It seems like everything is good in South Korea, because the 2018 Hyundai Genesis slowly becomes the best choice for anyone out there who is looking for a good sedan. For the same amount of money, you can either get a basic offer from some prestige European or American manufacturer, or you can get a fully equipped 2018 Hyundai Genesis.
Hyundai started the production of the Genesis in 2009 and it has never looked so good. You can only imagine the silence in the cabin and the most beautiful handmade environment for relaxing, as you drive from job to home. Dimmed city lights reflecting from the metallic black exterior of your car as you glide through streets.
Those comfortable seats make you already feel like you are home. Sudden roar of the engine as you accelerate, rolling the road beneath you, and that gentle, almost unnoticeable, deceleration to full stop. You have all that, and you don’t have to own oil fields, nor companies, nor smaller countries.
In this review, we are going to get a little deeper into the overall design, engine and price.
2018 Hyundai Genesis Exterior
When you look at 2018 Hyundai Genesis exterior, believe me, you will see the shape and style of many other top class vehicles. You can see side curves from BMW series 5, the shape of VW, muscularity of Audi, elegance of Mercedes, etc… Only things worth changing are the wheels, because they seem too small for overall size of the car. At least V-6 version wheels. And the car is really big.
The another thing I would like to mention is that there are no Hyundai signs anywhere except on the rear part. Everywhere it only says “Genesis”, with its unique logo.
2018 Hyundai Genesis Interior
I don’t know about you, but I like space and elegance in a car, and I cannot find anything wrong with 2018 Hyundai Genesis interior.
Starting from the back, you have very decent trunk that opens automatically if you stand behind a car with a key for a couple of seconds (which is very handy if you have something in your hands and you cannot open the trunk by yourself), heated and ventilated seats covered with fine leather, panoramic sunroof, power rear window shades, twelve different adjustments for your front seats, real wood trim for the dashboard, 9.2″ touch screen display for navigation, 17 speaker lexicon sound system and on the top of that it has been pronounced for the safest vehicle around, with nine airbags, etc… It has everything you need.
Engine of 2018 Hyundai Genesis
Under the hood, for 2018 Hyundai Genesis engine you have two possibilities. First one is 3.8 liter V-6 engine with 318 HP, and the second 5.0 liter V8 engine with 420 HP.
But you will get better fuel economy with V-6 so you should probably stick with it. With the use of V-6 you get 22 mpg by using the normal 8 speed automatic transmission in combine driving, but if you have AWD (which is in offer from this year) you will get 19 mpg.
If you have V-8, you will get 18 mpg. So yeah, AWD is good for handling but bad for budget. The car behave really good on the road. It is a really well balanced car for city, highway and suburbs.
That electric steering is quite good, you have an impression of total control over vehicle. The acceleration can be very smooth, but if you step on it, the car is going to literally fly like a sport sedan. But don’t think that this is a sport sedan. It is not made for that.
When you get a little bit faster into the curve, the things are going to start falling apart. Because of the comfort of the car, and the good acceleration, you should watch at the meter, because you can accelerate from 0-60 really quickly, so watch out.
It goes from 0-60 in 6.3 seconds and the top speed is 130 mph, which is really good for a luxury car.
2018 Hyundai Genesis Price
There are three possibilities for a 2018 Hyundai Genesis price. A base price of 38.950 dollars, signature 42,950 dollars, tech 46,450 dollars and ultimate for 49, 950 dollars. Even the last one is cheaper than some “top class” car with everything stripped. So, this one is quite a bargain.