Hyundai’s philosophy of giving customers a generous suite of features for their money applies to its new Genesis brand. The G90 undercuts most ultra-luxury flagships by a good $20,000 but gives up nothing to them.

The 365-hp V6 turbo thrusts the car forward effortlessly. There’s no need to spend more for the optional 420-hp, 5.0-liter V8. The eight-speed automatic shifts supremely smoothly, but our all-wheel-drive G90 was thirsty and got just 18 mpg overall.

Even though the G90 is a large and heavy car, it’s responsive in the corners but not sporty. The cabin is hushed, the ride supple yet steady. Only very sharp ruts or ridges manage to creep in, but it’s rare.

Plush and sumptuous, the G90 checks the required luxury boxes with supple leather, wood, and chrome trim, a suede headliner, and power rear sunshades. The front seats accommodate a variety of body types with soft yet supportive cushions, aided by standard 22-way power adjustment for the driver. The rear seat is like a limo, with plenty of legroom, and you can even get reclining seatbacks on the top trim level.

But the monostable gear selector is unintuitive, and Reverse doesn’t always engage on the first try. As a fail-safe, it will return to Park if you open a door with the car in Drive. Other G90 controls are relatively user-friendly. We like that forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard.

Read the complete Genesis G90 road test.

2017 Genesis G90

HIGHS: Powertrain, ride, interior room, quietness
LOWS: Unintuitive gear selector, low dash vents, brand prestige
POWERTRAIN: 365-hp, 3.3-liter turbo V6 engine; 8-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
FUEL: 18 mpg
PRICE AS TESTED: $71,550


Editor's Note: This article also appeared in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.