2011 Audi
S4
vs. 2012 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8

2011 Audi S4

9.8

Winner

Audi S4

starting from

$47,975

Reasons to buy the Audi S4

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Supercharged engine improves performance
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Moon roof
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Folding rear seats
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Rear air conditioning
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

9.4

starting from

$35,050

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Genesis 3.8

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Very spacious front seats
60.4 ft3
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Fantastic range on the highway
560 miles
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Fantastic range in the city
367 miles
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Very spacious back seats
48.8 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Audi S4 Winner: S4
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the S4 's standard sun roof
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Winner: Genesis 3.8
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  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 10,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 18 mpg
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Genesis 3.8 is particularly good (including Rear Side)
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Genesis 3.8 in particular gets exceptional range
  • People mover
  • Both have power outlets
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the S4 's standard sun roof
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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

Cost

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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MSRP $47,975 vs $35,050 The Genesis 3.8 has a great price and the S4 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 19 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 3.8 in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 5 year Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis 3.8 in particular is extraordinary

Road Tests

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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0-60 mph 4.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 125 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.92 g
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

Safety Features

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 6 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Genesis 3.8 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

Crash Test Ratings

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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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

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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Horsepower 333 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 333 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs Unknown
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Unknown
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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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 11.5 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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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 3.8 is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the S4 is quite bad

Practicality

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S4
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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Passengers 5 vs 5 People mover
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 560 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Genesis 3.8 in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 12.0 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3 The Genesis 3.8 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 3.8 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 3.8
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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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Audi
S4
2011 Audi S4
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Hyundai
Genesis 3.8
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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Genesis 3.8; but it's not available at all on the S4

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2011 Audi S4 2011 Audi S5 Premium Plus S4 vs S5 Premium Plus
2012 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 2010 Bentley Continental GT Genesis 4.6 vs Continental GT
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Genesis 3.8 vs E350
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec 2011 BMW 535i Genesis 5.0 R-Spec vs 535i
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Genesis 5.0 R-Spec vs Equus Signature
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