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Those prices reflect an increase of $2,000 over last year's car. Ouch! I guess Hyundai has finally decided to start charging what the Genesis Coupe is actually worth.
The previous 2.0T Track trim has been dropped, but the R-Spec has all of the track-related goodies.
with a Mustang GT Premium model starting at $33,710 ($710 more than the Hyundai) before options, the value winner here is clearly the Genesis Coupe, as long as the power deficit isn’t too much for you to swallow
We’re happy to see that the navinfotainment system in the Genesis coupe remains fully functional while underway
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Hyundai has established a strong reputation for offering a lot of features for the money, in all of its cars, with relatively few factory options, and this holds true with the 2013 Genesis Coupe—even though prices are up significantly across the model line. With three 2.0T models and three 3.8 models, Hyundai covers the bases for most kinds of sports coupe shoppers—ranging from image-oriented commuters all the way to serious track enthusiasts.
For just $25,125, you get Bluetooth, an iPod/USB interface, keyless entry, A/C, and a trip computer. Step up to the R-Spec—the model we had out on the track—and you get a track-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels on summer tires, Brembo brakes, a Torsen limi-slip, plus special badging and red-leather seat inserts, with a bottom-line price of just $27,375. And even at the top of the line—the 3.8 Track model—the price only edges slightly above the $35k mark (still several grand short of the base G37 Coupe).
On top 3.8 Grand Touring and Track models, as well as 2.0T Premium models, there's a seven-inch navigation system on offer; it includes the Blue Link suite of services, as well as HD Radio, XM NavTraffic, Bluetooth audio streaming, and integrated audio and climate controls.
The 3.8 Grand Touring is the pick, as the name suggests, for those who plan to tour in comfort; it adds full leather upholstery, heated seats, push-button start, a power driver seat, a nav system with live-traffic functions, and a backup warning system. Top-of-the-line 3.8 Track model, with the automatic transmission, only edges slightly above the $35k mark.
Across the model line, there are also big auxiliary gauges, for torque level (3.8) and boost pressure gauges (2.0T); but they’re located a bit too far down in the line of vision.
Whether as a stylish commuter, a track-ready tuner special, or a refined grand tourer, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis offers a lot of bang for the buck.