2012 Hyundai Genesis  -  $35,075


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,075
Base Invoice: $32,945
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn V6 3.8L
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn V6 3.8L
Transmission: 8-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.8L DOHC GDI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Lots of affordable luxury; elegant, understated styling; great handling and powerful V8; very competitive pricing


Model Highlights

The Hyundai Genesis is a luxury large sedan that aims to compete with Lexus and Mercedes. As such, it features a strong, competitive standard equipment list, but it's offered at a fraction of the price.

There are three engines available: a 3.8L V6, a 4.6L V8 and a 5.0L V8. The 3.8L produces 333 hp, up from last year's 290, while the 4.6L makes 385 hp. The 5.0L, new for 2012, makes 426 hp. Each of the engines utilizes continuously variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder, and both the 3.8L and 5.0L use direct injection to help achieve their horsepower figures. All three engines are mated to new 8-speed automatic transmissions with Shiftronic manual shift mode for more control over the gear changes.

The Genesis' suspension consists of an independent 5-link setup that also includes stabilizer bars. The steering is speed-sensitive and the brakes are ventilated discs all around. Standard features include heated power mirrors, fog lamps, automatic headlamps and leather seats that are heated and 8-way power adjustable. Other features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a proximity entry system.

All Genesis sedans feature standard electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, advanced dual front airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags and tire-pressure monitoring. Sedans also have and rear side-impact airbags, and the 4.6 and 5.0 R-spec add standard traction control. The 5.0 R-spec features special performance tires on 19-inch wheels, high-flow exhaust and special R-spec design touches to its exterior.

Inside, the 3.8 includes leather seating, heated power front seats, dual-zone climate control, XM radio and steering-wheel mounted audio controls. The 4.6 and 5.0 R-spec add power sunroof, 18-inch wheels, proximity entry, cooled driver's seat, heated rear seat, power tilt and telescopic steering column, rearview camera, navigation, obstacle detection and adaptive cruise control. Lane Departure Warning is now standard on 4.6 and 5.0 R-spec models, and is optional on the 3.8.

The Premium package for the Genesis 3.8 adds a sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a Lexicon 14-speaker sound system, XM NavTraffic navigation and a rearview camera. The 3.8 Technology package takes the Premium package even further, adding a 17-speaker sound system, Ultimate Navigation, Bluetooth, LCD cluster display, Xenon adaptive headlights, smart cruise control, heated rear seats, a cooled driver's seat and an electronic parking brake.


Model News

Following much initial success in the luxury sedan market, Hyundai's popular Genesis receives several notable upgrades for 2012.

The Genesis sedan has been given an overall design freshening, with updated LED headlights the most noticeable change. A new rear fascia has been fitted, with new integrated exhaust tips. Under the hood, the 3.8L V6 gets slightly more power and a new 8-speed transmission replaces last year's 6-speed unit.

An all-new 5.0 R-spec model is available for 2012, featuring a 5.0L 429-hp V8 engine, sport suspension with summer tires, performance-tuned exhaust, and special styling cues.


Value Writeup

The Hyundai Genesis sedan takes aim at mid-priced luxury sedans. The V6 model comes with dual exhaust, dual-zone climate control and leather seats. The V8-engined sedan has a 14-speaker sound system, rain-sensing windshield wipers and proximity entry. The all-new 5.0 R-spec model it well suited to be a real player in the high-performance sedan segment, offering a blistering 429 hp and a performance-tuned suspension system.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - City
347.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 (Est) MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
540.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.8L/231

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
291 @ 5100

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.39

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.2 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.55

EPA Classification
Large car

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
109.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
44.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.9 in

Second Head Room
37.7 in

Second Leg Room
38.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Second Hip Room
54.3 in

Wheelbase
115.6 in

Length, Overall
196.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in

Height, Overall
58.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.8 in

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3971 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.0 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.7 in

Front Tire Size
P225/55R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.3 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V489000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 29, 2013

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
43,500

Summary
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured April 30, 2008, through March 28, 2012. The vehicles may contain brake fluid which does not protect against corrosion of the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU).

