2011 Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
vs. 2011 MINI
Cooper S

2011 MINI Cooper S

9.7

Winner

MINI Cooper S

starting from

$23,700
"Endearing retro styling, highly customizable."
edmunds.com | talking about the Cooper's external styling
"Excellent all-around performance."
edmunds.com | talking about the Cooper's transmission

Reasons to buy the MINI Cooper S

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Average number of gears
6
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Folding rear seats
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

9.4

starting from

$24,350
"The sharp handling is there, as are the solid steering feel and refined highway ride"
edmunds.com | talking about the Genesis Coupe's handling
"Overall, it's an easy-to-use layout."
edmunds.com | talking about the Genesis Coupe's controls

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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OK braking distance from 60mph
113 ft
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OK cornering
0.91 g
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Average top speed
149 mph
Road Tests 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Winner: Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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  • The Genesis Coupe 2.0T needs around 20% less space to stop from 60mph, 113 ft vs 137 ft
  • The Genesis Coupe 2.0T can change direction around 10% faster, 0.91 g vs 0.86 g
  • The Genesis Coupe 2.0T can go around 10% faster than the Cooper S, 149 mph vs 138 mph
Luxury Features 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper S Winner: Cooper S
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  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Cooper S
Performance 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper S Winner: Cooper S
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  • The Cooper S has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Cooper S needs around 10% less space to turn, 35.1 ft vs 37.4 ft
  • The Cooper S's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.7 lb/hp vs 16.0 lb/hp
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper S Winner: Cooper S
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  • The Cooper S's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Like your tunes? In the Cooper S, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper S Winner: Cooper S
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  • Gets around 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 27 mpg vs 20 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Genesis Coupe 2.0T in particular gets exceptional range
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.4 vs 9.7

Road Tests

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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0-60 mph 6.8 seconds vs 7.2 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 113 ft vs 137 ft The Genesis Coupe 2.0T's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Cooper S is quite bad
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1/4 mile 15.2 s @ 90 mph vs 15.4 s @ 94 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.91 g vs 0.86 g The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Cooper S
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Top speed 149 mph vs 138 mph The Genesis Coupe 2.0T's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Cooper S is just OK

Luxury Features

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Cooper S

Performance

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 181 HP @ 5,500 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Cooper S has an OK number of gears, while the Genesis Coupe 2.0T has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the Genesis Coupe 2.0T's semi-automatic transmission and the Cooper S's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Genesis Coupe 2.0T comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Cooper S
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs Turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.0 lb/hp vs 14.7 lb/hp Both Cooper S and Genesis Coupe 2.0T are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 35.1 ft The Cooper S is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Genesis Coupe 2.0T is quite bad

Entertainment System

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Cooper S's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Genesis Coupe 2.0T does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Cooper S, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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MSRP $24,350 vs $23,700 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 27 mpg Both get great city mileage, however the Cooper S in particular gets exceptional mileage
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis Coupe 2.0T in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 4 year Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Genesis Coupe 2.0T in particular is extraordinary

Safety Features

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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Passengers 4 vs 4 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 516 miles vs 462 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Genesis Coupe 2.0T in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 10.0 ft3 vs 5.7 ft3 The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has OK cargo room, while the Cooper S has very little
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front seats 56.7 ft3 vs 46.8 ft3 The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has roomy front seats, but the Cooper S is very cramped
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Cooper S's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The Genesis Coupe 2.0T's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Cooper S
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Cooper S offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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Cupholders 2 vs 3 The Cooper S has an OK number of cupholders while the Genesis Coupe 2.0T has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 MINI Cooper S MINI
Cooper S
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

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