2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT  0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT is a Rear-wheel drive Coupe. It can accommodate up to 4 passengers. It has 2 Doors and is powered by a 3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve engine which outputs 348 hp @ 6400 rpm and is paired with 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT has cargo capacity of 284 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1628 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers Rear parking assistance sensors and Rear view camera. Safety features also include Driver-side front airbag and Passenger-side front airbag. The front suspension is Front independant suspension while the rear suspension is Independent rear suspension. The car also features a It has 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 380 N.m of torque and a top speed of 258 km/h. The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and hits quarter mile at 13.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is 14.4 L/100km in the city and 9.5 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 37,399

Name 3.8 GT
Price $ 37,399
Body Coupe
Doors 2 Doors
Engine 3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve
Power 348 hp @ 6400 rpm
Number of Seats 4 Seats
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission
Cargo Space 284.0 L
Maximum Cargo Space 284.0 L
Wheel Type 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels
Series Genesis II
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Horsepower 348 HP
Torque 380 N.m
Top Speed 258 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5.5 s
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel Consumption (City) 14.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption (Highway) 9.5 L/100km
Gear Type auto
Weight 1,628 KG
Brand Hyundai
Model Genesis
0-400m (Quarter Mile) 13.5 s
0-400m (Quarter Mile) - Speed 169.9 km/h
0-800m (Half Mile) 22.5 s
0-800m (Half Mile) - Speed 191.2 km/h
Modifications (MODS)
Modifications Cost $ 0


0-60 Acceleration - Hyundai Genesis 2016 3.8 Sedan

0-60 Acceleration - Hyundai Genesis 2016 3.8 Sedan


Hyundai Genesis 2016 ( T.B) New ENB Top Speed Test GTA Mod Future _REVIEW

2016 Hyundai Genesis Used Price Estimates

Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
Used Condition Trade In Price Private Party Price Dealer Retail Price
Outstanding $ 17,127 $ 19,602 $ 22,109
Clean $ 16,471 $ 18,840 $ 21,229
Average $ 15,159 $ 17,314 $ 19,470
Rough $ 13,846 $ 15,789 $ 17,710

A long list of features and a bargain price draw you in to the 2016 Hyundai Genesis but its quality interior and overall refinement might make you drive one home.

Please note the Hyundai Genesis is now the Genesis G80.

Notably, we picked the 2016 Hyundai Genesis as one of ' Best Used Cars.

In the past you might have considered purchasing Hyundai's Genesis luxury sedan on the grounds that it offered strong value and lots of standard features versus its more respected German and Japanese competitors. Those points still ring true, but these days, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis stands on its own as much for its clean styling, refined ride and well-appointed cabin. Would we go so far as to define it as dynamic to drive, but quiet, comfortable and coddling? Without question.

The Genesis won't wow you with character, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by its roomy cabin, and many will breathe a sigh of relief when they take in its simple yet elegant interior layout. This is a car you can get in and drive without first skimming the owner's manual to explain any "what does that button do?" moments. Luxury and tech features abound. About the only thing odd here is the surprisingly limited rear-seat headroom.

Unlike the original version, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan has more unique exterior styling. It's classy-looking from any angle.

Both the V6 and V8 engines are smooth and strong, although fuel mileage lags behind rivals. Both engines send power to the rear wheels through a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, with all-wheel drive available on the six-cylinder for those living in snowy climates.

Although no other car offers the equipment, interior quality, power, size and sheer presence for the money like the Hyundai Genesis, there are better luxury sedans out there if you're willing to pay more. Definitely check out the surprisingly athletic Cadillac CTS and the extremely refined Lexus GS 350. If you have a few more dollars in your pocket, take a look at the class standards: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. Sure, the Hyundai Genesis may not have the badging or tradition of these cars, but it stands mighty fine on its own as a refined and luxurious sedan.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis is a full-size, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan available in 3.8 (V6) and 5.0 Ultimate (V8) models, with all-wheel drive as an option for the Genesis 3.8. There is a Genesis coupe, but it's a very different vehicle and is covered in a separate review.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis comes with mega-adjustable front seats, but they're not as comfy as those found in many of its rivals.

Standard features for the Genesis 3.8 include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic/auto-leveling HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, heated 12-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a hands-free "smart" trunk, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, real-time traffic, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Hyundai's Blue Link emergency telematics system, a seven-speaker audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB/iPod interface, HD radio and satellite radio.

