Hyundai Genesis Gets the Dashboard Right

Published by Toronto Mike on July 3, 2013 @ 12:26 in Hyundai Genesis Test Drive

Hyundai Genesis Gets the Dashboard RightMost of the automobiles I've driven lately have a touch-screen navigation / entertainment system. Sure, you can navigate them manually, but they really want to be touched.

This Hyundai Genesis Sedan I'm driving this week is controlled by this solid and convenient dial. It's like a joystick you turn and it's super intuitive and feels a whole lot safer. Here's a pic of the dial.

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It was easy to preset my favourite satellite, AM and FM stations, or plug in my Android device to play from there.

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These dashboards have come a long way in recent years, but I'm really impressed by what Hyundai has done with it. The entire experience this week has been solid.

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5 Responses to "Hyundai Genesis Gets the Dashboard Right"

Douglas
July 3, 2013 / 22:10

Hyundais are not the jokes that they once deservedly were. Now, when you buy one, you can do it with a genuine "want" and "it's a good car", not just because it is less expensive than its peers. I'd like to see - and drive - a 6-speed stick in the Genesis sedan. (Hey - I need four doors!)

Toronto Mike
July 3, 2013 / 22:11

All-new for 2013, the Genesis Coupe offers an available 8-speed automatic transmission with intuitively placed steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. This new transmission has been engineered to give you superior performance without sacrificing fuel economy. For drivers who prefer a stick shift, the Genesis Coupe comes with an available closed-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

Cliché Man
July 3, 2013 / 22:24

They've come a long way, baby.

Douglas
July 4, 2013 / 09:30

Two tall teenage sons means a decent-sized four-door sedan for me. My current 2006 Subaru Legacy no longer has sufficient leg room for the both of them. I have the driver's seat all the way back, so sitting behind me is almost a penalty box if you're 5'6" (167 cm) or over. My next car is going to be a challenge. I expect I'm going to lose my stickshift, but I do intend to keep the Legacy. Larger, decent quality, and affordable are incredibly tough to combine.

Pete
July 4, 2013 / 13:21

My car is in the shop having surgery after a TTC driver decided to pull out on to the road from a driveway without looking. So the repair shop gave me a Ford Flex rental.

I really don't like the size of it, but they knew I am a goalie and got me something big enough for my gear, but the dash is pretty impressive.

I have an '06 Ford Escape Hybrid and it has no bells or whistles, just your basic car. I bought it off the lot and needed it that day, so I took what they had. Going from the basic analogue dash to the Flex's U2 360 inspired dash is pretty cool.

I found the controls on the steering wheel and dash were more than adequate to allow safe driving without fumbling/looking at the touch screen. I was intrigued in an earlier @TOMike re: Touch Screens and wondered what the bother was. Now I know.

--Pete


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