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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis 2012

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is a midsize luxury sedan that is both powerful and well equipped with lots of standard features. It has an elegant look with the choice between V6 or two V8 engines. This four door sedan has great horsepower while still getting decent gas mileage.

Key Features

The Genesis comes with a 3.8 liter V8 engine that offers 333 hp at 6,400 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The second option is a 4.6 liter V8 engine with 385 hp at 6,500 rpm. The fuel economy on this vehicle is estimated at 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Other standard features include power windows, one touch power sunroof, Bluetooth phone interface, USB/iPod input, leather seats, and a woodgrain accented dash.

Changes for 2012

For 2012, Hyundai brought out the R-Spec sport sedan that has 5.0 liter engine with 429 hp. This model has a sport suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, and an eight speed automatic transmission. The exterior receives a facelift making it look a little fresher.

What We Like

The sound system in the Hyundai Genesis is a 7.1 Discrete audio system. It is one of the better factory sound systems and sounds amazing. The interior of the Genesis is also amazing as it has a luxurious feel with its combination of leather and wood. It is comfortable for driving in the city and on the highway.

What Concerns Us

The Hyundai is not a fashion brand such as BMW, Lexus, or Mercedes-Benz, so if you are looking for a status symbol on your vehicle, the Hyundai logo may not be for you.

Available Models

The Genesis comes in two styles, the coupe and the sedan. The coupe offers a fuel economy of up to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The sedan offers 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Major Recalls

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis was recalled due to the brake fluid not protecting against corrosion. If the module corrodes, the brakes will be less effective and could result in a crash.

Common Issues

Common consumer complaints include the engine shuts off while driving, excessive oil consumption, control panel locks up, radio cuts out, fog light coming loose, headlights turning off, A/C not working properly, and the splash shield falling off.

Hyundai Genesis 2012 Interior

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