2016 Hyundai Equus vs BMW 7 series
If you're interested in a new, full-size luxury sedan, you likely know which brands you're going to be looking at. There's definitely an established club of automakers that do luxury and performance well, and while BMW is surely on your short list, Hyundai may not be. Well, this comparison is designed to appeal to your thrifty side while also encouraging you to shift your expectations of a "value" brand like Hyundai.
There's no denying the BMW 750i is an outstanding vehicle. Available in two wheelbase lengths, the 750 is equipped with standard 19-inch wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, power-closing doors, a power trunk lid with a foot sensor, a heads-up display, 16-way power multicontour front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system. There's also four-zone automatic climate control, cruise, heated front seats, a digital instrument panel, the iDrive interface with touchpad functionality and a center widescreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, BMW Assist, all the hook ups necessary for your audio player, plus 20GB of digital music storage.
|2016 Hyundai Equus||vs||BMW 750i|
|5.0L V8||Engine||4.4L V8|
|429/376 pound-feet||Horsepower/torque||445/480 pound-feet|
|8-speed shiftable auto||Transmission||8-speed shiftable auto|
One area that may be lacking storage, however, is the BMW 750i's trunk--with only 14.0 cubic feet (compared to the Equus' 16.7 cubic feet), you may have trouble travelling with business partner(s), family, or even solo. Even so, we're still talking BMW, here, right? Obviously, the BMW 750i is a great car, and you couldn't go wrong with the choice to purchase one. But you're going to pay top dollar for the brand, and even BMW isn't the full-size luxury sedan leader it once was.
A top-of-the-line Equus Ultimate is going to come in at almost $20,000 under the BMW 750i any day of the week. And the Equus matches the BMW point for point on standard features, and adds a second row side airbag, a seatbelt height adjuster, side mirror turn signals, a windshield wiper de-icer, remote fuel door release, power rear sunshade, a compass, plus America's Best Warranty powertrain coverage.
If you're looking for a low-maintenance (zero maintenance with 3-years/36,000 miles of valet service and complimentary maintenance), simple yet highly sophisticated luxury sedan that could be secured at a discount of almost 50% compared to some brands, we recommend the 2016 Equus. If you're already convinced that the pricey German guys are where it's at, we implore you to give the Equus a drive. You've got nothing to lose . . . and thousands of dollars to gain.