2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 29 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.8 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 311 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

In terms of size and features, the Genesis competes with midsized luxury sedans such as the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class. However judged purely on price, the Genesis is actually closer to entry level luxury cars such as the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class. Needless to say, for those willing to overlook a little bit of brand snobbery, the Genesis represents an excellent value, offering a better value ratio than just about any of its competitors.

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What's New For 2015

The Genesis debuted in 2009, successfully launching Hyundai into the world of luxury cars. For 2015 the Genesis receives its first major redesign. An entirely new exterior looks sophisticated, fluid and attractive, while a new interior is more comfortable and quiet than the one in the outgoing car. Hyundai looks to continue its push into the luxury market with the 2015 Genesis.


  • Basic Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 10 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 4 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Restricted Driving Mode
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and 4.5 Gb Internal Memory
    • Radio: AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: 7 speakers, iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM Travel Link w/3-year complimentary subscription, AVN 4.0 navigation system w/8" display/integrated apps/audio streaming and Gen 2 BlueLink w/available POI search & Local Search powered by Google (90-day trial)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18 x 8.0J Machine Finished Aluminum Alloy
    • Tires: P245/45R18 AS
    • Aluminum Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Bodyside Moldings
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Laminated Glass
  • Interior Features
    • Power Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 12-way power seats, 4-way power lumbar, seatback pockets and adjustable anti-whiplash front head restraints
    • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Blue Link Selective Service Internet Access
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Tracker System
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Leather Seating Surfaces
    • Leather/Simulated Wood Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.8L GDI DOHC V6 w/Dual CVVT
    • Transmission: Electronic 8-Speed Auto w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: manual shift mode
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • 3.91 Axle Ratio
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 100-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • SACHS Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 20.3 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.4
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.3
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.8 L/231
    • Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 311 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 293 @ 5000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 118.5
    • Length, Overall (in) - 196.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.3
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65.3
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.3
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 20.3
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 107.7
    • Front Head Room (in) - 41.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 45.7
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.3
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.7
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.2
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.8
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 29
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.2
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Hyundai Genesis
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45VR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.66
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.40
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.61
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.19
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.83
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.27
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.91
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.64
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.56
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.2
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

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  • Casablanca White Caspian Black Empire State Gray Ibiza Blue Manhattan Brown Marrakesh Beige Montecito Blue Pamplona Red Parisian Gray Santiago Silver
  • Casablanca White
  • Caspian Black
  • Empire State Gray
  • Ibiza Blue
  • Manhattan Brown
  • Marrakesh Beige
  • Montecito Blue
  • Pamplona Red
  • Parisian Gray
  • Santiago Silver

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If the badge were missing, one might easily mistake the 2015 Hyundai Genesis for a European luxury sedan. All-new for the 2015 model year, the Genesis, already impressive in its previous incarnation, gets even better.

First introduced for the 2008 model year, the Hyundai Genesis sedan received much acclaim in the automotive press. It was refreshed for 2012 and is completely redesigned for 2015.

Size-wise, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan grows in length by only 0.2 inches, but the interior is roomier thanks to a wheelbase that’s been stretched by nearly three inches, allowing for more room in the cabin and shortening overhangs for improved performance. It’s longer and wider than other midsize sedans, and is technically classified by the EPA as a large vehicle. That’s good news when it comes to space, but it also means more bulk.

Unlike most new versions of cars that boast lighter, more aerodynamic designs, the Genesis takes a different tack. It feels solid and substantive, and despite the use of some new lightweight materials, the Genesis manages to gain about 100 pounds. Hyundai argues the gain is, in part, to boost safety ratings, and despite the increase, the 2015 Genesis manages to improve fuel economy by 1 mpg.

Two engines are available on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis and carry over from the previous generation (pre-2015), but have been heavily revised for the 2015 models. The standard 3.8-liter V6 produces 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and runs on Regular gasoline. It’s available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants. The 5.0-liter V8 makes 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft of torque with Premium fuel, or 407 hp and 372 lb-ft with Regular gas. Both engines are naturally aspirated.

All models use Hyundai’s 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters (Shiftronic), which uses fuel-saving measures like skip-shift technology help to reduce emissions.

We found the V6 perfectly capable, and the best choice for most drivers. Available all-wheel drive makes the Genesis even more appealing for those in snowy climes. The V8 is silky and satisfying for those looking for even more power.

Fuel economy for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is 18/29 mpg for the 3.8-liter RWD model and 16/25 mpg City/Highway for the 3.8-liter AWD model. With the 5.0-liter V8, fuel economy understandably suffers, with 15/23 mpg City/Highway.