Consequence
If the module corrodes, reduced brake effectiveness may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners and instruct them to bring their vehicle to a dealer for service. Hyundai will inspect the HECU module for proper operation, and will replace the modules as necessary. Hyundai will replace the factory brake fluid in those vehicles that have not previously had the factory brake fluid replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of December 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 or by email at consumeraffairs@hmausa.com. Hyundai's recall number is 114.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V117000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 29, 2016

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
18,700

Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured August 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012, and 2011-2013 Equus vehicles manufactured July 10, 2011, to June 12, 2012. The windshield wiper motor cover seal on the affected vehicles may degrade allowing corrosion on the wiper motor's circuit board. The corrosion can cause intermittent or total loss of wiper function.

Consequence
Inoperative wipers during inclement weather can decrease driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover and seal, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 140.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

3.8L DOHC GDI 24-valve V6 engine

Continuously variable valve timing (CVVT)

8-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission w/OD

Rear wheel drive

150-amp alternator

90-amp/hr battery

Independent 5-link front suspension -inc: gas shocks, coil springs

Independent 5-link rear suspension -inc: gas shocks, coil springs

SACHS amplitude selective damping shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Engine speed sensing, rack & pinion pwr steering

4-wheel front ventilated solid rear disc brakes

17" 14-spoke alloy wheels

P225/55R17 tires

Compact spare tire

Body-color bumpers w/chrome insert molding

Body-color lower bodyside moldings

Body-color grille w/chrome accent

Automatic headlights -inc: LED accents

Fog lights

Center high mount stop lamp

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/turn signal indicators -inc: puddle lamps

Solar control glass

Acoustic laminated noise reducing front window/windshield glass

Variable intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers

Chrome accent door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (7) speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs, XM satellite radio w/(90) day trial subscription

Bluetooth hands-free phone system

In-glass antenna

Leather seating surfaces

Pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, 4-way pwr passenger seat, pwr driver lumbar, electronic active head restraints, seatback pockets

Heated rear seating w/pass-through -inc: center armrest w/dual cupholders & cover, head restraints for all 3 seats

Front center console -inc: storage, dual cupholders

Carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: audio/Bluetooth controls

Supervision electroluminescent instrument cluster w/adjustable illumination level

Gauges -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, clock

Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS, TPMS

Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS

Warning chimes -inc: key-in-car w/door ajar, seatbelt

Trip computer

Pwr windows w/front auto-up/down -inc: pinch protection

Pwr door locks

Proximity entry w/push button start -inc: (2) proximity key fobs w/alarm & trunk release

Locking glove box

Cruise control

Remote fuel door, hood & trunk release

Anti-theft system

Engine immobilizer

Dual zone automatic air conditioning w/cabin air filter -inc: rear seat heat ducts, outside temp display

Rear window defroster w/timer

(2) aux pwr outlets

Door map pockets w/tilt out feature

Woodgrain accents

Metalgrain accents

Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink universal garage door opener, compass

Lighting -inc: front map, front/rear reading, dome, glove box, cargo area, ashtray, ignition cylinder

(4) assist grips

Leather-wrapped shift knob w/woodgrain insert

(2) rear coat hooks

Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors & visor extensions

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Shift interlock system

Front/rear crumple zones

Body-side reinforcements

Hood buckling creases & safety stops

Daytime running lights

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags

Front/rear passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

Occupant classification system (OCS)

3-point seatbelts for all seating positions

Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters

Childproof rear door locks

Emergency trunk release

Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitor system (TPMS)

Energy-absorbing steering column

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$4,800

 
TECHNOLOGY PKG
$4,000

 
WHITE SATIN PEARL
$0

 
BLACK NOIR PEARL
$0

 
TWILIGHT BLUE PEARL
$0

 
TITANIUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM METALLIC
$0

 
CABERNET RED PEARL
$0

 
CHAMPAGNE BEIGE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEATS
$0

 
JET BLACK, LEATHER SEATS
$0

 
SADDLE, LEATHER SEATS
$0

 
IPOD CABLE
$35

 
EMERGENCY ROADSIDE KIT
$40

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
SUNROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$95

 
CARGO TRAY
$100


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