With little man happily strapped in with plenty of legroom, it was time to test the 429 horsepower 5.0-litre V8 engine. This car accelerates fast, smoothly and quietly, and handles turns so easily. My husband drives a CTS and was surprised at how quickly the car responded to sharp turns, and had to admit it handled better than his car. This is high praise. I liked how easy it was to do U-turns (my 2006 Equinox is sort of sluggish and protests these) and being somewhat direction-challenged I am a frequent U-turner, always when it's safe and legal of course. And speaking of safety, I'm really going to miss the rear camera and navigation screen, which made me less of a menace on the streets while parallel parking.
I received lots of feedback on the Genesis while driving around the city. A couple of people asked me what make of car it was, and were surprised and impressed when I answered "Hyundai". A car enthusiast in a parking lot commented that he thought "it looked just like a BMW." Lots of neighbours wandered over and admired the look of the car; it really is a head-turner, all sleek with its fancy grill. I liked how it felt really substantial to ride in, but was so light and easy to maneuver. This car seats five comfortably, and the trunk is huge. I was able to throw the stroller in no problem and there was still room for grocery bags.
This is a comfortable, gorgeous-looking high-performance car that is an ideal choice if you are considering your first luxury vehicle but still have to tote around a kid or two and need space. Pricing starts at $53,499 for the 5.0 and $39,999 for the 3.8 litre engine. For more information on the Hyundai Genesis click here. Rosie :)