In the Hyundai Genesis sedan's search to define itself, the 2012 refresh may be a success. First off, the 2012 Genesis has a new front fascia with reworked chrome accents, a new grille, LED daytime running headlights, and no branding.
We got to test out the new R-Spec on a hot afternoon drive last week through the Valley of Fire, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
We stayed cool in the 111-degree weather as the R-Spec, boasting a 429-horsepower engine with 376 pound-feet of torque, carried us through the incredible red rock valley.
The interior of the new … Read more
When you think subcompact, you're probably thinking giving up horsepower, cargo space, tech options, and safety. But this isn't so for the 2012 Hyundai Accent.
The new Accent comes in a smart four-door GLS spec and a sporty five-door hatch, in GS and SE trims. With a direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, the Accent offers 138 horsepower at 6,300rpm and 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850rpm.
The Accent four-door is slightly larger than its predecessor (3.5 inches longer and a wheelbase that's 2.8 inches longer). It also bests the Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta, … Read more
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Hyundai has been rewriting the value rules in the mid and higher ends of the car market, but doing that on the low end is a trickier proposition. Can it really show Corolla and Civic how its done with the new 2011 Elantra? Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
You can also read CNET's full review of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra in our car Reviews section.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe R Spec 3.8 is a rarity in today's era of overladen cars: it's lean, light, and crisp, with less filigree than its Genesis Coupe stablemates. How refreshing! Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
You can also read CNET's full review of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe here.
Depending on how you look at it, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec is either a step down in trim from the Track trim level or a step up. For some, the R-Spec's deletion of comfort and luxury features like GPS navigation constitute a step down, but for driving purists the R-Spec's luxury omissions mean that they can get all of the performance parts they want with the bonus of trimming the fat, both in weight and in complexity.
Regardless of how you look at it, the R-Spec is a huge value. For your $26,750, you get a … Read more
Think you're safer in that Chevy Suburban than in a Honda Civic? Think again. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest round of Top Safety Picks, and in the small car category, six newly tested cars achieved top marks in all the tests.
The six new winners in the small car category are the 2012 Honda Civic and Ford Focus and the 2011 models of the Hyundai Elantra, Lexus CT 200h, Nissan Juke, and Toyota Prius. They join a group of 14 previously tested Top Safety Pick winners in the small car category, including the Nissan Leaf … Read more
The Equus is not your typical Hyundai. First of all, it costs a lot more, over 50 grand, than you would expect from the economy car maker. It also has a V-8, massage seats, and a refrigerator between the rear seats. It competes favorably with the Lexus LS 460, which Hyundai clearly had in its sights when it designed the car. And although it might seem pricey for a Hyundai, it undercuts every other luxury sedan on the market by 10s of thousands of dollars.
In Ultimate trim, the Equus comes with two big, powered seats in back, the right side featuring an ottoman. There is also a rear seat entertainment system. With all the money you save buying the Equus over a Mercedes-Benz S-class, you can give the chauffeur a raise.