The Genesis 3.8 can be equipped with three option packages: Signature, Tech and Ultimate.

The Signature package adds a panoramic sunroof, LED foglights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert systems, parking guides for rearview camera, ventilated front seats, driver memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, manual side window shades and a premium Lexicon 14-speaker surround-sound audio system.

The Tech package requires the Signature package, and adds automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning system with lane-keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, an automatic emergency braking system, an electronic parking brake, automatic vehicle hold function (allows the driver to remove their foot from the brake while stopped), upgraded leather upholstery, additional driver seat adjustments (cushion extension and side bolsters) and an upgraded 7-inch display for the gauge cluster.

The Ultimate package requires both the Signature and Tech packages. It adds a power trunk lid, a color head-up windshield display, an upgraded navigation system with a center console multifunction controller and a bigger display, matte-finish wood and aluminum trim, a carbon-dioxide sensor for the climate-control system and a Lexicon 17-speaker surround-sound audio system.

All-wheel drive can be added to any Genesis 3.8 and with it comes headlight washers, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Genesis 5.0 Ultimate has all the content of the Signature and Technology packages and adds a 5.0-liter V8, 19-inch alloy wheels, illuminated door-sill plates, the matte wood and aluminum trim plus driver-selectable suspension adjustment.

The interior of the 2016 Hyundai Genesis is more traditional than some rivals, but it's well laid out and easy to use.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 comes with a 3.8-liter V6 rated at 311 hp and 293 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission is an eight-speed automatic. The V6-powered Genesis comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but can be fitted with optional all-wheel drive.

The EPA's estimated fuel economy for the rear-drive Genesis 3.8 is 22 mpg in combined driving (18 city/29 highway). Selecting all-wheel drive drops that to 19 mpg combined (16 city/25 highway).

The Hyundai Genesis 5.0 Ultimate has a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg combined (15 city/23 highway).

At the test track, a Genesis 3.8 AWD sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, while the V8-powered version performed the same test in a very quick 5.3 seconds. Both times are impressive for a sedan of its size.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, dual front airbags, front and rear side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver's knee airbag. Also standard is Hyundai's Blue Link 2.0 connectivity suite, which features automatic crash notification, an SOS button, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and remote start, geo-fencing (allowing owners to set limits for teenage drivers), stolen vehicle slow-down/immobilization/recovery and turn-by-turn navigation.

Blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert are optional for the Genesis 3.8 in the Signature package and standard for the Genesis 5.0 Ultimate. Optional through the 3.8's Tech package and standard on the 5.0 are lane-departure warning and a lane-keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and an automatic emergency braking system that can reduce the severity of collisions or potentially prevent lower-speed collisions.

During brake testing, a Genesis 3.8 AWD came to a stop from 60 mph in just 109 feet while the Genesis 5.0 took 112 feet, both excellent performances.

In government crash tests, the Hyundai Genesis earned a five-star overall rating, along with five-star ratings for its performance in frontal- and side-impact crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Genesis the best possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal offset, small-overlap frontal offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. The Genesis' seatbelts and head restraints also received a "Good" rating for their whiplash protection in rear impacts.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis isn't a sport sedan, even with the 5.0 Ultimate's adjustable suspension and engine and transmission control parameters set to "Sport." But most drivers should still be quite happy with the way it drives. Around turns it responds precisely to steering inputs and has adequate grip for a sedan of its size, despite gaining considerable weight over the previous generation car. The ride quality is decent enough, it's never unruly, but it doesn't do as good of a job soaking up bumps as the luxury class leaders. The cabin, on the other hand, is impressively quiet, as you'll be hard-pressed to hear wind whoosh, tire whine or engine noise.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis isn't as dynamic to drive as its German rivals, but the driving experience is calm and comfy.

Both engines feel strong when it comes to acceleration. Although the V8 model clearly has more low-end punch and is the dictionary definition of a "smooth operator," it doesn't feel appreciably faster than the V6 in normal day-to-day driving. In fact, the only reason we can see to get the 5.0 over the 3.8 is if you really feel the need to tell people that you sprung for the V8.

Thanks to a long-for-the-class wheelbase, the 2016 Genesis has a roomy cabin, with more interior volume (123 cu-ft) than its main rivals. This translates to an abundance of rear-seat legroom, yet headroom in the rear remains at a bit of a premium, one of the few criticisms we can level at this palpably high-class cabin. The one other criticism is that although the front seats are highly adjustable, they aren't as comfortable over the long haul as the ones found in several rivals.

