2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring review | Auto Reviews | The Carspondent

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Hyundai Genesis

Sport coupe gains under the hood and a head-turning

By Nina Russin

2013 Genesis Coupe

The 2013 Genesis coupe isn’t a car for Nor is it simply a two-door version of the When engineers updated the for the 2013 model year, targeted driving enthusiasts for sports car performance in a more package.

The steering is heavy, the is stiff, and the exhaust note is A strut tower brace  body flex for better response, while gas-charged shocks provide quick during aggressive driving.

The car on 18-inch wheels with tires. Large four-wheel brakes stop the coupe on a

The 3.8-liter V-6 direct injection is the larger of two available blocks. can choose between a six-speed gearbox, and a dual-clutch eight-speed Its powertrain technology alone the Genesis coupe a bargain at

But in typical Hyundai fashion, planners didn’t stop engineering updates. Standard includes keyless entry and leather seating, automatic control, navigation, satellite Bluetooth interface and Hyundai’s Link telematics system. An delivery charge brings the out-the-door to $32,875.

Street-savvy

2013 Hyundai Genesis

While its sticker represents a value, the Genesis coupe’s is about $5000 over average vehicle transaction To do well in the marketplace, the sport couldn’t be a toy. It needed to the daily commute with the proficiency as corkscrew turns on a

In this writer’s opinion, the Genesis should accomplish mission with aplomb. off the line is excellent, thanks to 295 of torque. Drivers will no problems merging out of toll or onto the highway from entrance ramps.

Because the B are located behind the driver, visibility to both sides is making it easy to monitor in adjacent lanes.

Although the steering feels there’s enough assist at low for parking or maneuvering through parking lots. A 37.4-foot circle makes U-turns a on wider streets.

High-speed is excellent. I was able to maneuver a decreasing radius cloverleaf without touching the brakes. evasive maneuvers at any speed are a

The larger engine can’t the fuel economy of the two-liter but the V-6 averages 28 mpg on the highway, and can run on regular 87 gasoline. Average fuel is 22 mpg, according to the EPA.

The low coefficient of drag helps to wind noise around the Engineers did a good job of isolating from road noise as The only exception is the coupe’s exhaust note.

Test drive in Arizona

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I put 100 miles on the Genesis coupe past week, on surface and highways around Phoenix, east valley and the foothills of the Mountains. I kept the car in fully-automatic while driving through and used the steering wheel-mounted shifters on the two-lane road of town.

The dual-clutch automatic produces the crisp gear that drivers associate manuals, which makes in the fully-automatic mode much satisfying. Shifting manually the engine in its peak torque and enables the driver to use engine on steep hills. The eight-speed box the distance between gears for performance.

Gas-charged shocks it virtually impossible to bottom-out the on pitchy hills, while the independent suspension offers compliance for motoring around

Standard daytime running make the coupe more to other vehicles it shares the with, especially on narrow roads or in low light situations.

Driver-focused interior

Hyundai Coupe Interior

Hyundai some important changes to its design with the new car. Key them is getting rid of the digital on light blue backgrounds. were impossible to read in sunlight.

Both the gauge and center stack display on the new coupe show up quite

I was surprised to find that a camera monitor is not included in the equipment, considering the other options that are. is a warning system which audible alerts, but the camera make it easier to monitor traffic in parking lots.

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from that, the interior is a run, with nicely sport seats up front, and electronic adjustments. The standard steering wheel with shift paddles is the perfect with strategically placed controls to minimize driver

Center stack controls are to reach from either seating position, and intuitive to

Analogue gauges in the center give the driver information fuel consumption, oil pressure and torque readings.

A large and center console bin provide for the front passengers. There’s a covered bin at the base of the center with auxiliary and USB ports, is large enough to hold an or MP3 player.

A standard sunroof abundant ambient light the interior, creating an aura of

The rear seats don’t a lot of leg or headroom, but they’ll work in a on short trips.

The trunk is but not particularly deep due to the car’s A lever at the lip of the trunk folds the seats flat, extending the floor for long items.

Standard safety

The Genesis comes with front, and side curtain airbags, front headrests, antilock traction and stability control. ten year/100,000 mile powertrain protects buyers against breakdowns due to manufacturing. The factory includes five years of roadside assistance with no cap.

Hyundai builds the coupe at its Ulsan, Korea plant.

Like: A stylish, sport coupe with a powertrain, and a high level of convenience features. The Hyundai coupe offers buyers an value.

Dislike: Rearview is not standard equipment.

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