2012 Hyundai Genesis review

When it made its 2009 debut, Hyundai's flagship sedan, the Genesis, was a marvel. It offered rear-wheel drive, a potent V-8 option and an interior nearly on par with those of Lexus and Acura. It was so good, Cars.com bestowed upon it our highest annual award, "Best of 2009." For 2012, the Genesis gets some mild tweaks to its looks, undercarriage and, most importantly, to the engines, including an all-new 429-horsepower, 5.0 liter V-8.

Updates make the 2012 Hyundai Genesis even better, but they might not win over today's fickle buyers. Even so, shoppers won't find a worthy alternative at a similar price.

To compare the 2011 and 2012 models side by side, click here.

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Trunk Lid/Tail Gate Open Warning Light
This light remains on unless the trunk lid/ tail gate is completely closed and latched. ...

Starting the engine
WARNING Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski boots,etc.) may interfere with your ability to use the brake, accelerator pedal, and clutch (i ...

Theft-alarm stage
The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the system is armed. • A door is opened without using the transmitter (or smart key or mechanical key). • The trunk is opened wit ...