Available this year from Hyundai, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe seeks to climb a few more notches in the sports cars rankings. Makers are saying this year the Genesis Coupe can really threaten the current leading sports cars models. The powertrain of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe comes in two choices. The first is a turbocharged 2.0L engine that produces 274hp, 275 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating is 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway. The second is a 3.8L V6 that produces 348hp, 295 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway. The Genesis Coupe is available in either 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Although the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has a 2-door design, it has rear seats. But because of the car’s sloping roof, the rear seats won’t accommodate tall people. The Genesis Coupe only has 10 ft3 of trunk space, a number which is about average among sports cars.
The Genesis Coupe is available in these trims – T, R-Spec, Premium, Grand Touring, and Track. Each trim is available with both powertrains. All 2013 Genesis Coupe models come with air-conditioning, a trip computer, cruise control, a tilting-telescoping steering wheel, a 6-speaker stereo system w/CD player, Bluetooth, a satellite radio, and USB/iPod interface.
On the higher trims, you get added features like automatic climate control, navigation system, heated mirrors, Hyundai’s BlueLink telematics system, keyless ignition/entry, and an upgraded 10-speaker Infinity audio system.
For safety, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has antilock disc brakes, front seat /side curtain airbags, head restraints, stability/traction control, daytime running lights, and rear parking sensors. With Hyundai BlueLink, you can immediately request for assistance in case of vehicular emergencies.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is priced at $24,400-$34,100. Critics agree the additional power is great, plus the no. of standard features have been increased. In performance though, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe still isn’t the best. Yet overall, it is a solid choice for a sports car.