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2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Consumer Reviews

4.2
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How long has Hyundai been making sports cars?

by from St. Louis, MO on April 15, 2012

When I first saw this car, I was quite curious who made it. Hyundai? A what? Well, lets just say after a test drive, I never want to sit in another Mustang again. Ever. Sure the Mustangs have power, b...
When I first saw this car, I was quite curious who made it. Hyundai? A what? Well, lets just say after a test drive, I never want to sit in another Mustang again. Ever. Sure the Mustangs have power, but I've never been excited to go around turns or anything, it was just all about how fast I could go straight. When I got in this car (3.8 track), the steering just feels so precise and Hyundai did a really good job with the suspension, although it is rather stiff, but its well worth it in the corners. Looks like Mustangs and Camaros have to step up their V6 game now. I was also really impressed with the fuel economy. I'm not a boring driver and get mid to high 20s in the city.
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They did it right this year!

by from Passing You on May 31, 2012

After objectively reviewing sports coupes there were a couple that stood out. BMW 335xi, Nissan 370z, BMW 1M, Audi TTS, Infiniti G35, and then this car. By the numbers, this car has more HP than any o...
After objectively reviewing sports coupes there were a couple that stood out. BMW 335xi, Nissan 370z, BMW 1M, Audi TTS, Infiniti G35, and then this car. By the numbers, this car has more HP than any of the aforementioned coupes, and is, by far, the least expensive. On paper, this car wins; then you get drive it! I have the 3.8 Track and I can tell you that the black leather interior is artfully done, and the seats have a breathable meshed leather, and are the most comfortable seat in a car I have ever sat in. The Touch-Screen, Blue-Link, Home-Link, RF (no-key) key, etc. gives you more technology, which is easily manipulated, than the Space Shuttle. This car is just plain "loaded". The car basically drives itself; the power is bountiful and begs to be used. The paddle shifters can be used at will; you don't have to shift into a paddle-shift "mode", and makes passing cars on the freeway that much more fun. The Traction Control makes take-offs, and cornering impressive, and a lot of fun (it can be turned off for even more fun). The only issue I have is of no fault of its own, the styling. I prefer clean lines more in the style of BMW, and this car is a bit eccentric. However, the car still looks good, it just so happens to drive MUCH better. This car just changed the sport coupe game!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Slip sliding away

by from Evansville, IN on July 25, 2013

We purchased the first 2013 Genesis Turbo Coupe our local dealer received in March of 2012 during final 4 of basketball. We loved the car, the turbo was quick and the fuel economy was great, we hit 31...
We purchased the first 2013 Genesis Turbo Coupe our local dealer received in March of 2012 during final 4 of basketball. We loved the car, the turbo was quick and the fuel economy was great, we hit 31 mpg on our very first tank of gas through the vehicle. About 8 months into owning the vehicle we experienced a very loud noise from under the car. We were pulling onto the interstate and thought we had a tire going down the noise was that loud. Pulling to the side of the road there was nothing wrong. Driving on the noise never left....ever. We took the car into the dealer, it was checked over and no reason behind this noise level increase could be found. We listen to the radio on a volume level of 4 to 5, that had to be increased to 10 to be able to hear the songs. We traded this turbo off and picked up a 2013 Genesis Coupe Track edition. The seats were an upgrade as well as the exterior lights for my wife who drives early mornings in the car and needs the driving lights the track edition offered. However our love affair with the car has soured because now with less than 4000 miles on the car the automatic trans is slipping, not going into gear, at around the 20 mph and 30 mph zone. When the trans "does" finally grab the tires bark and the car does a lunge that the dealer really has not expressed an interest in finding. We are going to give the dealer one more attempt to fix this before we trade the car. The power is fantastic but if you don't have a solid transmission to match with the engine, all the power in the world won't get you out of the way of a truck on the highway if the trans won't mesh.
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Uses car for Commuting

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What a great car!

by from Cleveland, Ohio on April 24, 2013

I researched the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for over a year and compared it to the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. For the price, performance, and available options the Genesis Coupe far outweighed...
I researched the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for over a year and compared it to the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. For the price, performance, and available options the Genesis Coupe far outweighed the other two. The interior is much more sophisticated then the Camaro an Mustang. I settled on a Black Noir Pearl 3.8 R-Spec - its a blast to drive and handles much better than the other two - hands down! Cars.com was integral in my search and helped me locate the one I wanted quickly and accurately.
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Did a lot of research and it paid off!

