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2014 Hyundai Equus

A Lesson In How To Out-Lexus The LS I think that the new BMW 4 Series is an attractive coupe. The design is a little bit on the wrong side of "fussy" I'll grant you, and I don't particularly care for the look of the scalloped, black-bordered vents on the fender sides – functional though they may be. But for the most part, I find the coupe to be pretty pleasing to look at. You all, by and large, do not care for the 4 Series. (For the sake of constructing my intellectual argument, I'm going to make the ridiculous statistical assumption that the 140 or so comments on our 4 Series... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.0L V8
Power:
429 HP / 376 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$61,920
As-Tested Price:
$68,920
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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: December 2011
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    As the newest member of the Autoblog crew, I got to take my first turn in the long-term Equus just before the holidays. But rather than the early Christmas present I expected it to be, two weeks behind the wheel felt more like hazing the new guy. Now, I'm a big fan of the Hyundai Genesis sedan, and I had ridden in an Equus before and found its backseat ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: November 2011
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    I'll be honest – I don't love our 2011 Hyundai Equus. It's a perfectly fine luxury sedan, but as a daily driver, it has about as much personality as the new sofa I bought last month. Autoblog Editor-in-Chief John Neff, on the other hand, is quite fond of our long-termer, and in my conversations with him, the vast majority of his praise was ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: October 2011
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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: September 2011
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    Our 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate long-term tester made its way back into my garage for the month of September, and despite cresting the 16,000-mile mark, appears no worse for the wear. Or so I thought. I hadn't seen the Equus since its odometer showed just a few thousand miles, and in that time it's been the vehicle of choice for many of our Detroit-based ...

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    Hyundai working on fuel-saving 10-speed automatic
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    What's eight plus two? If you guessed ten, then you'd be right. As in, right on the mark in answering a related question: How many forward gears will Hyundai's next-generation automatic transmission feature? Automotive News reports that Koren automaker Hyundai will skip past nine speeds and go straight for a double-digit ten-speed trans as soon as 2014. ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: August 2011
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    Our 2011 Hyundai Equus long-termer continues to pile on the miles in the effortless fashion that one expects of a premium sedan. August's main outing was a weeklong stint in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, about 800 miles from Detroit. All-in, the trip accounted for over 2,000 miles, during which the Equus stretched its legs as a capable freeway ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #243
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    BMW 3 Series without camo, self-inflating tires, GMC Sierra HD victory, heavy truck efficiency standards Episode #243 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. This week, Chris and Dan are joined by Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert. Topics we cover are the latest win for GMC in an HD-pickup torture test, the spotting of a 2012 BMW 3 Series without camo, ...

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    Report: Hyundai Equus no longer comes with free Apple iPad [w/video]
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    According to a report from USA Today, Hyundai will no longer be offering a free Apple iPad with the purchase of its Equus flagship sedan. Currently, the iPad serves as a sort of interactive owners manual, allowing customers to learn about all of their car's features, locate dealerships and even schedule service appointments. It's pretty slick, and a ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: July 2011
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    We've been racking up some serious miles on our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus. Since its delivery in March, we've added nearly 11,000 miles to the odometer, and after that many miles of commuting, road tripping and cargo-shlepping, the interior of the big Hyundai was starting to get a bit dusty. During the month of July, we treated the Equus to some ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate, June 2011
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    The Hyundai Equus and I spent nearly all of May and June together, and during that time, the big sedan began to felt like it was my personal car. The seats began to feel more lived in, technology became more intuitive and even the way the Equus handled different road surfaces became permanently mapped into my brain. But even after six weeks with it, I ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate, May 2011 [w/video]
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    The long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate made its way into my driveway a few weeks ago, and since being handed the keys, I've added 1,900 miles to the odometer, putting our total distance traveled at just over 5,400 miles since the car's March arrival at Autoblog Towers. Like both editor-in-chief John Neff and editor/test fleet manager Steven J. ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #231: Next Camry, vehicle satisfaction, EPA letter grades, BMW 328 Hommage
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    Shunk, Bowman, Roth and (eventually) Paukert get together for Episode #231 of the Autoblog Podcast. We cover the talk of a new Toyota Camry by year's end, the dropping of proposed EPA letter grades from window stickers, the BMW 328 Hommage, and Chrysler and Lincoln topping their categories in the recent AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Your ...

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    Report: Hyundai Genesis won't get all-wheel drive until next gen
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    According to the sleuths at Car and Driver, the current Hyundai Genesis won't come with all-wheel drive. Instead, buyers will have to wait until at least 2014 before the traction-adding tech shows up on the company's luxury four-door. That may also mean that the Genesis Coupe and the lengthy Equus will miss out on all-wheel drive for another few years ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate, April 2011
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    Between me and Editor-in-Chief John Neff, Autoblog has racked up 3,500 miles on our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate since its arrival in March. Now that the initial honeymoon phase is over, we're getting a very good feel for how the Big Korean handles day-to-day tasks. First and foremost, I continue to be impressed with the sheer number of ...

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    2011 Hyundai Equus named IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'
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    Our long-term Hyundai Equus has already impressed our staff with its copious level of luxury refinement and general largess. Now Hyundai can put another notch in the belt of its luxury sedan after being designated an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. The Equus won the award by scoring a "Good" in front, side, rollover and rear ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #223: Ford Focus quality, Japan's quick road fix, long-term Hyundai Equus, David E. Davis, Jr. passing
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    Here's Autoblog Podcast #223. The crew this week is Chris Shunk, Zach Bowman, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth. Topics covered are Ford's commitment to the 2012 Focus by giving early cars a 30-mile shakedown drives, Japan's amazing ability to repair roads in days, the Autoblog long-term Hyundai Equus and the sad passing of David E. Davis, Jr. Your feedback in ...

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    2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate joins Autoblog's Long-Term Garage
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    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 ...

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    Review: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate
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    Lexus Luxury At A Hyundai Price My roommate – bless her heart – is about as much of a car enthusiast as the BMW X6 is a coupe. She puts forth an honest effort to hold conversations with me about autos, but 90 percent of the time, it just doesn't work. You have to understand, in her eyes, a Cadillac Escalade is the pinnacle of luxury, the ...

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    Kia K9 sedan spied, upscale cues include Maserati-style side vents
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    Remember the proposed Kia K9 luxury sedan? Apparently, it's a reality, as spy shots of the Kia flagship have hit a web forum in Korea. As you can see, the K9's camouflage (which sneakily includes Hyundai Genesis wheels) doesn't obscure a set of Maserati Quattroporte-style fender ports. Just how upmarket is Kia shooting with this? Well, according to the ...

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    Video: Hyundai shows off super slick Equus owners manual app for iPad
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    We know that the all-new Hyundai Equus features an Apple iPad in place of a traditional owner's manual but now we're getting our first opportunity to see it in action. In a new ad that will certainly appeal to tech-savvy luxury car buyers, Hyundai shows off the iPad app that provides any information that an Equus owner might need to know about his or ...

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