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2009 Hyundai Genesis Road Test

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

The Genesis is an all-new vehicle and Hyundai’s most expensive offering in North America. When designing the Genesis, Hyundai had its eyes riveted on the Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 3 Series for several standards while tuned into the fact that it’s mainly Chrysler 300, Lexus ES350, etc., buyers who’ll be considering the Genesis. This Hyundai is an imposing rear-drive vehicle, similar in size to the Chrysler 300, and it is offered in V6 and V8 models.
Interior and trunk
The easy-to-access front seats are very comfortable thanks among other things to their high backrests. However, for some people the head restraints are too close. The driver gets a very good driving position and adjustable lumbar support. As the doors open wide, it’s a long reach to the handles to close them.
Access to the rear is more complicated because space is limited between the cushion and the B-pillar. And as no normally constituted person can fit properly into the middle, the seat is only really comfortable for two. Legroom is good but headroom is tight for tall people. If the front seats are adjusted low, foot room underneath for the rear passengers is very limited. There is no folding seatback, just a very small ski pass-through. The trunk is very spacious. The lid opening is relatively large and the recessed hinges won’t damage anything in the trunk.


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