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The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe feels tight inside—but it's also tightly put-together and well-appointed.
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power seats that come standard on higher trim levels are superbly shaped for both enthusiastic driving and long-distance cruising

On rough surfaces, some coarse feedback and vibrations can occasionally be felt through the steering wheel.
Consumer Guide

One item we wish Hyundai hadn’t cut is the telescoping steering column.
Car and Driver

The cloth seats on the 2.0T and standard leather items on the 3.8 are surprisingly nice and supportive

A bit more bolstering would have done well, though, to keep us firmly snug in our seat.
Winding Road

It's best to think of the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe as a two-seater; like most 2+2 sports cars, its rear seat is only marginally capable of containing two adults. On the plus side, the front seats of Hyundai's new Genesis Coupe are comfortable, and the interior materials and build quality exceed expectations for this price range.

The interior adopts a pleasant, not entirely edgy theme that includes a big tachometer and speedometer splayed in the driver's sight. A push-button starter and a proximity key are offered. The interior looks sharp with optional leather. Window and mirror controls are on the driver's door, but placed at an odd angle that takes some getting used to.

Editors have found the Genesis Coupe's front seats to be quite comfortable, but taller adults will probably find this snug coupe a bit short on headroom. In back, the low, swoopy roofline is another deterrent for trying to wedge adults back there. Most of the time, anyway, you'll be better off folding the back seats forward to expand the ten-cubic-foot cargo hold.

Interior materials and build quality can be a sore point on cars with a base price that hovers around $20,000, but the Hyundai Genesis Coupe manages to avoid this pitfall. For 2011, a host of soft-touch materials have been substituted in—in addition to chrome-finish gauge cluster rings, dark metalgrain accents, and other enhancements, so it's been made even better this year.

In several drives of previous-model-year Genesis Coupes, we've found them to be tightly built and well assembled, with surprisingly little road noise and wind noise. The one down side to comfort is ride quality, which tends toward the busy, choppy side.


The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe feels tight inside—but it's also tightly put-together and well-appointed.

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