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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe - Let's not mess around; the price of entry for both of these machines is considerable. (more)
#17 of 123 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe [dgs4]
Mar 01, 2009 (12:48 am)
In my opinion comparing 2010 Genesis Coupe vs G37 Coupe is right on.
Yes, there is quite a difference in price, but in terms of specifications,contents
and type(2dr coupe,RWD,2+2 seats) these two cars are very similiar. Infiniti G37
wins in refinement,better interior,slightly better engine/drive performance over
However, any way you look at it, Genesis will cost at least 8 to 10K less than
G37, with slightly less performance. Isn't this kind of familiar? If you compare
G37 to BMW 3 Series, it's exactly the same! 3 Series have slight edge in
performance over G37, but will cost at least another 8K with similiar equipment.
In terms of long term ownership, especially with longer warranty, Hyundai Genesis
will be more reliable than 3 Series. And it will run with Reg. Unleaded.
Although Hyundai will probably sell more Genesis sedan than coupes, this may
be more of a serious achievment than the sedan model!
For some folks, famous logo/name means more than anythingelse, but this
vehicle seems like a serious contender in its segment.
#18 of 123 Duh, what about the 370Z
Mar 01, 2009 (4:54 am)
The Nissan 370Z doesn't matter, huh? With a base price of $30,625, 0-60 in 4.8sec, and .98g it kicks everyones butt. ( Car & Driver April '09 ). I suggest Edmunds do their homework before making rash statements.
#19 of 123 There must be a mistake
Mar 01, 2009 (7:02 am)
If you look closely at the specs page they say the G37 hits 60 in 6.3 secs with the traction control turned on and 5.7 secs with it off. I'm sure that edmunds did not turn off the TC for the Genesis which is why every other website posted significantly better acceleration times.
#20 of 123 Genesis Coupe / G37 Coupe Dyno
Mar 01, 2009 (7:21 am)
Look at Gen Coupe torque happy 2K rpm - thumbs up!!
#21 of 123 Hyundai genesis coupe vs. Nissan 370Z
Mar 01, 2009 (10:21 am)
The 370Z which probably price comparable to the genesis coupe would have dust the Hyundai coupe just like the Infiniti G37 but lost due to the big price difference. Hyundai or Kia (same company) the only few things going for them are their warranties and price. They still lacked the engine, transmission refinement that the established brands have. I owned a Kia Spectra and constantly get dusted off by Corollas and Civics. If you buy a Kia or Hyundai you have to keep the car until they fall apart because their resale values are non existent.
#22 of 123 Re: Hyundai genesis coupe vs. Nissan 370Z [info3]
Mar 01, 2009 (11:56 am)
The Z in apple to apple comparo with the Genesis Coupe would still be thousands more expensive. Yes, the Z is faster, but a little over half of a second may be too strong to qualify as "dust the Hyundai coupe".
Still, I personally wouldn't cross-ship the two, one's a two seater (Z) and the other is not.
They still lacked the engine, transmission refinement that the established brands have.
I disagree. The three engines currently housed in the Genesis family is more than compentent: the Tau is one of Ward's top 10; the Lambda and Theta are both well proven. Oh, by the way, on the tranny side, Hyundai uses Aisin (Japan) and ZF (Germany), the same ones many other estabished automakers use.
I owned a Kia Spectra and constantly get dusted off by Corollas and Civics.
The mere mention of Spectra, Corolla, and Civic in terms of speed is oxymoron.
Mar 01, 2009 (3:12 pm)
Surely pitting the Hyundai up against the Nissan 370Z would have made more sense?
#24 of 123 Re: Hyundai genesis coupe vs. Nissan 370Z [joe97]
Mar 01, 2009 (6:11 pm)
I have to agree with you, I think being blinded by brands is retarded to say the least, one has to look at the object and you are spot on here.
Quick question, if one cross shops a G37 (used) and brand new Hyundai coupe, pricing difference will be somewhat eliminated. Also bearing in mind that the resale value on the Hyundai would tank on being driven for one mile, would the decision change here? This is a very likely scenario given that a number of G37s will be coming out of their leases right about when the Genesis Coupe is available for sale.
Mar 01, 2009 (6:29 pm)
I have to say that I think this was an excellent comparison. Hyundai clearly benchmarked the G35/G37 coupe when designing the Genesis coupe and they seem to have put out a great product.
I'm hoping to be in the market for such a car in the not-too-distant future, and I have been strongly considering a used G35 coupe. If I can get a new car with all the style and most of the performance/refinement for the same price, I'm going to have to seriously consider it, and the outdated notion of Hyundai being a second tier (or worse) company isn't going to bother me one bit.
The G37 is really a better comparison than the 370Z would have been - while the 370Z is closer in price the the Genesis coupe (and certainly would have eaten the Hyundai's lunch on the track) it's also a significantly smaller car with no back seat. On the other hand, the G37 is virtually the same as the Genesis in dimensions, seating, and performance - the biggest difference on paper is the difference in price. The question isn't whether someone considering the G37 would consider the Genesis coupe, but whether they should - and I think that question was answered quite well in this article.
I do share a few of the concerns others have brought up - the price of the navigation option in the G37 shouldn't count against it in this comparison, as it doesn't give the G37 an edge and the Hyundai has nothing to compete. Subtracting it would still leave the Hyundai with a roughly $12k price advantage though, so it wouldn't change the outcome here.
Also - why are the performance numbers for the G37 given with both the TC on and off, while the Hyundai's numbers don't say one way or the other?
Overall, a good article and my hat's off to Hyundai - work out the bugs and you just might have another buyer.
#26 of 123 Comparisons
Mar 01, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Just wanted to mention all three cars mentioned so far, the Genesis Coupe, the Z, and the G Coupe are fantastic products in their own right. Obviously there are differences, such as the Z dominates in peformance, the G Coupe the most luxurious of all, and the Genesis Coupe brings affordability and tuning, especially out of the turbo 4 trims, but bottom line, another exciting coupe is brought to the market, and that's always a good thing for the consumers!!!