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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
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.
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.
The 2012 Genesis Coupe is a two-seater, but you'd better think of it as a 2+2; the rear seat is only marginally capable of containing two adults.
Most of the time, anyway, you'll be better off folding the back seats forward to expand the ten-cubic-foot cargo hold. Otherwise, there's plenty of comfort for those in front, with snug sport seats, although taller drivers might find it a bit short on headroom. The low, swoopy roofline tends to get in the way in back, and limited headroom plus tough entry and exit will probably give them usefulness rarely if ever. You'll be better off anyway folding the back seats forward to expand the ten-cubic-foot cargo hold.
Inside, the Genesis Coupe has a pleasant interior that feels more premium than edgy and boy-racer. A big tachometer and speedometer are splayed in the driver's sight, and a push-button starter and a proximity key are offered. Optional leather sharpens the look of the interior, and last year Hyundai subbed in a host of soft-touch materials as well as chrome gauge-cluster rinds and dark metalgrain accents to really spruce up the look.
There are a few ergonomic oddities in these coupes; the driving position itself can feel uncomfortable to some--because of the lack of telescopic steering adjustment--and window and mirror controls are on the driver's door, but placed at an odd angle that takes some getting used. Ride quality tends toward the busy, choppy side, which is really to be expected in this sort of vehicle, but road noise is kept mostly out of the cabin.
For two, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis is quite comfortable--and surprisingly premium--though there are a few ergonomic oddities.