Hyundai’s Genesis: how does its price truly compare?
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Hyundai has released pricing for it’s Lexus LS 460 competitor (some might say knock-off–but then the same could be said of the first LS), and I rushed the figures into TrueDelta’s pricing database. I believe this makes TrueDelta the first site where you can configure–much less compare–pricing for the Genesis.
A few results:
Compared to a similarly loaded BMW 550i, the Genesis is $24,630 less before adjusting for feature differences, and about $25,900 less afterwards. And this is before an upcoming price increase at BMW.
Doing the same with a Lexus LS 460, we get differences of $28,200 (before adjusting for feature differences) and $28,600 (after).
Running the same comparison with an Infiniti M45, probably the least expensive direct competitor, we get differences of $11,400 (before adjusting for feature differences) and $14,100 (after).
I am not sure I have a complete list of Genesis features, as I only have the list Hyundai has released. If someone notices an omission, please contact me. For example, I’m assuming that the wood in the Genesis is not real.
Perform your own comparisons here.
And if you want to discuss the car, head over to partner forum GenesisOwners.com