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How does the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Compare?

The 2011 Hyundai Genesis steps up to compete with some of the best cars in the market thanks to the sector there in. Because of this, Hyundai knows it has to continue to update and improve their Genesis model each and every year.

When compared with previous models, this year’s model features 10 hp more and an additional standard technology package.

2011 Hyundai Genesis Review

The 2011 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 trim comes with a V6 3.8 L engine that offers 290 hp. It includes rear wheel drive and quite an impressive 6 speed automatic transmission. If you want complete control, you can shift to a manual transmission by just pushing a button. The car can reach 60 miles per hour in just 6.2 seconds and it has an average fuel consumption of 21 miles per gallon.

The 4.6 trim includes a 378 hp V8 4.6 L engine with rear wheel drive and a 6 speed automatic gearbox. This trim stands out as one that is more powerful than the others – capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in just 5.9 seconds. The average fuel economy is 20 miles per gallon.

Safety Features

The general safety features that are offered by this year’s model are really good. Standard elements include: antilock brakes, brake assist, stability control, traction control, rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front airbags. You can also choose an optional package that gives you access to a rearview camera and parking sensors for the 3.8. On the 4.6, this is standard.

Hyundai Genesis 2011One of the most influential parts of this car occurred during crash test ratings. The 2011 Hyundai Genesis managed to receive a perfect score.

All the category ratings received 5 stars out of a maximum of 5. This is also true for government tests and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Interior Changes

At first glance, by looking at the interior you might be tempted to think that you are looking at a Lexus. Both models come with many different modern conveniences and the materials chosen are really good. You will surely appreciate the elegant dashboard that is made out of various sweeping arcs capable of encapsulating instrument and control panels properly.

It is true that there are many different buttons on the center console, the steering wheel and the dashboard; but you will like the fact that they are very intuitive. The layout is definitely unique but logical. Audio quality is well above average and you can opt for a knob and screen or touchscreen interface.

The front seats on the 2011 Genesis offer a lot of support and padding so the driver and passenger will feel extra comfortable. This statement is true for the rear seats as well and it is impressive to note how much space you have available in the rear quarters. Rear seats will not fold down but you do have a pass-through storage feature that you can use for long items.

2011 Genesis Driving Experiences

We all know how good the 2011 Hyundai Genesis model looks but it is important that we also take a look at the quality of the driving experience. It is quite a soft ride and you would expect this from a car that is heading towards the luxury segment. Car critics love that the drive is not too floaty and when you need it to, the car can actually perform tight turns very properly thanks to its traction control.

The steering is precise and light, the cabin is really quiet while on the roads, and the comfort offered is above any of its competition. As a whole, the driving experience is definitely one to envy and suits up very nicely for all the 2012 design changes.