For those looking for a practical alternative for expensive luxury sedans, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis’ style, features, power and pricing definitely matches everyone’s expectations. For this year’s offering, the Hyundai has eliminated its 4.6-liter V8 engine and base 5.0 trim levels. Aside from the eliminated engine and trim choice, the Hyundai Genesis adds a larger infotainment system equipped with improved capacities. The 2013 Genesis base trim is equipped with leathered upholstery, heated seats and a stronger V6 engine while a V8 engine is offered as an option. Luxury is what defines the 2013 Hyundai Genesis’ exterior styling.
The 2013 Genesis is offered in 3.8 and 5.0 R-Spec trim levels. The 2013 Genesis 3.8 trim is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, foglamps, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview mirror, seven speaker audio system together with CD player, iPod/auxiliary input and satellite radio.
On the other hand, the Genesis 5.0 trim features all of these including 19-inc wheels, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, unique badging for both its interior and exterior features as well as a sport-tuned suspension.
Pumping up the 2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 is a 3.8-liter V6 engine that has the capacity to create 333 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque. The engine is solely matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for this engine is 18/28/22 mpg. On the other hand, the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec gets 5.0-lliter V8 engine that can create 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16/25/18 mpg.
Safety features of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis includes antilock brakes, active front head restraints, front and rear side airbags and side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, Lane-departure warning and BlueLink System.