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2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2dr Rear-wheel Drive 3.8 Base w/Black Seats (M6)



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Vehicle New 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Trim 2dr Rear-wheel Drive 3.8 Base w/Black Seats (M6)
Trans 6-Speed Manual
Model Code C0303R65/01
Availability National
MSRP $26,750.00
Destination $895.00

16

EPA Gas Mileage

24

City Hwy

*Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.


Specifications

Body StyleSubcompact Cars
Vehicle SizeSubcompact
Drive TypeRWD
Doors2
Seating Capacity4/4 passengers
Engine BlockV
Engline TypeGas
Cylinders6
Displacement3.8 L.
Valves24
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Torque295ft-lbs @ 5100 rpm
Horsepower348hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal.
Wheelbase111.0 in.
Overall Length182.3 in.
Vehicle Width73.4 in.
Vehicle Height54.5 in.
Ground Clearance5.1 in.
Luggage Capacity10.0 ft3.
Cargo Capacity10 ft3.
Curb Weight3495 lbs.
Gross Weight4343 lbs.
Turning Circle 37.4 ft.
 
Front Headroom39.2 in.
Front Legroom44.1 in.
Rear Headroom34.6 in.
Rear Legroom30.3 in.
 
Acceleration
0mph-60mph
 
5.1 seconds

Exterior Colors

These are the colors typically available for this vehicle. Color options may change during the model year. Contact Circle Auto Leasing for confirmation. The color samples displayed on your monitor may not precisely replicate the way they appear on the vehicle.


Tsukuba Red
Empire State Gray
Ibiza Blue
Santiago Silver
Caspian Black
Casablanca White


Interior Colors


Black (9P)


Warranty

Basic 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Drivetrain 10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Rust 7 Years / Unlimited Miles


Reviews



K-town revives the Supra, at an affordable price.

Car and Driver


Sharp handling, livable ride from sophisticated chassis, capable engines, sporty cabin design, good value.

Motor Trend



TagLine


Redesigned, roomier with sharper looks, all-wheel drive.

Introduction


If the badge were missing, one might easily mistake the 2015 Hyundai Genesis for a European luxury sedan.All-new for the 2015 model year, the Genesis, already impressive in its previous incarnation, gets even better.

First introduced for the 2008 model year, the Hyundai Genesis sedan received much acclaim in the automotive press.
It was refreshed for 2012 and is completely redesigned for 2015.

Size-wise, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan grows in length by only 0.2 inches, but the interior is roomier thanks to a wheelbase that's been stretched by nearly three inches, allowing for more room in the cabin and shortening overhangs for improved performance.
It's longer and wider than other midsize sedans, and is technically classified by the EPA as a large vehicle.That's good news when it comes to space, but it also means more bulk.

Unlike most new versions of cars that boast lighter, more aerodynamic designs, the Genesis takes a different tack.
It feels solid and substantive, and despite the use of some new lightweight materials, the Genesis manages to gain about 100 pounds.Hyundai argues the gain is, in part, to boost safety ratings, and despite the increase, the 2015 Genesis manages to improve fuel economy by 1 mpg.

Two engines are available on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis and carry over from the previous generation (pre-2015), but have been heavily revised for the 2015 models.
The standard 3.8-liter V6 produces 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and runs on Regular gasoline.It's available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants.The 5.0-liter V8 makes 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft of torque with Premium fuel, or 407 hp and 372 lb-ft with Regular gas.Both engines are naturally aspirated.

All models use Hyundai's 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters (Shiftronic), which uses fuel-saving measures like skip-shift technology help to reduce emissions.


We found the V6 perfectly capable, and the best choice for most drivers.
Available all-wheel drive makes the Genesis even more appealing for those in snowy climes.The V8 is silky and satisfying for those looking for even more power.

Fuel economy for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is 18/29 mpg for the 3.8-liter RWD model and 16/25 mpg City/Highway for the 3.8-liter AWD model.
With the 5.0-liter V8, fuel economy understandably suffers, with 15/23 mpg City/Highway.

