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2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,123
185 listings nationwide
10 GREAT deals
34 GOOD deals

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2016 Hyundai Equus
Signature RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,326
60 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The definition of luxury has changed throughout the years. It was once meant to refer to unquestionable opulence and excess. But now that we live in a world where even the biggest bank...

2016 Hyundai Equus
Signature RWD
John Goreham Preview:

Every serious automaker has a flagship luxury sedan. At Hyundai, that model is the impressive 2016 Equus. If the word Equus sounds familiar to you, it is because it’s the name of the g...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
writes:
Great car for the price. Extremely quiet and packed with every option. I couldnt buy as I always buy American.
Power Ranked 2018 Buick LaCrosse Essence AWD better.
"great acceleration."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Buick LaCrosse Essence AWD better.
"Made in America"
30
writes:
Nice car but need improvement in quality of material on inside
195
writes:
Amazing looking vehicle with amazing build quality but Hyundai shot a little high in the price category. They...
Family Car Ranked 2016 Nissan Maxima SR worse.
"The Genesis does have more room and is a little more appointed if that means anything to anyone. "
Value Ranked 2016 Nissan Maxima SR better.
"The Maxima on the other hand is a little more sporty and is a little more spirited of a drive. We all need to retain our youth in some way, shape or form and I like to do it through driving my cars."
2016 Hyundai Equus
Signature RWD
40
writes:
A very nice car but lacks AWD
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Genesis G90 Ultimate AWD better.
"Better LED styling and running lights"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Genesis G90 Ultimate AWD better.
"The G90 has ski pass through"
40
writes:
Great car traded a 2013 GS Corvette for the Equus . Car handles high speed twisty roads and straight line road...
Handling Ranked 2016 Hyundai Equus Signature RWD better.
"Could not compare because I did not own the Ultimate . But my Guess they would handle the same."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Hyundai Equus Signature RWD better.
"I would think front seats are the same in both cars."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Hyundai Equus Signature RWD better.
"Capacity to me look the same"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Hyundai Equus Signature RWD better.
"Features I think are pretty much the same, except for the 2 or so extra features the ultimate offer"
Value Ranked 2016 Hyundai Equus Signature RWD better.
"I think all the features are the same except for the 2 or so extra options the ULTIMATE offers. Which to me is not worth several extra thousand $"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Hyundai Equus Signature RWD better.
"Best buy for the dollar. I paid $ 6500 & a 2013 Corvette GS trade in on a $63,000 car My Total Value was $48,500 Great Buy !!!!"
15
writes:
Excellent car with additional specifications

Specs

2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
2016 Hyundai Equus
Signature RWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 20.3 gal 20.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
311 hp @ 6,000 RPM
429 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
293 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
376 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
5,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.43 in
3.77 in x 3.42 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.7 in 45.1 in
Back Legroom 35 in 38.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.3 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Exterior
Length 196.5 in 203.1 in
Width 74.4 in 74.4 in
Height 58.3 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 118.5 in 119.9 in

Available Options

2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Casablanca White
  • Caspian Black
  • Empire State Gray
  • Manhattan Brown
  • Montecito Blue
  • Pamplona Red
  • Parisian Gray
  • Santiago Silver

Option Packages

  • Option Group 02
  • Option Group 03
  • Option Group 04
2016 Hyundai Equus
Signature RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Casablanca White
  • Caspian Black
  • Manhattan Brown
  • Night Shadow Brown
  • Parisian Gray
  • Santiago Silver

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