Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2015 Kia K900 VS 2015 Hyundai Genesis Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2015 Kia K900

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2015 Hyundai Genesis

Safety Comparison

The K900 V8 offers an optional Around View Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Genesis Sedan only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the K900 and the Genesis Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

Kia pays for scheduled maintenance on the K900 for 3 years and 37500 miles. Kia will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Hyundai doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Genesis Sedan.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Kia vehicles are more reliable than Hyundai vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Kia 20th in reliability. With 30 more problems per 100 vehicles, Hyundai is ranked 24th.

Engine Comparison

The K900 V8’s standard 5.0 DOHC V8 produces 109 more horsepower (420 vs. 311) and 83 lbs.-ft. more torque (376 vs. 293) than the Genesis Sedan 3.8’s standard 3.8 DOHC V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the K900 V8 is faster than the Genesis Sedan 3.8:


Genesis Sedan

Zero to 60 MPH

5.5 sec

6.3 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

14.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

103.2 MPH

97 MPH

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the K900’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Genesis Sedan:


Genesis Sedan

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.6 inches

The K900 stops shorter than the Genesis Sedan:


Genesis Sedan

60 to 0 MPH

113 feet

116 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the K900’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the Genesis Sedan (119.9 inches vs. 118.5 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

The K900 has 3.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Genesis Sedan (110.8 vs. 107.7).

The K900 has .2 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more front hip room, .8 inches more front shoulder room, 3.2 inches more rear legroom, .9 inches more rear hip room and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Genesis Sedan.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the K900 V8’s available rear seats recline. The Genesis Sedan’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The K900 has a larger trunk than the Genesis Sedan (15.9 vs. 15.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The K900’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Genesis Sedan.

The K900 has standard front air conditioned seats and the K900 V8 offers them optionally in the rear. This keeps the passengers comfortable and takes the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The Genesis Sedan only offers an air conditioned driver’s seat.

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