2011 Audi
S4
vs. 2012 Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

10.0

starting from

$47,350

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

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Quite powerful
429 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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Very spacious front seats
60.4 ft3
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Fantastic range on the highway
508 miles
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Very spacious back seats
48.8 ft3
2011 Audi S4

9.6

Runner-up

Audi S4

starting from

$47,975

Reasons to buy the Audi S4

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Supercharged engine improves performance
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Folding rear seats
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Average city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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Average highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
Entertainment System 8.9 vs 10.0
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  • Almost the same
  • The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has 7 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 17 vs 10
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's satellite radio; in the S4 , too, but it'll cost
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Winner: Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 60.4 ft3 vs 53.1 ft3
  • A single tank lasts more than 10% longer, 508 miles vs 456 miles
  • The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the S4
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Winner: Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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  • The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Cost 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is extraordinary
  • Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is extraordinary
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have power seats
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 10.0

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 10 vs 17 Both have more speakers, but the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's satellite radio; in the S4 , too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec; no amount of money can buy it on the S4

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 People mover
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 508 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 12.0 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3 The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has lots of cargo room and the S4 is pretty good
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front seats 53.1 ft3 vs 60.4 ft3 The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has very spacious front seats, and the S4 is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The S4 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the S4
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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S4
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 6 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is particularly good (including Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Cost

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S4
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MSRP $47,975 vs $47,350 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 16 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 5 year Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is extraordinary

Luxury Features

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S4
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

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S4
2011 Audi S4
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0-60 mph 4.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 136 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.83 g
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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S4
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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S4
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Horsepower 333 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 429 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is fairly powerful, but the S4 is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs Unknown
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Supercharger vs None The S4 's Supercharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.5 lb/hp vs 9.4 lb/hp The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is a sporty car, while the S4 is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The S4 has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 36.0 ft The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the S4 is quite bad

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