The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe bundles excellent rear-wheel-drive driving dynamics with brisk performance into an attractive package. The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe features improved interior materials, including padded door armrests, softer leather for the leather-wrapped steering wheel and more chrome accents for the instrument panel.
There’s also a new trim level, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Spec, which has the reduced feature content of the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec trim but with the 3.8-liter V6 engine. The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is attractive, and easy to spot from a distance, thanks to the unique styling using a bold Z-shaped character line visible along the side, plus a dip in the glass toward the rear of the cabin.
This dip also serves a functional purpose, helping to make the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe interior feel more spacious and aids in outward visibility. The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe features in the interior is a little more traditional-looking for a sporty coupe—a true cockpit-like layout—though its curvaceousness and control layout take some getting used to.
While the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe dash in particular looked a bit drab in previous model years, Hyundai has added bright chrome trim to the gauge cluster and shift face, plus various soft-touch surfaces throughout the interior that should altogether give the cabin a more upscale look and feel.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is available in six trim levels: 2.0T, 2.0T R-Spec, 2.0T Premium, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring and 3.8 Track. The rear-wheel-drive 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is powered by either a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine (in 2.0T models) or a 3.8-liter V6 (in 3.8 models) while the four generates 210 hp and 223 pound-feet of torque, while the V6 pumps out 306 hp and 266 lb-ft.
For the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T, Hyundai offers either a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic with manual shift control. The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec is manual only, and the Premium is automatic only. For the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 spec models, there’s the manual or a six-speed automatic, also with manual shift control.
EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T is 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the manual transmission. When the automatic transmission is chosen, these numbers change slightly to 20/30/23 mpg.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 models have a 17/26/20 mpg rating with the manual, and the rating improves 1 mpg for EPA highway when the automatic is selected. In 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Edmunds performance testing, a 3.8 Genesis Coupe with the manual went from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds; the 2.0T takes a second longer.
Competitors 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
The rear-wheel-drive Hyundai Genesis Coupe faces off against a wide range of sports coupes—including American muscle coupes like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro—and depending on desires this racy two-door four-seater can be a track toy or a comfortable commuter.
The most obvious 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe competitors are the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang; all offer available V8 power, and the revised 2011 Mustang in particular is hugely impressive. You could also look at the premium-branded BMW 1 Series or Infiniti G37 Coupe or the Nissan 370Z. Among all these cars, though, some 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe review still says the car is a worthy choice for a real-world performance coupe, even if you won’t see it doing power slides on
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review
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