2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe vs. Its Competition

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  First Drive, 2/2012
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The top 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track actually lands within a few thousand of the base Infiniti G37 Coupe, but it’s a surprisingly strong rival, with a quieter, more refined interior and performance that’s in the same league—even if the steering isn’t quite as nuanced as that of the G37.

And compared to the Nissan 370Z, the Genesis Coupe feels far more sophisticated, without the choppy ride and overwhelming road noise that plagues the two-seat Nissan, even if its handling is about the best it gets.

We still haven't driven the Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S at the time of writing, but based on the few early driving impressions out there we'd guess that the Genesis Coupe provides a somewhat more mature driving experience.

Other alternatives include the BMW 335i Coupe, although it’s much more expensive, and at the low end of the Gen Coupe market, the Honda Civic Si and Nissan Altima Coupe.

Both the Civic Si and Altima Coupe feel more ordinary and pedestrian compared to the Genesis Coupe.

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When value counts, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the most impressive performance cars on the market.
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The 2013 Honda Civic takes a step back in the right direction with an impressive feature set, a sophisticated new look, and much-improved refinement.
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The 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe is a sexy, lavishly equipped luxury car that isn't quite up with its German targets for refinement, but enthusiasts may prefer its sharper performance.
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Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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The 2013 Subaru BRZ shows that simplicity and leanness can provide more driving thrills than complex, high-horsepower sports cars costing several times as much.
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The 2013 Scion FR-S is the real deal: a sports car, built simply, at an affordable price.
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