Hyundai's upscale sedan is impressive, especially for the price.
Though it is by no means a sports sedan, handling is responsive and secure.
The quiet and well finished cabin also has an unusually hospitable rear seat for a midsized car.
Controls are simple, unless you buy the optional navigation system, which adds a rather fussy multidirectional controller.
The car's weak link is its somewhat nervous ride.
For 2012, the Genesis got a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which helped the V6 get 22 mpg overall in our tests.
While a V8 engine is also offered, we found it to be only marginally quicker than the V6.