5. Traction Control, a Love Hate Relationship
Nanny controls are great at times, and the safety systems in the Genesis are no exception. However, at even a hint of something that resembles a chirp of the rear tires, all power is cut from the wheels for a stomach-churning second and a half. When the car reacts exactly how you don’t want it to, safety has never felt so un-safe.
Now, it is a three-stage system, and the ‘sport mode’, is more aggressive without letting you take the rear end all the way around. That setting became the default, however, because the regular traction control is just too harsh. Doesn’t Hyundai understand that whoever is buying these cars doesn’t want totalitarian control over the gas pedal, just some gentle guidance?