Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

5. Traction Control, a Love Hate Relationship

Nanny controls are great at times, and the safety systems in the Genesis are no exception. However, at even a hint of something that resembles a chirp of the rear tires, all power is cut from the wheels for a stomach-churning second and a half. When the car reacts exactly how you don’t want it to, safety has never felt so un-safe.

Now, it is a three-stage system, and the ‘sport mode’, is more aggressive without letting you take the rear end all the way around. That setting became the default, however, because the regular traction control is just too harsh. Doesn’t Hyundai understand that whoever is buying these cars doesn’t want totalitarian control over the gas pedal, just some gentle guidance?

  • 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.