2011 Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
vs. 2012 Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR

2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

9.5

starting from

$29,190

Reasons to buy the Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Cruise control
Standard
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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Average number of airbags
5
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

9.0

starting from

$25,350
"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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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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Turbocharged engine improves performance
Luxury Features 8.0 vs 10.0
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Winner: Altima 3.5 SR
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Altima 3.5 SR's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Altima 3.5 SR's power seats; not available on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
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
  • The best price we've seen is $3,840 cheaper (more than 10% less), $25,350 vs $29,190
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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  • Good highway range
  • Both have very limited cargo room
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.0 vs 9.5

Luxury Features

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Altima 3.5 SR's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Altima 3.5 SR's power seats; not available on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Genesis Coupe 2.0T

Cost

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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MSRP $25,350 vs $29,190 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 20 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 3.5 SR'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 3.5 SR's warranty is very limited

Safety Features

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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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 3.5 SR 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 3.5 SR; optional upgrade on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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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 3.5 SR
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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

Hyundai
Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,000 RPM Average power
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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 3.5 SR has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Altima 3.5 SR'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 15.8 lb/hp vs 12.3 lb/hp The Altima 3.5 SR is a sporty car, while the Genesis Coupe 2.0T is just average
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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 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Altima 3.5 SR 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 540 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 10.0 ft3 vs 8.2 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 56.7 ft3 vs 49.3 ft3 The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has roomy front seats, but the Altima 3.5 SR is very cramped
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Altima 3.5 SR'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 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 Optional The Altima 3.5 SR offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T
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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 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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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 Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Altima 3.5 SR, you can upgrade to 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 Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Altima 3.5 SR; but it's not available at all on the Genesis Coupe 2.0T

Road Tests

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Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Nissan
Altima 3.5 SR
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0-60 mph 6.8 seconds vs 6.5 seconds The Altima 3.5 SR has a good 0-60 time, but the Genesis Coupe 2.0T is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 113 ft vs 128 ft The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Altima 3.5 SR is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.2 s @ 90 mph vs 14.9 s @ 100 mph The Altima 3.5 SR's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Genesis Coupe 2.0T's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.91 g vs 0.81 g The Genesis Coupe 2.0T has good cornering abilities, but the Altima 3.5 SR is not very good for this class of vehicle
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Top speed 149 mph vs Unknown

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