The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis comes with an impressive list of standard features, a quality interior, overall refinement, and an improved performance. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a long warranty coverage, an exceptional value, excellent crash test scores, a hushed cabin, and a high-quality and spacious cabin. Its release date should be expected in September this year.
For 2017, buyers should look forward to LED daytime running lights, HID headlights, LED foglights, and mild exterior tweaks.
Lots of standard features and a strong value might be what endeared many people to the Genesis in the past in comparison to Japanese and German rivals. This is also true for 2017, the vehicle offers a long list of standard features and, as you’d expect, a strong value.
However, nowadays, the Genesis has evolved into something more appealing. It comes with a well-appointed cabin, a refined ride, and a clean styling among others that give the German and Japanese rivals a run for their money.
You might not be wowed by its character, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by its accommodating and spacious cabin, and elegant interior layout. The only unfortunate thing that stands out from the list of its downsides is the surprisingly limited rear-seat headroom.
Under the hood of the vehicle is a variety of V6 and V8 engines that offer a strong and smooth ride, although, the fuel consumption ratings are lackluster. The two engines send the output to the RWD via the default eight-speed automatic transmission system.
Although no vehicle today offers the power, size, interior quality, the level of equipment, and sheer presence for the money as compared to the 2017 Genesis, paying more bucks can definitely offer you better alternatives.
Available Trims – Hyundai Genesis
The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis is offered in only two trims: the 3.8 (V6) and the Ultimate (V8) models.
Also available is the Genesis Coupe but it’s a totally different vehicle and is covered in a separate review.
Exterior Concept & Interior Review – 2017 Hyundai Genesis
The full-size, RWD luxury 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan comes equipped with a rearview camera, 18” alloy wheels, automatic wipers, heated 12-way power front seats, LED daytime running lights, auto-leveling/automatic HID headlights, heated mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a navigation system, a hands-free “smart” trunk, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an 8” touchscreen interface, HD and satellite radio, a seven-speaker audio system, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency telematics, an 8” touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, auto-diming rearview camera, four-way power lumbar, real-time traffic, a CD player, iPod/USB interface, and a navigation system.
Additionally, you can get three optional packages: Signature, Ultimate, and Tech. the Signature package comes equipped with ventilated front seats, rear cross traffic alert, LED foglights, a panoramic sunroof, driver memory settings, Lexicon surround-audio system, a power rear sunshade, parking guides, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and a panoramic sunroof.
The Tech package offers upgraded leather upholstery, an automatic emergency parking system, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded 7” display, an electronic parking brake, lane-departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control.
The Ultimate package offers a matte-finish wood and aluminum trim, a color heads-up windshield display, a power trunk lid, a bigger display, 17-speaker surround-sound system, and a carbon dioxide sensor.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.5 in. (118.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.5 in. (196.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 123.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4138 lbs.
Top Speed: 149 mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 18/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Empire State Gray, Ibiza Blue, Manhattan Brown, Montecito Blue, Pamplona Red, Parisian Gray, Santiago Silver
Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Genesis
The base 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 trim comes equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine rated at 311 horsepower and 293 pounds of torque under the hood of the Genesis. The eight-speed automatic transmission system is the default transmission system, as is the rear wheel drive. You can also opt for the optional all-wheel-dive.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 stand at 18/29/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/25/19 mpg for the all-wheel-drive.
Finally, the top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 Ultimate comes equipped with a 5.0L twin turbo V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 15/23/18 mpg.
Price & 2017 Hyundai Genesis Release Date
The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $38,750. As for the release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale during the third quarter of this year.