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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track with navigation

About six months after it launched the Genesis Coupe, Hyundai added navigation to the car's electronics suite. After previously putting the Genesis Coupe through its paces on the track, we put its cabin tech to the test.

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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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