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2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Preview

Pros: Interested in a world-class performance motoring experience without the world-class price tag? The 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will turn heads with aggressive styling and exceptional sound effects. It also boasts spirited engines, surprising comfort, a powerful Infinity audio system, and a track-ready R-Spec model.

Cons: All-wheel drive is not available, and the transmission sometimes proves noisy. The rear seats are fairly tight, while said R-Spec model comes with the smaller engine exclusively. On top of that, fuel economy may disappoint you.

Hyundai Genesis Coupé
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2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Price: Seven trim levels appear on the menu, ranging from the 2.0T Manual at $26,499 to the 3.8 GT Automatic at $38,799.

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Fuel Economy: The official ratings for the 4-cylinder coupe are 11.2L/100km in the city and 7.4L/100km on the highway with the manual gearbox and 12.1/7.4 with the autobox. Ratings for V6-powered models are 13.5L/100km in the city and 8.8L/100km on the highway with the manual gearbox and 13.2/8.7 with the automatic.

Improvements and Changes: There were several major upgrades last year, so don't miss our 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Preview. However, the company kept a few surprises in store for 2014, including new body colours, rev matching for the automatic transmission, and a new engine intake sound pipe for the 2.0T that connects directly with the cockpit to increase the sporty atmosphere.

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Powertrain:
Two engine choices and two transmission choices are available for shoppers. Standard is a 2.0L 4-cylinder mill with direct injection and a dual-scroll turbocharger that's good for 274 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard.

Need more juice? Go for the 3.8L V6. This potent, torque-rich mill spins up 348 horsepower and features the same fuel-saving implements. A 6-speed manual is standard fare here, too.

Both engines can be mated to a highly advanced 8-speed automatic transmission at the shopper’s request. This Hyundai-built gearbox features driver shift control via paddles mounted to the back of the steering wheel.

Cargo Capacity: Plenty of at-hand storage is on board the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to help keep occupants organized, while the folding rear seats provide additional cargo space when the 283-litre trunk doesn't suffice.

Safety: A full complement of safety gear is also on board, including six airbags, active front head restraints, four-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control. The available navigation system adds a backup camera.

Comparing the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe:
Competition mostly comes from the likes of the Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z, Scion FR-S, and Subaru BRZ.