The 2015 Hyundai Equus has retained its previous design for the 2015 model year, while the Genesis moves into its second generation. This helps to emphasize some of the bigger car’s more insignificant flaws. The Genesis is more of a vehicle for the driver, while the stretched Equus concentrates on rear-seat pleasures such as the luxury of room and other comforts.


The 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS is offered in 2 trim levels:

  • Signature
  • Ultimate

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2015 Hyundai Equus is powered by a remarkable gasoline direct injection (GDI) V8 engine that produces 429 horsepower. Depending on the driver’s requirements, the cutting-edge automatic gearbox with eight gears may give consistent power in an instant or efficient highway touring. And Equus is equipped with the infrastructure to operate less like a conventional luxury vehicle and more like a high-performance sports sedan thanks to its well-balanced and rear-wheel-drive configuration.

The Equus moves toward an ideal front-to-rear weight distribution of 50/50 by the basic foundation of its drivetrain, which is rear-wheel drive. This indicates that the engine, gearbox, driveshaft, and rear differential work together to improve dynamic balance. The bigger rear tires and suspension take on their fair part of the effort, which results in a smoother, more stable ride, and has improved handling and enhanced traction.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

When it comes to the cabin of the Equus 2015, the proverbial adage that “there is not a poor seat in the house” might very well be taken literally. Even when the temperature outside is heated, it is a delight to snuggle into the highly adjustable front seats and use the built-in ventilation system that blows cool air through the perforated leather upholstery. This provides comfort from hot and humid days. The rear seats provide more than sufficient space for the occupants’ heads and legs; they also include unusual conveniences such as power-reclining seatbacks and heated seats in the outboard positions. Not to mention the back seat DVD entertainment system that comes standard, along with a pair of big monitors measuring 9.2 inches each. Of course, you can have all of these features on other luxury cars, but you’ll have to pay a significantly higher price.

Even though the Equus is still Hyundai’s flagship model, the substantially redesigned Genesis is now superior to it in many respects. However, the Equus offers more passenger room than a Lexus LS and comes standard with many luxuries that consumers are searching for large luxury sedans anticipate finding. The front seats of the Equus do not have excessive bolstering, nor are they unduly hard. In addition to being heated and ventilated, they have a massaging function, which helps to keep the driver feeling awake and alert even over extended periods. It is rather effective, but we would like to see additional under-leg support. The seats in the Equus do not have the expanding bottom cushions that we like so much on the top models of Mercedes and BMW.

Compared to Genesis, which is much smaller, the back seat of the Equus is likely the primary selling point of the vehicle. Both the Equus Signature and the Equus Ultimate come standard with a rear bench seat that can accommodate three passengers and a center console that can be folded down from its upright position. The outboard seats offer rake adjustment in addition to ventilation and lumbar control on Ultimate models. These seats are a step up from the seats in most other vehicles offered at comparable prices, but they do not have the complete first-class reclining chairs (with tray tables!) available on the new S-Class. According to industry standards, there is a generous amount of legroom and headroom, and the Equus is broad enough to accommodate three people sitting side by side.

Safety Features

Antilock brakes, stability and traction control, side airbags, a driver knee airbag, front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera are all standard on the 2015 Equus.


  • Height: 58.7 in
  • Length: 203.1 in
  • Width: 74.4 in
  • Curb weight: 4553 lbs

Engine type: Premium Unleaded V-8, 5.0 L

Fuel tank: 20.3 g

2015 Hyundai Equus

2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price includes the service manual for your 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation. Your 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS service manual is included with the car.

2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.


Prices of the 2015 HYUNDAI EQUUS mentioned for purchase:

  • Signature: $61,500 or €57222
  • Ultimate: $68,750 or €63968

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Equus Reliable?

It only received a 2 out of 5 for reliability

What does the Equus cost to repair and maintain?

The average yearly cost is $976

How many miles can I get out of my Equus?

Aprox. 100K miles