2011 Hyundai
Equus Signature
vs. 2012 Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

2011 Hyundai Equus Signature

10.0

starting from

$58,900
"Good for 385 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque."
auto123.com | talking about the Equus's engine
"Good quality."
auto123.com | talking about the Equus's transmission

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Equus Signature

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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Good braking distance from 60mph
122 ft
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More airbags
7
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Folding rear seats
Standard
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

9.9

starting from

$47,350

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

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Comparable turning radius
36.0 ft
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Very sporty performance
9.4 lb/hp
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Quite powerful
429 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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Quite expensive
$47,350
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • The Equus Signature has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 7 vs 6
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • The Equus Signature's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Winner: Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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  • The best price we've seen is $11,550 cheaper (around 20% less), $47,350 vs $58,900
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Audiophile's dream: lots of speakers
  • Both come standard with an entertainment system
  • The Equus Signature has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and Equus Signature are quite powerful
  • Both cars are sporty, but the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is a responsive car
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 10.0 vs 9.9

Safety Features

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Equus Signature
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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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 7 vs 6 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Equus Signature is particularly good (including Knee)
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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

Practicality

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Equus Signature
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 487 miles vs 508 miles The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has good highway range and the Equus Signature is reasonable
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Cargo space 16.7 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 59.7 ft3 vs 60.4 ft3 Very roomy front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Equus Signature'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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Equus Signature
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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MSRP $58,900 vs $47,350 The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has a reasonable price, while the Equus Signature is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Fantastic basic warranty
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 5 year Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty

Entertainment System

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Equus Signature
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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Number of speakers 17 vs 17 Audiophile's dream: lots of speakers
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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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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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 Equus Signature has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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Equus Signature
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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Equus Signature
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Equus Signature
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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0-60 mph 6.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 122 ft vs 136 ft The Equus Signature has above average braking ability, but the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is quite bad
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1/4 mile 14.8 s @ 97 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.83 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Equus Signature
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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Horsepower 378 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 429 HP @ 6,400 RPM Both the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and Equus Signature are quite powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs Unknown
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The Equus Signature's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.8 lb/hp vs 9.4 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.6 ft vs 36.0 ft The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Equus Signature is quite bad

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 2011 Kia Optima EX Genesis 3.8 vs Optima EX

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