2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review

Genesis Coupe

Looking for a Used Genesis Coupe in your area?

CarGurus has 1,840 nationwide Genesis Coupe listings starting at $5,900.

Average user score
4.4 5 stars
Based on 28 reviews

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Overview

Hyundai has tossed around a lot of big talk regarding its new front-engine/rear-drive entry, the Genesis Coupe. Press releases quote executives mentioning things like using the ride, handling, and power of the Infiniti G37 Coupe as benchmarks, having chassis rigidity 24% stiffer than the BMW M3, and being the least expensive 300+hp coupe on the market. Truly, the Genesis Coupe brings a lot to the table for its relatively small pricetag. With a list of standard features that will make a lot of competitors blush, the Coupe is nicely positioned for its debut.

The Base engine is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I4) that produces 210 hp and 233 lb-ft of torque. This means a 0-60 time that still falls well under 7 seconds, although testers have complained about “buzziness” with this engine. The various trims utilizing the 2.0-liter have either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic and get EPA estimates of 21/30 mpg on regular old 87 octane, something Hyundai seems determined not to let anyone forget.

The larger of the two available engines is a 3.8-liter V6, which will do 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, thanks to 306 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. With a six-speed manual that has seen a wealth of criticism for imprecise feel and general sloppiness, it seems the optional and proven ZF six-speed automatic is the transmission of choice. Standard paddle shifters and a more aggressive rear axle ratio with the automatic - 3.73 vs. 3.54 - also speak well for its overall reception. Again, running on plain old 87 octane, the V6 will deliver EPA estimates of 17/26 mpg for the manual and 18/26 for the automatic.

There are several limited trims, including the 2.0T Track trim, which comes with 19-inch alloys, 13.4-inch Brembo disc brakes with four-piston red calipers, a Torsen-type limited-slip differential, unique leather-accented seats, aluminum pedals, Xenon HID headlights, foglamps, an aluminum spare wheel, a navigation system, and a rear spoiler. An “R-Spec” trim offers the same features of the Track trim, minus the leather seats, navigation system, and Xenon lights, hoping to attract the racing crowd with a blank canvas.


A CarGurus contributor since 2008, Michael started his career writing about cars with the SCCA - winning awards during his time as editor of Top End magazine. Since then, his journalistic travels have taken him from NY to Boston to CA, completing a cross-country tour on a restored vintage Suzuki. While his preference is for fine German automobiles - and the extra leg room they so often afford - his first automobile memories center around impromptu Mustang vs. Corvette races down the local highway, in the backseat of his father's latest acquisition.

What's your take on the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe?

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe vs:

    Have you driven a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2010 Hyundai Genesis CoupePeople researching a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe contacted a dealer about

    Genesis Coupe

    Looking for a Used Genesis Coupe in your area?

    CarGurus has 1,840 nationwide Genesis Coupe listings starting at $5,900.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Hyundai Genesis Coupe Questions

    Hello,i Listed My Car With You Folks Today And I Can Find It Listed Anyplac...

    I listed my car with CarGurus this morning and still can't find it in your listings?

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

    Car Problem :/

    My car has a hard time starting and when it does it hesitates and wants to shut off and right before this it started fine but I would put the gas to the floor and it would go over 1,500 rpm. I jus...

    63 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

    How Do I Change My Car Price?

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

    Is It Possible To Swap The Non Navigation Infinity Stereo For The One With ...

    312 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)