2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
On top 3.8 Grand Touring and Track models, as well as 2.0T Premium models, there's a seven-inch navigation system on offer; it includes the Blue Link suite of services, as well as HD Radio.
The price is right, too. For just $25,125, you get a remarkably fun-to-drive rear-wheel-drive coupe, with standard equipment including Bluetooth, an iPod/USB interface, keyless entry, A/C, and a trip computer. Step up to the R-Spec—the model we had out on the track—and you get a track-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels on summer tires, Brembo brakes, a Torsen limi-slip, plus special badging and red-leather seat inserts, with a bottom-line price of just $27,375. And even at the top of the line—the 3.8 Track model—the price only edges slightly above the $35k mark (still several grand short of the base G37 Coupe).
Alternative to V-6 Mustang and Camaro—or even Civic Si?
If you want a modest back seat, and you find the garish, over-the-top styling cues and boulevard-bruiser image of the American muscle cars a turnoff, you don’t have many choices—especially if you’re not willing to step up to a luxury brand like Infiniti or BMW.
For shoppers on a budget, the Subaru BRZ (and especially the Scion FR-S) are on their way and will no doubt be tough rivals on the track against the Genesis Coupe 2.0T. The refresh came right in time, to keep the Genesis Coupe relevant and on top of its game. And we’re thoroughly impressed that Hyundai can play to a different audience—demanding driving enthusiasts—with such focus.