The big Korean's 5-liter V8 pumps out a beefy 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, all sent to the rear wheels by a new eight-speed transmission. The Equus can reach 60 mph from a rest in just under six seconds. The handling is good, if a little sluggish, and the Equus' antilock brakes are no match for the high standard that luxury competitors offer, but it's hard to be too disappointed at this price .
The Equus comes in two trims: the Signature and the Ultimate, which starts at $66,250. The interiors of both are almost at the level of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The truth is, it feels cheaper because it is cheaper and that's nothing to be ashamed of. Standard features include: ultra-premium leather seats (heated and cooled in the Ultimate); a 12-way power driver seat with a massage system; HD Radio technology paired to a fantastic 17-speaker Lexicon sound system; a one-touch sunroof; and suede headliner. The Ultimate has rear seat configured for only two passengers.