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Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis side view

Pros and cons of the Hyundai Genesis

  • Luxury 4-door sedan available in three sizes
  • Long list of tech features
  • Powerful engines
  • High fuel consumption
  • Low roofline in G70 model can limit headroom
  • Coupe ceased production in 2016
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Hyundai Genesis

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags9

Specifications of the Hyundai Genesis

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption14.4 - 17.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.4 - 10.5 L/100km
  • Width1890 mm
  • Length4990 mm
  • Trunk space433 - 483 L
  • Cargo space433 - 483 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Hyundai Genesis

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Hyundai Genesis 2015 - 2016 is available in 4 trims:

Premium trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Premium trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 311 hp
City consumption:14.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

Luxury trim features and specs

Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Luxury trim:
  • Front sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Luxury trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 311 hp
City consumption:14.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

Technology trim features and specs

Available with the Technology trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Technology trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Technology trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Technology trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front sensors
  • Head-Up display
  • Hill start assist
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Technology trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 311 hp
City consumption:14.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

Ultimate trim features and specs

Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Headlight cleaners
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front sensors
  • Head-Up display
  • Hill start assist
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Ultimate trim:
5 L - Gas - 420 hp
City consumption:17.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:541 km

Overview of the Hyundai Genesis

Learn about the Hyundai Genesis

Summary

Only two generations of the Hyundai Genesis were ever produced, the 2016 update being the final one. These days, the Genesis is called the G-70, manufactured by Genesis Canada, a subsidiary of Hyundai. The original vehicles are still some of the most popular choices for second-hand car buyers, thanks to their reliability and quality. Both Hyundai Genesis coupes (two-door) and sedans (four-door) are still in demand on the road due to their solid performance and features—even the first-generation vehicles have a V8 option. All models have excellent safety ratings as well—the 2009 model got five stars from the NHTSA.

Safety

With the top rating for impact resistance, the Hyundai Genesis is a tough vehicle. All models have dual front, side and rear airbags, and the following features are standard across all generations:

  • Brake assist, which applies additional force when needed to help the driver brake effectively
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS), which prevents wheels from locking up during quick stops
  • Traction control to improve grip
  • Electronic stability control to prevent skidding and loss of control

Later versions also include additional driver knee airbags, and the 2016 model features blind spot detection as an optional extra in some trims to help prevent collisions with nearby vehicles. The 2016 Genesis 5.0 Ultimate trim includes optional safety features like adaptive cruise control, which helps maintain a steady, efficient speed, as well as a lane assistance system for changing lanes safely. 

Interior

The first-generation Genesis models aimed to compete with much more expensive and established sedans, and even today, the high-quality leather interior of the 2009 model can impress. The 2012 5.0 R-Spec also features a rare black interior. Design-wise, the vehicle feels luxurious, with clean lines separating controls for user-ease. All models have a central display screen which can be set up for easy navigation while driving. 

Technology

The 2012 model introduced the optional 8-inch touch screen display, which can be a driver information system or multimedia controller. The 2016 model has a tech-specific trim that includes front and rear cameras, as well as a 7-inch gauge display for easy viewing. All-wheel drive is an option for some models as well, like the 2016 3.8. But drivers looking for all possible technology upgrades should opt for the 2016 Genesis 5.0. 

Space

The Genesis generally has more space in the cabin than similar vehicles, with the 2016 model offering a total of 123 cubic feet. This means there's enough room for drivers and passengers to stretch their legs and elbows, although some drivers report that headroom in the back is a little tight. The trunk is also large for the vehicle's class. It has a total of 15.3 cubic feet, which means enough room for most cargo. 

Comfort

Acceleration and steering response across all generations of the Genesis is fast, and even the heavier, more recent vehicles manage to stay agile. Engine and road noise are kept to a minimum in the cabin, and the ride is comfortable without being bumpy.

Frequently asked questions about the Hyundai Genesis

The 2016 Genesis inventory price ranges from roughly $18,000 to $31,000, although current prices may vary as the majority are now sold second-hand.

Hyundai stopped manufacturing the Genesis in 2016. This is also the last model year available.

First generation Genesis range from 258 hp to 429 hp depending on engine size. Second generation vehicles can produce 253 hp to 419 hp.

First-generation Genesis only have rear-wheel drive, but there are all-wheel drive (AWD) options for second-generation vehicles.

The Genesis has been replaced by the G80 sedan, which is now manufactured by the Genesis company, a subsidiary of Hyundai.