by from Greenville, NC on April 11, 2013

I contemplated my next car purchase for awhile. I considered the following: BR-Z, FR-S, Genesis Coupe, Ford Focus ST, MX-5 Miata, Z4 (used) and the Veloster turbo. After test driving the twins and th...
I contemplated my next car purchase for awhile. I considered the following: BR-Z, FR-S, Genesis Coupe, Ford Focus ST, MX-5 Miata, Z4 (used) and the Veloster turbo. After test driving the twins and the Ford Focus ST a few times - I couldn't bring myself to ink a deal. Then I test drove a genesis coupe. The first one I drove was a manual and boy was it fun. The turbo has a nice pull and didn't seem as jumpy as the Ford Focus ST (however it could have just been me). Next I drove the automatic and really enjoyed that too. It has the paddle shifters like the FRS/BRZ. The paddle shifters may not be as responsive (as the twins) but they are only delayed by maybe a quarter of a second. However the cabin was lightyears ahead of the twins. It is super roomy for the driver and passenger. The back row is decent but I wouldnt advise anyone taller than 5'8 to sit back there. ST wins if you care most about utility. However the interior design of the genesis coupe is very luxurious, and super satisfying. It was definitely the best out of the cars I drove (veloster was nice too). The cabin is quite quiet as you drive but you can hear the exhaust note when you want to! Last but not least, I love the way that this car corners and handles. The tires are super grippy and you can have lots of fun with the traction control off. I've only owned it for 3 days but I definitely dont think it drifts as much as the twins. If you want the go-cart feel then definitely look at the BRZ, FRS, and miata. They will give you a pure track car. But if you want something that is half track and half practical then look no further than the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. I love mine!
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Love this car

by from Phoenix, AZ on October 2, 2012

This car is absolutely great. I put about 25m miles on a car per year and wanted one that I would enjoy since I live in it. Bought the 3.8 GT and have 12m miles on it since May. Love the comfort, love...
This car is absolutely great. I put about 25m miles on a car per year and wanted one that I would enjoy since I live in it. Bought the 3.8 GT and have 12m miles on it since May. Love the comfort, love the electronics, love the mileage and love the performance. Have had some trouble with the transmission, which Hyundai is working on. The adaptive transmission, after about 5m miles, starts slipping; especially from 4-5th gear under load. Would I recommend this car to a friend - YES. Would I get another - YES. Fun to drive, turns heads and never gets boring.
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Uses car for Work

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car has issues

by from on May 10, 2014

I bought a 2.0T premium in April of 2014. The car is sleek and sporty, fun to drive and comfortable. It handles well, has good acceleration for a turbo four cylinder, and holds the road nicely in the ...
I bought a 2.0T premium in April of 2014. The car is sleek and sporty, fun to drive and comfortable. It handles well, has good acceleration for a turbo four cylinder, and holds the road nicely in the twisties. The interior is well laid out with a premium stereo and navigation that is easy to use. The suspension is stiff but acceptable. The issue I have is the car has a vibration at 70mph and above. It is coming from the drive line (propshaft) and is extremely annoying. I have had the car back to the dealer and although they admit they can feel it, they said they cannot repair it saying it is normal. I called Hyundai customer service and talked to them about it. They told me not to drive that fast. Hyundai knows about this problem, they have many complaints, yet they refuse to repair it or even acknowledge they have an issue with this car. I am now in the process of making them fix it or buy it back. I own two other Hyundai car and have been very happy with them, but this car has soured my belief that Hyundai cares about keeping happy customers. I feel Hyundai has lost a customer and will lose many more.
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Hyundai got it right

by from Milford Ct on January 31, 2013

Ive gotten so many compliments from the least likely people. Everyone loves the color (shorline drive blue) and i love the performance, ride and handling. Not too bad on gas either. Still breaking it ...
Ive gotten so many compliments from the least likely people. Everyone loves the color (shorline drive blue) and i love the performance, ride and handling. Not too bad on gas either. Still breaking it in so i havent gotten on it yet, but this thing just wants to go, go , go. Very happy I bought this for my everyday driver, every drive to work is exhilerating. The acceleration and braking are phenominal. DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR IN SNOW WITHOUT PROPER SNOW TIRES, YOU WILL BE SORRY
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2013 Genesis coupe 2.0T premium

by from oregon on July 7, 2013

My 2013 2.0T premium has a horrible rattle coming from the turbo waste. Hyundai refuses to fix mine or anyone else's saying its normal. Trust me when you hear the loose washers on a bolt sound coming ...
My 2013 2.0T premium has a horrible rattle coming from the turbo waste. Hyundai refuses to fix mine or anyone else's saying its normal. Trust me when you hear the loose washers on a bolt sound coming from our cars you wouldn't like it either. Its awful! Wouldn't recommend this car to anyone since Hyundai refuses to fix them. It cost way to much money to own a car you are embarrassed to start around people.
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great car minus the "its normal" rattle sound

by from Ontario on July 24, 2013

car is fantastic in all regards aside from the lack of addressing the rattle sounds from the waste gate Hyundai said this was "normal" on my 2011 2.0t sonota and apparently its still "normal" and un ...
car is fantastic in all regards aside from the lack of addressing the rattle sounds from the waste gate Hyundai said this was "normal" on my 2011 2.0t sonota and apparently its still "normal" and un corrected on my 2013 genesis it sounds like a k-car with no oil
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