In the 1980s and 90s, Hyundai built a reputation around vehicles that offered basic transportation at minimal expense. Over the past few years, the automaker has put forth a concerted effort to move the brand upmarket, and nowhere is this shift more evident than in the Hyundai Genisis sedan – a car which aims to go toe to toe with the Germans and, despite a much smaller price tag, is very successful at doing so.

Powering the Genesis is a 5.0-liter DOHC V8 which generates 420 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and is hooked to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends all the power to the rear wheels.

Standard equipment on the Genesis 5.0 includes a performance-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch center stack display with navigation and rear view camera, panoramic sunroof, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and blind spot detection.

Even with optional extras like Ultimate Package found on our tester, which includes a heads-up display, premium navigation with a 9.2-inch center display, a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system, and adaptive suspension, the grand total as tested comes out to $55,700 including destination. So is the Genesis just an exceptional value or do you really get what you pay for in the luxury sedan segment? Let’s find out.

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Comments

    • MOPAR 401
      MOPAR 401

      Holy cabin noise

      about 8 days ago
    • dirp birp
      dirp birp

      Sure lets in road imperfections. Every little interstate bump.Better tires?

      about 1 month ago
    • Focus_20SF
      Focus_20SF

      Lol sounds like a mustang gt

      about 2 months ago
    • andy roswell
      andy roswell

      the interior looks like the BMW 2005/2006 3series , the genesis looks boring after some time not very impressive, i test drove it i would give it a 4.1/10 , the AWD is even worst nothing special, the genesis cars lag no technology in the car and the shifter is real stupid designed, other the car is overpriced you just paying for the 10y warranty!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Stuff stuff and More stuff
      Stuff stuff and More stuff

      I'm in love. Such a great car

      about 1 year ago
    • AutoMootiv
      AutoMootiv

      Such a beautiful car! Shame its only for the US market and not for Europe. Because its very astonishing and luxurious + a very nice sound as well!

      about 1 year ago
    • Julius Jones
      Julius Jones

      Fastest car ever

      about 1 year ago
    • Dr Johnson Hungwell
      Dr Johnson Hungwell

      I have a friend that owns one he said it would run around 140

      about 1 year ago
    • Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport
      Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport

      0:18 Can we take a moment to appreciate that chime because that was the most dulcet chime I have ever heard from a car company besides BMW.

      about 1 year ago
    • DoubleM55
      DoubleM55

      I would choose this over BMW or Mercedes without any doubt!

      about 1 year ago
    • S Tea
      S Tea

      i love that car. resale value is awful however

      about 1 year ago
    • Saleh Musenene
      Saleh Musenene

      I wish I known anything abut cars , but since I don't .I will just wait and comment last

      about 2 years ago
    • Cameron Davis
      Cameron Davis

      like car but hate the blinker sound.  does this car pull like the lighter 4.6 or not.  looks sluggish

      about 2 years ago
    • suhoh1004
      suhoh1004

      korean No1,entry car

      about 2 years ago
    • PROTOSTAR
      PROTOSTAR

      A used Genesiss is or a used GS350....Which is a better buy?

      about 2 years ago
    • TheRussell50
      TheRussell50 In reply to PROTOSTAR

      Used Genesis, I've owned both. Just picked up a used base 3.8 for 25k! Love this car. It's not as refined as the Lexus but it makes up for this shortcoming in comfort and amenities.

      about 1 year ago
    • queque_
      queque_

      Ugh NOONE HAS THIS REQUEST IM ABOUT TO MAKE: Can you please do a night time drive in this car?! Im talking the walking up to the car, and the genesis logo welcome lights... PLEASE!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Patrick Rogers
      Patrick Rogers

      the Genesis is cool next time you drive a car let it be a new 2016 Genesis and walk around it and show us in the inside

      about 2 years ago
    • mm
      mm

      Highway not nice
      Ksa حقها الافضل في العالم 😂
      ودي اصدق بس قوية
      Genesis 😍❤️

      about 2 years ago
    • californianspotter
      californianspotter

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      about 2 years ago
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      about 2 years ago
    • 스머프
      스머프

      I expected you to have given a review or comment. Should I buy a genesis, will I regret purchasing the one ^^;

      about 2 years ago
    • Roni
      Roni

      Thanks for your love Hyundai Genesis. :)

      about 2 years ago
    • Sean sailes
      Sean sailes

      What camera is this?

