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Lexus Luxury At A Hyundai Price
2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate - Click above for high-res image gallery
My roommate - bless her heart - is about as much of a car enthusiast as the BMW X6
is a coupe. She puts forth an honest effort to hold conversations with me about autos, but 90 percent of the time, it just doesn't work. You have to understand, in her eyes, a Cadillac Escalade
is the pinnacle of luxury, the fastest car in the world has to be a Ferrari
and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
is fitted with "those squeezy seats." She's still amazed by the power of Bluetooth and always gets wide-eyed whenever I plunk a car into Reverse and a rear-view camera comes on.
That in mind, it will come as no surprise to learn that when the 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate
arrived at my door, she beckoned from the other room, "Hey, I think your Lexus
just showed up."
It's like she had already drank the proverbial Kool-Aid. Hyundai
wants everyone to believe that its new luxury flagship is capable of doing everything that a Lexus LS
does, but at a much lower price. And while there are a few swing-and-miss things to note about the Equus experience, what Hyundai has done here is create a truly bona-fide luxury car capable of standing toe-to-toe with its Japanese competition and coming pretty darn close to the likes of its lofty German rivals.
But will we simply boast that the Equus - Hyundai's most expensive car to date - is a good value, or does it possess enough content and engineering prowess to truly stand out amongst its highly regarded classmates? Follow the jump to find out.
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