Hyundai designers took a minimalist approach to the dashboard and center console, and we like how it brings a distinct airiness to the cabin. The center stack and center console aren't overwrought with buttons, controls or busy shapes. There's everything you need, but it's never in your way and never cluttering. We particularly like the simplicity and straightforward operation of the rotary-dial input for the optional, upgraded navigation system.

Materials on the dash, doors and seats are as good as any in the class, and we didn't find a visible interior piece or panel with even a whiff of cost-cutting. The gauges are clear and concise and free from extraneous and distracting details, although you can, of course, dial up all manner of extra information if you desire. Even the base Genesis comes with appealing leather for the seats and steering wheel, and the standard navigation system and its 7-inch screen is more than acceptable. Capping it off is a meticulous level of assembly: Every panel and piece inside the Genesis fits with intense precision that matches just about any premium sedan you'd care to compare from Germany or Japan.

Like the cabin, the 2016 Genesis' trunk is expansive with a generous opening for easy loading. At 15.3 cubic feet, it's large for the segment.

In the 2016 Genesis sedan from Hyundai, you’ll find a midsize-luxury car that feels agile and responsive, yet is devoid of the rough and sometimes jarring ride offered by its European rivals. The Genesis is no BMW 5 Series, mind you, but in terms of steering feedback, braking and acceleration, the Genesis never left us feeling underwhelmed. The 3.8-liter V6 is well matched to this car and although we prefer the 420 horses afforded by the 5.0-liter V8, the available AWD on the V6 trumps our need for speed. Both engines are paired with an excellent 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth and instantaneous shifts, especially when set to Sport mode. Standard paddle shifters help with aggressive driving, but we think most Genesis owners will simply let the car do all the work. The Genesis’ seats are marvelously comfortable and its cabin whisper quiet at highway speeds.

HANDS-FREE SMART TRUNK OPENERNeed to open the trunk but you’ve got two arms full of grocery bags? No worries. Just approach the Genesis’ rear end and after three seconds (with the key fob on your person) the Smart Trunk system senses your presence and automatically opens the trunk.IN-CABIN CO2 SENSORCO2 in great quantities can be dangerous, causing slowed reaction times and drowsiness. The 2016 Hyundai Genesis offers the industry’s first CO2 detector, bringing fresh air into the cabin when it detects elevated CO2 levels.

Hyundai wants to appeal to a younger audience, and the design and amenities inside help the 2016 Genesis sedan meet that goal. The cabin is stylish and clean and uses real wood and metal accents in some models. There are soft-touch materials and excellent attention to detail throughout, and the color combinations are pleasing to the eye. Significantly, the Genesis sedan uses an intuitive, centrally located scroll wheel and push buttons, similar to Audi's MMI system, to toggle through the navigation system, phone and more.

As is the case in the interior, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis' body lines are clean and elegant. Up front, the new Genesis sports an imposing grille. From there, the midsize-sedan body has long, attractive lines that convey a sense of quality and refinement. The trunk line finishes in an aerodynamic sloping design that is reminiscent of the Audi A7 and Toyota Avalon.

Navigation with an 8-inch touch screen and Bluetooth come standard, as do nine airbags, the hands-free Smart Trunk opener, the Blue Link infotainment system, and paddle shifters. Heated front seats (plus a 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat), push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, tilt/telescopic steering column, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and tire-pressure monitoring are also included at the base price.

If you want to add some cool options to your new Genesis sedan, Hyundai offers a head-up display, a 16-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 17-speaker Lexicon surround-sound audio, a 9.2-inch high-definition navigation screen, rearview camera, front and rear parking assist, and headlight washers. Other nice available features: all-wheel drive on the V6 version, a power rear sunshade, and the Lane Departure Warning system with Lane Keep Assist and the ability to vibrate through the steering wheel if the Genesis senses you drifting out of your lane. Order the 5.0 V8 and all these features (excluding AWD) come standard.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis’ V6 and V8 engines both use direct-injection technology with a strong focus on drivability, low-end torque and reduced noise, vibration and harshness. Off-the-line response is impressive with both engines, and fuel economy is competitive with other V6 and V8 models in this class. Both engines are backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission, designed and built by Hyundai, with different gear ratios for the V6 and V8.3.8-liter V6311 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm293 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/29 mpg (RWD), 16/25 mpg (AWD)5.0-liter V8420 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm383 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/23 mpg

