2016 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8 Part II

*Disclaimer: TMC was not paid for this post. Cars provided by DriveShop. All opinions are 100% my own.

2016 Hyundai Genesis in ‘Pamplona Red’

Last fall I had the pleasure of driving the 2015 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8 and since then I have seen quite a few more on the road.  As it was in October it was the same now, the Genesis garners comments, turns heads and makes people stop and take notice.  The ‘Parisian Gray’ exterior color was certainly one of the biggest attention grabbers.  The style on this car is clean and is definitely worth taking a look at again and for any future sedan purchases.

Premium Ivory Leather Interior

What’s New

Since 2015 was a redesign for the Genesis the 2016 version does not offer many changes.  LED daytime running lights are now standard as are HID headlights. The cabin is still well-appointed with its quiet interior and premium leather seats.  There is a feeling of roominess in the front that extends to the back seat as well.  It’s comfortable to ride in as well as drive.  I loved it around town and on the highway.

Fun Features

During my second round with the car I was busy re-organizing a few parts of my house.  I needed to pick up lots of crates, storage cube units and random things from a lot of big box stores. Not wanting to drive my own SUV while I had such a comfortable ride in the Genesis I went with it regardless of what I needed to pick up.  The trunk (15.3 cubic ft) on the Genesis did not fail me and for two reasons. First, it is roomy and deep with a wide opening.  It’s larger than its rivals trunks so you can fit more junk in the, well, you get the idea.  Second, the Hyundai ‘Smart Trunk’ feature saved my aching arms on more than one occasion. Just watch the video, I swear it’s short.

Second Thoughts

No, I’m not rethinking my last review. If anything, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 AWD impressed me yet again.  From it’s gorgeously simple and elegant interior that doesn’t cut corners or feel less than its competitors in any way to its drive feel, I still love this car.  No matter what driving mode I had it in whether it was regular, sport or eco I found it handles well, gripping the road, steering with precision and using those excellent Hyundai brakes that I love so much.

As tested the MSRP on this 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 with AWD is $41,250 with added features for the review it is $53,100.