Hyundai Equus

By Paula MacPherson

 

I have little to complain about the Hyundai Equus. I liked its comfort, the easy adjustability of the seats and steering wheel, the car’s power and silence while cruising on the highway.

The interior is nicely done; I managed to find the radio volume control on the first try. The console-mounted knob and buttons, however, interact with the central screen and take practice to master. The front and rear cameras as well as the navigation also use the central screen. The navigation system wasn’t always clear and led us astray once.

Those front and back parking cameras were very handy. Both models have the rearview camera. The Ultimate models have the front camera, which makes the wall at the end of the garage safe forevermore.

There were two things I did not like. While the car has lane departure warning and active cruise control, it does not have a blind spot warning system. This is an unfortunate lapse.

Also disappointing was the steering feel. Jim goes on and on about it in cars and, honestly, I rarely notice. In the Equus, I did notice. It wouldn’t be a deal breaker, especially considering the car’s price advantage over the competition, but it is something that could be improved. Our fuel economy, by the way, came to 18.2 miles per gallon.

 

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