The most negative thing you can say about the Genesis is that Hyundai historically hasn't been associated with luxury. However, this sedan represents Hyundai's best effort at a luxury car. Although Genesis doesn't offer the cachet of a luxury brand, its high level of civility, amenities and performance challenge models from more established near-luxury cars.
A 290-horsepower, 3.8-liter, V-6 drives the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capability. Its roomy cabin is furnished for five with leather seating. Other standard features include full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, heated power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and eight air bags. It also offers a seven-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio, USB port, auxiliary audio input and MP3 integration.