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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Price, Review & Picture

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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, There is a new trim level for 2011: the R-Spec. For the 2.0-liter four equipped car, it replaces the Track model. With the 3.8-liter V-6, it becomes the new standard model, replacing the 3.8 Base. In addition, the manual transmission is no longer available the 2.0T Premium or the 3.8 Grand Touring. All models receive soft-touch materials in the cabin and softer armrests.

When word spread about the development of the Genesis Coupe by Hyundai, consumers became a bit curious about the vehicle and wondered what would make it a success in the American Market. The Genesis Coupe was expected to be a rear drive, midsized sports car and when the Tiburon front-drive failed to meet sales expectations, car buyers wondered what Hyundai was thinking in offering the Genesis.

The Genesis sport coupe was new. It’s platform was different, and the car’s wheelbase was 110 inches. It’s body was 182.3 inches in all. This forced the Genesis right into the segment that the Ford Mustang dominated. The coupe housed either a 3.8 Liter engine with 306 horsepower or a turbocharged, intercooled 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder engine with 210 horsepower.

The 2011 model comes in several trims including the R-Spec, the Grand Touring, and the 2.0T. The R-Spec and Touring have a 3.8 Liter V-6 engine. The smaller motors are less expensive but they offer less power as well. If seeking additional power under the hood, the price tag increases for bigger motor options.

This sport coupe is fairly large (111.0-inch wheelbase, 182.3-inches long overall), making it close in size to a Mustang. Its most distinctive styling cue is the curved notch at the bottom of each side window. The Genesis Coupe has room for four people (although rear seat room is compromised), and its styling options inside range from youthful and sporty to more upscale. Leather is available and tasteful metal-grain accents are used throughout. Navigation and 10-speaker audio are available.

The 3.8-liter engine is by far the better option here; not only is it a more powerful, but it’s more refined, too. And when equipped with the manual transmission, the 3.8-liter is an especially fun drive. The automatic transmission equipped models are not nearly as engaging, even when using the manual mode. Steering is responsive, and the 3.8-liter engine propels the Coupe to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds (6.8 with the 2.0T).

Driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, and window curtain airbags are standard. So are stability control, traction control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and Brake assist, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Bodystyles: Coupe
Engines: 2.0L I-4, 3.8L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic
Models: 2.0T, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T R-Spec, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring, 3.8 Track

EPA Fuel Economy
2.0T: 20-21 mpg city/30 mpg highway
3.8: 17 mpg city/26-27 mpg highway

Price : $23,500 – $32,250

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