In the cabin, materials are of good quality, and the layout is attractive and intuitive.
Standard leather upholstery on the base model is nice, but not buttery-soft like one might find in more expensive luxury cars; we prefer the upgraded leather that comes on the 5.0.Rear passengers have adequate headroom, though rear legroom falls short compared to some.Cargo space is plentiful at 15.3 cubic feet.

Infotainment controls are modeled after those of German cars.
A knob on the center console, similar to those found on Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz controls navigation, audio, phone and settings.And unlike those German cars, the standard 9.2-inch LCD display is a touch-screen that allows you to access some features directly by pushing one button, instead of going into an endless series of menus.

Hyundai says it is aiming squarely at German midsize sedans, but although the 2015 Hyundai Genesis offers far more features for the money, those looking for brand cachet still might have a hard time being convinced.
We think the Genesis boasts superior driving dynamics to those of the Lexus GS or ES, and the Hyundai comes with more standard features.The new Cadillac CTS offers similar value, but its race-bred powertrain and chassis offer a much more engaging ride, and the available V6 engines are more powerful.Though the Genesis is thousands of dollars less than the BMW 5 Series, the Genesis really can't touch the BMW in terms of dialed-in performance.As for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Genesis comes close with ride and handling and offers many more standard features, but may never achieve the status afforded by the three-pointed star.

Lineup


The 2015 Hyundai Genesis seats five passengers and is available with a 3.8-liter V6 or a 5.0-liter V8 with rear-wheel-drive only.All models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Genesis 3.8 ($38,000) comes standard with automatic climate control, pushbutton start, leather upholstery, 12-way power and heated front seats with lumbar, power windows/locks/mirrors, trip computer, leather-wrapped manually tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with multifunction controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, imitation wood interior trim, cruise control, a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, the Hyundai BlueLink infotainment interface with 8-inch touchscreen, voice activation and navigation, a 7-speaker audio system with CD player, HD radio and satellite radio capability, iPod/USB connectivity, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink, rear seat pass-through slot, compact spare tire, hands-free smart trunk opener, rain-sensing wipers, auto-windshield defogger with humidity sensor, LED headlight accents, LED taillights, automatic headlights and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels on P245/45 all-season tires.


Genesis 3.8 AWD ($40,500) adds all-wheel-drive.
Options on this model include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and headlamp washers.

Option packages for Genesis 3.8 include the Signature Package ($4,000), which adds ventilated front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a Lexicon premium 14-speaker sound system, memory function, power rear sunshade and manual rear side shades, power sunroof, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors and HID headlights.
The 3.8 Technology Package ($3,500) adds upgraded leather seats, power driver seat cushion extender and side bolster, a haptic (vibrating) steering wheel alert, 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display, electronic parking brake with automatic hold, pre-tensioning seatbelt function, adaptive cruise control with full-stop and start capability, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking assist and automatic high beams.The 3.8 Ultimate Package ($3,500) includes dual-zone climate control with CO2 sensor, genuine matte finish wood and aluminum exterior trim, upgraded 9.2-inch touchscreen display with navigation, the premium Lexicon 17-speaker sound system, a color head-up display and power trunk lid.

Genesis 5.0 ($51,500) includes most everything found on the 3.8 Signature Package plus genuine matte wood and aluminum interior trim, the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, illuminated door sill plates, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, the haptic (vibrating) steering wheel alert, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, a pre-tensioning seatbelt function, rearview camera with parking guidelines, LED fog lamps, quad exhaust tips and 19-inch alloy wheels with P245/40 front and P275/35 rear all-season tires.
All-wheel drive is not available.

Safety features on all 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedans include driver and front passenger front airbags, driver and passenger side-impact airbags, a driver knee airbag, rear side-impact airbags, roof-mounted side-curtain airbags (front and rear), power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control.
Optional safety features, or those found on upgraded models or packages include pre-tensioning seatbelts, front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind sport detection with rear-cross-traffic alert and lane change assist.

Walkaround


Debuting a new design language that Hyundai calls Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis loses some of its previous swoopiness for more solid, assured lines.A tall, imposing trapezoidal single-frame grille sits upright and juts out prominently, replacing the old smaller, slightly raked double-wing design.Strong, wide horizontal silver bars run the width of the its gaping maw.

