2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

Matt Tierney

2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

Base price (with destination): $47,350
Price as tested: $47,935

Standard Equipment:
5.0-liter V-8
8-speed automatic transmission w/Shiftronic
Electronic stability control
Traction control
Lane departure warning system
Selective damping shock absorbers
R-Spec sport tuned multi-link suspension
19-in. machine finished alloy wheels
Rain-sensing wipers w/auto-defogging windshield
Leather seating w/heated seats
Cooled driver seat
Tilt/telescopic steering column
Power sunroof
Power rear sunshade
Lexicon 17-speaker audio system
Navigation system w/8-inch display
Driver information system w/multimedia controller
Electronic parking brake

Options on this vehicle:
iPod cable - $35
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position tires (245/45R19) - $1400

Key options not on vehicle:

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined) 16/25/19 mpg

5.0-liter aluminum V-8
Horsepower: 429 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 376 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm


8-speed automatic transmission w/Shiftronic

Curb weight: 4046 lb

19-inch machine finished alloy wheels

Competitors: Mercedes-Benz E550, BMW 550i, Audi A6 3.0T, Infiniti M56

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The Chrysler 300 SRT8 is much more impressive for the money and is far more better looking. The Chrylser easily bests the Hyundai in power, and within a year it will also have an 8 speed automatic, the same ZF unit BMW uses. The Chrysler alos has some options the Hyundai lacks. The Hyundai is a perfectly nice car, but if I were going to spend $50K, I'd get the Chrysler. It is nice to see that there are a few car companies like Chrysler and Hyundai bringing this level of power to a far wider range of customers with the price points. For what a BMW M or Mercedes AMG costs, one could buy a Chrysler 300 SRT8 and either a Jeep Grand Cherokee or maybe even a Mustang GT convertible. Sorry, but as much as I like MB & BMW, there are some awesome choices in the $30 - $50K range these days.

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