Cold Air Intake System - AEM 2015-16 Hyundai Genesis Sedan V6 3.8L

AEM IntakesSKU: 21-796C

Sale price$287.99

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8 Reasons to Upgrade to 2015-2016 Genesis Sedan Cold Air Intake 21-796C

What part upgrade will have the best performance increase without breaking the bank? Buying and installing an aftermarket 2015-2016 Genesis Sedan cold air intake is one of the easiest ways to upgrade the performance for $287.99. It has more benefits than just an increase in horsepower. In the product description below, you will learn about these benefits in detail. It will cover the following:

  • What is a cold air intake system?
  • What are the 8 reasons to upgrade?
  • Why should you buy 21-796C by AEM?
  • What to consider when purchasing?

What is a cold air intake system?

A cold air intake system increases air inflow into the car's engine. This system has shorter and smoother piping to enhance airflow. The combination with its performance air filter allows the passing of cooler air to the engine. Therefore, the engine will have better combustion, which means additional horsepower and engine efficiency.

What are the 8 reasons to upgrade?

Increased horsepower. Due to the better conductivity of cold air, installing a cold air intake system 21-796C will increase your car's horsepower by 19 HP @ 5100 RPM. That means approximately 334HP on your 2015-2016 Genesis Sedan stock. You can see the dyno test results here
Improved gas mileage. Since cold air intake systems almost equalizes air to fuel ratio, your car would get a better fuel economy. Hence, your 2015-2016 Sedan would have about 4 to 4.5 mpg extra, on top of the original 15 - 27.4 mpg.
Better torque and acceleration. More oxygen means more cylinder pressure, resulting in stronger torque at 19.6 lb-ft. Hence, your V6 3.8L engine will accelerate faster at a total of 312.6 lb-ft of torque.
Reusable filters. Instead of the stock air filters, you can wash, rinse and reuse the non-woven synthetic air filter. If you want to replace it, its part number is 21-2059DK. You can't keep washing it forever. As a rule of thumb, make sure to replace it every 25,000 miles.
Looks more fierce. The cold air intake system has a red non-woven synthetic air filter that is round and immediately visible when you open the hood. It's the first thing that catches your eyes with its gunmetal gray intake pipe made of aluminum.
Engine sound is enhanced. Yes, the intake will change the sound of your ride. It will sound louder and more aggressive, while the air passing through it will make a hissing whistle sound when you push on the throttle. A lot of people online complain that the sound change from performance intakes is overrated. But you can see it for yourself in this video. We at Genesis Tuners are confident that it makes a huge difference.
Easy DIY Installation. Swapping out your car's intake with the one from AEM is easy. You do not need a professional mechanic for it (although we always do recommend it). It takes about 90 mins of your time, and you only need a handful of tools. You can find your instructions here.
Affordable upgrade. Upgrading your 2015-2016 Sedan with a cold air intake is probably the most mainstream part to upgrade. It's because it doesn't cost much. You can get the 21-796C with all of the benefits above at $287.99. If you're in the mainland US, we can generally get it to your door in about 3-5 business days upon shipping.

Why should you buy 21-796C?


  • AEM manufactures 21-796C. They've been in business since 1987 and are among the most innovative aftermarket intake systems manufacturers.
  • The part is made in the USA.
  • The air intake is high quality with plenty of documentation:
  • Installation Instructions:
  • Additional Info:
  • AEM is in the USA, and they provide plenty of support. You can contact them directly for help here, or we can always help as well, contact us .
  • This product comes with AEM's Limited Lifetime warranty. So you can buy with confidence.
  • You get all of the above benefits at a reasonable price of $287.99.


What to consider when purchasing?

Before you buy, make sure that 21-796C is what you need. This intake is for Genesis Sedan V6 3.8L 2015-2016. If your car does not meet this criterion, it will not fit. If you're unsure which one is right for your vehicle, you can try our search box again or get our team to help you by contacting us . We'll find the right one for you right away. If you're sure you have the right part, click ‚"add to cart" above and follow the checkout process.

Specifications and Features

Air Box Included: No

Air Filter Color: Red

Air Filter Material: Non-woven Synthetic

Air Filter Outlet Shape: Round

Air Filter Washable: Yes

CARB EO Number: D-670-24

Clamp Color/Finish: Natural

Clamp Material: Stainless Steel

Clamp Style: Regular

Clamps Included: 3

Coupler Color/Finish: Black

Couplers Included: 1

Estimated Horsepower Gain: 19 HP @ 5100 RPM

Horse Power Increase: 19 HP

Intake Pipe Color / Finish: Gunmetal Gray

Intake Pipe Material: Aluminum

Mass Air Flow Sensor Adapter Included: If required

Mounting Hardware Included: Yes

Oil Included: No Filter Oil Required

Package Material: Paperboard

Package Type: Box

Product Style: AEM Cold Air Intake System

Prop 65 (C, R or CR): CR

Prop 65 - Short Label: WARNING Cancer and Reproductive Harm (see for more detail). Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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Prop 65 Yes/No: Yes

Replacement Filter: 21-2059DK

RPM: 5100

Street Legal In All US States: Yes

TUV Approved (Europe): No

Weight: 15.2 lb (6.9 kg)

Relevant part numbers

Alternate Part Number(s): 21796C

Vehicle Compatibility

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan V6 3.8L

2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan V6 3.8L

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