2014 EQUUS Review
Earlier this year at the New York International auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the upgraded version of the Equus luxury sedan. The 2014 Equus gets some notable updates including a revamped front, styling changes to the rear end, in-depth changes to the interior and some improved and efficient safety features.
The 2014 Equus is loaded with tons of features that will make this full size luxury sedan a compelling piece to own specially for those who are conservative about spending money on the purchase of luxury sedans. In fact, the cars that carry a luxury badge usually have a high price tag. Hyundai claimed that over 30 new and improved features are added to the exterior and interior of the revised Hyundai Equus 2014.
Exterior and Interior and Trims
The upgraded version of the Hyundai Equus is available in two trims, Signature and Ultimate that have five seats and are standard rear wheel drive.
After getting a series of updates, the exterior look and appeal of the Equus is transformed. The car got a new front grille and the old chrome accents are replaced by new thinner chrome bars to give a modern and refined look to the appearance. Hyundai also added redesigned headlamps that features jeweled like elements and chrome accents contrasted with black finishing. Other features include redesigned sideview mirrors, horizontal themed taillights, standard Led fog lamps and a new Night Shadow Brown Exterior Color. The Equus 2014 rolls over 19 inch turbine-blade polished wheel design.
Some notable changes are also made by the Hyundai to the interior of the Equus 2014 version including redesigned center stack and instrument panel, upgraded button iconography for easy and quick access and premium materials. The Steering wheel is also upgraded and now the control button layout is new with low-sheen buttons. For the rear passengers, the Japanese automaker added a new button layout and a rear console with a dual 9.2 inch HD, adjustable screen positioned on the seat back. Standard equipments include 7 inch thin film transistor (TFT) LCD display, Tri zone automatic climate control, 12 way driver and 10 way passenger front seats that are heated and ventilated, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, auto dimming rearview mirror, power sunshade and the Ultimate models get a 12.3 inch fully digital and larger TFT LCD center cluster display.
Standard on all Equus 2014 models are antilock disc brakes, blind-spot, preparation system (features the adaptive cruise control sensors), rear cross-traffic warning systems, lane-departure, front and rear side airbags; side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag, pre-collision warning and stability and traction control.
The 2014 Equus gets power from a 5.0 liter V8 engine that generates 429 horsepower and 376 lb ft of torque and is paired with and eight speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is 5.7 seconds and EPA rated fuel economy is 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Pricing and Availability
The 2014 Equus Signature model’s base price is $61,000 and the Ultimate model is $68,000 and the car is offered for sale now.
Though, the car has a lot of rivals but this year this model will be the first choice of potential shoppers because of its improvements the car is pretty much more impressive. Key rivals include Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Cadillac XTS and Lexus LS460.
- High luxury standards
- Value the money
- Cool exterior after updates
- Single engine option
- Rear wheel drive only
The Hyundai Equus is comparatively young model in the segment of full size luxury sedans but it managed really smart to become a leading model among the bunch of some popular and strong models. The new updates made for the 2014 Equus looks great and we can expect that the updates will help the car to become much more better and admiring.