Intro: Hyundai is venturing into new territory for the brand with the full-size 2011 Equus luxury sedan. A long-wheelbase 5-passenger sedan with surprisingly upscale features is well executed in the new Equus.
Features: The spacious interior is home to standard features like leather seating, a navigation system, and a Lexicon 17-speaker premium stereo. All superlative features, but it's the standard iPad that makes the Equus so special. The iPad serves as the vehicle owner's manual and the driver can schedule a service appointment via the electronic tablet.
Performance: The Equus is powered by a 4.6-liter V8, generating a robust 385 horsepower, sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. This setup offers brisk acceleration for this roughly 4500-pound cruiser.
Fuel Economy: Fuel Economy for the Equus is 16 miles per gallon city, 24 miles per gallon highway.
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2011 Hyundai Equus is $58,000 for the Signature trim. The Ultimate trim starts at $64,500
Warranty: The Equus is backed by a generous 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: A new direction for the Hyundai brand results in an industry first for in-car tech in the all-new 2011 Hyundai Equus.