Equipped with the V6, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $ 39,700 including destination. AWD adds $ 2,500, and a fully loaded V6 Genesis AWD tops out at just over $ 53,000. The V8-powered, fully loaded Genesis tops out just under $ 55,000. Compared with the base Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series, the 3.8-liter Hyundai Genesis is priced significantly lower. Be sure to check KBB’s Fair Purchase Price, which shows what others in your area have paid for their cars. As the Genesis continues to improve the brand's image, we expect to see resale values go up, but that is something that will be determined over time. As it stands now, the 2016 Genesis holds only average resale values on par with the Cadillac CTS and Lincoln MKS, but still far behind those of the Audi A6, BMW or Lexus GS.

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT Exterior Colors

Casablanca White
Caspian Black
Tsukuba Red
Empire State Grey
Ibiza Blue
Manhattan Brown
Marrakesh Beige
Montecito Blue
Pamplona red
Parisian grey
Santiago Silver

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT Interior Colors


2016 Hyundai Genesis Engines

Engine Standard in Trim Power Torque Fuel Consumption - City Fuel Consumption - Highway 0-100 km/h Quarter Mile Half Mile
3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.8 R-Spec 348 hp @ 6400 rpm 380 N.m 14.1 L/100km 9.6 L/100km 5.5 s 13.5 s 22.5 s
3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.8 GT 348 hp @ 6400 rpm 380 N.m 14.4 L/100km 9.5 L/100km 5.5 s 13.5 s 22.5 s
3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.8 with Premium Package 348 hp @ 6400 rpm 380 N.m 14.4 L/100km 9.9 L/100km 5.5 s 13.5 s 22.5 s
3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.8 GT 348 hp @ 6400 rpm 380 N.m 14.4 L/100km 9.9 L/100km 5.6 s 13.6 s 22.5 s
3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.8 Technology 311 hp @ 6000 rpm 380 N.m 14.4 L/100km 9.4 L/100km 6.6 s 13.1 s 24.6 s
3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.8 GT 348 hp @ 6400 rpm 380 N.m 11.3 L/100km 7.0 L/100km 5.3 s 13.3 s 22.1 s

2016 Hyundai Genesis Trims

2016 Hyundai Genesis Previous Generations

2016 Hyundai Genesis Future Generations

Hyundai Genesis Overview and History

The second generation Hyundai Genesis was introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, presenting a bold step forward for the Korean automaker.
Hyundai is a self-grown South Korean brand of automobiles established in the 1960's. Presently part of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, the motor company has registered a steady growth over the past few decades, having successfully entered European and American markets. The assembly lines operated by the company were built to match its size, the manufacturing facility in Ulsan being able to produce 1.6 million units per year.

Founded by Chung Ju Yung, born into a poor family of farmers, the Hyundai Motor Company became the first Korean car producer. The grounds for founding a car company could not have been more welcoming since post-war years in Korea brought forth a series of  odd politics one of which stated that automobile imports were better than having a Korean car brand.

Yung was quick to fill the void, having raised enough capital for the investment from his  very profitable construction business, opened  in 1947. One year after its birth, the Hyundai Motor Company signed a technology-share agreement with Ford in 1968. Soon after Hyundai's access to Ford's resources, the first Hyundai car was developed: the Cortina. This model was quickly followed by the release of the Pony, Hyundai's first entirely Korean designed and built model. Its blueprints however, were not all-Korean, the company having used Japanese technology from Mitsubishi to develop the car.

Japanese constructors at the time had already developed wide range of models, many of which were  exported worldwide, mainly to the US and South America. The Pony model was the first Hyundai to be shipped overseas in 1975.

However, Hyundai would only cross US borders later, in 1986, with the release of the Excel. The subcompact car was an instant hit with its fairly small price tag accounting for most of its popularity. The Excel was such a hit that it sold in over 100,00 units in the first seven months.

This was the last automobile that Hyundai produced before resorting to their own technology in 1988. The Sonata was their first born, a mid-seize car that marked the beginning of a new era. Despite the steps the company had taken into building a strong brand image, the reputation Hyundai  had previously collected was lost because of  poor quality and reliability complaints.

As soon as the 90's came, Hyundai was short of air on American territory, struggling for one last gasp. Instead of  retreating, the company made massive investments in new design and technology. By the time the new millennium came, the company had already reinstated as one quality car manufacturer.

