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About the Hyundai Equus

Vehicle Summary

The Hyundai Equus is a full-size luxury sedan with plenty of seating for up to five people. If you've been looking for an indulgent sedan for your growing family, the 2016 Equus offers a spacious cabin with an additional 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space for groceries, sports gear, and more. Standard 60/40-split-folding seats also make it easy to extend trunk space for longer items as needed, making this sedan as versatile as it is elegant.

New to the American market for the 2011 model year, the Equus is based on Hyundai's luxury Genesis platform. Under the hood, you'll find a 5.0L V8 engine at 429 hp on its 2014-2016 model years. Meanwhile, standard cabin features are generous and include a sunroof, automatic tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, and a power rear sunshade on its 2016 model.

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Q: Is the Hyundai Equus being discontinued?

A: Yes, the Equus was discontinued after the 2016 model year.

Q: What does Hyundai's Equus mean?

A: Equus translates to "horse" in Latin, and the emblem/logo for the Equus is a fitting Pegasus figure.

Q: Is the Hyundai Equus a luxury car?

A: Yes, the Equus is a full-size luxury sedan.

Q: Does the Hyundai Equus take premium gas?

A: Yes, every model year and powertrain on the Equus requires premium gasoline.

Q: What engine is in a Hyundai Equus?

A: Engine offerings on the Equus vary by model year. For example, the Equus debuted in 2011 with a 4.6L V8 at 385 hp. By the 2016 model year, every Equus was equipped with a 5.0L V8 at a whopping 429 hp.

Hyundai Equus Trim Configurations

Since its introduction in 2011, the Hyundai Equus has been offered in the same two trim levels: The Signature and the Ultimate. Beginning with the 2014 model year, the Equus was also equipped with a standard 5.0L V8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.

The following trim features are based on the 2016 model year.


  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic tri-zone climate control
  • Leather upholstery and trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 17-speaker Lexicon surround-sound system


  • Soft-close doors
  • Driver heads-up display
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Rear-seat entertainment system

Reliability Research

Below Average

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Equus an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks the Hyundai Equus 21st out of 30 among luxury fullsize cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Hyundai Equus is $976, compared to an average of $920 for luxury fullsize cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Hyundai Equus owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1 times per year, compared to an average of 0.8 times for luxury fullsize cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 20% for the Hyundai Equus, compared to an average of 15% for luxury fullsize cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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Reviews for Hyundai Equus

Overall Rating

5.0 out of 5 (1 review)

Great Value

Just as good as a Lexus but costs lots less.


  • Interior Space: large spacious interior
  • Ride and Handling: Great ride quality
  • Value: Just as good as a Lexus

- Vic Parks, 2011 Hyundai Equus

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