9. Hyundai Genesis Sedan
The Hyundai Genesis continues to jab at German luxury sedans with the all-new 2015 Genesis Sedan. The 2015 Genesis is a drastic improvement upon the hard work Hyundai put into the last generation, thanks to its Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The new Genesis features more pronounced body lines, revised lighting, and a more upright and pronounced grille that almost announces the car’s arrival.
Under the skin, Hyundai installed a stiffer chassis with a new, multi-link rear suspension system for better handling. Under the hood are familiar engines, with the 3.8-liter V-6 being the base engine and the mighty 5.0-liter, Tau V-8 being the optional powerplant. Both engines have reduced power from the 2014 model year — the Tau V-8 drops from 429 horses to 420 and the 3.8-liter drops from 333 ponies to 311. However, a flattened torque curve makes both engines more responsive, despite their decreased horsepower. Also new is the optional HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.