Sales increased once more and with them so did the buyer's confidence in Hyundai. The sudden shift in consumer behavior was made possible by eliminating all worries regarding the vehicle's reliability through the introduction of a 10 year warranty to US sold vehicles only. Since few companies could top that, Hyundai quickly earned a spot in the world's top -10 car manufacturers.

Hyundai is currently operating in 193 countries, selling vehicles through approximately 5,000 showrooms and dealerships. Sales have also aided image growth, the brand having entered the first 100 most valuable brands of the world. Its recent history is strongly connected to investments in technology and ample advertising campaigns. Indeed, communication is one of Hyundai's inherent elements, best described by their logo: the stylized H is in fact a representation of two men (brand-buyer) shaking hands.

2016 Hyundai Genesis Consumer Reviews

towelparsec, 04/29/2016
3.8 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 8A)
I can still say Wow - What a Car
I have owned my Genesis for 42 months and still get excited every time I get behind the wheel. Before buying the Genesis I test drove the 5 series BMW and E Class Mercedes. They are very nice cars but didn't show me anything better than the Genesis even at the much higher price. The design, and quality of workmanship is excellent especially the interior comfort. There are many great standard features but I also choose to equip my car with the signature and technology packages which I recommend. The adaptive cruise and lane holding features are great for long trips but do take a little getting used to. The only con I can think of is the temperature control dial which is too small and sensitive to control. This car is very quiet, handles precisely and has smooth ride. Has to be the best value in a luxury sedan. I have had absolutely no problems with this car. It's like the day I bought it.
acutenesspace, 07/23/2016
3.8 4dr Sedan AWD (3.8L 6cyl 8A)
Wonderful Vehicle
Most comfortable and capable sedan I've ever had. This is the 3.8 AWD model with all options (Ultimate Package). We got the Genesis in late April 2016 and due to several unusual events have put quite a few more miles on it than I expected (8023 miles) . Many have been highway miles with Adult rear seat passengers on long trips in hot weather. That has given me a chance to really get a good feel for it's capability. I love this car, it's extremely quiet and comfortable for all occupants especially on long trips (over 900 miles in one day). The options work together extremely well and driver fatigue is a non-factor. The dual zone AC works very well for the passengers each can control the settings as they wish and the rear air is very effective in hot weather. The driver aids are spot-on, I love the adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, the automatic and speed sensitive wipers, and we've use the Blue Link quite a bit. The ability to control the driver interface features (Nav, audio and media input) from both the console as well as the touch screen and many features from the steering wheel is very effective, I think it's a Genesis exclusive. Using regular gas and the multi-access driver interface (as well as the price) made the Genesis stand above the Lexus GS for me which was runner up. We've averaged about 24.7 mpg overall to date. I drove just about every vehicle in this class (much to my wife's annoyance) before I selected the Genesis and have absolutely no regrets. No maintenance history to report so far, just coming up to the first oil change. If your in the market for a comfortable large sedan you can't make a better choice than the Genesis.
gackedicing, 12/29/2016
3.8 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 8A)
Nice Car But With Irritating Whining Sound--Update
January 2018 update: I followed through on opening a Lemon Law Case with the Better Business Bureau (BBB Auto Line) and followed all the required procedures to the "T" all the way to and through the arbitration process. Since the case was heard remotely, i.e., the car was out of state at the time of the hearing, the arbitrator could not personally drive the car to evaluate the noise complaint. The BBB Auto Line Representative dispatched an independent expert to my out of state location who drove the car and submitted his report to the arbitrator. The independent expert, who had over 25 years of mechanical experience, heard the whining noise as described in my complaint immediately upon decelerating and even identified the probable cause and location yet the manufacturers traveling engineer and dealers service team could not! Long story short: I won the case and Hyundai had to refund the full purchase price and take the car back as a lemon. It was hard for me to believe Hyundai would rather put a long time loyal customer through this laborious and time consuming process and ultimately have to refund the full purchase price of the vehicle instead of simply replacing the transmission. Perhaps they thought I would just give up and not follow through to conclusion. They picked the wrong guy for that! Here's the clincher: After an extensive test drive of a 2018 Genesis G80, I bought it. Crazy? Time will tell but this one has absolutely NO whining noise at any speed! July 2017 update: The noise persists! After repeated contact with the dealer and Hyundai Customer Care I was finally able to convince them to have their traveling engineer drive the car and assess the noise. After he drove it, he authorized replacement of the differential! Great I thought...until I drove the car after the repair because the noise was still there. I decided to open a case with the Better Business Bureau Auto Line. One of the procedures using the BBB is that I have to send a Motor Vehicle Defect Notification Form by accountable mail direct to Hyundai in California. They, according to the instructions I received, have to contact me within 10 days after receipt of my form to schedule an appointment for a final assessment. They didn't contact me. I notified BBB Auto Line of that and they reopened the case. To make a long story short(er), I and the car are now in Virginia for the Summer, the noise persists to such a point that I want to park it and not drive it. Hyundai is not being very responsive and I'm losing hope that this whole process will come to an end before the warranty expires. Is this a lesson learned? Definitely for me! One of the nicest looking and comfortable cars I've ever owned. However, I have one major concern. When I test drove this car I admit I was distracted by the comfortable ride, all the gadgets and technology and wasn't