In-depth Reviews

Hyundai Genesis saloon (2014-2017) - Interior & comfort

Here's where the Hyundai Genesis shines, with a comfortable and refined interior

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

3.4 out of 5

Every cloud has a silver lining, and for the Hyundai Genesis it’s impressive interior comfort. The seats are well shaped and feel comfortable on even the roughest surfaces – and thanks to the high-quality leather used, they’re nicely luxurious, too.

Wind, road and engine noise inside the car are well suppressed, so cruising along the motorway is a serene affair. The engine gets a little louder with lively acceleration, but it's not an unpleasant sound.

Hyundai Genesis dashboard

Interior quality is the best yet for a Hyundai, with plenty of soft-touch materials, classy-feeling leather and very tight fit and finish throughout. Yet the Genesis still falls short of the best Mercedes and Audi can offer. The plastics on top of the dashboard and doors are a little disappointing, not feeling as posh as you’d expect in a car that costs just shy of £50,000.

Generally the controls are well placed and easy to use, although there are times when it gets a tiny bit confusing. The various buttons and switches feel solid to the touch and built to last. We particularly like the smart analogue clock and metal-finish starter button.

Equipment

The Hyundai Genesis is quite expensive to buy, but it’s fair to say you get a lot of car for your money. It comes packed with loads more standard equipment than many of its rivals. Everything from a fighter-jet-style head-up display to soft-close doors is standard.

Other equipment includes sat nav, heated and cooled leather seats (which are generously wide), three-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof and an eight-inch touchscreen. Music playback is catered for with a 14-speaker stereo system incorporating Bluetooth and USB connectivity, so you can easily hook up your iPod or other MP3 player. DAB digital radio is standard, too.

Options

Unusually for a car like this, there are absolutely no optional extras – everything you could possibly want is included in the price. Even the metallic paint is standard.

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