Hyundai, known for its economy cars, hits the luxury class with the Equus. This large sedan ticks off all the right check boxes for the segment, then adds a few more. It has a 5-liter V-8 powering the rear wheels and a well-appointed interior. Read full review
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Hyundai gives the Equus a special badge to call out the model. This winged logo appears on the hood and on the shifter. Read full review
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The front seats are big and comfy, power-adjustable with integrated heating and cooling. Read full review
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The rear seats offer plenty of legroom, and in Ultimate trim the Equus comes standard with rear-seat entertainment. Read full review
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The trunk offers loads of room in which to stretch out. Read full review
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As Hyundai packages all the electronics and features into its trim level, there are no options to choose. Read full review
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A smart ergonomic feature, learned from Mercedes-Benz, is these seat control buttons mounted on the doors, making them very easy to reach. You can also see the glossy wood trim backing them up. Read full review
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The Equus relies on a hybrid electric-hydraulic power steering system. Instead of powering the hydraulic pump from an engine belt, which saps engine power, the system uses an electric motor to keep up hydraulic pressure. This system is smarter and more flexible than an old-style hydraulic boost system. Read full review
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Hyundai does an excellent job with its gauge graphics on this LCD instrument cluster. Using an LCD also lets Hyundai program a variety of informative graphics into the cluster. Read full review
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The Equus comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which includes a manual shift mode. Read full review
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One of the coolest features of the Equus is this head-up display, which shows vehicle speed, cruise control, route guidance, and blind-spot monitor alerts. Read full review
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The Equus includes a surround-view camera, a useful aid when parking. In addition, there is a front camera monitor, increasing safety when pulling out of garages and blind intersections. Read full review
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The rearview camera shows overlays for vehicle trajectory and distance. Read full review
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The home screen on the center LCD shows navigation, phone, audio sources, and Hyundai's BlueLink telematics service. Read full review
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The navigation system uses maps stored on a hard drive, but does not show perspective-view maps. Route guidance shows turn graphics and includes lane guidance. Read full review
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For freeway junctions, route guidance includes these big, colorful graphics, making it easy to figure out where to go at a glance. Read full review
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The Bluetooth phone system offers a full set of features, such as contact list integration, voice command, and voice mail access. Read full review
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With an iPod or USB drive plugged in, or when selecting music from the onboard hard drive, this library screen makes it easy to find music. Read full review
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The Equus includes HD Radio, and displays this nicely designed virtual analog tuner. Read full review
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The audio quality from the 17-speaker Lexicon sound system is very satisfying. Read full review
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