2011 Toyota
Avalon Limited
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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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Very spacious front seats
60.4 ft3
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Quite powerful
429 HP @ 6,400 RPM
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

9.6

starting from

$36,595

Reasons to buy the Toyota Avalon Limited

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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
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Good range in the city
370 miles
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.1
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Winner: Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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  • Almost the same
  • The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 17 vs 12
Cost 10.0 vs 9.2
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Winner: Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Winner: Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 60.4 ft3 vs 55.2 ft3
  • The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Avalon Limited
  • Room for more than 10% more stuff, 15.9 ft3 vs 14.4 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Child door locks come standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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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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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • 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
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

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Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Number of speakers 17 vs 12 Audiophile's dream: lots of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Avalon Limited does not
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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 {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available 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 Avalon Limited

Cost

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Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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MSRP $47,350 vs $36,595 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 20 mpg The Avalon Limited has OK city mileage, while the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Avalon Limited's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 3 year The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Avalon Limited's warranty is very limited

Practicality

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Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 508 miles vs 536 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 15.9 ft3 vs 14.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 60.4 ft3 vs 55.2 ft3 Both have roomy front seats, however the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec in particular is spacious
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Avalon Limited'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 Optional The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
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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

Safety Features

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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 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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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

Luxury Features

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Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
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2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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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

Hyundai
Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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Horsepower 429 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is very powerful, while the Avalon Limited is only of average power
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Number of gears Unknown vs 6
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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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 9.4 lb/hp vs 13.5 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 front-wheel drive The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.0 ft vs 36.9 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

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Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Toyota
Avalon Limited
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 7.1 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 141 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 15.5 s s @ 95.0 mph mph
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.76 g The Genesis 5.0 R-Spec has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Avalon Limited
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Top speed Unknown vs 135 mph

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2011 Toyota Avalon Limited 2011 Lexus LS 460 Avalon Limited vs LS 460
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited 2011 Toyota Corolla Avalon Limited vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited 2011 Toyota Venza Avalon Limited vs Venza
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec 2010 Bentley Continental GT Genesis 5.0 R-Spec vs Continental GT
2012 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited Genesis 4.6 vs Sonata Limited
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec vs E350

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