When the Hyundai Genesis came out 3 years ago, I wasn’t sure how it was going to sell. Rear-wheel drive coupes had not done great in the U.S. for quite some time. It sold really well from day one, and now we have a major re-design for 2013. I enjoyed my time with this 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. My test car is a silver Grand Touring edition, just below the top-of-the-line Track edition. This rear-wheel drive sports car has a 3.8-liter V6 putting out 348-horses, but feels like more. Most impressive, it comes with an 8-Speed automatic transmission, something you would not expect in a car like this. There is also a 2.0-liter turbo version available for less money. It handles great, it sounds terrific, and just about everything comes standard, including leather seats, navigation system, push button start, Bluetooth, 18” wheels, and power sunroof.
The car looks great on the outside with a new, aggressive front end, and true sports car lines. This car looks awesome from every angle. Hyundai outdid itself on this one, and you even get Hyundai’s 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. You won’t hear me say this often, but even at sticker price, this car is a great buy. What I liked most: The performance and handling. What I would change: Headroom is very tight for anyone over 6’ tall. MSRP: $32,875 Fuel Economy: 18 in town/28 out the highway. 2013 Genesis Coupe in a few words: Hyundai has a real winner here.