2016 Hyundai Genesis

Original MSRP Range
$38,750 - $53,850
Available Style(s)
15 - 18 MPG City / 23 - 29 MPG Hwy
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2016 Hyundai Genesis

What We Like

Imposing styling; smooth, confident ride; strong acceleration with either engine; executive-class interior; well-executed technology; exceptional value

What We Don't

Short front-seat cushions; not very sporty


Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5


What's New in the 2016 Hyundai Genesis?

After a full redesign last year, the Genesis makes only minor changes for 2016. HID headlights are now standard on the Genesis V6, while last year's Ultimate option package is newly standard on V8 models. See the 2016 Hyundai Genesis models for sale near you

Which Genesis is the Best?

We like the whole Genesis lineup, from the base 3.8 to the fully loaded 5.0 Ultimate. The former delivers full-size luxury at the price of a small European sport sedan, while the latter nips at the heels of BMWs and Benzes. This Hyundai is a real contender. Find a Hyundai Genesis for sale


How Much Does a 2016 Hyundai Genesis Cost?

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan is offered in three trim levels that correspond to powertrain choice: 3.8, 3.8 AWD and 5.0.

The Genesis 3.8 ($39,700) comes remarkably well equipped right out of the box, boasting standard luxuries such as 18-inch alloy wheels, dual power-folding heated mirrors with Genesis-logo-adorned puddle lamps, an electroluminescent gauge cluster with a 4.2-in thin-film-transistor (TFT) screen, HID headlights, wood-grain accents, dual-zone automatic temperature control, leather upholstery, 12-way power heated front seats with lumbar adjustments, a 7-speaker audio system with Bluetooth streaming audio and an 8-in touchscreen interface with a navigation system and a rotary controller on the center console.

The Genesis 3.8 AWD ($42,200) adds all-wheel drive, headlight washers, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Genesis 5.0 Ultimate ($54,800) is newly renamed for 2016, as it includes last year's Ultimate package as standard equipment. It reverts to rear-wheel drive but throws in a slew of upgrades, including 19-in alloy wheels, LED fog lights, quad exhaust tips, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a power rear sunshade, a larger 7-in TFT screen between the gauges, matte-finished wood interior trim, premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power trunk lid, a head-up display, a larger center screen, an electronic parking brake, a 16-way power driver's seat with adjustable side bolsters and a cushion extender, driver memory settings, a power adjustable steering wheel and a 17-speaker Lexicon surround-sound audio system.

Many of the 5.0's standard features are available on the 3.8 models via the Signature and Tech packages, though be advised that if you add both (the latter requires the former), it'll pump up the price by a whopping $7,500. The 3.8 Ultimate package tacks on a head-up display, a 9.2-in HD touchscreen, 17-speaker Lexicon audio, a carbon-dioxide sensor with automatic air circulation and a power trunk lid.

Trunk capacity in the Genesis is a generous 15.3 cu ft. Notably, the Ultimate package's power trunk senses when you're standing behind the car with the key fob and automatically opens after 3 seconds; it's a neat feature when your hands are full.

Genesis Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Genesis 4dr Sdn V6 3.8L AWD$41,250 / $38,6736 Cylinder31116 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Genesis 4dr Sdn V6 3.8L RWD$38,750 / $36,3556 Cylinder31118 / 298-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Genesis 4dr Sdn V8 5.0L RWD$53,850 / $49,8218 Cylinder42015 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Hyundai Genesis Safety

Is the 2016 Hyundai Genesis a Safe Car?

The 2016 Genesis comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and nine airbags (front, front-side, driver's-knee, rear-side and full-length side-curtain).

Standard on the 5.0 and optional on the 3.8 are a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning with automatic steering correction and a forward-collision mitigation system with automatic braking.

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Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion7 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Trunk Release


2016 Hyundai Genesis vs the competition

2016 BMW 5 Series -- Although the 5 Series has a tighter back seat and costs more when similarly equipped, some will contend that it's worth the premium price.

2016 Cadillac XTS -- If you're looking for a classic American highway cruiser, the XTS delivers, and its available twin-turbo V6 adds some serious motivation.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class -- The Genesis straddles the line between the Mercedes C- and E-Class, delivering E-Class space for C-Class money. The Benz rivals are handsome, smooth and full of gadgets, but the Hyundai is undoubtedly the value leader.

Used Lexus LS -- Check out the LS's features and specs compared to the Genesis 5.0. The Hyundai has more power and comparable content, but the Lexus is roomier and smoother. The LS is more expensive, though, so you may have to consider a used model.

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