Taking the fight to some of the most established brands in the world, let alone the automotive universe, and going after their top-shelf luxury sedans, might seem like a crazy idea. Hyundai had just such a crazy idea. And so far, it works, mostly. For its great price, strong engines, and surprisingly high-quality build, MotorAuthority rates the 2011 Equus a 7.
Whether you're a frugal executive or an up-and-comer, the Equus' sweet price point is one of its most attractive features, priced about $20,000-$30,000 below most of its competition. The Equus does provide competition, too, with better handling than the Lexus LS, and supple leather and wood trim to match the Germans. The right-rear seat even reclines like a first-class airline seat and features a built-in Shiatsu massage system.
Power isn't typically the first thing you ask of a luxury sedan, but it's always on the list, and Hyundai doesn't disappoint: the Equus is available with a 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine mated...