2012 Hyundai Genesis Gets Even More Power

While it might seem these days like many automakers out there are abandoning their large premium cars for smaller, more fuel efficient models, Hyundai is sticking by their large premium offering, the Hyundai Genesis. Sure, they're producing more vehicles than ever that are able to hit the 40 mpg mark, such as the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, but they're also aiming to please car-buyers of all types. And, with that, we turn your attention to the latest announcement from Hyundai: A little boost in power in the form of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec.

As you may be able to tell from the name, the Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec packs a 5.0-liter, direct-injection V8 engine. This incredible powerplant works to generate 429 horsepower (hp) and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. This makes the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec the most powerful Genesis to date. But, how does it stack up against the competition?

In comparison to the is the 750Li from the Bavarian automaker, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec features more power at a lower price. Specifically, the competition's offering features a 400-horsepower V8 engine with a price tag of $86,175. The Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec beats that price by almost half, with an MSRP of $47,350. Oh, and as for the Tri-Star automaker's E500? It features a 382-horspower V8 engine, priced at $57,975, which still can't beat Hyundai's top-of-the-line Genesis.

And before you go claiming that Hyundai is sacrificing quality for a lower price, consider the fact that the more affordable price tag also includes a 10 year/100,000 miles warranty, an eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-view camera, lane departure system, power rear sunshade, and a navigation system with an 8-inch display. Many of those features aren't even included as options in the offerings from supposed 'luxury' automakers.

At an estimated 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, this is the lowest rated of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis lineup. But, we honestly think that the huge increase in performance is worth the slight decrease in fuel economy.

At Gurley Leep Hyundai, we also realize, however, that many of you out there are interested in the other models that Hyundai offers in its lineup. That's why we highly encourage you to browse the new Hyundai models for sale at 5302 N Grape Rd in Mishawaka. And, you can easily contact anyone here, either online or by phone at 574-272-0990, to arrange a test drive.

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