2011 Hyundai Equus

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2011 Hyundai Equus Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 4, 2021

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The 2011 Hyundai Equus is one of the most premium vehicles that has been launched under the Hyundai brand. This is the first year that we see this premium vehicle from this company in the American market. It is powered by a powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine that provides great overall performance. The interior is luxurious, while the exterior design is sleek and classy.

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Pros

Premium interior 

Spacious rear seats

Affordable pricing in this segment

Quiet drive

Cons

Below average braking performance

Minimalist styling

What's New?

2011 Hyundai Equus is all new.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$58000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

282 cu.in.

horsepower

385 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

333 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

119.9 in.

length

203.1 in.

width

74.4 in.

height

58.7 in.

curb weight

4449 lbs.

ground clearance

6.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

109.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/20/24 mpg

highway range

487.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Signature $58,000 onwards

385 hp @ 6500 rpm | 4.6 L | V8 | premium unleaded

  • 19" Chrome Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof
  • XM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio

Ultimate $64,500 onwards

385 hp @ 6500 rpm | 4.6L | V8 | premium unleaded

Colors and Styles

2011 Hyundai Equus in Black Noir Pearl color 2011 Hyundai Equus in Granite Gray color 2011 Hyundai Equus in Platinum Metallic color 2011 Hyundai Equus in White Satin Pearl color
Black Noir Pearl

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.9

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.1

Overall Rating


The 2011 Hyundai Equus is a compelling luxury sedan offered in two trims. The sedan comes with a plush cabin and plenty of features. With a 4.6-liter V8 under its hood, the Hyundai Equus is a stable and predictable ride. Starting at a price point of $58,000, the Equus is proving to be a tough competition to the equally capable vehicles which are offered at a much higher price like the Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety


2011 Hyundai Equus Pricing and Features

The 2011 Hyundai Equus is available in two trim options, namely the Signature and Ultimate. The Signature model is available at a premium price of $58,000, which brings in great standard features. The Ultimate trim starts at a price of $64,500, which adds in luxurious features like a power footrest, mini-refrigerator, reclining bucket seats, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system for a very premium experience inside the cabin of this luxurious sedan. 

Trims

Signature

Ultimate

MSRP

$58,000

$64,500

Key Features

19-inch wheels

Rear reclining bucket seats

 

adjustable air suspension

heating/cooling/massaging functions

 

adaptive bi-xenon headlights

passenger-side power footrest

 

automatic wipers

mini refrigerator 

 

front and rear parking sensors

rear-seat DVD entertainment systems

 

lane departure warning system

forward-view cornering camera

 

adaptive cruise control

 

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We feel that the base Signature trim provides the best value for the money spent at $58,000. At this price point, it brings in great standard features like adjustable air suspension, automatic wipers, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, and safety features like lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

2011 Hyundai Equus Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2011 Hyundai Equus is equipped with a standard 4.6 liter V8. The engine generates around 385 HP along with 333 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is mated with a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission that delivers the power to the rear wheels as standard. The engine setup accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, while the quarter-mile is covered in 14.5 seconds. 

Model

Hyundai Equus 

Jaguar XJ 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

MSRP

$58000

$72700

$93000

Engine

4.6-liter V8

5-liter V8

5.5-liter V8

Drivetrain

rear-wheel drive

rear-wheel drive

rear-wheel drive

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed Automatic

Power

385 hp @ 6500 rpm

385 hp @ 6500 rpm

382 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

333 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

380 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

391 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

5.7

5.2

5.7

Quarter-mile (sec)

14.5

13.9

14

Top Speed (mph)

-

155

-

The Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class are equipped with bigger engines as compared to the Hyundai Equus, yet the Jaguar produces the same power output of 385 HP while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is slightly lower on the power output at 382 HP. The Jaguar XJ is the quickest of them all with zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class takes a similar 5.7 seconds as the Hyundai Equus.

2011 Hyundai Equus Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The massive V8 engine gulps down a lot of fuel while in operation, but even after that, the Hyundai Equus gives a decent mileage of 16 mpg in the city, which improves to 24 mpg on the highway. Thus we get a combined mileage of 19 mpg from the 2011 Hyundai Equus. The Equus is equipped with a fuel tank capacity of 20.3 gallons, which gives it a maximum range of 487 miles. 

Model

Hyundai Equus 

Jaguar XJ 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

MPG (City)

16

15

14

MPG (Highway)

24

23

23

MPG (Combined)

19

19

18

Fuel Capacity (gal)

20.3 gal.

21.7 gal.

23.8 gal.

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

325/487/386

325/499/412

333/547/428

The Jaguar XJ has an equal combined mileage of 19 mpg as the Equus. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a slightly lower combined mileage of 18 MPG. But the Mercedes S-Class has a much larger fuel tank capacity of 23.5 gallons, which gives a maximum range of 547 miles. The Jaguar XJ has a fuel tank capacity of 21.7 gallons, which results in a maximum range of 499 miles.

