2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Aggressive front-end styling
  • Rear-wheel-drive platform

The bad:

  • Faux hood vents
  • Aftermarket-style gauges in center control panel

3 trims

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Notable features

  • New 6-inch dashboard screen
  • 348-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Sport suspension standard

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The four-seat Hyundai Genesis Coupe comes with a standard V-6 engine that works with a manual or automatic transmission. It has rear-wheel drive and competes against sporty cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.

The Genesis Coupe comes in three trim levels: 3.8 Base, 3.8 R-Spec and 3.8 Ultimate, and all have a 348-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on all trims and an eight-speed automatic is optional on the Base and Ultimate.

New for 2016
A 6-inch dashboard screen replaces a dot-matrix display.

Significant Standard Features

  • 348-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 with 295 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • LED running lights and taillights
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles
  • Brembo-brand brakes
  • Power sunroof
  • Cloth/leather or leather seats
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Heated front seats
  • Subscription-based Blue Link communication service
  • Limited-slip differential

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Good little guy

I’ve owned mine for about 4 years and have found the car to be fairly quick and responsive. The car corners well and is quite predictable in its handling. There are a couple of areas they could have improved on, one is the interior finish (too much plastic) the second and most glaring problem is the sound system, in a word it “sucks”. I’m considering changing out the speakers in an attempt to improve it. Overall I would have to say it a decent performance sports car. I sure wish they still built them. Fun little car!


Reliable, fun responsive car ive had in a while

This car was fun dependable fast and it looked gorgeous. Only reason I don't have it anymore is due to an act of God destroying it.


My 2013 Genesis Coupe Track Edition

Why do some people say not an everyday car? I drive mine everyday all day. Mixed driving in my 3.8 with the 8 speed auto gets me 21.8 mpg. From Baltimore to North East,MD (1hr 20mins) I got 27.8 mpg doing 80 to 85 mph. I absolutely love this car. I never go anywhere without someone saying nice car, and or stoping me to ask about it. Just about every gas fill up someone says something. There is road noise from the fenderwells. I added sound deadening and fixed that. Not a perfect car, but what car is? 348 hp (mines around 390 sae) is fun in this small car. Get an exhaust, I bought Solo performance. This will wake this car up big time. My wife has a Cadillac CTS, she loves driving my car.

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New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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