In the cabin, materials are of good quality, and the layout is attractive and intuitive. Standard leather upholstery on the base model is nice, but not buttery-soft like one might find in more expensive luxury cars; we prefer the upgraded leather that comes on the 5.0. Rear passengers have adequate headroom, though rear legroom falls short compared to some. Cargo space is plentiful at 15.3 cubic feet.

Infotainment controls are modeled after those of German cars. A knob on the center console, similar to those found on Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz controls navigation, audio, phone and settings. And unlike those German cars, the standard 9.2-inch LCD display is a touch-screen that allows you to access some features directly by pushing one button, instead of going into an endless series of menus.

Hyundai says it is aiming squarely at German midsize sedans, but although the 2015 Hyundai Genesis offers far more features for the money, those looking for brand cachet still might have a hard time being convinced. We think the Genesis boasts superior driving dynamics to those of the Lexus GS or ES, and the Hyundai comes with more standard features. The new Cadillac CTS offers similar value, but its race-bred powertrain and chassis offer a much more engaging ride, and the available V6 engines are more powerful. Though the Genesis is thousands of dollars less than the BMW 5 Series, the Genesis really can’t touch the BMW in terms of dialed-in performance. As for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Genesis comes close with ride and handling and offers many more standard features, but may never achieve the status afforded by the three-pointed star.


The 2015 Hyundai Genesis seats five passengers and is available with a 3.8-liter V6 or a 5.0-liter V8 with rear-wheel-drive only. All models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Genesis 3.8 ($38,000) comes standard with automatic climate control, pushbutton start, leather upholstery, 12-way power and heated front seats with lumbar, power windows/locks/mirrors, trip computer, leather-wrapped manually tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with multifunction controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, imitation wood interior trim, cruise control, a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, the Hyundai BlueLink infotainment interface with 8-inch touchscreen, voice activation and navigation, a 7-speaker audio system with CD player, HD radio and satellite radio capability, iPod/USB connectivity, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink, rear seat pass-through slot, compact spare tire, hands-free smart trunk opener, rain-sensing wipers, auto-windshield defogger with humidity sensor, LED headlight accents, LED taillights, automatic headlights and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels on P245/45 all-season tires.

Genesis 3.8 AWD ($40,500) adds all-wheel-drive. Options on this model include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and headlamp washers.

Option packages for Genesis 3.8 include the Signature Package ($4,000), which adds ventilated front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a Lexicon premium 14-speaker sound system, memory function, power rear sunshade and manual rear side shades, power sunroof, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors and HID headlights. The 3.8 Technology Package ($3,500) adds upgraded leather seats, power driver seat cushion extender and side bolster, a haptic (vibrating) steering wheel alert, 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display, electronic parking brake with automatic hold, pre-tensioning seatbelt function, adaptive cruise control with full-stop and start capability, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking assist and automatic high beams. The 3.8 Ultimate Package ($3,500) includes dual-zone climate control with CO2 sensor, genuine matte finish wood and aluminum exterior trim, upgraded 9.2-inch touchscreen display with navigation, the premium Lexicon 17-speaker sound system, a color head-up display and power trunk lid.

Genesis 5.0 ($51,500) includes most everything found on the 3.8 Signature Package plus genuine matte wood and aluminum interior trim, the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, illuminated door sill plates, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, the haptic (vibrating) steering wheel alert, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, a pre-tensioning seatbelt function, rearview camera with parking guidelines, LED fog lamps, quad exhaust tips and 19-inch alloy wheels with P245/40 front and P275/35 rear all-season tires. All-wheel drive is not available.

Safety features on all 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedans include driver and front passenger front airbags, driver and passenger side-impact airbags, a driver knee airbag, rear side-impact airbags, roof-mounted side-curtain airbags (front and rear), power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control. Optional safety features, or those found on upgraded models or packages include pre-tensioning seatbelts, front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind sport detection with rear-cross-traffic alert and lane change assist.


Debuting a new design language that Hyundai calls Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis loses some of its previous swoopiness for more solid, assured lines. A tall, imposing trapezoidal single-frame grille sits upright and juts out prominently, replacing the old smaller, slightly raked double-wing design. Strong, wide horizontal silver bars run the width of the its gaping maw.

Newly designed headlights are recessed in the inside corners, nestled against the bulge of the front grille, rising upward and finishing in outward corners that wrap around the front quarter panel, but not obnoxiously so. A new LED accent light design underscores the bezel headlamps and curves up and around the light housing. Genesis 5.0 models get a horizontal row of LED foglamps below.

