You asked: Is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe a Good Used Vehicle?

I will change my car very soon. I am looking for a Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the 3.8 between 2014 and 2016. I would like to know if the 2.0T is the most reliable. What are the usual problems and do you recommend it to me?

– Robert


Hello. The Genesis Coupe is the product that allowed Hyundai to have its sporting credentials for some time. When it was launched the car was very successful and in a way it was justified. Time has passed, the car has aged and unfortunately was not entitled to inheritance.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

This leads us into the second-hand market. There is only one generation of the Genesis Coupé, from 2008 to 2012. As you are targeting a 2014-2016 version, you would enjoy the version that has obtained an aesthetic refresh. Mechanically, there has been no real change during the career of the model. Base is the 2.0-liter, turbocharged, 274-hp four-cylinder with 275 lb-ft of torque. It is not the most powerful, but the most pleasant to drive because of its lightness on the front axle. In dynamic driving, it is more interesting.

The second option for horsepower is the 3.8-liter V6 delivering 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. For reliability, this is the engine to remember. Of course, the acceleration is sharper, but this mechanism takes away the agility of the vehicle.

Either way, you can opt for the six-speed manual (we don’t recommend it; finicky clutch, imprecise staging, and hit-and-miss reliability), or the eight-speed automatic. The latter is more reliable, but makes the car less exciting to drive.

Now, concerning the problems: they can be very numerous as well as totally absent. Unfortunately, although the Coupé was one of Hyundai’s flagship models at the time, it is not without its problems or risks. There is a common list, regardless of the engine, that shows up quite often: creaks, bad paint, loose assembly, faulty radio and air conditioner, smell of coolant, random turbo, timing chain to watch closely. , And the list continues…

Usually, there isn’t a major problem, but there is often, if not always, a little something annoying. Of course, since it is a used car, you are aware that it will not be perfect. If a more serious inspection is done beforehand, we recommend the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, but avoid at all costs a modified version.



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