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2015 Hyundai Genesis – Discreet Distinction
Base-price range: $38,950 – $52,450
Fuel-economy rating (EPA city/highway combined): 18 mpg – 22 mpg

This redesigned premium sedan is for the executive who enjoys the finer things but doesn’t brag about it. It’s also for the exec with an eye for value, regardless of a car’s pedigree. Indeed, the Genesis is a solid, roomy challenge to the established brands for luxury, features and performance. It’s a challenge underpinned by the value-for-money philosophy that guides this ambitious South Korean automaker. All-new for model-year 2015, the Genesis occupies ground between the midsize- and full-size classes but offers uncompromised interior space and comes standard with features some rivals charge extra for, such as leather upholstery, front seats with power lumbar adjustments, and a navigation system. V-6 and V-8 models are offered, both with power enough to stay with any competitor. Genesis is built on the premium-class-requisite rear-wheel-drive platform but the V-6 is available with all-wheel drive – a first for this car. The Genesis Intelligent Assistant smartphone app keeps owners connected to their car. And the standard Blue Link Assurance Connected Care telematics and Hyundai’s strong warranty provide peace of mind for the pragmatic professional.

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