2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate video review

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Let’s take a thorough look at the 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate. We really love the 2014 Hyundai Equus but we don’t expect you to take our word for it. So here we have an unbiased review from Cnet. After watching, we hope you will visit us at Superior Hyundai to find the ride that is right for you.

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Well here it is, the German car killer, The Germans don’t lose a ton of sleep over. The Hyundai Equus, sequences, or Equus, soren how the heck do you pronounce that? That’s part of the problem. Let’s try this new 2014 Hyundai Equus with a techier cabin and a nicer ride. Check the tech. Spotting a fourteen over a thirteen is really hard to do. There is a little difference in the headlight LEDs down here I think. Perfectly nice looking vehicle but wow, you would easily lose it in a crowd. The changes happened inside.
Ahhhhh! This is about as good as you are ever gonna feel in a car for under a hundred grand. It’s a very nice quiet cabin as we’ll see on the road in a few moments the past Equus had a little bit of a Hyundai stink about the plastic. That is really gone now. This screen is standard (2014 Hyundai Equus navigation screen). This is not standard, we have the ultimate trim car so that twelve-inch LCD instrument panel comes on this trip level not on the base car. Here is everything you’ve got on the system: navigation, your radio sources including HD radio and satellite, your optical disc player is here, jukebox is a thirty gigabyte hard drive, I could not care less, USB plugin or in this case my iPods using the USB, it comes up on a separate locations streaming audio of course, and you’ve got telephony, and blue Link telematics. The navigation system looks perfectly good there’s nothing about it that really grates me and as is Hyundai tradition you have basically very simple views not this 3d flyover in buildings and birds eye and I’m okay with that to be honest. One thing I like about the way it handles all audio sources is a really good usage of the meta tag information. Look how clean that is. If I go to streaming audio you will see a similar representation. Lexicon branded 7.1 surround system 17 speakers as I recall, 598 watts of power. None of that matters, how good it sounds does and we liked it. And the last thing I wanna comment on here is on Blue Link. This is a telematics system not a connected driving system. The difference is that this is more like a GM OnStar if you will, it’s got kinda basic information. Send to car for destination, but there’s no Google search in here, there’s no search to nav. The things that really are top of the class, this guy doesn’t have.
The 2014 Hyundai Equus’ control interface is, it’s not like really anybody else’s. You’ve got a home button and knob and click and turn here, that’s pretty common. You’ve got a home button over here but notice what they do, they use bottom left and right corner logics so these are shortcut buttons that take you to whatever the shortcut menus are and in these corners of the screen. This is not a touch screen by the way, which is kind of unusual. Typically it’s gotta be a German car before it doesn’t work on the touch. This one doesn’t deter though you’ve got to use buttons at all times. Thank you for a nice big back button, every car should have that. Look out there and you’re gonna see a head-up display that is exceptionally good. This is one of the best in the business in fact aside from BMW this is the best in the business and that’s pretty impressive for this car. This car has more cameras than the B&H store in New York! I can move around from around view alongside my back view I can then select this and I can get back view only. I can go over here and get back and left rear quarter, heres back and right rear quarter. I mean there’s nothing you can’t see on this car except maybe up through the roof. Oh wait, you can do that too you’ve got a sunroof. Aside from infinity no one does as many views as this guy.
Now the back seat in the 2014 Hyundai Equus is quite a nice place as well. First of all, it has great leg room. I don’t like big cars that don’t have back seat space, what’s the point? This little rocker here lets you control lumbar support, of course heating and cooling back here. Three zones 2 in the front, one joint back here. Now this may be the best integrated set of rear seat entertainment screens integrated in a car, I was going to say for shy of a quarter million. But I don’t think any car does a better job than this. You turn these guys on here independently with buttons for left and right passenger. They kinda tilt and angle, notice like in a nice airline seat. I can watch what’s on the map sit here and fight with the driver. Tell him or her she’s an idiot for the route she’s taking. All that fun stuff. I can jump to the home screen the same one we saw up in the front row. Those blue Link telematics services are back here, so I can help out looking at stuff. The DVD in the front will play in the rear but obviously not distract the driver in the front.
Now up here in the prow, we’ve got relatively conventional but modern engine technology. Let me explain that. V8 of course, 5 liter, gasoline direct injection. Beyond that we’ve got the usual very complex variable valve timing technology. But it is a longitudinally mounted front-engine rear wheel drive car. There is no all-wheel-drive variant of this vehicle. This is modern but relatively basic. 429 horsepower 376 foot-pounds of torque. Zero to 60 is about 5.6-5.7 seconds. For a car that weighs forty six hundred-plus pounds, not bad. One choice on the gearbox an eight-speed automatic and the MPG is 15 City 23 Highway. Averages about eighteen, I’ll bet you average a little bit less than that actually. They’ve really gone after Lexus LS. It does not feel like a German car, it feels like a nice tautly spring Lexus. The power on this car is ample, in fact you light up the rear end a little bit not trying to. Not even wanting to, it’s just because its got a bunch on tap. Even though the torque numbers are not terribly hot. So if you’re buying a big sedan that’s also a great little tossible car, if you can even say that, on the weekend. This is probably not it. And this heads up display is great. It shows you miles per hour of your speedometer. It also will show you navigation, it’ll bring up some other driving prompts as you’re going. It’s not quite as sharp, big, or bright, as BMW. But it’s the closest of any car maker yet to all three of those things from BMW’s. So it’s a close number two in the industry right now.
  Ok, pricing a 2014 Hyundai Equus is really easy it’s $61,920 delivered for the basic car. Which of course is a very nice car, but to go Cnet style, you gotta add a seven thousand dollar ultimate upgrade. That’s gonna get you that LCD instrument panel, its going to get you those cameras that are just about everywhere, the rear seat entertainment system, and that gets you the head-up display I like so much. So now you’re at $68,920 and that’s about all you can do on this car.