      about 2 years ago
    • battledome64
      battledome64

      Is this pov on chest or head?

      about 2 years ago
    • Sky King
      Sky King In reply to battledome64

      head.

      about 2 years ago
    • zarif555
      zarif555

      hoping to get one soon 3.8 model

      about 2 years ago
    • Tafari  Boozer
      Tafari Boozer

      This Genesis is Gorgeous and Quiet beats the Germans by miles. Reliability is a 10.

      about 2 years ago
    • OMAR 99
      OMAR 99 In reply to Tafari Boozer

      yup! reliability in hyundai is really better now this is a survey in 2017 http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/cars/consumer-reports-best-and-worst-car-brands-for-reliability-in-2017-include-lexus-toyota-and-buick-1.12508795

      about 2 years ago
    • Chika Nwanosike
      Chika Nwanosike In reply to Tafari Boozer

      oh stop it

      about 2 years ago
    • biggerbi
      biggerbi

      Sheesh, this V8 sounds sweet, I actually prefer it's sound to BMW's recent V8s. I just love the idea of a luxurious Korean car. Styling got even better with the 2015 Genesis G90.

      about 2 years ago
    • Chris'sVids79
      Chris'sVids79

      Sounds like there is a window slightly open in the back seat? Either that, or this car has more wind noise than the Cobalt SS you test drove, which I highly doubt. Damn, that ruined the video for me. I can't watch videos of cars driving around with their windows cracked open. It gives my eardrums a pounding through my headphones. Your videos have a lot of bass as it is. Well anyway, at least the windows are shut in most of your other videos.

      about 2 years ago
    • RandomChat
      RandomChat In reply to Chris'sVids79

      Could be the pano sunroof as well.

      about 7 months ago
    • Coupydog
      Coupydog In reply to Chris'sVids79

      +IrishChris1979 Good observation.  I bet you are right about a rear window slightly open.  Wind noise just isn't in character with this lineup.

      about 2 years ago
    • dash captures of Vermont
      dash captures of Vermont

      Test drove the v6 and if the steering is the same for the v8 then it is completely soulless. Can't speak on much else, the cabin is comfortable. As long as long term durability is good then I could live with it.

      about 2 years ago
    • Miko
      Miko In reply to dash captures of Vermont

      How do you truly like it ?

      about 2 years ago
    • tapit999
      tapit999

      Hyundai got EPS(They call it MDPS) problems. many products in Korea have poor Handling

      about 2 years ago
    • whoRu?
      whoRu? In reply to tapit999

      +Stuntihn MX 5.0 0-60 is 4.75 and no, 5.0 has A lot more horses, 100hp more.

      about 2 years ago
    • Please Take A Sip
      Please Take A Sip In reply to tapit999

      +WhatUwant? Hyundai has always been good when it comes to luxury and reliability, but I di think the car is a bit over priced... For the lack of power mainly and I know it sounds dumb but also for the name Hyundai being on the vehicle given its bad rep on failures with the rear end on the v6 Genesis coupe...

      about 2 years ago
    • Please Take A Sip
      Please Take A Sip In reply to tapit999

      +WhatUwant? The only thing though, I know it's for luxury and not for speed, but it really isn't worth the money in terms of. Fastness... It is 4,600 pound curb weight and 370 ish wheel horse power, which to me is a lot of weight and very little power. But I am sure with some minor tuning that nerfed down horse power will go up drastically, however as stock it is quite sluggish in turns...

      about 2 years ago
    • whoRu?
      whoRu? In reply to tapit999

      +Stuntihn MX Sry. I'm too am jdm fan even though I'm Korean. I LOVE R34 and 95' 96' Supra. BUT 15' Genesis 5.0 is almost perfect. 0-60 4.75sec and it has all the rooms. The interior is only leather, wood, steel, and good quality hard plastic. My genesis is fully loaded so it has touch screen HD Navi/Map. THIS THING DOES BURN OUT LIKE A BOSS.

      about 2 years ago
    • Please Take A Sip
      Please Take A Sip In reply to tapit999

      +WhatUwant? Well I'm a jdm fanboy but I must say I do like the fact that the Genesis has a v8 lol it's the last car you would think would be fast since it looks like a 4cyl family sedan haha perfect sleeper

      about 2 years ago