Putting to shame some high-end sedans costing $25,000 to $30,000 more, the Equus Ultimate is Hyundai's solution to limousine-like accommodations at a luxury sedan price. That should make anyone feel warm and fuzzy. Its 385-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 might lack some of the performance of others on this list, but in conjunction with the six-speed, driver-shiftable automatic transmission, it can send the rear-wheel-drive Equus to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.
With nearly 40 inches of rear-seat legroom, there are no second-class passengers. Seating four, Equus Ultimate features heating-cooling-massaging seats, fore and aft. The rear seats recline with a passenger-side, power foot rest. Containing a mini-refrigerator, the rear center console has controls for the climate and rear-seat, DVD entertainment systems. A 17-speaker Lexicon surround-sound system with iPod interface and six-disc CD changer is standard. A navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and an Apple iPad are also included in the price.