The Genesis' weightiness is evident in the car's stance, though not in a bad way. Designers use the word volume to describe the substantial base of the car, with the bulk of vehicle sitting below the high beltline and relatively small daylight opening. The side view reveals an ever-so-slightly arcing character line that runs from the outer corner of the protruding front grille, across the top of the headlamps, through the door handles and into the tail lamps. Below, a strong rocker panel gives the appearance of a wide indentation. Standard wheels are 18-inch alloys. Genesis 5.0 models roll with 19-inch wheels.

The rear is tasteful, with a slightly arcing decklid that's subtly upturned for improved aerodynamics. New LED taillights mimic the double-wing design without being too obvious. Below, wide-set exhaust pipes (dual on the 3.8, quad on the 5.0) underscore the vehicle's width. A new hands-free trunk opening feature works differently than most. Instead of sweeping a foot under the car, one must only stand behind the trunk (while in possession of the key) for three seconds, and the trunk will automatically open. This feature can be turned off in the vehicle settings.


Additional refinements and space make the 2015 Hyundai Genesis even more appealing than before. Strong horizontal lines are immediately evident in the cabin design. The instrument panel sits very far forward in the cabin, we presume in order to push the engine compartment as far back as possible to achieve those short overhangs. As a result, controls sit closer than an arm's length, and it's a short reach for the gear shifter. An analog clock mimics those found on other luxury cars.

Genesis 3.8 models get a standard 4.3-inch TFT LCD display; optional (and standard on the 5.0) is a larger, 7-inch TFT display that is crisp, clear and easy to read. Also available is a color head-up display that will show the current speed limit and other information, such as when entering a school zone.

Hyundai's BlueLink infotainment controls appear to be modeled after those of German cars. A knob on the center console, similar to those found on Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz controls navigation, audio, phone and settings. And unlike those German cars, the standard display is a touch-screen that allows you to access some features directly by pushing one button, instead of going into an endless series of menus. Also unlike many luxury cars, navigation is standard, though an upgraded system comes with a larger touch screen and more features, like enhanced real-time traffic and weather alerts. For the most part, we found the navigation easy to use.

Genesis can pair with compatible phones via Bluetooth for hands-free phone and audio streaming. It can also integrate with Siri, but it's not plug-and play; one must download Hyundai's app to access the full suite of functions.

Optional on the 3.8 and standard on the 5.0 is a premium sound system by Lexicon, a Grammy-winning company whose sound processors are widely used in the music industry. The Lexicon system is rich, clear and satisfying, and should please audiophiles. Though, we found the standard base audio system just fine.

Standard leather upholstery in all models is a nice touch, and our 3.8 test car had the upgraded leather included in the Tech package (standard on the 5.0). Although, we found the material to be thick and slightly waxy, not buttery soft like that found on some German luxury cars. On the upside, its texture also made it appear quite durable.

Other trim, such as the simulated leather on the wraparound two-tone dash, gives the interior just the right touch of luxe. Standard faux-woof trim does look more plasticy than posh in certain places, but genuine matte wood is available as an option, which we quite liked.

Storage space in the cabin is adequate, though not abundant. Two cupholders on the passenger's side of the center console hold average and larger water bottles. The small compartment beneath the center stack houses 12-volt plugs, an auxiliary jack and a USB port. There's also just enough space to hold a mobile phone, propped up on its side. More storage space can be found in moderately sized door pockets and in the center armrest.

Seats are supportive, and are made for larger adults. Smaller and average-sized people might find the side bolsters too widely spaced to hold them in around corners, but then again, the Genesis is primarily a freeway cruiser. Standard heated seats and optional ventilation make for a comfortable ride in any weather.

Rear seat space is fine for most adults. Headroom measures 38.2 inches, more than the Cadillac CTS, Lexus ES or Lexus GS. However, rear legroom comes in at a modest 35 inches, less than the Cadillac CTS or Lexus GS, and a far cry from the cavernous 40 inches of rear legroom available in the Lexus ES.

Cargo space measure 15.3 cubic feet, about on-par with the Lexus ES, and more than the Cadillac CTS or Lexus GS.

Driving Impressions

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan strikes a good balance between comfortable and responsive. With the 3.8 tuned to the more luxurious side, it's a good highway cruiser without feeling too billowy.

Two engines are available on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis and carry over from the last generation, but have been heavily revised. A 3.8-liter V6 produces 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and runs on regular fuel. It's available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants. The 5.0-liter V8 makes 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft of torque with premium fuel, or 407 hp and 372 lb-ft with regular fuel. Both engines are naturally aspirated.

