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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

At a Glance

Pricing $34,200 - $46,800
Drive Types RWD
Engines 3.8l V6, 5.0l V8
Transmissions A8
Fuel Economy 16-18 (city), 25-28 (highway)

Hyundai has a sedan to compete in just about every category. The Genesis is a large rear-wheel-drive sedan with proportions similar to the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Ford Taurus. With styling somewhat reminiscent of European luxury sedans, the Genesis also begs comparison to a couple of German luxury sedans although it's unlikely buyers of those cars would cross-shop the Hyundai. The interior is filled with luxury features and appointments like a leather wrapped dash, heated/cooled seats, and an extraordinary Lexicon 7.1 audio system. Genesis models are tied to their powertrains. The Genesis 3.8 equips a 333-bhp V6 engine and is priced from $35,000. The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is powered by a 5.0l V8 engine rated at 429-bhp and includes every available option as standard equipment for around $47,000. All Genesis models include an eight-speed automatic transmission.

What Changed:

The 4.6l V8 engine is dropped leaving the 5.0 R-Spec as the only V8 model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Genesis 3.8 3.8l V6 (333-bhp) A8 RWD 18/28/22 69 $34,200
Genesis 3.8 Premium 3.8l V6 (333-bhp) A8 RWD 18/28/22 72 $39,000
Genesis 3.8 Technology 3.8l V6 (333-bhp) A8 RWD 18/28/22 72 $43,300
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec 5.0l V8 (429-bhp) A8 RWD 16/25/20 76 $46,800