2011 Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
vs. 2012 Nissan
Altima 2.5

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

10.0

starting from

$23,100
"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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Average number of gears
6
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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CD player
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5

7.3

Runner-up

Nissan Altima 2.5

starting from

$21,170

Reasons to buy the Nissan Altima 2.5

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Fantastic range on the highway
640 miles
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Average-sized back seats
42.3 ft3
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Fantastic range in the city
460 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Winner: Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T; not available on the Altima 2.5
Cost 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Winner: Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Altima 2.5 in particular gets exceptional range
  • Both have roomy front seats, however the Altima 2.5 in particular is spacious
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 7.3

Luxury Features

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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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 Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T; not available on the Altima 2.5
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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MSRP $23,100 vs $21,170 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 23 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Genesis Coupe 2.0T's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Altima 2.5's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 3 year The Genesis Coupe 2.0T's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Altima 2.5's warranty is very limited

Safety Features

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 5 The Altima 2.5 has an OK number of airbags while the Genesis Coupe 2.0T has very few (missing Rear Curtain)
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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 Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Altima 2.5; optional upgrade on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The Genesis Coupe 2.0T is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the Altima 2.5
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 4 stars

Performance

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 175 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Genesis Coupe 2.0T is of average power, but the Altima 2.5 is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs Continuously variable The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has an OK number of gears, while the Altima 2.5 has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Altima 2.5's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The Genesis Coupe 2.0T's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.7 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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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 Unknown

Practicality

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Altima 2.5 has the usual number of seats, while the Genesis Coupe 2.0T has very few
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Highway driving range 516 miles vs 640 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Altima 2.5 in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 10.0 ft3 vs 15.3 ft3 The Altima 2.5 has OK cargo room, while the Genesis Coupe 2.0T has very little
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front seats 56.7 ft3 vs 57.7 ft3 Both have roomy front seats, however the Altima 2.5 in particular is spacious
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Genesis Coupe 2.0T; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Altima 2.5
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Nissan
Altima 2.5
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0-60 mph 6.8 seconds vs 8.3 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 113 ft vs 129 ft The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Altima 2.5 is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.2 s @ 90 mph vs 16.5 s @ 87 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.91 g vs 0.75 g The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has good cornering abilities, but the Altima 2.5 is not very good for this class of vehicle
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Top speed 149 mph vs Unknown

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