2015 Hyundai Genesis

Original MSRP Range
$38,000 - $51,500
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
15 - 18 MPG City / 23 - 29 MPG Hwy
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2015 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

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

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Overview

What's New in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis?

Hyundai has fully redesigned the Genesis this year, keeping the previous model's engines but overhauling just about everything else. 

Which Genesis is the Best?

We like the whole Genesis lineup, from base 3.8 to 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 2015 Hyundai Genesis Cost?

The 2015 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 ($38,950) 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, 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 ($41,450) adds all-wheel drive, headlight washers, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Genesis 5.0 ($52,450) reverts to rear-wheel drive but throws in a slew of upgrades, including 19-in alloy wheels, xenon headlights, 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, 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 14-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 heads-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. The 5.0 Ultimate package starts with the 3.8 Ultimate package's features and adds exclusive adaptive dampers.

Trunk capacity in the 2015 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 three 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$40,500 / $37,9786 Cylinder31116 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Genesis 4dr Sdn V6 3.8L RWD$38,000 / $35,6596 Cylinder31118 / 298-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Genesis 4dr Sdn V8 5.0L RWD$51,500 / $47,6658 Cylinder42015 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Hyundai Genesis Safety

Is the 2015 Hyundai Genesis a Safe Car?

The 2015 Genesis comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and nine airbags (front, front-side, driver-knee, rear-side, full-length side-curtain).

Standard on 5.0 and optional on 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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Warranty

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
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Ultimate Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Detection

Competition

2015 Hyundai Genesis vs the competition

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.

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.

Lexus LS -- Check out the LS' features and specs compared to the Genesis 5.0. The Hyundai has more power and comparable content for a whole lot less coin.

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