2015 Hyundai Equus  -  $62,450

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $62,450
Base Invoice: $58,404
Destination Charge: $950
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Signature
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 15 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Signature
Transmission: Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC
Engine: Engine: 5.0L GDI DOHC 32-Valve V8 D-CVVT


Spacious interior; comfortable ride; strong V8 performance; lavish trims and details; strong safety record; Equus Ultimate offers prestige luxury for tens of thousands less than others in its class

Model Highlights

The 2015 Hyundai Equus is a large, comfort-oriented rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan, offered in two trims: Equus Signature and Equus Ultimate. Both come with a 5.0L V8 engine, as well as a long list of luxury and safety features that closely match the offerings of other top luxury sedans. The 429-horsepower V8 "Tau" engine in the Equus incorporates high-pressure direct injection, dual continuously variable valve timing and tuned induction to produce a remarkable combination of power and efficiency. An 8-speed automatic is mated to the V8 and allows manual control and a wide span of ratios. Although the Equus is clearly geared more toward comfort than performance, its powerful engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, stiff structure and user-selectable suspension allow some latitude for enthusiastic driving. The combination of a 5-link rear suspension geometry and continuous damping control (CDC) helps keep the wheels firmly in contact with the road surface, without bringing too much harshness into the cabin. The air suspension system includes a selectable Sport setting for curvy roads, as well as a new Snow mode for optimal control in wintry conditions. The big 4-wheel disc brakes as well as electro-hydraulic power steering and a reasonably tight turning circle help give the Equus a tidy, manageable feel on the road.

The Equus comes with a total of nine airbags, including roof-mounted side-curtain bags that cover those in front and in back, plus a driver's side knee airbag. It's also loaded with some of the top safety technology, including a lane departure warning system, smart cruise control and parking-assist cameras. Standard intelligent cruise control includes an engine stop/start function for use in stop-and-go traffic.

With soft leather, real wood trim, leather-wrapped, French-stitched seats and even a suede-like Alcantara headliner, all in a quiet, isolated cabin, the Equus is every bit a luxury car. Front seats are heated and cooled and are soft, wide and supportive. A massage function is included for the driver's seat. Base Equus Signature models include nearly all the bells and whistles, including the air suspension, front and rear parking assist, smart cruise control, HID headlamps, adaptive front lighting and a heated wood-and-leather steering wheel. A Lexicon Logic 7 surround-sound system is also included and features 17 speakers, 13 channels and 608 watts of power. The system includes HD Radio, XM satellite radio and full iPod integration.

Equus Ultimate models bring the Equus into limousine territory by including a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 9.2-inch high-resolution displays, a refrigerator, cooled and reclining rear seats with outboard power lumbar support, power rear headrests, rear-seat massage adjustable leg support, a power trunklid and automatic power door closure assist and a forward-view parking and cornering camera system.

The Equus' refined cabin is highlighted by a 7-inch LCD center display on Signature models and a 12.3-inch center display on Ultimate models, with driver menus accessible through steering wheel haptic controls.

Model News

After significant changes for the 2014 model year, Hyundai have left the Equus unchanged for 2015.

Value Writeup

The Equus is Hyundai's luxury flagship, aimed directly at the top models from other luxury brands, including the Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ, but costing thousands less. The V8 in the Equus, which makes 429 horsepower, is Hyundai's most powerful engine ever -- and more powerful than the engines in the Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S550. The Equus' 8-speed automatic transmission enhances performance while still managing to return an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway.

There are yet other reasons why the Equus stands out from the luxury pack. According to Hyundai, the Equus has more leg, head, and shoulder room, both in front and in back, than the Lexus LS 460. It's also a standout for safety features, and an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
Large Cars

Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
466.90 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8

5.0 L/307

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
376 @ 5000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
109.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
45.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Front Hip Room
55.5 in

Second Head Room
37.7 in

Second Leg Room
38.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
58 in

Second Hip Room
55.1 in

119.9 in

Length, Overall
203.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in

Height, Overall
58.7 in

Track Width, Front
63.8 in

Track Width, Rear
64.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
16.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4553 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 9 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.6 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.3 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Engine: 5.0L GDI DOHC 32-Valve V8 D-CVVT

Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: manual shift mode

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Rear-Wheel Drive

3.54 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

100-Amp/Hr 740CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

180 Amp Alternator

5578# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension

Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

20.3 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Air Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Wheels: Front 19" x 8.0J & Rear 19" x 9.0J -inc: Multi-spoke premium alloy

Tires: Front P245/45R19 & Rear P275/40R19

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Aluminum Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Bodyside Moldings

Chrome Side Windows Trim, Chrome Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Chrome Grille

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Laminated Glass

Radio: AM/FM/HD/XM w/In-Dash DVD/MP3 -inc: Lexicon 7.1 Discrete Logic 7 surround sound system w/17 speakers (transducers), Lexicon 13-channel digital external amplifier (598W max), CD, CD-R, DTS-CD, DVD-R, DVD video, DVD audio discs and video CD media compatibility, speed-sensing auto volume control, navigation system w/9.2" display, driver information system, NavTraffic, XM data services, Gracenote and iPod/USB aux input jacks (center console mounted)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation

Automatic Equalizer

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Heated & Cooled Multi-Adjustable Buckets -inc: adjustable electronic active front head restraints w/power controls, 12-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjustment and memory and 10-way power front passenger seat

Split-Bench Front Facing Heated Power Reclining Rear Seat

Power 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

Heated Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)



Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum/Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard

Full Simulated Suede Headliner

Leather Door Trim Insert

Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob

Ultra-Premium Leather Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat

Cargo Net

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Head Restraints

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Tracker System

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital/Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

4 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Blue Link Emergency S.O.S

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

Blind Spot Sensor

Forward Collision and Rear Collision

Lane Departure Warning

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

First Aid Kit

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera












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