2014 Hyundai Equus Signature vs Ultimate Test Drive & Luxury Car Review
The Hyundai Equus is the South Korean automaker’s foray into the world of luxury vehicles. It’s a full size luxury sedan that was designed to compete primarily with high end German auto manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes. However, this Hyundai, with prestige aspirations, has a price tag that’s an eye-opener for the brand, but a bargain compared to the competition. Potential Equus buyers can enlist Hyundai’s concierge service to deliver a new Equus for a test drive. The concierge service also steps in to pick up and return the vehicle during Hyundai’s complimentary scheduled maintenance period of three years or 36,000 miles. The Equus comes in two trim levels. The Signature starts at $61,000, but buyers can trade up to the Ultimate for $68,000. Autobytel tested both for this video, and explained the extra features and benefits of the Ultimate. Both trim levels of the Equus boast a 5-liter V8 that produces 429 horsepower, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In Autobytel’s Hyundai Equus test drive, the drivetrain combination delivered a very smooth and comfortable ride. The Equus also features adjustable ride height and driver-selectable driving modes. Autobytel’s test drive video of the Hyundai Equus shows how the buying process and ownership experience are stress free and comfortable, and how the Signature and Ultimate trim levels can suit the different needs of potential buyers.