The Hyundai Genesis rivals high-end luxury sedans, but costs considerably less. Its luxuriously spacious interior and quietness far transcended its relatively modest price. We were also impressed with its smooth, punchy powertrain and excellent brakes. Handling is sound, but this is no sports sedan.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The acceleration is great for highway conditions. Road handling is excellent, very little sway on quick turns, excellent breaking with no side pull. Tire/road noise is a higher than other luxury vehicles."

JOHN M., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"The car does not handle well on icy or snowy roads in town. If I purchased another Genesis, I would choose the AWD option with the V6 engine."

JEANNETTE B., IL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"The acceleration is what I like best about my car. It accelerates quickly even when going up hill."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"This is a wonderful car - but don't EVER try to drive it in snow. Even a little snow (2-4"). If and when I replace it, it will be with the AWD version."

VICTOR S., PA (2011 Hyundai Genesis)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"climate control is sporadic in its temperature control. electric windows do not always respond"

JERRY L., NJ (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"love the cooled seats!"

GARY R., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Highway noise level is excellent - the ride is somewhat stiff but on smooth highways (as in the South) the car is excellent. Highway gas is excellent at 29 or more at highway speeds."

L S., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Seat comfort is great for 6 ft. very quiet, wind noise is more than I would expect, but not that bad."

TIMOTHY F., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"It has a beautiful line it is comfortable, it drives great the motor is powerful, no noise, smooth ride anywhere,"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"I am a short woman and have been unable to adjust the seats in this car comfortably. Also, the car is very low to the ground, requiring considerable care when parking in a lot with concrete barriers. My elderly mother cannot comfortably get into this car due to this factor."

KATHLEEN D., AL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"love the simple classic style of the car, don't like the new one wish the passenger seat was more comfortable to adjust as the driver seat. wish the trunk would open and close automatically"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Passenger front seat doesn't raise. Not good for short people"

J G., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"IT is not a smooth driving car. Sometimes I feel like I'm riding a horse."

JUNE E., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Very nice car at below market price!"

DAVID W., SC (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Hyundai is one of the best brands available to give great value for money."

JEFFREY S., AZ (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"The size and features of this car for the price you pay is absolutely phenomenal."

DAVID K., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis)


DON S., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Looks nice but brakes, tires poor quality had to replace way to early. Power passenger seat and back up camera don't work anymore."

STEVEN M., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"I believe it has great value, as it has not have any problems, the service at Hyundai is great! and I was able to get it at a good price at the endo of 2011! I love it!"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"For the money, I have been unable to find a car that provides better value. With distance-sensing cruise control, a sound system that crushes most audio sound systems (the Lexicon system parallels the BEST factory systems!), heated/cooled seats, good power, nice features, nice leather and wood appointments, this car truly found a way to bundle in the best of the luxury cars at a significant savings. It is a Hyundai, so the driver doesn't get the recognition of a BMW, Audi, or Mercedes, but the"

ERIC H., IN (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"i thought i got a car that is comparable to a bmw mercecdes cadillac for a better price also the interior controls like power window switches and other buttons are superior to a mercedes 500 clk, the windows are thicker and the cabin is quiet, the stereo is excellent except the ipod malfunctions sometimes and i have to unplug it and plug it back in, i also really like the genisis lettering in the door panel, but i wish it came with the hood and trunk emblems (i ordered some of amazon"

NICOLE H., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Typical of Hyundai, you get a lot of car for the money. Where others charge $300 to $400 for some item of equipment, it comes standard on a Genesis."

JOSEPH K., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"its is sporty and comfortable, with a luxurious feel and has pick up when you need it, it could handle a little better with cornering at higher speeds also i have a problem with it vibrating at high speeds when pulling right, the mechanic checked it but never went over 80k/hr and it only happens over 100, i still need to figure out what is causing this, i had the tires otated and the bearings checked to no avail"

NICOLE H., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"When I first got the car, I was stopped multiple times in parking lots by people admiring its style. They didn't know what it was and wanted to know."

DAVID H., NC (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"This black Genesis sedan draws great "appearance" reviews from friends and strangers. I continue to have compliments from those who think it's a Bently... because of the Genesis "wings" emblems on fromt and rear decks and 4 wheel covers."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Classic looks. Nice interior. Comfortable."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"Dash board rather plain, could have been sexier.."

A L., NC (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

"love the styling of that model"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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