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Drive Diary: 2014 Hyundai Equus Signature

William Maley

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There are times when I think I have seen it all as an automotive writer, and then something happens that makes me realize that I haven't. Case in point, I had two Equuss (or is it Equui?) pull up to my residence. One was white and the other happened to be black (the model seen here). It was just odd coincidence to have two of the same models at the same time. Sadly I wasn't able to get a picture of it.

But lets move on to the Equus I have in for review this week. The Equus as seen here is the Signature which is the starter model in the lineup and comes with a pricetag of $61,000. Add in destination and you're looking at the as-tested price of $61,920. For that price, you are getting a lot of luxury car.

The exterior is well, kind of boring. I like it, but for some people they maybe want some excitement in the design. There is a little S-Class in the rear and the nineteen-inch turbine wheels add a nice touch of class.

Inside, the Equus is as comfortable and mostly well laid out as I remembered in my first drive. I say mostly since I had look for a few moments for the brightness adjustment and realize there are a lot of buttons scattered around. It took a moment or so to find it.

Taking the Equus out for a brief spin, I remember how much I loved the soft ride in my first drive and that still continues. I loved the 5.0L Tau V8 and eight-speed automatic were smooth as butter. What I wasn't too keen in my brief drive was the steering as it felt rubbery to me. Now I know a big luxury sedan is supposed to be relaxing, but I was hoping for somewhat smoother steering.

Once I got back from my brief drive, I realize that the next seven days are going to be quite interesting. Stay tuned for the review.

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Does this have the different drive modes? In the one I drove, I found that the modes did tighten up the steering some, but not much.

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Does this have the different drive modes? In the one I drove, I found that the modes did tighten up the steering some, but not much.

Yes. There is Normal/Eco, Sport, and Snow. I tried it in Sport and found improve the steering slightly.. It does more to the throttle I noticed.

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