The base model carries an EPA estimated 21/30 fuel mileage.
Bud Wells - DENVERPOST
- June 12, 2012
Paddle-shifting of the new 8-speed automatic transmission, an advancement for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Coupe, came into frequent play as we descended Boulder Canyon from Nederland on Colo. 119 Sunday afternoon.
Using 3rd and 4th gears kept the engine revved to a satisfactory state of alertness and allowed the Genesis to maintain its pace on the corners and in the busy line of traffic ahead. Little braking was necessary, as the lower gear-set kept the coupe at bay among the other movers.
The major changes for the '13 Genesis coupe, in addition to front-end restyling, are direct-injection for the 3.8-liter V-6, boosting horsepower to 348, and the 8-speed automatic transmission with manual-mode shift and paddles, replacing a 6-speed automatic.
We had driven to the Black Forest Restaurant in Nederland to join Kurt and Tammy Wells, Dale and Sandy Wells, Brent and Tina Wells, Bill and Kathy Allen and Ruth Davis for a birthday dinner.
Kim Parker accompanied Jan and me, and tested the elevated rear seat, which was more pleasant than many two doors for the better vision it provided in the back. Kim, though, is 5-foot-4; the high-riding seat doesn't leave adequate headroom for those taller than that.
The new coupe went on sale two months ago... [Read More]