Hyundai Equus

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

86
Priced From $59,250
MPG 19.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 88
2012 models 87
2011 models 85

Edmunds.com

08/09/12
2012-08-09
88
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The grand size, comprehensive features and strong value proposition of the 2013 Hyundai Equus make it a compelling alternative to traditional luxury sedans.

AutoGuide.com

08/29/12
2012-08-29
91
100

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Ken Glassman Ken Glassman 7.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The Equus is truly an outstanding luxury car and an incredible value. The Equus badge may not have the same cache as a 3-pointed star, or blue and white propeller, but it’s filled with luxury and comfort.

MotorAuthority.com

02/13/12
2012-02-13
90
100

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The Hyundai Equus remains an impressive full-size sedan with plenty of performance, features, and luxury. And its starting price massively undercuts the competition.

New Car Test Drive

05/09/12
2012-05-09
90
100

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Laura Burstein Laura Burstein Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The Hyundai Equus continues to gain ground in winning over luxury buyers. With its attractive styling, smooth-as-silk handling and excellent warranty, it is a solid choice in the luxury sedan segment.

Automobile Magazine

06/25/12
2012-06-25
90
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The Equus is offered with a single powertrain, and it’s impressively strong. This grandly proportioned sedan mimics the dimensions and the features of established high-zoot rides. And it does so for thousands less.

Washington Post

10/22/11
2011-10-22
87
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

Consider the 2012 Hyundai Equus Signature sedan. With me, it was love at first sight. The Equus is a marvelous car, perhaps one of the best full-size luxury values available.

Winding Road

02/14/12
2012-02-14
87
100

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Brandon Turkus Brandon Turkus Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The 5.0 makes the Hyundai Equus much more relevant in the debate about full-size luxury cars. There’s a good argument to be made here, especially for those buyers that value substantial luxury and value more than they do a badge.

Edmunds.com

01/06/12
2012-01-06
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The 2012 Hyundai Equus’ comprehensive features, comfort and affordable price make it one of the most compelling contenders in the class of large luxury sedans.

Motor Trend

01/06/12
2012-01-06
84
100

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Zach Gale Zach Gale Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The 2012 Hyundai Equus Ultimate is a reasonably executed flagship luxury sedan. But when you’re playing in the $60,000 and above range, there’s a special X factor that becomes increasingly important, and that’s what the Equus arguably lacks.

About.com

02/14/12
2012-02-14
84
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The amount of equipment the Equus delivers for the price is simply unbeatable. But Hyundai isn’t Mercedes or BMW. If I was going to spend $60k on a luxury car, I’d get an Audi A6, a BMW 5-series, or a Mercedes-Benz E-Class — and I’d advise you to do the same.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

02/16/12
2012-02-16
84
100

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Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The peerless ride quality, middling interior quality and most of all, the understated aesthetics of the Hyundai Equus bring to mind the now departed Town Car. It offers a viable luxury option for the quietly affluent.

Cars.com

08/17/12
2012-08-17
83
100

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David Thomas David Thomas 8.6 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan

The Equus is a vehicle no one asked for that arrived on U.S. shores already a few years out of date. With new competition leap-frogging already-more-updated models, the Equus simply can’t compete, no matter how terrific the power plant.

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