2013 Hyundai Equus Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$59,250-$66,250
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What's New for 2013:

  • White Satin over Saddle leather color combination
  • Gran Premio Gray paint replaces Granite Gray

Exterior Features
The 2013 Hyundai Equus is a large luxury sedan available in Signature and Ultimate trim designations. Available in Platinum, gray, black and white, the Equus features standard chrome 19-inch aluminum wheels, HID headlights with an adaptive front lighting system, and LED turn signal indicators front and rear.

Interior Features
The Equus Signature is equipped with leather seats, suede headliner, heated leather-and-wood power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, genuine wood cabin trim, and a leather-wrapped dashboard. The front seats are climate-controlled for heat, cooling and humidity, and the 12-way power driver's seat includes a massage feature. Dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear sunshade help to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature. Bluetooth, a navigation system, and a 608-watt Lexicon premium audio system with HD Radio, satellite radio, USB/iPod connection, and 17 speakers also come standard on the Equus.

Optional Features
The Equus Ultimate adds a forward-view cornering camera system and a power trunk lid, but the main reason to consider upgrading is for improved rear-seat accommodations. The Ultimate features individual reclining rear seats with power-adjustable headrests, ventilation, and both a massage function and a power leg rest for the right rear passenger. Remote controls power the front passenger's seat forward to maximize leg room, and the Equus Ultimate features a rear refrigerator, rear-seat entertainment system, illuminated rear vanity mirrors, and power rear side-window sunshades.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Equus is equipped with a direct-injected, 5.0-liter V-8 engine developing 429 horsepower at 6,400 rpm (421 horsepower on regular unleaded) and 376 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm (365 on regular unleaded). An 8-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission delivers the power to the rear wheels. An air suspension with a Sport driving mode and Continuous Damping Control is also standard.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2013 Hyundai Equus is estimated to get 15 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in combined driving.

Safety
The Hyundai Equus is equipped with 9 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. Additionally, the Equus includes rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, smart cruise control, lane-departure warning system, pre-collision warning system, and an adaptive front lighting system. Ultimate models add a forward-vision camera to help the driver see around blind corners.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed occupant-protection tests on the Equus as this overview is written, however, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the essentially identical 2012 Equus a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

What's New for 2013:

  • White Satin over Saddle leather color combination
  • Gran Premio Gray paint replaces Granite Gray

Exterior Features
The 2013 Hyundai Equus is a large luxury sedan available in Signature and Ultimate trim designations. Available in Platinum, gray, black and white, the Equus features standard chrome 19-inch aluminum wheels, HID headlights with an adaptive front lighting system, and LED turn signal indicators front and rear.

Interior Features
The Equus Signature is equipped with leather seats, suede headliner, heated leather-and-wood power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, genuine wood cabin trim, and a leather-wrapped dashboard. The front seats are climate-controlled for heat, cooling and humidity, and the 12-way power driver's seat includes a massage feature. Dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear sunshade help to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature. Bluetooth, a navigation system, and a 608-watt Lexicon premium audio system with HD Radio, satellite radio, USB/iPod connection, and 17 speakers also come standard on the Equus.

Optional Features
The Equus Ultimate adds a forward-view cornering camera system and a power trunk lid, but the main reason to consider upgrading is for improved rear-seat accommodations. The Ultimate features individual reclining rear seats with power-adjustable headrests, ventilation, and both a massage function and a power leg rest for the right rear passenger. Remote controls power the front passenger's seat forward to maximize leg room, and the Equus Ultimate features a rear refrigerator, rear-seat entertainment system, illuminated rear vanity mirrors, and power rear side-window sunshades.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Equus is equipped with a direct-injected, 5.0-liter V-8 engine developing 429 horsepower at 6,400 rpm (421 horsepower on regular unleaded) and 376 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm (365 on regular unleaded). An 8-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission delivers the power to the rear wheels. An air suspension with a Sport driving mode and Continuous Damping Control is also standard.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2013 Hyundai Equus is estimated to get 15 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in combined driving.

