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.
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