Comfy Chair: 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature

In 2011 Hyundai launched their most ambitious offering in North America, a long wheelbase luxury barge aimed squarely at the BMW 7-series, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.  Oddly enough, the big executive limousine wears the Hyundai badge, but Hyundai just announced this week the launch of the Genesis brand (a la Lexus, Infiniti, Acura) where the Equus will be re-released as the G90.  But before that happens, if you want to pickup a giant luxury cruiser for about the price of a well equipped Sonata, you can buy this 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature here on eBay bidding for $9,100 with 6-days to go, located in Redford, MI.

The 2011 Equus hit the market with an MSRP in the low $60k range, not exactly an economy car, but undercutting the BMW 740Li, Lexus LS460, and Mercedes-Benz S550 competition, if not in outright MSRP, but in the amount of options you get for the price.  The Equus is loaded all kinds of air bag suspension, fancy leather, reclining rear seats with foot rest — all for a discount Bibimbap bowl price tag.

Up front is a 4.6 liter Tau multi-point-injected (2012+ Equus had 5.0 GDI option) V8 good for 385 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed slushbox — but who cares?  In the Equus you are going to ride in the back seat, where twin captain’s chairs wait to massage your backside and are equipped with adjustable foot-rest/recliner. 

See a better way to cruise around like a made member of the Jopok?