Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
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4. Touchy Gas, Clutch Makes it Sporty Whether You Like it or Not

All 348-hp and, more importantly, 295 lb-ft of torque are commandable with just millimeters of input from your right foot. The six-speed manual transmission in our test car also operates with a hair-trigger clutch via your left foot.

Jumping off the line is easy, but try just going for a cruise or worse, getting stuck in traffic. The competition, like the Mustang, are much more forgiving and much easier to drive relaxed. The Genesis is easy to stall, and can be hard to keep smooth.

  • Sandman

    I’m 5’10” and I LOVE my 2013 3.8 Track so far with 5000+ miles.  No problems with headroom for me but friends have sat in the drivers seat and experienced exactly as the article states.  I opted for the paddle shifting auto and may never purchase another manual.  I turn off the nannies (2second button push) everyday except rainy days.  Mustang V6 doesn’t come close to this car without bolt ons and options.  Test drove V8GT and there the Mustang was favored but too many on the road for me imo.

  • Guest

    I have owned my 2013 Gen Coupe 3.8 Track for a few months, I have over 4,500 miles and I am 6’2″.  I have never once felt like the car had a lack of headroom, I have just as much room in this car as I did in my Avalon.  I do agree that the clutch could use some tweaking, some people might not be bothered by it but, I would prefer a clutch with a slightly slower uptake for smoother starts.