The 2017 Hyundai Equus is a compelling option for people who don’t want to break the bank on a luxury sedan purchase. It generously provides an extremely quiet cabin, a feature galore, comfortable seats, and an expansive backseat space. Its date of release should be expected in the Spring of next year.
Many took the announcements made by Hyundai to bring the Equus to the U.S a couple of years ago cautiously. Many wondered how a luxury sedan long associated with SUV’s and economical sedans could build a car worthy of being uttered with the same glory as some of the best luxury sedans and coupes such as the German titans – BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Surprisingly, the resounding response was a YES!
This, despite nationwide skepticism was attributed to the Equus’ exceptional feature content, remarkable serene ride, solid engineering, an indulgent comfortable ride, and an affordable price tag. Seven years later, the same storyline holds water. The Equus offers an exemplary performance in almost all faces of its construction.
Creamy leather, soft-touch plastics, quality synthetic suede, a 17-speaker Lexicon sound system with a great sound, a surround-view parking camera, ventilated front seats, wood trimmed parts, and a power rear shade all dignify the unpretentious sheet metal.
Not all is glittery though. The suspension system, for instance, lacks sophistication; lacking additional engine options; no option for an AWD system; and disappointing braking distances. Then again, this is the closer you will get to owning a luxury full-size sedan in terms of pricing. Some of its alternatives to consider before bowing to the Equus include the 2017 Cadillac XTS, the 2017 Kia K900, and the 2017 Lexus LS.
Trims Available – Hyundai Equus
The Hyundai Equus for 2017 is a full-size luxury sedan offered in only two trims: Signature and Ultimate trims.
2017 Hyundai Equus Exterior Review & Interior Concept
The Signature trim’s list of standard features and equipment includes a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, LED foglights, 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon adaptive headlights, an adjustable air suspension system, and auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors.
Inside, you get power-reclining and heated rear seats, a 10-way passenger adjustability, leather upholstery, automatic climate control (tri-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, ventilated and heated power front seats, a leather upholstery, rear seat controls, and a power rear sunshade. Much of the design is actually similar to the Hyundai Sonata in some ways.
Additionally, the trim offers electronic features such as a navigation system, a lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, a blind-spot monitoring system, satellite and HD radio, a 17-speaker Lexicon premium sound system, a 9.2” central display, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB audio interface, a six-speaker sound system, and a real-time traffic information system.
The top-of-the-range 2017 Hyundai Equus Ultimate offers rear seat power lumbar adjustment, dual-screen entertainment system, rear vanity mirrors, ventilated rear seats, a full LCD instrument panel, a power actuated soft-close doors, surround-view cameras, and a heads-up display.
Interior wise, the Equus offers comfortable seats that offer an appealing coziness regardless of the prevailing weather conditions. The air-conditioning available offers an invigorating breeze as it is designed to circulate cooled or heated air via the perforated leather upholstered fabric. Backseat passengers will enjoy copious amounts of space particularly when the outboard seats are folded.
2017 Hyundai Equus Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Equus is a 5.0L V8 engine behemoth rated at a whopping 429 hp and 376 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is routed to the rear wheels via the eight-speed automatic transmission system.
Test drives conducted on the RWD resulted in a 0-60 mpg acceleration which achieved the segment-average 5.6 seconds.
According to preliminary EPA ratings, we should expect the vehicle to return 23/15/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
Some exterior colors to expect include Caspian Black, Manhattan Brown, Parisian Gray, Santiago Silver, and Casablanca White.
Safety features include pre-collision warning system, a blind-spot monitor, rear parking sensors, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning system.
- Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.9 in. (119.9 in.)
- Length: 16 ft. 11.1 in. (203.1 in.)
- Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
- Passenger volume: 109.3 ft³
- Cargo volume: 16.7 cu.ft.
- Curb weight: 4553 lbs.
- Top Speed: 157 mph
- 0-60: 6.1 sec
- MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
- Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Manhattan Brown, Parisian Gray, Santiago Silver…
- Towing Capacity: N/A
Date Of Release 2017 Hyundai Equus Price Estimate
Its date of release should be expected in the Spring of next year. As for its price, a base MSRP starting from $61,500 is likely when it goes for sale.
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