specifically listening for strange noises. Who would expect to hear any noise while driving the flagship model? My bad! After a couple days of driving the car with the radio on, I took it for a drive one day and for some reason, I didn't turn the radio on. During this trip I heard this strange "whining" sound that appeared to be coming from behind the drivers seat. At the time I first heard it I was decelerating from about 45 MPH. The noise persisted until I reached 35 MPH then is stopped. Thinking I was hearing things, I drove on a smoother road up to about 45 MPH then decelerated. The noise was immediately noticeable again and continued to 35 MPH. OK I thought, this was a very expensive car...the most expensive car I've ever owned and I have a "whining" noise? Seriously? I took it back to the Hyundai dealer who test drove the car and came to the conclusion that the noise was "road noise" and was "normal." This diagnosis was based on the service manager driving another Genesis (same year, make and model) and hearing the same noise in that car as well. You cannot hear the noise if you're in the passenger seat. I thought, wouldn't you hear "road noise" on either side of the car? Not being satisfied with the dealers response I contacted Hyundai Genesis Customer Care. After several phone calls their final decision was the noise was "normal" based upon their reaching out to the dealer who relayed their same car test drive theory. Of course Hyundai Customer Care was not about to go against the dealers diagnosis. While I am impressed with the Genesis, I am disappointed that I paid for what I thought was going to be the best car of my life: quiet, comfortable and full featured and got a car with a very distracting "whining" noise. Over the years, I've owned no less than five Hyundai models (XG-350, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, and now the Genesis. I have never heard a similar noise from any of the previous Hyundai models...until I bought their flagship model. Unfortunately this will be my last Hyundai!
firefoxbarnaby, 12/30/2015
3.8 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 8A)
Hyundai's Head-Turner!
Hyundai came a long way since their introduction of Genesis model and at some point they must have invested enough efforts to get it to stand out the way it does today. Genesis kept grabbing my attention on the roads in passing. I just couldn't look away trying to recognize and confirm if I was looking at Hyundai or some other super expensive brand. I eventually took the time to drive one and was instantly impressed. I've driven most luxury brands out there, owned an MB S550 and E550, BMW 750Li and 535i, and a Lexus LS430 and 460L, so the last thing I expected is to be captivated by design, feature set, or driving dynamics of a Hyundai. All that said, while not without cons the Genesis really stood out as a complete package in luxury sedan market with significantly lower price tag. I ended up buying a 2016 V6 with Ultimate package and so far I'm super happy with it. I can't comment re. reliability aspect as this is my first Hyundai and I only owned it for about 3 weeks and 800 miles now. I test drove the V8 as well and while its performance is very impressive I wasn't ready to sacrifice the MPG given that the V6, while won't leave you breathless, has plenty of power. Since for 2016 Hyundai also changed the Genesis emblem on the back (optional dealer installed feature for 2015) I have people approaching me on the daily asking what the make and model of this beauty is, confusing it with other badges :). So here goes the summary: Pros: Quiet and well handled ride. Very little road noise and nicely hushed wind noise. Very nicely controlled steering. Very well equipped with Signature Tech OR Ultimate packages with lane assist, HUD, adaptive cruise, and auto hold features that actually respond in a smooth and controlled manner unlike some other brands out there. Window shades on rear and side glass is a nice add-on. Very nice sounding stereo. Nicely laid out instrumentation and controls and very easy to use intuitive software (dash and main screens). VERY comfortable heated and cooled seats that adjust every way possible. Impressive fuel economy for a 311hp V6. I average 20-22mpg in mixed driving so far, and I'm on 'Normal' driving mode, which could improve with 'Eco'. Roomy Cabin with plenty of leg / head room even for taller individuals beyond 6'. Very cool looking and functional pano roof. Cons: Remote start available ONLY through Bluelink subscription is just dumb! Can't phrase it any other way, sorry. The feature should've been included on keyfob independent of any additional subscriptions as every mainstream (not luxury) vehicle offers it at this point. Side mirrors are mounted pretty high up and can block visibility into turns. It would be nice if the HUD could auto adjust its brightness for day/night operation. It's adjustable but not variable for day/night operation so I have to constantly adjust it. I'm not sure why some driving and comfort settings can't be saved, like cruise control distance or seat heating / cooling, which have to be setup from scratch after every engine restart. (I'm pretty sure the cruise control issue is resolved in later models software, which brings me to my next and biggest gripe...) !!! - Still No software updates for 2016 model with Ultimate package (9" Navi screen). As admitted by dealer and confirmed by manufacturer on multiple occasions now, the model in question was part of limited distribution during Hyundai -> Genesis brand transition, and as such, there was no further software released post rollout. What that means is that while there are $ 15K Elantras out there with Apple car play and other cool features, I still can't get any of that on my $ 50K+ Genesis :( - very disconcerting to say the least. That's about it for gripes!
molecularsuffering, 11/02/2019
2015 Hyundai Genesis
"One of the best full size vehicles I have owned!!"
Other than my BMW 5 series, which needless to say is significantly more costly to maintain, the Genesis is a well made elegantly designed vehicle. The Genesis also does not require premium gas! I love the vehicle and would purchase another one, possibly the sporty version. I highly recommend it. The maintenance cost have been reasonable.
noggsboom, 11/02/2019
2015 Hyundai Genesis
"most comforable, powerful car I have had"
Beautiful styling, comfortable seats, smooth ride, excellent in snow and ice, navigation and scree work well
nervousmute, 10/30/2019
2015 Hyundai Genesis
"Great vehicle, this is my second one"
Great car. Drives like a more expensive car. Excellent tech and good fuel economy. Uses regular fuel too.