Newly designed headlights are recessed in the inside corners, nestled against the bulge of the front grille, rising upward and finishing in outward corners that wrap around the front quarter panel, but not obnoxiously so.
A new LED accent light design underscores the bezel headlamps and curves up and around the light housing.Genesis 5.0 models get a horizontal row of LED foglamps below.

The Genesis' weightiness is evident in the car's stance, though not in a bad way.
Designers use the word volume to describe the substantial base of the car, with the bulk of vehicle sitting below the high beltline and relatively small daylight opening.The side view reveals an ever-so-slightly arcing character line that runs from the outer corner of the protruding front grille, across the top of the headlamps, through the door handles and into the tail lamps.Below, a strong rocker panel gives the appearance of a wide indentation.Standard wheels are 18-inch alloys.Genesis 5.0 models roll with 19-inch wheels.

The rear is tasteful, with a slightly arcing decklid that's subtly upturned for improved aerodynamics.
New LED taillights mimic the double-wing design without being too obvious.Below, wide-set exhaust pipes (dual on the 3.8, quad on the 5.0) underscore the vehicle's width.A new hands-free trunk opening feature works differently than most.Instead of sweeping a foot under the car, one must only stand behind the trunk (while in possession of the key) for three seconds, and the trunk will automatically open.This feature can be turned off in the vehicle settings.

Interior


Additional refinements and space make the 2015 Hyundai Genesis even more appealing than before.Strong horizontal lines are immediately evident in the cabin design.The instrument panel sits very far forward in the cabin, we presume in order to push the engine compartment as far back as possible to achieve those short overhangs.As a result, controls sit closer than an arm's length, and it's a short reach for the gear shifter.An analog clock mimics those found on other luxury cars.

Genesis 3.8 models get a standard 4.3-inch TFT LCD display; optional (and standard on the 5.0) is a larger, 7-inch TFT display that is crisp, clear and easy to read.
Also available is a color head-up display that will show the current speed limit and other information, such as when entering a school zone.

Hyundai's BlueLink infotainment controls appear to be modeled after those of German cars.
A knob on the center console, similar to those found on Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz controls navigation, audio, phone and settings.And unlike those German cars, the standard display is a touch-screen that allows you to access some features directly by pushing one button, instead of going into an endless series of menus.Also unlike many luxury cars, navigation is standard, though an upgraded system comes with a larger touch screen and more features, like enhanced real-time traffic and weather alerts.For the most part, we found the navigation easy to use.

Genesis can pair with compatible phones via Bluetooth for hands-free phone and audio streaming.
It can also integrate with Siri, but it's not plug-and play; one must download Hyundai's app to access the full suite of functions.

Optional on the 3.8 and standard on the 5.0 is a premium sound system by Lexicon, a Grammy-winning company whose sound processors are widely used in the music industry.
The Lexicon system is rich, clear and satisfying, and should please audiophiles.Though, we found the standard base audio system just fine.

Standard leather upholstery in all models is a nice touch, and our 3.8 test car had the upgraded leather included in the Tech package (standard on the 5.0).
Although, we found the material to be thick and slightly waxy, not buttery soft like that found on some German luxury cars.On the upside, its texture also made it appear quite durable.

Other trim, such as the simulated leather on the wraparound two-tone dash, gives the interior just the right touch of luxe.
Standard faux-woof trim does look more plasticy than posh in certain places, but genuine matte wood is available as an option, which we quite liked.

Storage space in the cabin is adequate, though not abundant.
Two cupholders on the passenger's side of the center console hold average and larger water bottles.The small compartment beneath the center stack houses 12-volt plugs, an auxiliary jack and a USB port.There's also just enough space to hold a mobile phone, propped up on its side.More storage space can be found in moderately sized door pockets and in the center armrest.

Seats are supportive, and are made for larger adults.
Smaller and average-sized people might find the side bolsters too widely spaced to hold them in around corners, but then again, the Genesis is primarily a freeway cruiser.Standard heated seats and optional ventilation make for a comfortable ride in any weather.

Rear seat space is fine for most adults.
Headroom measures 38.2 inches, more than the Cadillac CTS, Lexus ES or Lexus GS.However, rear legroom comes in at a modest 35 inches, less than the Cadillac CTS or Lexus GS, and a far cry from the cavernous 40 inches of rear legroom available in the Lexus ES.

