• (4.5) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,150$17,402
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21-25
  • Engine: 210-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Our Take on the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Our Take

A year after rocking the U.S. with its Genesis luxury sedan (Cars.com's 2009 Car of the Year), Hyundai launched a sport coupe of the same name for 2010. Though the cars seem utterly different in character, they share a rear-wheel-drive platform and an engine. Positioned as an affordable spo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Buzzy turbo four-cylinder
  • Uninspiring shifter (manual transmission)
  • Ride quality on rutted roads (Track models)

Notable Features

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6
  • Seating for four
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty


Our Expert Reviews

Hyundai's Genesis coupe R-Spec is a stripper — and not the kind you'll find in a gentleman's club. The R-Spec's goal is performance for the dollar, which means features that don't make the car faster are stripped to keep costs low, while high-performance parts from the coupe's Track model are added. The 2011 Genesis coupe 2.0T R-Spec is on the right track wit... Read full review for the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 19 reviews

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A very wise choice

by Coupeman from MA on October 31, 2011

I have been wanting a new car for two years. I am not impulsive. I could not decide between an SUV or maybe something exciting. I decided on exciting. I spent over a year (seriously) evaluating Honda,... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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