Even though it hails from Hyundai, best known for family transportation and value, the Genesis Coupe follows the traditional sport coupe formula established by American and European competitors. In contrast to the Genesis sedan, the Coupe is a lean, rear-drive two-door with a big V6 engine and the promise of precise handling. In addition, you get a body that strives to appeal to the teenager in everyone. You could almost say this Genesis doesn't apologize for wanting to have fun on the road. Neither do the enthusiastic drivers who seek it out.
What's New for 2016
A new, more vivid 6-inch color display in the center stack replaces the previous dot-matrix display. Otherwise, the Genesis Coupe is a carryover for 2016.
Choosing Your Hyundai Genesis Coupe
All Coupe models hold a 3.8-liter V6, which develops a hefty 348 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. You can choose a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Either way, expect to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. Fuel economy is less than frugal, estimated at only 16 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway with automatic, or 17/24 mpg with manual shift. Engine output drops slightly, to 344 horsepower, if regular-grade gasoline is used instead of premium.
Each Genesis Coupe accommodates four passengers, although the back seat, which folds down to supplement the relatively small trunk, is best left to children. That’s as expected in this 2+2 class.
Three trim levels are offered, to satisfy individual tastes:
Aside from the automatic transmission, no factory options are offered for the Genesis Coupe. Therefore, selecting the most suitable trim level is particularly important. Both the R-Spec and Ultimate pull no punches when it comes to available performance; but in exchange, the ride can grow too harsh for some. Of course, if you truly crave classy interior appointments along with taut handling, the Ultimate edition is the only way to go.