Safety
The Hyundai Equus is equipped with 9 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. Additionally, the Equus includes rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, smart cruise control, lane-departure warning system, pre-collision warning system, and an adaptive front lighting system. Ultimate models add a forward-vision camera to help the driver see around blind corners.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed occupant-protection tests on the Equus as this overview is written, however, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the essentially identical 2012 Equus a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

Available Trims for the 2013 Hyundai Equus
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Signature (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59250.00 Engine 5.0L/307 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name Ultimate (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 66250.00 Engine 5.0L/307 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
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INTERIOR
  • Heated/cooled pwr front bucket seats -inc: 12-way pwr driver, 10-way pwr front passenger seat, driver lumbar adjustment, electronic active front head restraints w/pwr controls, driver seat massage system, driver seat memory
  • 60/40 pwr reclining heated rear seats
  • Premium leather seating surfaces
  • Front door map pockets w/tilt-out feature
  • Rear center armrest w/dual cupholders & control console
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Premium front/rear floor mats
  • Heated wood-trimmed/leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: memory, audio controls, cruise controls, trip/display vehicle info controls, Bluetooth controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, electroluminescent display
  • Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, vehicle stability management system, electronic stability control, traction control system, tire pressure monitoring system
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-car w/door ajar, seatbelt
  • Electroluminescent cluster w/3.5" TFT LCD screen
  • Smart cruise control
  • Pwr windows w/auto-down/up
  • Proximity key entry w/push-button start
  • (2) proximity fobs
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Remote keyless entry w/anti-theft system
  • Trip computer -inc: average fuel economy, average speed, range to empty, trip timer, trip distance
  • Dual auto temp control w/air quality system -inc: rear seat temp controls, rear seat heat ducts
  • Auto defogging windshield w/humidity sensor
  • Electronic rear window defroster w/timer
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Leather-wrapped dash
  • Real wood interior trim
  • Illuminated interior door handles & armrests
  • Electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink, compass
  • (4) assist grips
  • (2) rear coat hangers
  • Illuminated driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/visor extension
  • Lighting -inc: front map lights, rear reading lights, glove compartment light, cargo area light, ashtray light, illuminated push-button start, rear seat footwell light
  • Microfiber suede headliner
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/woodgrain insert
  • Premium trunk cargo mat
  • Luggage net
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • 50/50 pwr reclining heated/cooled split rear seats -inc: first-class seat w/leg support & massage system, rear seat pwr up/down head restraints w/manual tilt
  • Fixed rear center console storage
  • Pwr trunk lid
  • Rear seat illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Pwr rear/side-window sunshades
  • Thermoelectric rear console refrigerator
EXTERIOR
  • 19" x 8.0" front & 19" x 9.0" rear 9-spoke chrome alloy wheels
  • P245/45R19 front & P275/40R19 rear tires
  • 18" alloy wheel w/T155/80R18 temporary spare tire
  • Pwr tilt & slide glass sunroof
  • Roof sun shield
  • Body color bumpers w/chrome insert molding
  • Chrome window belt moldings
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Body color rocker panel sill
  • Chrome accent grille
  • Auto on/off HID headlights w/LED turn signal indicators -inc: adaptive front lighting system (AFLS) w/auto-leveling, LED position lamps
  • Fog lights
  • Center high mount LED stop lamp
  • Dual pwr-folding heated auto-dimming side mirrors w/memory -inc: turn signal indicators & approach lamps
  • Acoustic laminated windshield & front/rear side windows
  • Solar control tinted glass
  • Variable speed intermittent/speed sensitive/rain-sensing wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Chrome insert door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 5.0L DOHC GDI Tau V8 engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: lock-up torque converter
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 180-amp alternator
  • 100-amp/hr battery
  • Electronically controlled air suspension -inc: continuous damping control (CDC), front/rear stabilizer bar
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr steering (EHPS)
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake w/auto vehicle hold
  • Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control (TCS) & brake assist
    • Vehicle stability management system (VSM) w/pre-collision warning
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Shift interlock system
    • Front & rear crumple zones
    • 5-MPH bumpers
    • Hood buckling creases & safety stops
    • Bodyside reinforcements
    • Daytime running lights
    • Advanced dual front airbags
    • Front passenger airbag on/off switch
    • Front/rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear roof mounted side-curtain airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • Front/rear parking assistance system w/rearview camera
    • Electronic front seatbelt pretensioners & force limiters
    • Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Lane-departure warning system (LDWS)
    • First-aid kit (PIO)
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Forward-view cornering camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Lexicon 7.1 discrete surround-sound audio system -inc: AM/FM/HD Radio/XM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer, (17) speakers, iPod/USB/MP3 aux input jacks, iPod connection cable, speed sensing volume control
    • Navigation system -inc: 8" display, driver information system (DIS), multimedia controller
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • Lexicon 7.1 discrete surround-sound audio system -inc: AM/FM/HD Radio/XM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer, (17) speakers, iPod/USB/MP3 aux input jacks, iPod connection cable, speed sensing volume control, rear seat audio controls
    • Rear seat entertainment system w/8" monitor

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