It's been about a year since the 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 left our long-term test fleet, and the short time I spent in this 2011 Genesis only served to cement my opinions about the car. The Genesis is a luxurious cruiser that somehow has managed to carve a niche for itself in an already crowded market. It is very unobtrusive, yet it is that very unobtrusiveness that makes it such a winning proposition. It doesn't seem to try to be anything other than a comfortable, well-engineered, relatively affordable sedan that gives good value for the money. And with an eight-speed automatic and a direct-injected V-6 on the way next year, it appears that the Genesis will only continue to raise Hyundai's status as a manufacturer.

Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor

Price notwithstanding, the Genesis is an excellent vehicle that is still relevant despite few updates since its introduction in 2009. This is largely due to the fact that Hyundai managed to get so many things right the first time around, from the attractive, quick, and user-friendly multimedia system to the Hyundai-built V-8 that is as powerful as it is refined. There are a few fumbles that still need to be addressed -- specifically the busy ride and the anonymous exterior design -- but if the new Sonata and Elantra are any indication, I have no doubt that Hyundai will meet or exceed our expectations with the upcoming 2012 Genesis sedan.

Jennifer Misaros, Managing Editor, Digital Platforms

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