Her and His Reviews

March 1st, 2010

Hyundai 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring
Hyundai 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives.

Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate,women-drivers.com
His: Chuck Kerber, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com 

Anne Chuck
MSRP:$30,925 as tested MSRP:$30,925 as tested
This new coupe is sassy indeed. 3.8 Liter, V-6 engine with 306 horsepower gives the Genesis Coupe real get up and go.

The car hugs the asphalt, cement or bricks-this "genie" responds quickly. You will feel the road and each divot.

Test drove the automatic. The Shiftronic paddles are there and easy to access -positioned naturally behind steering wheel.

Gas V-6 3.8 Liter Producing 306 Horsepower @ 6300 RPM

266 FPT @4700 RPM

Hold on to your hat, this is a fast (and fun) car. Immediate throttle response is what you get when you "tap" the accelerator. Floor it, and with the ESC off, you can burn up the tires a bit. The throaty growl will keep a smile on your face while driving.

At first, steering felt a bit hard. After some extended driving in the Coupe, I became accustomed to the feel and responsiveness which is immediate. The wide tires provide excellent handling on any road.

The ride isn't mushy. You can feel the bumps and abnormalities in the road-just remember this is a sports car; enjoy the ride!

Fuel Economy
17 city and 27 highway mpg 21 MPG CITY 17MPG CITY
The Car
A new coupe and new category for Hyundai, this car will be taking market share. Attractive, well priced and positioned to trade up or trade over those buyers that will fall in love on their test drive.

It's well groomed on the exterior and interior and a show stopper

Keyless entry and ignition is car-starting made simple

Like most coupes, my seat has to be positioned all the way up and all the way forward leaving me with the steering wheel positioned quite close to my body, ok, and my chest. I think you get the idea-not so comfortable. That said, visibility was good in this vehicle.

Those in the back seat really don't want to be there very long - its tight and rigid

This car is going to generate some real excitement in the automotive industry. With its aggressive styling, and reasonable pricing, people will be lining up for test drives.

Besides being designed and marketed as a "sports" car, the friendliness and intuitiveness make it an every-day car as well.

The Genesis Coupe is easy to navigate, and park.

EBD and AWB systems with stability and traction control. Active head restrains for driver and front passenger.

Advanced ffront-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

The Genesis Coupe is loaded with safety features

4-wheel anti-lock braking system with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)

Electronic Stability Control

Traction Control

Front and Rear Crumple Zones and advanced dual front air bags with occupant classification system (determines size and weight of occupants)

Active Front Head Restraints

XM Satellite radio - 3 months free. Not sure why the stereo control knob was so small. I wear a size 4.5 ring size and every time I touched the knob, it was so small and sensitive, the station would jump or two past where I wanted to land.

Output jacks accommodate an ipod or MP3

Infinity 360 watt sound system with sub woofer and 10 speakers for a kick sound

Navigation system that was not overly intuitive to use

The Genesis Coupe comes standard with two (2) auxiliary output jacks for your I-Pod or MP3. The shiftronic paddle shifter will keep the control at your fingertips.

Also included in the Gran Touring Model: Xenon HID Lamps, a 360 Watt Infinity sound system with 10 speakers and a sub-woofer, auto-dimming mirrors, navigations system, reverse warning system, push-button start, heated seats, and a tilt and slide sunroof system.

Aesthetics & Styling
Red hot painted car with latte/black combo interior with smooth lined exterior make this a car quite a 'looker'.

An attractive multi-lined grill, angular extended headlights, and the 18" alloy wheels all work well together to enhance the design and appeal.

Chrome accents on black frame the interior nicely

Deep butterscotch colored leather seats are fairly comfortable (for a coupe) and are heated

The Genesis Coupe is well-designed. We had a red Genesis, and it looked fast, standing still. The coupe doors are colossal, and access is easy. The front end of the vehicle screams "look at me," with its sweet lines and big wheels. The inside of the car is no nonsense. Although the GT (Grand Touring model came packed with technology, it was easy to become accustomed to. There are electronic torque and MPG readouts above the radio console. The seats are firm and comfortable. Rear visibility is good, but not excellent.
Well, the folks from Hyundai say its America's best warranty, and I concur

5 year/50,000 Basic; 10 year/100,000 warranty Power train; 5 year unlimited Roadside Assistance

10 years, 100,000 miles
Non-tangibles / Other
For those of you (and, you know who you are), that would never consider owning or driving a Hyundai, let alone a sports car from Hyundai, get over yourself and your brand-consciousness, and take this one a lap or two. This car has got it going on at thousands of dollars below its Infiniti fellow competitor. If you're in the market for a fast new vehicle, be sure to make a stop at your local Hyundai dealer. The Genesis Coupe can keep up with the likes of the Infiniti G, Lexus IS, and Acura TL on the track, and it will also cost you thousands less to own one.