The 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with seating for up to four adults. Available with two different engines, the standard Genesis Coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 210 hp/223 lb-ft of torque while the upgraded Genesis Coupe 3.8 utilizes a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 306 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can be paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic, 5-speed automatic for the base trim and a 6-speed automatic for the upgraded V6 engine. Features include HID xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, dual chrome exhaust tips, proximity key, navigation system, premium sound system, automatic temperature control, heated front seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and hands-free phone capabilities. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, anti-lock braking, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring, advanced front airbags, side-impact airbags, and side-curtain airbags. The Genesis Coupe is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Hyundai's successful sports coupe gets no big changes for 2012.
Lots of affordable luxury; aggressive styling; great handling; powerful engine lineup; very competitive pricing
The Hyundai Genesis takes direct aim at the luxury/sports coupe segment. The base 2.0L MSRP starts at just over $22,000 yet features a 6-speed transmission, Bluetooth and remote keyless entry, not to mention a 210 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The V6 model comes with dual exhaust, dual-zone climate control and leather seats. With the Genesis, Hyundai has a proven performance winner. With a curvaceous profile and a cockpit-style interior layout, the Genesis stands out as a stylish rival to both traditional muscle coupes like the Ford Mustang--and also to more luxurious grand-touring coupes such as the Infiniti G37. The V6 coupe is able to accelerate to 60 mph in less than six seconds and only requires regular gasoline, while the 4-cylinder model boasts a fuel economy highway estimate of 30 mpg.