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Korean Luxury: 2015 Hyundai Equus Overview

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The 2015 Hyundai Equus remains essentially unchanged for the 2015 model year, but it still remains an impressive luxury entry as the flagship sedan in Hyundai’s lineup.


2015 Hyundai Equus Exterior

2015 Hyundai Equus overview luxury exterior
The Hyundai Equus was one of the first large rear-wheel-drive sedans out of South Korea. That said, the styling is a mixture of elements that all add up to a good-looking exterior. With a wide grille, rear quarter panels with stampings, and state-of-the-art headlights, it’s easy enough to see which luxury brands the design draws from.

NEXT: 2015 Hyundai Equus Performance

2015 Hyundai Equus Performance

2015 Hyundai Equus overview steering wheel console
Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Hyundai Equus packs a 5-liter V8 in its chest. That engine pumps out 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque for a quality feel behind the wheel and under the hood.

NEXT: 2015 Hyundai Equus Efficiency

2015 Hyundai Equus Efficiency

2015 Hyundai Equus overview engine motor performance
As with many premium vehicles, the focus of the Equus sedan is on luxury and design rather than fuel economy. As such, the 2015 Hyundai Equus bats in at 15 city/23 hwy mpg. Considering it packs a V8 engine, those numbers aren’t too shabby.

NEXT: 2015 Hyundai Equus Interior

2015 Hyundai Equus Interior

2015 Hyundai Equus overview luxury dashboard console
Inside, the 2015 Hyundai Equus is exactly what you’d expect from a luxury sedan. The wood and leather are the best yet. Winged metallic trim surrounds the vents on the dash and the LCD screen is about as high of a resolution as you can get these days. On the steering wheel are rotating-wheel controls–not something you see very often.

NEXT: 2015 Hyundai Equus Safety

2015 Hyundai Equus Safety

2015 Hyundai Equus overview luxury rear seat interior
The 2015 Hyundai Equus has scored highly in every category the IIHS has tested it in. With top scores in all but the small-front overlap test–which it hasn’t been tested in–the Equus comes with quite a few neat safety systems. In addition to airbags and stability control, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and rear-view camera all come standard. Also included are blind spot monitors and collision warning system. The top-of-the-line Ultimate trim comes with surround-view cameras and head-up display as well.