2014 Hyundai Genesis

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The 2014 Hyundai Genesis carries over relatively unchanged albeit a few minor changes. Some changes worth noting are a set of 18-inch wheels are now standard on the 3.8 and a heated steering wheel is now optional on the 5.0. If you are on the market for a luxury vehicle but don’t want to pay the price, then look no further as the 2014 Hyundai Genesis sedan offers most of all of the good stuff that the more expensive competitors offer. It is surprisingly well-equipped for its low entry cost however optional packages can add up in a hurry.

Standard features found on the Genesis 3.8 include 18-inch alloy wheels as mentioned earlier, automatic headlights with LED accents, fog lights, power heated mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, chrome exterior trim pieces, rear privacy glass, push button start, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth®, and a 7 speaker sound system with satellite radio and iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks. A 333 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine is standard that is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and returns an estimated 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

A 3.8 Premium Package is available that will add numerous creature comforts such as a leather wrapped dash and door trim inserts, premium leather upholstery, a sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers with auto defogger windshield, a power rear sunshade, a navigation system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a premium Lexicon® 14-speaker surround sound audio system. This package will cost you an additional $4,400.

A 3.8 Technology Package is also available to the tune of $4,300. It requires the Premium package in total it will actually cost you almost $9 grand however it adds a long list of desirable equipment. Equipment includes adaptive headlights, an auto-defogging windshield, auto-dimming side mirrors, a lane departure warning system coupled with smart cruise control, front and rear parking assist, an upgraded 17-speaker sound system, a larger navigation display, heated rear seats, and a cooled driver’s seat.

2014 Hyundai Genesis

Stepping up to the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec will get you all of the above equipment plus 19-inch alloy wheels, unique exterior trim pieces, and illuminated door sill plates. You’ll also get a more powerful 429 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 that is also mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel economy drops to an estimated 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis sedan starts at $35,200 for the 3.8-liter variant before any additional packages. Opting for the R-Spec will cost you upwards of $48 grand. 

 Powerful engine lineup, offers lots of luxury for a low price, roomy and comfortable cabin, long warranty

 Missing an all-wheel drive option, rear seats do not fold down, harsh ride in R-Spec model, so-so fuel economy

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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