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT Specifications

3.8 GT Comfort and Convenience

AM/FM stereo radioYes
Air ConditionningDual-zone automatic climate control
AntennaIn-glass standard radio antenna
Audio Amplifier360-watt Infinity audio system
Audio Monitor7.0-inch high-resolution touch-screen
Auxiliary input jackAuxiliary audio input jack
Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyBluetooth hands-free communication
Courtesy Dome LightOverhead front courtesy light
Cruise ControlSteering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
Driver Vanity MirrorIlluminated driver-side vanity mirror
Front WipersSpeed-sensitive front windshield wipers with 2 speeds and variable intermittent settings
Fuel Door OperationRemote fuel door release
Garage Door OpenerHomelink universal garage door opener
IPod CableIPod connector
Interior Air FilterCabin air filter
MP3 CapabilityYes
Navigation SystemYes
Number of Speakers10 speakers
Passenger Vanity MirrorIlluminated front passenger vanity mirror
Power Door LocksYes
Power Outlet2 12-volt power outlets
Power WindowsPower windows with auto up/down with pinch protection
Reading LightFront map lights
Rear View MirrorElectrochromic auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Remote Keyless EntryProximity keyless entry
Single CDCD player
Sirius XM satellite radioYes
Steering Wheel AdjustmentManual tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
Trunk LightYes
Trunk/Hatch OperationRemote trunk release
USB i Pod ConnectorUSB connector
Wiper DefrosterWindshield wiper deicer

3.8 GT Dimensions

Cargo Capacity284 L
Curb Weight1628 kg
Front Headroom996 mm
Front Legroom1120 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity65 L
Gross Vehicle Weight1970 kg
Ground Clearance129 mm
Height1385 mm
Length4630 mm
Rear Headroom880 mm
Rear Legroom770 mm
Wheelbase2820 mm
Width1866 mm

3.8 GT Exterior Details

Bumper ColourBody-color bumpers
Door HandlesBody-color door handles
ExhaustSatin-finish dual exhaust outlets
Exterior DecorationAcoustic glass film
Exterior Folding MirrorsFolding outside mirrors
Exterior Mirror ColourBody-color outside mirrors
Front Fog LightsFog lights
Headlight TypeHigh intensity discharge headlights
Headlights Daytime Running LightsLED daytime running lights
Headlights Leveling HeadlightsAutomatic levelling headlights
Headlights Sensor With Auto OnAutomatic headlights
Heated Exterior MirrorsHeated outside mirrors
Power Exterior MirrorsPower-adjustable outside mirrors with LED integrated turn signal repeaters
Rear Window DefrosterYes
SunroofPower tilt/slide sunroof with sunshade
TaillightsLED taillights
Tinted GlassSolar control tinted glass

