Hyundai Equus vs Lexus LS

2016 Hyundai Equus Ultimate vs 2016 Lexus LS 460 RWD

Quality & Value Analysis

Starting with the base MSRP, the Hyundai Equus is a few thousand cheaper than Lexus LS. Lexus LS has an ALG Residual Value of 52% after 36 months, and 36% after 60 months.  Hyundai Equus has an ALG Residual Value of 36% after 36 months, and 21% after 60 months.  These Luxury vehicles are very close in fuel economy.  Equus gets 15mpg city, 23mpg highway.  Lexus LS gets 16mpg city, 24mpg highway.  Hyundai has a better warranty 60 month/60,000 mile Basic Warranty and 120 month/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.  Lexus warranty is 48 month/50,000 mile Basic Warranty and 72 month/70,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.

Performance & Engineering

Lexus LS and Hyundai Equus both have V8 engines.  Lexus LS 4.8-Liter V8 has 386 horsepower @ 6,400rpm and 367 torque @ 4,100rpm.  Hyundai Equus 5.0-Liter V8 has 429 horsepower @ 6,400rpm and 376 torque @ 5,000rpm.  Lexus has a 22.2 Gallon fuel capacity and Hyundai has a 20.3 Gallon fuel capacity.  Both Luxury Sedans have Front and Rear Disc Brakes. Lexus LS has a 35.4 Turning Diameter and Hyundai Equus has a 39.6 Turning Diameter.  Equus comes with Variable Assisted Steering which is optional in Lexus LS but not a standard feature.

Safety & Security

At this time, the Hyundai Equus and Lexus LS have not been rated by NHTSA for safety, but both Luxury vehicles have many safety features.  Driver and Front Passenger Dual Stage Multiple Threshold Front Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor, Child Proof Rear Door Locks, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor are safety features of both vehicles. 

Interior features include Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tailgate Power Lock/Unlock, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Audio and Cruise Control, Map Lights, Rearview Camera, Tilt-Telescopic-Adjustable Steering Column, Cargo Light, Driver's Side Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlets, Rear Window Defroster, Remote Trunk/Tailgate Release, Floor Mats, Delayed Power Retention, Multi-Function Remote, and Exterior Temperature Gauge.  Seating features include Power Driver Seat, Driver's Adjustable Manual Lumbar Support, Front Adjustable Seat Height, and Front Bucket Seats. 

The Audio situation in Lexus LS is AM/FM Radio with 178-Watts, Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume, Surround Sound, 10 Speakers, CD/MP3 Player with SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  Hyundai Equus has AM/FM Radio with 608-Watts, Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume, Lexicon Surround Sound and 17 Speakers, CD/MP3 player with SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  Both vehicles come with MP3/Auxiliary Input Audio Jack.

Hyundai Equus and Lexus LS have plenty of storage space including Beverage Holders, Console Storage, Door Pocket Storage, Overhead Console Storage, and Seatback storage.

Exterior features of these luxury sedans are: Keyless Entry, Vehicle Theft Deterrent, Folding Side Mirrors, Power Side Mirrors, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Automatic Headlights.  Hyundai Equus comes with 19 Alloy Wheels with All-Season Tires, Lexus LS comes with 18 Alloy Wheels with All-Season Tires.