• June 1, 2012

2012 Hyundai Genesis VS 2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota is considered a pioneer among auto manufacturers. Hyundai made its appearance after ten years of Toyota’s birth but it is competing with this auto brand with its entire valor. Both Auto producers manufacture stylish, powerful, durable, technological and environmental friendly cars. The competition is however, tougher. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis and 2012 Toyota Camry are midsize sedans that are most adored among car lovers. Lets’ have a look which one can perform better.

Assorted trims

2012 Hyundai Genesis comes in the following trims

  • 3.8L
  •  4.6L
  • 5.0L

While 2012 Toyota Camry features the following assorted trims

  •  L
  •  LE
  •  SE
  •  XLE
  •  Hybrid LE
  •  Hybrid XLE


Genesis comes in three striking colors. They include

  • Platinum Metallic
  • Titanium Gray Metallic
  •  Black Noir Pearl

While Camry comes in a wide variety of the following colors

  •  Super White
  •  Classic Silver Metallic
  •  Magnetic Gray Metallic
  •  Cosmic Gray Mica
  •  Altitude Black Metallic
  •  Barcelona Red Metallic
  •  Sandy Beach Metallic
  • Cyprus Pearl
  •  Clearwater Blue Metallic


The exterior of both the cars is eye-catching and stunning. Genesis features headlights, fog lights, and a power sunroof. The 17-inch Wheels are incorporated beautifully on the sides of the chassis. Heated mirrors make it look more superb.

While, the new Camry is equipped with projector-beam halogen headlamps and color-keyed power outside mirrors with folding feature. The 16-in. steel wheels with wheel covers are sure to catch your eyes. The High Solar Energy-Absorbing glass is used to avoid heating of the car



Both sedans have a comfortable and spacious interior with advanced features.Hyundai Genesis has double-Zone Automatic Climate Control which keeps your car cooler. The driver’s seat can be easily adjusted in 8 comfortable positions. Also, heated front seats let you relax in the car.

The new Camry however, features air conditioning with air filter. The fabric-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat is comfortable. The 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and cup holders provides convenience. Also, you can place your drink easily in the two front and two rear cup holders. The illuminated glove compartment lets you put your necessary stuff.


Powerful and roaring performance is achieved by both the sedans. The new Genesis is available in three versions i.e. 3.8, 4.6 and 5.0.

  • 3.8 version is powered by 3.6L V6 Direct-Injection engine that generates 333 Horsepower with an EPA rating of is 29mpg and 19mpg on highway and city respectively
  •  4.6 model is equipped with 4.6L V8 engine that produces 378 Horsepower with an EPA rating of is 26mpg and 17mpg on highway and city respectively
  •  5.0 version is powered with 5L V8 Direct-Injected engine that delivers 429 Horsepower with an EPA rating of is 25mpg and 16mpg on highway and city respectively

The Camry is unique in a way that L, LE and XLE versions are equipped with a 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engine that can generate 178 HP while SE, Hybrid LE and Hybrid XLE have choices for both 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engine and 3.5 L V6 engine that can give powerful performances

Safety Features

Safety has been an auto manufacturer’s priority.

Genesis has the advanced safety features. They include

  •  Front Airbags
  •  Rear Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  •  Rearview Camera (Optional)
  • Parking Sensors
  •  ABS Brakes with Brake Assist
  •  Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  •  Lane Departure Warning System

While the Camry is equipped with the following high-tech safety features

  •  Ten airbags
  •  Blind Spot Mirror
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions;
  •  Star Safety System
  •  Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats
  •  Tire Pressure Monitor System

Technology Features

The advanced navigation system and Bluetooth is the best technological feature of the new Genesis
While the Camry is equipped with the Ettune, that is a revolutionary in-car technology that keeps your Toyota connected and has received 5-star overall safety rating

Both the cars have won awards and accolades. Now it’s up to you which one you like the most. Get a one that suits your requirement.

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