2011 Hyundai Equus Signature

2011 Hyundai Equus Signature

Base price (with destination): $58,900
Price as tested: $58,900

Standard Equipment:
4.6-liter DOHC V-8 engine
6-speed automatic transmission
Electronic air suspension with continuous damping control
19-inch chrome wheels
Smart cruise control
Proximity key with push-button start
Power tilt/slide glass sunroof
HID Xenon headlights with auto-cornering
Front and rear park assist
Auto-dimming mirrors
Leather and wood-trimmed steering wheel
Leather seating surfaces
Driver’s seat massaging system
Heated and cooled front seats
Navigation system
Lexicon 7.1 surround sound system with 17 speakers
Dual automatic climate control
Power rear sunshade
Tire pressure monitoring system

Options on this vehicle:

Key option not available:
Ultimate trim package -- $6500
Lane departure warning
Forward view cornering camera
Leg support and massaging system
Rear seat entertainment system with 8-inch monitor

Fuel economy:
16 / 24 / 19 mpg

Size: 4.6L V-8
Horsepower: 385 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 333 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm


6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4449 lb

Wheels/tires: 19-inch chrome alloy wheels
245/45R19 front, 275/40R19 rear Continental ContiTouringContact

Competitors: Lexus LS460, Cadillac DTS, Mercedes-Benz S550

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@Daye.You might be right. It's meant to target the 7-Series and LS-series, but aside from being cheaper, it still is somewhat below both of them in interior refinement and ride quality.Not a bad car overall, but with the economy recovering, the Equus is just going to be a halo emitter for the rest of the Hyundai brand. 3,000 units/year is their target I believe. Those 3,000 are probably coming from people who are used to paying $40,000-50,000 for their cars, but wouldn't mind spending a bit more for an Equus. Get an new experience from an all-new brand. Why not?
The Equus may not be in the same league as a BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but it stands alone when you compare Hyundai to Acura, Chrysler, Lincoln, or Cadillac, which don't even offer a car like this. I think their owners are the real target of this car, not people who can afford a BMW or Audi.

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