2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

Andrew Trahan

Our Four Seasons Hyundai Genesis sedan blows me away every time I drive it. There's literally nothing in its price range that offers such a combination of luxury, refinement, and performance. This Genesis coupe, in contrast, is a little underwhelming.

Undoubtedly, the coupe follows in the Genesis and larger Hyundai tradition of offering a whole lot for not much money. $30,375 buys you a loaded track model (19" rather than 18" wheels, stiffer springs, etc.) with a 300-hp V-6, leather seating, Bluetooth, and plenty of other gizmos. The Genesis coupe also looks good, and it probably caught more stares in the ten-minute drive to my apartment than all the cars Hyundai has previously built combined.

But there are issues. The 3.8-liter V-6 grunts and howls with a dissonance that vibrates the dashboard at high revs, the shifter is a little balky, and the ride is jarring. There were also a few unnerving squeaks, particularly in the sunroof area, although it's worth noting that we drove an early-build test car that's no doubt seen lots of hard use.

None of these faults are deal-breakers, but in a segment as competitive as that for $25,000-$35,000 sporty coupes, they're enough to make you wonder whether the Hyundai is really worth the same money as a Nissan 370Z, a Ford Mustang, a Chevrolet Camaro, or even a Subaru Impreza WRX.

David Zenlea, Assistant Editor

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MITSUMAN1
WHY CANT THE LOADED TRACK MODEL BE 25,000 NOW THATS A BARGIN! 30K IS TO EXPENSIVE FOR ME DONT WANT A $500+ DOLLAR CAR PAYMENT!
ConceptVBS
Try removing the sticker up on the sunroof's exterior visor. Most likely the dealer or Hyundai forgot to peel it off before handing your guys the keys.

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