2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Gets MPG Downgrade

2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Gets MPG Downgrade

A smaller number will be showing up on Monroney stickers for the Hyundai Genesis sedan: its official fuel economy rating.

The downgrade is true for both V6 and V8 models. Neither powertrain has been significantly changed, but the 3.8-liter V6 is now rated for 27 on the highway, which is a one less than before while the city rating stayed the same at 18 mpg. Larger losses come with the 5.0-liter V8 model, which drops one mile per gallon in the city and two on the highway for a 16/25 rating.

Other minor changes for the 2014 model year include an updated telematics system, standard 18-inch alloy wheels for V6 models, improved steering calibration said to enhance how the steering feels. V8 models now come with a heated steering wheel as standard equipment.

Hyundai has a new version of the Genesis sedan coming for the 2015 model year and is expected to debut during the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next January. Engine options are supposed to stay the same, meaning there will still be a 333-hp V6 as well as a 429-hp 5.0-liter V8.


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