2013 Hyundai Equus vs 2013 Lexus LS 460

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hyundai equus vs lexus

When comparing luxury cars, you might think, “Whoa, Hyundai is in the game now? How is that car going to stack up against an established premium brand like Lexus?” The funny thing is, people said the same thing in 1989 when Toyota launched Lexus in the niche luxury market which was then dominated by BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Now, Hyundai is looking to do the same with their latest luxury model. See how it stacks up in this side-by-side comparison: Hyundai Equus vs Lexus LS 460.

Hyundai vs Lexus


2013 Hyundai Equus
The Ultimate Equus package ($65,400) is still less expensive than the base LS460 ($71,990). For this kind of money, you can enjoy additional luxuries like heated and cooled front AND rear seats, plus a thermoelectric rear-console refrigerator.
2013 Lexus LS 460

The Lexus LS460 starts at $71,990. This is the base price, so added comforts like climate controlled front and rear seats will cost you extra. The Ultra Luxury Package is comparable to Hyundai’s Ultimate Equus package, but will add at least $4,800 to the price tag.


2013 Hyundai Equus

The 2013 Equus is a luxury sedan that packs quite the punch when it comes to performance. The 5.0L V8 of the 2013 Equus cranks out an astounding 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.

2013 Lexus LS 460

The Lexus LS 460 falls short of the Hyundai Equus when it comes to performance. The LS 460 is equipped with a 4.6L V8 which produces just 386 horsepower and 367 lb-ft of torque.


Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty

2013 Hyundai Equus
Hyundai’s premium car is of course accompanied by premium warranty protection. Hyundai’s standard warranty offerings include a 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty as well as a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. “America’s Best Warranty™” doesn’t disappoint, even when competing in the luxury sedan segment.
2013 Lexus LS 460
Lexus doesn’t deliver as extensive of warranty coverage as Hyundai. The 2013 LS 460 offers 4 years/50,000 miles of basic warranty coverage and 6 years/70,000 miles of powertrain protection. This is three years/30,000 miles less coverage than Hyundai offers in terms of powertrain warranty alone.


Do you think Hyundai can carve out a piece of the luxury sedan segment against established brands like Lexus? We’d love to hear your insights! Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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