I chose to focus on the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track because it was the actual model that I bought (for a weekend) and thoroughly enjoyed. There are other trim levels available for less money than the 3.8 Track trim level, which is top-tier for this car (it has been renamed the Ultimate trim level for 2014). The 2013 Genesis Coupe was sold in six-trim levels: 2.0T, 2.0 R-Spec, 2.0T Premium, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring, and 3.8 Track.
Hyundai is far from synonymous with performance motoring. Being such a dyed-in-the-wool American car proponent, no one is as surprised by this article as I am by this little Korean coupe. Hyundai is one of the hardest working automakers in the world and they have again proven to me that they can build cars with the big boys. Not only can they do it but they can do it cheaper.
The Hyundai Genesis R-Spec sedan is nothing short of impressive and it can be purchased used for a fraction of the cost of a comparable European or even American sedan, equipped with a V-8 (that last part really hurt). The coupe iteration is just as amazing to drive. Aside from the obvious hang-ups of a large Irish-American fitting into a fun-mobile that is aimed at a demographic closer to the age of his children, this thing was more fun to drive than a barrel of monkeys. Check out new & used car websites like BestRide.com for thousands of deals on late model used cars like this.
The 2013 Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel drive car with, as the trim levels imply, two engine options. The four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0 makes 274-horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated with a six-speed manual gearbox in the entry-level 2.0T and 2.0T R-Spec and with an eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2.0T Premium. The automatic transmission is offered as an option on the base 2.0T but not on the R-Spec.
Used car pricing for the four-cylinder trim levels averages around $15,000, $16,500, and $18,900, respectively. Fuel efficiency for the four-cylinder automatic averages 24 mpg, combined. The V-6 engine is a naturally aspirated and direct fuel injected 3.8-liter that produces 348-horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. It is offered only with a six-speed manual gearbox for the R-Spec and only with the automatic for the Grand Touring car. The Track package is offered with either transmission.
The 2013 Genesis Coupe, equipped with a manual gearbox, accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in the near 5-second range, consistently. Fuel efficiency for the Genesis Coupe equipped with a V6 is 21 mpg combined. Used car pricing for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis runs around $21,500, $22,900, and $25,000, respectively, when outfitted with the V-6.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe blows away the competition when it comes to standard safety equipment with electronic stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The Track package adds Brembo brakes, and a cross traffic alert system.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track also lists 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport tuned suspension, a limited-slip rear differential, and heated leather seating surfaces.