2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring V6 MT
Acceleration, handling, controls.
Shifter and clutch, ride, rear seat, trunk, reliability.
The Genesis Coupe has a lot of potential, but several flaws hold it back. The optional 3.8-liter V6 engine is powerful and sounds great; a noisy 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is standard. The Coupe is sporty and agile, and the communicative and direct steering makes it fun to drive. However, the car is let down by its imprecise, clunky manual shifter. The ride is very stiff and can be unsettled. Front-seat occupants will find plenty of room, but as in most coupes, the rear seat is very cramped. A freshening for 2013 brings updated styling. Reliability has dropped to below average. A backup camera becomes available in 2014 models.