• Mar 25, 2011
Long-Term 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2011 Equus proves that Hyundai has the Lexus LS 460 in its sights by offering the best value proposition in the luxury flagship segment. We're eager to see how Hyundai's new range-topping model stands up to the day-to-day rigors of American life, and so we've just added one to the Autoblog Long-Term Garage.

Our Equus is the fully loaded Ultimate model in White Satin Pearl, and though it's packed with premium equipment, the as-tested price is only $65,400. The Ultimate trim level adds the four-passenger seating configuration, and no other option packages are available.

Things are pretty luxurious for rear seat passengers, as features like power recline and massage functions have been added, as well as a rear entertainment system, refrigerator, power headrests and illuminated vanity mirrors. And yes, our car does have the reclining right rear passenger seat. Check out our car's full list of equipment on its Monroney.

Before we go on, we must confess that we haven't been as regular as we had planned with updates on our other two long-term cars – the Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT and Volkswagen Jetta TDI Street Cup. You'll be hearing about the fate of both in the very near future, and to fix this issue with irregularity, we're going to do our long-term updates a bit differently with the Equus.

We'll be publishing the majority of our on-the-go Equus coverage on Autoblog's official Facebook page. Be sure to Like the page so you can join the conversation. We'll also be posting instant impressions to our Twitter account, @therealautoblog, so be sure to follow us and look for any tweets with the #ablongterm tag. Finally, we'll publish a monthly update right here on the site that includes data like fuel economy and maintenance costs.

We're ready to add thousands of miles to the Equus' odometer, so let us know what questions you'd like answered in the comments below and see our car from every angle in the high-res image gallery below.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      The car for those who don't care about badges.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I for one am looking forward to when a 3 yr old 2012 model is about $20g...maybe less? Should make a sweet q-ship. Or a wrecked one for it's engine/trans and swap it into an old Galaxie or F100...just to be silly. It is (will be) a 5.0 after all.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Facebook? Twitter? Really? I want to read the details in _one_ place. I'm not going to go scouring your facebook page and twitter account for info on the Equus. You want to 'socialize' with me? Fine, but post the information about the car here.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lucky bastards...altho the front end could use a restyle.

      They should just copy the front of the Genesis sedan...thats pleasant enough to look at and Hyundai is nothing if not adept at copying designs onto their sheetmetal..this should be easy as its their own design they'd be copying.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would never pay 65k for a hyundai.
        • 3 Years Ago
        20 years ago people said they'd never pay $35K for a Toyota/Lexus. Times change, so do cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
      awh, another one not it "dans brown"
      • 3 Years Ago
      I gotta say the car looks better in white.

      I wouldnt put Hyundai down at all. They may not have achieved BMW status with this car, but they arent that far off.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Congratulations! Even though I'd love to see this flagship Hyundai use a dramatic version of Hyundai's new Fluidic Design, with a slight tweak to the front grille/hood and it's emblems, this design could age well, important in this class.
      • 3 Years Ago
      65,000.00 .?????. Pre-owened BMW,MERCEDES,LEXUS all the way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unfortunately, tens of millions of people do use FB. It's a natural platform for Autoblog to get more bang for its buck. Sure, it can be a sucky site at times, but so can this whole Internet thing, which is virus infested, a time waster, and a "wasteland of people wasting their lives reading the pointless comments of people who are entirely insignificant to them," which lots of people might think after reading my comments.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about a hot lap at Laguna Seca?
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is a a legit contender. The car this was design after which was a Lexus LS 460 and looks way better that that car. I have seen this car in person and there is no way you know that it is a Hyundai.
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