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Comparing the 2016 Hyundai Genesis: More Premium than Ever

If you are desiring a near-luxury car, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis delivers everything you need and more. Known for affordable quality, Hyundai has been manufacturing entry-level vehicles for decades.

The Genesis, however, is no ordinary car. It is jam packed with high-end features that make driving incredibly enjoyable while offering performance features that rival far more expensive luxury cars. All of this is available to you for the starting price of $38,750. Let’s dive right in and take a closer look in order to really appreciate the performance and comfort of the Genesis.

2016 Hyundai Genesis – Drive Your Way

Gone are the days where choice consists of deciding the type of transmission you want. Hyundai is making it possible to drive differently whether it’s due to the weather conditions or simply because you feel like it. This feature is called Intelligent Drive Mode and it allows you to switch between normal driving, the sport-mode, eco-mode, and snow-mode. In eco-mode, you can conserve fuel without making a concerted effort to do so. In sport-mode, you can drive faster and quicker than you would normally, while experiencing incredible handling. The snow-mode is a low traction option to help you drive safely in bad winter weather.

2016 Hyundai Genesis

Additionally, you can use the 8-speed SHIFTRONIC® transmission to seamlessly shift using paddle shifters. This will deliver a smoother and more refined ride when you need it. Choice is the key here. Regardless of how you want to drive, you are in control and the Genesis will respond exactly as you want it to.

High-Tech Features of the 2016 Genesis

If you are looking for the latest and greatest features, the 2016 Genesis will rise to meet your expectations. In fact, some of the features found here are not found anywhere else. For example, the Genesis has a sensor that detects carbon dioxide. If too much exists in the cabin, the air vents will kick in and circulate fresh air. This can help you stay more alert while driving and keep you healthier in the long-term. The first of its kind, this is Hyundai thinking outside the box and using technology to solve a common problem.

Another amazing high-tech feature is the Genesis Intelligent Assistant® app. This is incredible because the app syncs with your car and information found online in order to send you various reminders – such as remote starting your car when it is hot outside. The application gives you insight into what is happening inside your car and how external conditions could impact your drive. This is intelligence redefined. Hyundai Genesis Interior

Other features on the new 2016 Genesis include:

  • Rain sensing windshield wipers so that you can always see clearly, without having to touch a button or speed up your wipers as the rain falls harder. The windshield automatically defogs as well so that you can always see clearly. This makes driving incredibly easy and also safer since you can focus on the road, rather than the changing weather.
  • Blue Link® system that integrates improved safety features with Google and Pandora connectivity.
  • Large touchscreen with an HD display for your navigation, Bluetooth streaming, driver information system, and more.
  • Tire pressure monitoring system that actually tells you which tire is low – no more guess work!
  • Trunk that opens without you using your hands or pushing a button. As long as you are within three feet of the trunk for more than three seconds it will open automatically.
  • Smart cruise control that readjusts how fast you are going based on the distance you want to keep from the car in front of you. If they slow down, your cruise control will adjust and then adjust again when they speed back up. This makes long road trips much easier!

2016 Hyundai Genesis Safety Features

Hyundai is using technology to solve common safety issues. Very often, accidents occur because of what a driver cannot see in time. The 2016 Genesis model addresses this problem with upgraded radar sensors. These sensors send you an alert when something is identified as coming within the rear cross path. Ideally, this provides the driver with an opportunity to quickly speed up and out of harms way. It also comes with a blind-spot detection system and a lane departure warning with lane assist.

Additionally, the new automatic emergency brake deploys when the radar and camera sense that a crash is imminent and the driver is not stopping on their own. The emergency brake will then engage in order to stop or slow the car, thereby avoiding an accident. Given the amount of accidents that happen due to distracted driving or fatigue, these features should decrease the likelihood of a Genesis driver getting into an accident. Proving this point, the IIHS gave the 2016 Genesis the Top Safety Pick in its class.

2016 Genesis Final Verdict

The 2015 Genesis was an already incredible vehicle on it’s own, but Hyundai took it one step further. This year’s model is full of features that drivers want and need, as well as those you would never expect. Sold with a five year/ 50,000 mile warranty, this near-luxury model is an incredible value.