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2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe vs. Its Competition

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2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe at 2014 Chicago Auto Show
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The Hyundai Genesis Coupe lands in an interesting, value-focused area of the market, and it matches up pretty well against the wide range of vehicles that occupy the $25k to $35k range.

If you're willing to pay a little more than that, the Infiniti Q60 Coupe should, like its G37 Coupe predecessor, prove a surprisingly strong rival—although we've noted that the Genesis steering has never been as nuanced.

And compared to the Nissan 370Z, the Genesis Coupe feels far more sophisticated, without the choppy ride and overwhelming road noise in the two-seat Z.

The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S are perhaps the biggest threats to the Genesis Coupe; they sacrifice straight-line brute force for a nimble, light, and balanced character that simply gives the driver a lot more confidence.

The 2015 Ford Mustang, as well, with its upcoming 2.3-liter turbocharged four, should move even closer in the market to the Genesis Coupe; we're eager to drive the '15 Stang and make that comparison.

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.

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe at 2014 Chicago Auto Show2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition2015 Ford Mustang2017 Infiniti Q602014 Infiniti Q602014 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 2.5 SL Angular Front Exterior View2014 Nissan Altima2014 Subaru BRZ2014 Subaru BRZ2014 Scion FR-S2014 Scion FR-S
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Everyday comfortable, yet track-ready, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis is one of the better performance-car picks if your budget is tight.
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The 2015 Ford Mustang finally makes the rear-end switch—and the SVO's back, at least in spirit.
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Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT.
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The 2014 Subaru BRZ can be every bit as thrilling as more powerful, more expensive sports cars. Its light weight, direct steering and excellent suspension make it a blast to drive.
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Simply built and beautifully executed, the 2014 Scion FR-S is a true sports car.
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