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2012 Hyundai Equus - Review


out of 10

The Hyundai Equus was all new just last year so for 2012 there aren’t many updates. That doesn’t matter as the Equus remains an impressive full-size sedan with plenty of performance, features, and luxury.

The Equus goes up against cars like the Lexus LS 460, BMW 7-Series, and even the Mercedes-Benz S Class, but with a starting price of $58,750 it massively undercuts the competition.

Some will be quick to discredit the car’s humble Hyundai badge, but after a quick drive of the Equus you’ll soon be thinking that the established brands should be seriously worried.

The big change for 2012 is the addition of a 5.0-liter V-8 as standard. Previously the Equus shared a 4.6-liter V-8 with the smaller Hyundai Genesis and offered the 5.0-liter as an option. It’s rated at 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is an in-house developed unit that replaces the ZF...

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