2016 Hyundai Genesis vs. Its Competition

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe, even now that its turbo four has been dropped from the lineup, occupies an interesting value-focused area of the coupe market.

It overlaps with some of the sportiest two-doors yet also covers some of the same ground as those with more of an emphasis on luxury.

The Ford Mustang, with its 2.3-liter turbocharged four, has already claimed part of what the Genesis Coupe gave up.

And the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is also heading in that direction, with a turbocharged four on offer.

Far more expensive alternatives include the BMW 435i and Infiniti Q60, although both are more refined in both their ride and handling characteristics.

Back at the bargain end of the market, the Honda Civic Coupe is a new rival (with a new Si slated to arrive soon).

The Nissan 370Z might be the most direct rival, although it has a much choppier ride and serious road-noise issues.

The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S are also threats to the Genesis Coupe; they sacrifice straight-line brute force for a nimble, light, and balanced feel that's confidence-inspiring.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe appeals to a more limited group than it used to; but it straddles the line between budget sports car and refined touring coupe in all the right ways.
8.4
The 2016 Chevy Camaro finally shuffles off its muscle-car coil and earns true sports-car credentials.
8.4
The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd.
8.2
The Subaru BRZ is just as much fun as high-priced sports cars in many cases, at a small fraction of the price; and it's reasonably practical.
8.0
The 2016 Scion FR-S is the perfect affordable sports car for many, with just enough in the way of creature comforts to keep it livable as a daily driver as well.
MSRP From     
$26,950$25,700$24,145N/A$25,395$25,305
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6N/APremium Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsCompactSubcompact CarsN/AMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door 3.8L Manual Base w/Black Seats2-Door Coupe 1LT2-Door Fastback V6N/A2-Door Coupe Manual Premium2-Door Coupe Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444N/A44
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupeFastbackN/ACoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODN/AManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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