Intro: From its commanding size and presence to its lavish appointments and standard V8 power, you may not realize that the 2011 Equus is in fact, a Hyundai.
Offering a wealth of standard equipment and a comfort-minded ride, the 2011 Hyundai Equus represents a fresh take on the luxury sedan marketplace, with features that out-do its more traditional counterparts.
Available as the Signature and up-rated Ultimate, the Equus comes standard with 19-inch chrome alloy wheels, LED headlights and an adjustable ride height for customizable comfort.
Performance: The Equus is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 sending 378 horsepower and 324 pound feet of torque to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the Equus is 16 miles per gallon city, 24 miles per gallon highway.
Features: The cabin of the Equus is comparable to any luxury sedan on the market today, with standard features including a leather interior with heated/cooled AND massaging front seats. Also standard is a heated multifunction steering wheel that plays host to controls for the Bluetooth hands free calling and the Lexicon 17-speaker premium sound system.
Other standard features include a touch screen navigation system, dual zone climate control, and an iPad - yes, an iPad. It is used not only as the owner's manual, but you can schedule service appointments from it, as well.
Rear seat passengers have it just as good, with reclining rear seats and power retractable sunshades for the side and rear windows.
Safety Features: Standard safety features include electronic stability control, traction control, a pre-collision warning system, lane departure warning system and a full array of front and side impact airbags.
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2011 Hyundai Equus is $58,000. An Ultimate trim starts at $64,500.
Warranty: The Equus comes with a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Both are transferable.
Summary: With a wealth of upscale features and some never-before-seen tech standards, the 2011 Hyundai Equus has put the rest of the luxury market on notice. (2:35)