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2012 Hyundai Genesis – Test Drive





The 2012 Hyundai Genesis has been test driven over the recent holiday season and has been found to be a car that one can fall in love with. Almost all features of this high end medium sized car are going to leave a strong impression. The only factor that one can take exception to is that the option of all-wheel drive has not been offered on this car. The car was taken for a long drive across a 300 mile stretch that involved a sojourn through the mountains as well. Passing through the mountains obviously was going to be a challenge, if it snowed, essentially because the Hyundai Genesis has been provided with rear-wheel drive only.

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 was taken out for the test drive. The car gets its power from a V6 3.8L engine that has been mated to an eight speed auto transmission gearbox. The other variants of engines that Hyundai has offered for this car are the V6 4.6L and the V8 5.0L. However, the 3.8L engine, in itself, is very capable as it is able to churn out a maximum power of 333Hp along with a peak torque of 291lb-ft. This provides the car with adequate power to handle both the city roads as well as highways. Even during the test drive, one could easily exceed the speed of 80mph without noticing. Only those persons who have a real craving for high speed cars can go for the option of the V8 5.0L, which emphatically generates a peak power of 429Hp.

2012 Hyundai Genesis

It has been estimated by the EPA that the V6 engine of the Genesis is going to offer a mileage of 19mpg in city roads and 29mpg on highways. However, during this entire 300 mile trip on the highways, the car was able to achieve a mileage of 27mpg. This can be considered to be quite good as the car was carrying four passengers along with a lot of luggage during this entire trip. Given the fact that the car engine is large and powerful, users are going to be definitely pleased with its fuel economy aspect. The other fact that merits highlighting is that the Genesis can work on regular gas, unlike most of its competitors that use premium fuel.

2012 Hyundai Genesis engine

Handling of this car is excellent and all the co-passengers were extremely pleased riding it. The car is able to handle all bumps on the road easily and it literally glided through the interstate. The entire experience of the car driving was not at all boring. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is a perfect combination of sportiness and comfort and you will definitely like the experience of driving it even on windy, mountainous roads.

2012 Hyundai Genesis

The upscale features that have been provided to the 2012 edition of the Hyundai Genesis are bound to catch your attention. The interior has been provided in a combination of chocolate brown and black leather that finds instantaneous admiration. The interior has been adequately spaced as well. The basic variant of this car is available for $34,200, fitting it with all the additional accessories raises the price to $43,035. The back seat has been perfectly heated and is considered to be one of the best luxurious features of the car. Even the comfort aspect for the passengers at the front has been addressed perfectly.

2012 Hyundai Genesis interior 2012 Hyundai Genesis interior

The latest audio system, having surround system that the car has been provided with is ideally complimented by the 17 speakers from Lexicon. During a break in the journey, you have the option to watch DVDs on its infotainment/navigation screen of 8-inch. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis has been styled in a sleek manner and its Xenon headlights are self-adapting. The lights adjust accordingly to the direction in which you turn the car’s steering wheel so that you have unhindered frontal visibility. The other features of the car that are bound to be very attractive include its wipers, which are equipped with rain sensor, the rear-view camera, the warning system for indicating lane departure, the power operated rear sunshade and its electrically operated side mirrors.

2012 Hyundai Genesis

The users are bound to love the vast multitude of technology and luxury that the car has been provided for a comparative nominal pricing. The car is also being offered with a long warranty. As has been ideally summed up by one of the passengers in this test drive, this latest offering from Hyundai has been able to ideally combine the top features provided by Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

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