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2005 Hyundai XG350 Trims

4 Dr L Sedan

Avg. Price: $6,968

The 2005 Hyundai XG350 L received an 8-CD changer, hidden in the trunk. Otherwise, there were few changes from 2004. The affordable front-wheel-drive luxury sedan with the 100,000-mile warranty is powered by a 194-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and 5-speed auto transmission with manual mode. Like the base model, it came standard with 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, automatic headlights, foglights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 16-inch alloy wheels, and dual front and front-side airbags. It added traction control and the auto-dimming function on all mirrors. Rear seats split-fold 60/40, and the trunk holds around 15 cubic feet and features a cargo net.

It's hard to believe the XG350 L fit so many features in at no extra cost. Moving beyond the base, it added heated seats, memory settings for the power driver's seat and mirrors, a sunroof, and faux wood trim to go along with the leather trim on the doors and steering wheel. Already standard were leather seats, power front seats, full power features, wheel-mounted cruise control, heated mirrors, intermittent wipers, a garage opener, remote entry, and front and rear climate control.

Since it already had so much to offer, there were no options or package add-ons for the 2005 XG350 L. Some drivers wish a navigation system or DVD player had been available as well. Other complaints mention the small trunk. Overwhelmingly, though, owners loved the bargain price for a luxury wannabe, and say the power is peppy and the road noise noticeably reduced. Disappointments include its 18/26 city highway mpg, and the lack of an automatic locking system.

4 Dr STD Sedan

Even the base model of this front-wheel-drive luxury sedan comes well equipped for passenger and driver comfort. The 2005 Hyundai XG350 features a 3.5-liter, 194-hp DOHC V6 that delivers 216 ft-lbs of torque and is paired with a 5-speed shiftable automatic. Four- and five-star crash ratings are a result of standard traction control, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels, and dual front and front-side airbags. It doesn't stop there, however, with automatic headlights, foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror also standard on the 2005 XG350 STD.

The only additions for 2005 are carpeted floor mats (which hardly seem significant next to the standard set of leather upholstery and leather trim for the door, shifter, and steering wheel), power front seats, a full set of power features, heated mirrors, a garage-door opener, remote entry, a security system, trip computer, wheel-mounted cruise control, CD player, intermittent wipers, and front and rear air conditioning. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 and come with a fold-down armrest, and the trunk holds 15 cubic feet.

Options are few for the 2005 XG350 STD, but you can add a new 8-CD changer. Drivers like the trunk space, quiet ride, and long list of standard features in the XG350 STD, but wish it had a more powerful engine and better mileage than 18/26 mpg city/highway.