer caught this camouflaged Genesis sedan outside a Hyundai facility in Europe.

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18 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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2013 Hyundai Genesis Specifications

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3.8L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
333 hp @ 6400rpm
291 ft lb of torque @ 5100rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
60,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 120 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash

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Value Rating: Above Average