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Compare the Chevrolet SS to the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec sedan here

Hyundai Genesis R-Spec Specifications

Price: $47,350

Engine: 5.0L DOHC 32-valve V-8
Horsepower: 429-hp
Torque: 376-lb-ft

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 115.6 in
Length: 196.3
Width: 74.4
Height: 58.3 in
Curb Weight: 4199 lb (54/46%)

Performance
0-60 MPH 4.8 sec

Fuel Economy (EST)
EPA city/highway driving: 16/25 mpg
 

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hyundai is making very nice cars these days. but it's gonna be a few more years before it earns any name cachet
 

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Compare the Chevrolet SS to the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec sedan here
Now the Chevrolet SS is really fully loaded, minus two options. I wouldnt discount the Hyundai, I can see it being better than even Cadillac in the future. The most important thing that Holden is way ahead though is in the cars handling characteristics, they have historically had excellent setup cars (even non Holden cars that Holden has tuned). This is why most Holdens/HSV's even the VT onwards has been praised has being a better drivers car than the BMW M5 (old and new).


2014 Chevrolet SS Specifications

Price: $43,475

Engine: GM LS3 6.2L V8 engine
Horsepower: 415-hp
Torque: 415-lb-ft

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Length: 195.6
Width: 74.8
Height: 58.7 in
Curb Weight: 3975 lb (52/48%)

Performance
0-60 MPH 4.5 sec (tested by Car and Driver)

Fuel Economy (EST)
EPA city/highway driving: 14/21 mpg
 

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I have yet to see a 7+ year old Hyundai or Kia that looks halfway decent still. I'll believe it when I see it that their new cars have durability
 
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Drove an R-Spec about a week before the SS hit the showrooms. Very nice inside (but I hate those staggered shift boxes). There was something off on the power. You could feel the power from the engine, but it was muted. I found that the power lagged a bit and once I drove the SS, that was the end of the comparison.
 

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Drove an R-Spec about a week before the SS hit the showrooms. Very nice inside (but I hate those staggered shift boxes). There was something off on the power. You could feel the power from the engine, but it was muted. I found that the power lagged a bit and once I drove the SS, that was the end of the comparison.
Smaller, multi-valve engines may have the same power as a larger 2 valve engine, but, have less low end - to midrange tourque...generally speaking. That may be the difference that you felt.
 

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TBH Korean car makers are stepping up. had a chance to drive the 3.8 model and it's nice. But i still rather have an SS or something with a big V8
 

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The Hyundai is a very nice car, it was on my short list along with the Infiniti M56s, Taurus SHO, and the SS. The power delivery is a bit off plus their R-spec is not as aggressive thus rewarding to drive as the others overall to me. Also while it mostly had very nice interior materials, there were consistency problems where it was obvious where they cut costs (dash was nice, vents super cheap…door nicely appointed but handle felt cheap, etc.).
I suspect the next generation (R-spec or not) may be comparable to the Infiniti and perhaps Lexus.
Yes…I've been actively shopping and driving many cars over the past few months.
 

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Based on looks alone, the SS is much nicer looking in my opinion. Am I bias because I own one? Maybe. But I can pretty much guarantee who would get more looks on the road.

Also, not a fan of the interior of the Hyundai. It's true, it is a company that is making a name for themselves and slowly rising to a semi-respectable level. In the meantime, I will go enjoy my SS :)
 

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I drove the V-6 Genesis recently. IMO it was a pretty nice car but if you want one that has the V-8 and all the same features as the SS it's going to be $53K+.

That said, the Genesis has fantastic seats, it handles decently (but not as well as the SS), it has a decent stereo, and the user interface is much better than the Chevy. -The buttons click right away and the processor doesn't have that delay where it is thinking about things.
 
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