You can almost hear the champagne corks popping at Hyundai headquarters. The economy-minded brand's move into the luxury segment beat entries from Jaguar and BMW in this survey.
The Genesis scored very well for its features, roominess and comfort, but the car's low price, relative to its rivals, was probably a factor.
"People feel that they're getting a pretty good deal here," said David Sargent of J.D. Power.
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