Pros: Strong features-per-dollar quotient; nimble handling, peppy acceleration
Cons: Stiff ride, especially in R-Spec models; not as crisp or refined as some other sporty rear-wheel-drive coupes
2014 Genesis Coupe
CG Says: After a substantial freshening for the 2013 model year that included updated styling, an available 8-speed automatic transmission, and a horsepower boost for both its 4-cylinder and V6 engines, Hyundai’s sporty rear-wheel-drive coupe is little changed for 2014. It gets additional standard features, a hill-start assist feature on manual-transmission cars, and a downshift rev-match feature on the automatic transmission. The Genesis Coupe is related to the automaker’s premium-large Genesis sedan by way of a shortened version of that large car’s chassis. Genesis Coupe’s assets include capable rear-drive handling, ample standard equipment, affordable pricing, and Hyundai’s generous warranty. Though they lack the American-muscle mystique of the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang, and are less involving “driver’s cars” than the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins, the Genesis Coupes are well-rounded sporty/performance machines that offer good value for the money.