2011 Hyundai Equus Interior

8.2/10

The interior design of the 2011 Hyundai Equus is impeccable and provides a very luxurious feeling inside the cabin. The seats are covered with leather upholstery that provides great overall comfort, while the best place to be in the interior of the Equus is at the rear seats. It can carry up to five passengers while providing a considerable amount of space for all the passengers. It has a cargo capacity of 16.7 cubic feet behind the rear wheels, which is quite decent in this segment.

Model

Hyundai Equus 

Jaguar XJ 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.7/59.1/45.1

39.5/55.4/41.5

37.8/59.1/41.9

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.1/58/38.9

37.2/55.1/39

38.5/58.7/42.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

16.7 cu.ft.

15.2 cu.ft.

16.4 cu.ft.

All the vehicles in this comparison can carry up to five passengers inside their cabin. The Jaguar XJ provides slightly better spacing in the front seat, while it lacks rear-seat comfort and spacing. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is close to what Hyundai has to offer in terms of cargo capacity at 16.4 cubic feet, whereas the Jaguar XJ has the lowest cargo capacity of 15.2 cubic feet. Here is a list of the interior features that are available in the 2011 Hyundai Equus:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated and cooled power front seats 
  • 10-way driver and eight-way passenger
  • Driver massage and memory functions
  • Heated and power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery

How is the 2011 Hyundai Equus’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system included in the 2011 Hyundai Equus consists of a multitude of standard features like Bluetooth connectivity, iPod interface, satellite radio, 6-cd changer, and a navigation system along with real-time traffic and multimedia controller. Along with that, it gets the best in class 17-speaker Lexicon surround sound system that provides a great multimedia experience inside the cabin. It is also equipped with an Apple iPad that acts as an interactive tool. The rear passengers are not left out and get a rear-seat DVD Entertainment System. Here is a list of the infotainment features that are available in the 2011 Hyundai Equus:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • iPod interface
  • Satellite radio
  • 6-cd changer
  • Navigation system
  • 17-speaker Lexicon surround sound system
  • Rear-seat DVD Entertainment System

2011 Hyundai Equus Exterior

8.0/10

The 2011 Hyundai Equus seems like an amalgamation of design characteristics from different German rivals. The overall design looks like a Mercedes S-Class with a huge front grille and sleek LED headlights. The 19-inch alloy wheels do go well with the overall design philosophy of the Hyundai Equus. It is quite heavy with a curb weight of 4,449 pounds. It has a length of 203-inches along with a wheelbase of 120-inches. It has a decent ground clearance of 7 inches that helps it move over rough terrain comparatively easier. 

Model

Hyundai Equus 

Jaguar XJ 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

Curb Weight (lbs)

4449 lbs.

4045 lbs.

4455 lbs.

Length (in)

203 in.

202 in.

207 in.

Width (in)

74 in.

75 in.

74 in.

Height (in)

59 in.

57 in.

58 in.

Ground Clearance (in)

7

4

6

Wheelbase (in)

120 in.

119 in.

125 in.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the heaviest of them all with a curb weight of 4,455 pounds, while the Jaguar XJ is the lightest of them all at 4,045 pounds. The Mercedes S-Class has the longest length along with a much larger wheelbase, thus having a bigger footprint on road as compared to its rivals. The Jaguar XJ sits quite close to the ground with a ground clearance of 4-inches, while the S-Class has a ground clearance of 6-inches. Here is a list of all the exterior features that are available with the 2011 Hyundai Equus.

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Adjustable air suspension
  • Adaptive bi-xenon headlights
  • Fog Lights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors
  • Sunroof
  • Keyless entry

2011 Hyundai Equus Safety

9.9/10

The 2011 Hyundai Equus has not been tested by the NHTSA, but the IIHS has given the Hyundai Equus a ‘Good’ overall rating in most of the test segments. Along with that, the IIHS has also given Equus an award of Top Safety Pick for the year 2011 in the large luxury sedan segment. Thus the Equus is capable of safeguarding its passengers in case of an accident. Along with that, the 2011 Hyundai Equus is equipped with multiple safety features that improve the safety factor. Here is a list of all the safety features that are available in the sedan:

  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic seatbelt pretensioners
  • Active front head restraints
  • Lane-departure warning system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Airbags

2011 Hyundai Equus Final Verdict

The 2011 Hyundai Equus is a luxurious yet powerful full-size sedan that provides great overall performance from its 4.6-liter V8 engine. The Equus is quick on acceleration and provides decent fuel economy considering the class of the vehicle. The interior is impeccable and provides great comfort and a very premium feel. The Equus doesn't generally look like a Hyundai and has entered the premium segment challenging a few of the very established competitors. Thus, if you are looking for a premium sedan while still not burning a hole in your pocket, you should definitely look at the 2011 Hyundai Equus.

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