After its shocking debut at the 2007 New York Auto Show, Hyundai's first true luxury car, the Genesis, made its debut in the 2009 model year. The 2012 model year brought about the release of the more powerful Genesis 5.0 R-Spec model, adding in a competitor for the likes of the M3 and C63 AMG.
Coming into the 2013 model year, the Genesis Sedan only saw minor changes, with the exception of dropping the base 5.0 and 4.6 trim levels, leaving on only the 3.8 and 5.0 R-Spec trims remaining. N terms of performance, the two trim levels couldn’t be more different. The 3.8 trim level features a comfort-oriented suspension system that is capable in the corners and its 3.8-liter V-6 engine sprints it to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds while netting it 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The 5.0 R-spec, on the other hand, sprints to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, has a stiffer sport-tuned suspension for tackling corners at high speeds while turning in 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.Read more »
The 3.8 trim level on the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan is the base model for this feature-packed luxury vehicle. Under its hood, it features a 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 333 horsepower and connects to an eight-speed manual transmission. On the outside the Genesis 3.8 includes 17-inch alloy wheels to add a touch of luxury, automatic headlights with LED accents so drivers can see you coming and fog lamps for driving in poor weather. Inside the cabin, it features dual-zone A/C for optimal comfort, power windows with auto-up feature, a seven-speaker AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM/MP3 audio system with iPod and USB jacks to keep you entertained, and Bluetooth integration. Capping off the interior is leather seating with heated front seats.
The 5.0 R-Spec trim level is the performance-oriented version of the Genesis Sedan. Performance is boosted via a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 429 horsepower. The addition of a sport-tuned suspension and 19-inch wheels with 235/45R19 tires further enhances its performance. On the outside, the 5.0 R-Spec also gains adaptive HID lighting for safer nighttime driving, power-folding and auto-dimming side-view mirrors, rain-sensing wipers to keep your field of vision as clear as possible, and chrome body-side moldings and “R-Spec” badges to add some extra style. Inside the cabin you get a power sunroof to enjoy warm days, a 528-watt Lexicon, 17-speaker audio system with 7.1-channel surround sound and six-disc CD/DVD changer for extra entertainment, Ultimate navigation with an 8-inch screen, and a rearview camera.
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|Build & Price|
2013 HYUNDAI Genesis$24,999 | 20,246 mi
2012 Hyundai Genesis$23,900 | 31,926 mi
2012 Hyundai Genesis$23,981 | 34,457 mi
2012 Hyundai Genesis$24,295 | 29,396 mi
2012 HYUNDAI GENESIS$32,999 | 20,523 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$19,995 | 53,373 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$21,103 | 60,750 mi
2011 HYUNDAI GENESIS$21,998 | 40,388 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$22,446 | 27,983 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$22,985 | 48,044 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$24,998 | 24,208 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$25,987 | 23,890 mi
2011 Hyundai Genesis$29,987 | 30,540 mi
2010 Hyundai Genesis$19,800 | 46,626 mi
2010 Hyundai Genesis$20,598 | 64,566 mi
2010 Hyundai Genesis$21,985 | 31,753 mi
2010 Hyundai Genesis$22,995 | 35,083 mi
2010 Hyundai Genesis$23,000 | no mileage
2010 Hyundai Genesis$23,985 | 33,810 mi
2009 Hyundai Genesis$13,985 | 46,545 mi
2009 Hyundai Genesis$13,995 | 124,300 mi
2009 Hyundai Genesis$16,695 | 65,166 mi
2009 Hyundai Genesis$22,991 | 35,551 mi
Great 0-to-60 sprint time, excellent mpg and prime pedigree, but a little more expensive and no base leather interior
Good mpg, optional AWD and competitive base price, but sluggish at the base level and faux leather interior is standard
Standard leather, great mpg and 10-speaker standard audio, but lacks power, slow at base end and no 5.0 R-Spec competitor
Base V-6 engine, relatively quick to 60 mph and standard leather, but lacks horsepower, only six gears and polarizing body design