3.8 GT Interior Details

CompassRearview mirror mounted compass
Door TrimArtificial leather door trim inserts
Floor ConsoleCenter console
Folding Rear SeatsFolding rear bench seat
Front Center ArmrestFront center armrest with storage
Front Seats Active HeadrestsActive front headrests
Front Seats Driver LombarDriver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Front Seats Driver Power Seats8-way power adjustable driver's seat
Front Seats Front Seat TypeSport bucket seats
Front Seats HeatedHeated front seats
Glove BoxGlove box light
Hand Brake Leather TrimLeather-wrapped parking brake lever
HeadlinerCloth headliner
Inner Door Handle TrimMetal paint accented door handles
Instrumentation TypeAnalog and digital instrumentation
Interior AccentsMetal grain centre stack plastic
Interior Trim DoorsillsDeluxe illuminated door scuff plates (aluminum)
Number of Cup Holders4 cup holders
Pedal TrimAluminum foot pedals and footrest
Seat TrimLeather seating surfaces
Shifter Knob TrimLeather-wrapped shift knob
Steering Wheel TrimLeather-wrapped steering wheel
Trip ComputerYes

3.8 GT Mechanical

Drive TrainRear-wheel drive
Engine Name3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve
Stability ControlYes
Start buttonYes
Traction ControlYes
Transmission6-speed manual transmission
Transmission (Option)8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Transmission Paddle Shift (Option)Yes

3.8 GT Overview

Engine3.8L V6 DOHC 24-valve
Fuel Consumption14.4 (Automatic City)9.5 (Automatic Highway)14.1 (Manual City)9.6 (Manual Highway)
Power348 hp @ 6400 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual transmission
WarrantiesBumper-to-Bumper100000/km, 60/Months Emissions100000/km, 60/Months Powertrain100000/km, 60/Months Roadside AssistanceUnlimited/km, 36/Months Rust-throughUnlimited/km, 60/Months

3.8 GT Safety

Anti-Lock Brakes4-wheel ABS brakes
Brake AssistBrake assist
Brake Type4-wheel disc
Child Seat AnchorLATCH child seat anchors
Driver AirbagDriver-side front airbag
Electronic brake force distributionElectronic brake force distribution
Front Seat Beltspre-tensioner
Parking Distance SensorRear parking assistance sensors
Passenger AirbagPassenger-side front airbag
Performance BrakesBrembo braking system
Rear Seat Beltspre-tensioner
Rear View CameraRear view camera
Roof Side CurtainFront and rear side curtain airbags
Side AirbagSeat-mounted side-impact airbags

3.8 GT Suspension and Steering

Front Anti-Roll BarFront stabilizer bar
Front SuspensionFront independant suspension
Front TiresP225/40R19
Power SteeringPower assist rack-and-pinion steering
Rear Anti-Roll BarRear stabilizer bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent rear suspension
Rear TiresP245/40R19 with high-performance summer rear tires
Spare TireTemporary spare (aluminum wheel)
Strut BarFront strut tower brace
SuspensionSport calibrated suspension
Turning Circle11.40-meter turning circle diameter
Wheel Type19-inch aluminum alloy wheels

Critics Reviews

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis ranking is based on its score within the 2014 Luxury Midsize Cars category. Currently the Hyundai Genesis has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 54 pieces of research and data elements using various sources. Critics' Rating: 8.5 Performance: 8.0 ...
The 2014 Hyundai Genesis received a five-star rollover rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and in IIHS testing it received four ratings of good (the highest possible rating is good).
The 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe offers something that's relatively rare today, outside of pony cars or vehicles with a luxury badge: It's a rear-wheel-drive performance coupe, with a choice between ...
Overall, we'd say the 2014 Genesis is making the best of a slightly awkward phase. Released before Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design language became the company's norm (see Sonata, Elantra, Azera, et al.), the Genesis features relatively conventional styling that betrays its age.But it's still a great car packed with power, poise and perks.
The 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ranking is based on its score within the 2014 Affordable Sports Cars category. Currently the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has a score of 7.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources. The 2014 Hyundai Genesis ...

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