Cargo space measure 15.3 cubic feet, about on-par with the Lexus ES, and more than the Cadillac CTS or Lexus GS.


Driving Impression


The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan strikes a good balance between comfortable and responsive.With the 3.8 tuned to the more luxurious side, it's a good highway cruiser without feeling too billowy.

Two engines are available on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis and carry over from the last generation, but have been heavily revised.
A 3.8-liter V6 produces 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and runs on regular fuel.It's available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants.The 5.0-liter V8 makes 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft of torque with premium fuel, or 407 hp and 372 lb-ft with regular fuel.Both engines are naturally aspirated.

All models use Hyundai's 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters (Shiftronic), which uses fuel-saving measures like skip-shift technology help to reduce emissions.
The 8-speed transmission does an admirable job staying efficient while offering up adequate power.

Acceleration in the 3.8 is smooth and satisfying, but it won't leave you breathless.
We found the V6 perfectly capable, and the best choice for most drivers.Cruising is pleasurable, and there's plenty of oomph for merging or passing without making passengers nervous.Available all-wheel-drive makes the Genesis 3.8 even more appealing for those in snowy climes.

Moving from the 3.8 to the 5.0 is a little like checking out of the Hilton and into the Mandarin Oriental.
The V8 is silky and satisfying.We merged and passed in seconds, finding ourselves accidentally speeding without feeling a thing.While this is definitely the most impressive incarnation of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, we also think the big V8 is overkill for everyday driving.

Hyundai worked with Lotus Engineering (the same company that makes those exotic sports cars) on the all-new Genesis chassis and tuning.
Suspension is revised with a front and rear multilink design and aluminum shock absorber housing that's lighter and more rigid than the old steel design.The result is a stable and solid road feel, without much body roll, especially considering the hefty 4,138 curb weight of our 3.8 test car (4,541 pounds for the Genesis 5.0).Weight distribution has also been slightly improved from 52/48 to 51/49, which equates to a more balanced ride.

Also new on the 2015 Genesis is a rack-mounted, motor-driven electric steering system, replacing the old hydraulic steering.
The variable-ratio setup is more relaxed in straight lines for stable freeway cruising, and tighter for low-speed maneuvering such as in parking lots.We found the steering responsive in normal driving but tuned more to the comfortable side, even in sport mode, requiring just a tad more effort around high-speed sweepers than one would need in a BMW 5 Series.Though, the Genesis' handling has the edge over the Lexus GS and Lexus ES, both of which can feel somewhat boaty.

Four-wheel-disc brakes are responsive, yet at higher speeds we found we had to get our foot into it a couple of times to really stop quickly.
Really mashing into the pedal will kick in Brake Assist, which will help to stop the car even faster in an emergency braking situation.Optional on the 3.8 and standard on the 5.0 is full-speed adaptive cruise control, which can automatically bring the car to a full stop and start up again, as well as automatic emergency braking to mitigate a collision.Drivers can choose to set a desired speed, or set a following distance.

Optional safety features, some standard on the 5.0, include blind spot detection, cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist and lane keeping assist.
Also optional on the 3.8 and standard on the 5.0 is a haptic steering wheel, which will vibrate to alert the driver when he or she veers out of the lane, or has a fast-approaching vehicle in the blind spot.An audible chime will also sound when any of these safety systems are activated.We didn't like the vibrating steering wheel and found the default blind-spot and lane-keeping assist systems to be overly aggressive, but opinions of these systems often vary according to personal preference.The Genesis also offers an in-between solution, with a less aggressive threshold that can be changed in the vehicle settings.The systems can also be turned off with the touch of a button.

With the previous (pre-2015) Genesis, the cabin was quiet, but rough roads did produce a moderate amount of noise and vibration.
Now, additional sound dampening is everywhere.Even the engine compartment is sealed, much like a door with weather stripping.That keeps the ride blissfully quiet under most circumstances.Though, at highway speeds through the very windy desert, we did notice some wind noise coming from around the A-pillar.

