Hyundai's new Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel-drive sports car, available with a turbo-charged four-cylinder or a 3.8-liter V-6.
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The car can be had in base trim, Grand Touring, or Track. This is a Track model, which means it gets Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential, and track-tuned suspension.
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The 3.8-liter V-6 under the hood puts out 306 horsepower, enough to get the Genesis Coupe to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.
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Styling on the car is a little ostentatious, with a broken belt line and deep side contours on the hood.
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The Track pack also includes summer tires. We found it to have excellent grip, holding fast at high speeds in corners.
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The cabin looks fine in the Genesis Coupe, but the materials feel cheap. The steering wheel, in particular, is a little slippery, so drivers might want to wear gloves.
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The standard multifunction steering wheel includes buttons for the cabin tech and paddles for the manual mode on the optional automatic gearbox.
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The center display on the instrument cluster shows full trip computer information.
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The six-speed automatic is optional, and not ideal for sport driving. The standard six-speed manual is better.
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The navigation system in the Genesis Coupe stores its maps in flash memory, making it resistant to vibration. It overlays traffic information from XM.
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The LCD offers simple, onscreen keyboards for inputting addresses. Voice command also works well for destination input.
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The Bluetooth phone system in the Genesis Coupe is particularly good. It makes a paired phone's contact list available in its interface.
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Better yet, the phone system lets you dial phone numbers by their associated name in the contact list, even prompting you for which number to call.
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The XM radio interface is easy to use.
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iPod integration is standard in the Genesis Coupe. With the navigation system, it's easy to browse music libraries.
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The stereo also reads MP3 CDs and USB drives, although it only presents the contents in file and folder format.
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The Infinity audio system, with 10 speakers, sounds particularly good.
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