All models use Hyundai's 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters (Shiftronic), which uses fuel-saving measures like skip-shift technology help to reduce emissions. The 8-speed transmission does an admirable job staying efficient while offering up adequate power.

Acceleration in the 3.8 is smooth and satisfying, but it won't leave you breathless. We found the V6 perfectly capable, and the best choice for most drivers. Cruising is pleasurable, and there's plenty of oomph for merging or passing without making passengers nervous. Available all-wheel-drive makes the Genesis 3.8 even more appealing for those in snowy climes.

Moving from the 3.8 to the 5.0 is a little like checking out of the Hilton and into the Mandarin Oriental. The V8 is silky and satisfying. We merged and passed in seconds, finding ourselves accidentally speeding without feeling a thing. While this is definitely the most impressive incarnation of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, we also think the big V8 is overkill for everyday driving.

Hyundai worked with Lotus Engineering (the same company that makes those exotic sports cars) on the all-new Genesis chassis and tuning. Suspension is revised with a front and rear multilink design and aluminum shock absorber housing that's lighter and more rigid than the old steel design. The result is a stable and solid road feel, without much body roll, especially considering the hefty 4,138 curb weight of our 3.8 test car (4,541 pounds for the Genesis 5.0). Weight distribution has also been slightly improved from 52/48 to 51/49, which equates to a more balanced ride.

Also new on the 2015 Genesis is a rack-mounted, motor-driven electric steering system, replacing the old hydraulic steering. The variable-ratio setup is more relaxed in straight lines for stable freeway cruising, and tighter for low-speed maneuvering such as in parking lots. We found the steering responsive in normal driving but tuned more to the comfortable side, even in sport mode, requiring just a tad more effort around high-speed sweepers than one would need in a BMW 5 Series. Though, the Genesis' handling has the edge over the Lexus GS and Lexus ES, both of which can feel somewhat boaty.

Four-wheel-disc brakes are responsive, yet at higher speeds we found we had to get our foot into it a couple of times to really stop quickly. Really mashing into the pedal will kick in Brake Assist, which will help to stop the car even faster in an emergency braking situation. Optional on the 3.8 and standard on the 5.0 is full-speed adaptive cruise control, which can automatically bring the car to a full stop and start up again, as well as automatic emergency braking to mitigate a collision. Drivers can choose to set a desired speed, or set a following distance.

Optional safety features, some standard on the 5.0, include blind spot detection, cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist and lane keeping assist. Also optional on the 3.8 and standard on the 5.0 is a haptic steering wheel, which will vibrate to alert the driver when he or she veers out of the lane, or has a fast-approaching vehicle in the blind spot. An audible chime will also sound when any of these safety systems are activated. We didn't like the vibrating steering wheel and found the default blind-spot and lane-keeping assist systems to be overly aggressive, but opinions of these systems often vary according to personal preference. The Genesis also offers an in-between solution, with a less aggressive threshold that can be changed in the vehicle settings. The systems can also be turned off with the touch of a button.

With the previous (pre-2015) Genesis, the cabin was quiet, but rough roads did produce a moderate amount of noise and vibration. Now, additional sound dampening is everywhere. Even the engine compartment is sealed, much like a door with weather stripping. That keeps the ride blissfully quiet under most circumstances. Though, at highway speeds through the very windy desert, we did notice some wind noise coming from around the A-pillar.

Fuel economy for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is 18/29 mpg for the 3.8-liter RWD model and 16/25 mpg City/Highway for the 3.8-liter AWD model. With the 5.0-liter V8, fuel economy understandably suffers, with 15/23 mpg City/Highway. After a nearly 200-mile drive of our 3.8-liter RWD test car, we averaged 21.4 mpg mixed city and highway roads, including some driving in sport mode. That's about on-par with its EPA ratings of 18/29 mpg City/Highway and 22 mpg combined.


The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan is a handsome, affordable alternative to a more expensive luxury car and comes packed with standard features. The 3.8 offers fine performance and optional all-wheel drive, while the 5.0 offers an abundance of silky-smooth power. We thought the Genesis 3.8 offered the best value and had plenty of power.

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Amount Owed on Trade-In: The total loan balance still outstanding on your trade-in $
Sales Tax: Your local sales tax rate %
Interest Rate: The estimated interest rate on the loan %
Term: The length of the loan (in months). Longer Terms allow for lower monthly payments.
Your Monthly Payment: Calculated Monthly Payment
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2015 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan 300C RWD
2015 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan RT RWD
2015 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan SHO AWD
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4dr Sedan S550 RWD

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About These Prices

As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.


This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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