2013 Hyundai Genesis Base Sedan 3.8L V6 from North America
Overall this Genesis is a great combination of comfort, handling, and power. Love it!
This car is still very new, and I have had no problems with it at all.
I took a year to try to make a decision on whether or not to buy a Hyundai Genesis or a Toyota Avalon (much to my wife's disgust). I had been driving a Grand Marquis for 12 years and they quit making them, so this was a big decision for me. I finally test drove a used 2011 Genesis over 3 sets of railroad tracks, and that was when I decided on a Genesis. I wanted a good ride and I had noticed that Toyota had changed the ride on the 2013 Avalon, and it definitely was not as smooth as a 2012 Avalon. I do not regret not buying the Avalon one bit.
The power in the 333 HP V6 is unbelievable. I love it when my wife goes to sleep and I can crank it up. I was even caught by my daughter in the back seat with her GPS. "Dad you are going 92 mph".
I have no idea why anyone would want to buy the Genesis with the 5.0L V8 with 429 HP. I was told by one Hyundai dealer that most of them are retired pilots. Ha.
I am getting 27.5 MPG on highway trips and I doubt the car is broken in yet. My brother has a 2012 and he got 32 MPG on a trip from Denver to Wichita. I was shocked since that is over the EPA estimate of 28 MPG. I do put my foot into this car, and I believe if I would quit it, that my mileage would improve.
The more I drive this Genesis, the more I like it. I had not intended on buying a new one at all, but at the end of the year a small town Texas dealer knocked off $9,000 off MSRP and I bought the new one.
I am not the type of individual who gets a car serviced at a dealer, I use a private mechanic, but I needed to get a smart key programed for this car and the dealer only charged me $26 for the programing. I was very surprised, because friends of mine have told me how they have had to pay $150 and up at car dealers for a programing fee, and that did not include the key. I read recently that Hyundai has become the #1 inexpensive cars to repair and moved Toyota to #2. From my experience so far, I believe it.
I am totally impressed with the 8 speed transmission. It is extremely smooth and I cannot feel many of the shifts. I have even tried watching the tach to tell when it is shifting.
My 1st impression of the 7 speaker base sound system was that it was just average, but after I spent a short time tweaking it to my likes, I am impressed with it also. Definitely plenty of bass. I am glad I did not spent an extra $4,500 for the Premium Package.
I am 64 years old and I'm driving like I did when I was 25. This car seems to be faster than my daughter's 1993 Mazda MX6 with a large V6. Yes, it will probably take a speeding ticket to slow me down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2014