Fuel economy for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is 18/29 mpg for the 3.8-liter RWD model and 16/25 mpg City/Highway for the 3.8-liter AWD model.
With the 5.0-liter V8, fuel economy understandably suffers, with 15/23 mpg City/Highway.After a nearly 200-mile drive of our 3.8-liter RWD test car, we averaged 21.4 mpg mixed city and highway roads, including some driving in sport mode.That's about on-par with its EPA ratings of 18/29 mpg City/Highway and 22 mpg combined.

Summary


The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan is a handsome, affordable alternative to a more expensive luxury car and comes packed with standard features.The 3.8 offers fine performance and optional all-wheel drive, while the 5.0 offers an abundance of silky-smooth power.We thought the Genesis 3.8 offered the best value and had plenty of power.

Model Lineup


Genesis RWD 3.8 ($38,000); Genesis AWD 3.8 ($40,500); Genesis RWD 5.0 ($51,500).

Assembled In


Asan, Korea.

Options As Tested


Signature Package ($4,000); Tech Package ($3,500), Ultimate Package ($3,500).

Model Tested


Hyundai Genesis RWD 3.8 ($38,000).

New Car Test Drive




Specs

Standard Equipment

 
Wheels
Diameter, 18Standard
Rim Type, Silver aluminumStandard
 
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
 
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Inside under cargoStandard
Size, CompactStandard
 
Suspension
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, StrutStandard
 
Lights
Headlights auto delayStandard
Headlights dusk sensorStandard
Front Fog lightsStandard
Daytime running lightsStandard
 
Drivetrain
Driven WheelsStandard
Axle ratioStandard
 
Seats
Front seat type, BucketStandard
 
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
 
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Type, BenchStandard
 
Locks
Power door locks, Remote power door locksStandard
2-Stage unlocking, 2-stage unlockingStandard
 
Windows
Power windowsStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
 
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated driver mirror, HeatedStandard
Passenger mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated passenger mirror, HeatedStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual illuminated vanity mirrorsStandard
 
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Speed-proportional power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt and telescopicStandard
Audio controls on steering wheel, Audio controlsStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Cupholders, FrontStandard
Remote trunk release, PowerStandard
Door pockets, Driver and passengerStandard
Seatback storage, 2Standard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Overhead console, Mini with storageStandard
Universal remote transmitter, Universal remote transmitterStandard
Passenger seat easy entry, NoStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Multi-function remote, Trunk/hatch/door/tailgateStandard
 
Comfort Features
Reading lights, FrontStandard
Steering wheel trim, Leather/metal-lookStandard
Shift knob trim, Leather/chromeStandard
Dash trim, Metal-lookStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
 
Instrumentation
TachometerStandard
Trip computerStandard
ClockStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
CompassStandard
Boost GaugeStandard
 
Exterior Features
Tailpipe finisherStandard
 
Audio System
Satellite Radio, SiriusXMStandard
Antenna Type, Window gridStandard
In-Dash CD, SingleStandard
Radio, SiriusXM AM/FM/SatelliteStandard
 
Telematics
wireless phone connectivity, BluetoothStandard
 
Doors
Rear door type, TrunkStandard
 
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
BumpersStandard
 
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
 
Airbags
Head airbags, Curtain 1st rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
 
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
 
Seatbelts
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
 
Transmission
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
 
Engine
Max RPM, 6,400 RPMStandard
Torque, 295 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 24Standard
Engine Configuration, VStandard
Displacement, 231 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, LEV IIStandard
Size, 3.8 LStandard
Horse Power, 348 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 5,100 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 11.50 : 1Standard
Keyless Ignition, Doors and push button startStandard
 
Air Conditioning
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
 
Security
Anti-theft alarm system, YesStandard
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
 
Headrests
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual w/tiltStandard
 
Brakes
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
 
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard


Available Optional Equipment

The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.

 
No Options
 
Base Vehicle Price (C0303R65)   $26,750 
 
Packages
 
Option Group 01   * 
 
Port Installed Options
 
First Aid Kit   $30 
Cargo Net   $50 
Wheel Locks   $55 
Rear Bumper Applique   $70 
Cargo Mat   $95 
Cargo Tray   $100 
Rear Lip Spoiler   $295 
*See dealer for details