2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Road Test Specs

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

(3.8L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelGenesis Coupe
Style3.8 Track 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$30,250
Options on test vehicleFloor Mats ($95), iPod Cable ($30)
As-tested MSRP$30,375


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,778cc (231 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake and exhaust valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4:1
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)306 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)266 @ 4,700
Transmission type6-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.848, II = 2.317, III = 1.623, IV = 1.233, V = 1.000, VI = 0.794, R = 3.985, FD = 3.538


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson strut, 25mm antiroll bar, front strut tower brace
Suspension, rearIndependent five-link, 22mm antiroll bar
Steering typeEngine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.9:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE050A
Tire typeSummer performance
Tire size, front225/40R19 89Y
Tire size, rear245/40R19 94Y
Wheel size19-by-8 inches front -- 19-by-8.5 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13.4-inch ventilated disc, 4-piston fixed caliper
Brakes, rear13.0-inch ventilated disc, 4-piston fixed caliper

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 97.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.9
@ Full throttle (dB)83.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)0.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWildly erratic power cut when shifted at redline is almost a deal breaker. It's completely unpredictable and seemingly unrelated to rev limit. Perhaps some combo of hard shifts at redline triggers it? Either way, it's bad.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsPedal is almost too soft, and effectiveness is not as good as expected for a brake system bearing the Brembo name. Luckily, distance is OK.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSlalom: Good roll control and enough feedback to comfortably sense limits. Ultimately, not as sharp as the Infiniti G37 tested the same day, but still plenty engaging. Steering is lighter than I'd like but offers enough weight and feedback to make prudent decisions at speed. Skid pad: Balance is good here as throttle transitions nicely change the coupe's attitude.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)55.8
Wind (mph, direction)Calm

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,389
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,488
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)54.9/45.1
Length (in.)182.3
Width (in.)73.4
Height (in.)54.5
Wheelbase (in.)111.0
Track, front (in.)63.0
Track, rear (in.)63.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)44.1
Legroom, rear (in.)30.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)34.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.8
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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