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2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Review

Smart Sports Coupe

A three-quarter rear view of a 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

In short: A well-appointed, economical two-door sports coupe.

Providing luxury performance at a reasonable price, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track is an appealing two-door take on the Korean brand's popular sports sedan. Posting a respectable 0 to 60 time of 5.5 seconds, this quick coupe offers plenty of power from its 3.8-liter V6; however, it remains economical with an EPA rating of 27 mpg highway.

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Warranty/Service: 5-year/60,000-mile limited new vehicle warranty; 10-year/100,000 powertrain limited warranty; 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty; 5-year/unlimited-mile 24-hour roadside assistance

Base Price: $32,250 / As tested: $33,190

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.8-liter V6 with Continuously Variable Valve Timing
Horsepower: 306 hp @ 6,300 rpm
Torque:266 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed electronic with paddle shifters

Curb weight:
3,474 lbs
Wheelbase: 111 in
Length/Width/Height: 182.3/73.4/54.5 in

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution
Suspension: strut front with anti-roll bar and coil springs; multi-link rear with anti-roll bar and coil springs

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds

EPA City:
17 mpg
EPA Highway: 27 mpg

Safety: driver and front passenger airbags; driver and front passenger side-impact airbags; seat-mounted front and rear side-impact airbags

Likes: value; performance

Dislikes: mpg

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