Luxury Sedans Are No Losers Here: Hyundai Genesis Vertices Of A Competitive Group

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You can look at the luxury sedan in two ways: a luxury car at an affordable price, too expensive, and family saloons. Retail medium-low $ 30,000 range $ 40,000, are usually nice, quiet and reasonably luxurious, and offers numerous services, including many of the latest security sticker price, which has no rival a small house. But if you give a few extras and maybe a small inner room, one of the higher-trim-family sedans like the V6-powered Honda and Nissan Altima, a similar performance and sophistication, but pays about $ 10,000 less.

In this issue, we tested the Hyundai Genesis, the Toyota Avalon, Acura TL and the Chrysler 300 (all available to subscribers). All have been recently renovated and are among the best luxury sedans.

Genesis is our Ratings (available to subscribers) in this category, since the February 2009 issue (subscribers), when the six-cylinder versions of the first cut from the Lexus ES 350 Genesis received a minor freshening for 2012, when he was softer, more comfortable, more powerful V6 direct injection engine and more fuel efficient eight-speed automatic, which improves gas mileage 1 mpg. Overall, the car's performance is the same as last year's model, and the result is still an excellent 92

The Avalon has always been known as a cruise roomy, smooth ride. Propulsion system offers a safe handling and grip, but no one confuse the Avalon with a sports sedan. In 2011, he received a luxurious interior with a design for better control and better fit and finish.

Like Genesis, the TL received a new automatic transmission 2012 (a six-speed), which improved its overall fuel economy by 1 mpg. Its 24 mpg is now the best in this class. The TL does not differ in any field, but is a solid car with quick acceleration, a powertrain polish, and a nice handling most of the time. It is also the only model in the class outside the Lexus has had an excellent reliability predicts.

Revised in 2011, the Chrysler 300 is the best car we've seen in recent decades, jumping from the test score 80 from 64 the previous model of mediocrity. 300C is a fast, muscular 5.7-liter V8 is now complemented by handling and comfortable ride. And thanks for a great update, its spacious interior is now quieter and more luxurious. The main disadvantage of our V8-powered 300 is the 18-mpg fuel economy, which is dominated by the lowest class smaller V6 engines. 300's sister company, the Dodge Charger, got 21 mpg when we tested the V6.

AS-tested price of this group range from $ 36.465 TL is the 300C is $ 44.730. All models except that the review recommended Chrysler 300, which we have no reliable data.