2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Review

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Review
17 Jul 2013

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 300The automotive segment is really getting competitive in the US market and therefore Hyundai has come up with some better car upgrades and better models. This time the South Korean automaker has decided to come up with better updates for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe that definitely gets more power and better styling that makes it instantly appealing to many young car buyers. The car is definitely one step up compared to the 2012 Genesis Coupe that also got positive response from the consumers in the US market. Here we take a quick look at the top features of the vehicle in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe review below.

Exterior

  • In terms of the overall exterior styling, 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe goes one level higher than the 2012 model. The entry level model gets the standard 18 inches alloy wheels and automatic headlights but the design factor has certainly changed a bit.
  • The front fascia of the car is more aggressive and sporty compared to the earlier models as the front black grill is widened up this time. In the 2012 model, the black grille is not highlighted in the right way. The headlights are sleek along with stylish fog lights that are well sculpted on the front side of the vehicle.
  • The alloy wheels are also used to add some design factor and Hyundai designers have tweaked the car to make it more aerodynamic.

Performance

  • Hyundai has offered the new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe in two engine options for the users like the earlier models.
  • The base model 2.0T gets turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces 274 horsepower and 275 lb feet of torque mated with six speed manual transmission for the 2.0T and 2.0T R-Spec while it gets six speed automatic transmission for 2.0T Premium. The engine is performance is better compared to 2012 model that has the same engine but delivers only 210 horsepower and 223 lb feet of torque.
  • The 2.0T model delivers fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with manual transmission while 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission. In terms of fuel economy the 2.0T model performs similar to the 2012 model.

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  • All the 3.8 models are powered by 3.8 liter V6 engine that delivers 348 horsepower and 295 lb feet of torque. This is again better than the 2012 model that delivers only 306 horsepower and 266 lb feet of torque. The 3.8 R-Spec gets six speed manual transmission while 3.8 Grand Touring gets six speed automatic transmission. The new Track version gets manual or automatic transmission depending on choice.
  • The fuel economy of 2013 3.8 Genesis Coupe in the manual transmission is 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway in automatic transmission. The new 3.8 model performs 1 mpg better than the 2012 models.
  • The 2013 3.8 model accelerates faster than the 2012 model. The new model accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds while the 2012 models cover the same distance in 5.9 seconds.

Safety

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets similar and standard safety features like ABS, traction control, stability control, front seat side airbags, full length curtain airbags, active front head restraints and better braking capabilities.

Interior

  • While there is no big difference in the interiors, Hyundai has tried to add the same eye catching colors to the cabin to make it look better. The dashboard has a smooth finishing and curve shape to it which looks great.
  • The driver gets better comfort with better seats and better driving position that offers better visibility. The telescoping steering wheel is present in 2013 model as well to offer better comfort. The center console controls are identical to the earlier models to make it convenient for the users.
  • The rear seat is great for kids, but not for an adult especially because of the fastback sporty roof line that angles downward limiting headroom.

space

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets 10 cubic feet cargo space which is not great but offers enough space for regular luggage.

Price

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is available for $24,250 and above in the market.

Conclusion

In terms of design 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe definitely looks appealing and attractive and aggressive as well. Behind the wheels, the car is great and offers great performance and handling to the driver. The interiors are comfortable and driver centric offering more options to the driver without stretching out of the seat. With better suspension and high performance tires 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe goes one level up to beat the competition. The car will have tough competition from other coupes like BMW 1 Series and Infiniti G Coupe but Hyundai has managed to provide better overall package.

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Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.