Dodge Challenger Hyundai Genesis comparison

Would You Swap a Dodge Challenger for a Hyundai Genesis Coupe?

This question was posted on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe Facebook page: "Would you accept a 2010 Dodge Challenger in exchange for a 2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe?" The question prompted a lot of internal debate on the page and provoked some research to see if the trade might make sense.

Here's the exact question posted. Because it's a closed Facebook page, I'm not going to share his identity but I will present the entire text of his post as written: "ssome guy is willing to trade his 2010 challenger for my 2010 genesis coupe.. hmmm.. what are your thoughts? both cars are stock, other than some exterior body mods.. my car is slightly faster too but not by alot. i have 55k on my genny and he has 67k on his. opinions????!!"

Based on his posting – and from what others said – it would appear because his Genesis Coupe is faster he's driving the 3.8-liter V6. The Dodge Challenger would also appear to be a V6, too. A side-by-side comparison explains why this isn't necessarily an easy question (unless you're a Hyundai Genesis coupe fan).

The Dodge Charger V6 is rated at 250 horsepower from its V6 engine and is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 3.8-liter V6 Hyundai Genesis is rated at 306 horsepower. So, in the horsepower race the winner is the V6 Hyundai Genesis.

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I'd never trade a Challenger (or any muscle car for a Hyundai). I have a 14 SRT Challenger. Build quality is very good (they fixed many early issues...and made improvements throughout the car). He should sell his Challenger and get an SRT Challenger, 5.0 Mustang or SS Camaro.
I have a 2010 Challenger bought new and I would'nt even consider trading for a hyundai.I did my research and bought what I wanted.The Challenger has plenty of room inside and the entire vehicle feels solid.You shut the trunk and you feel like your closing a vault.Like the old days.Speaking of the trunk you could fit a Hyundai in there.
I just had to look up the trunk numbers based on your suggestion. Dodge Challenger has 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The Genesis has 10 cubic feet of cargo space. So, that's one plus for the Challenger.
The Hyundai Genesis can't really be compared to a muscle car. Especially a v6 model challenger. Of course I'd keep the Genesis. I love dodge and am a serious car modding enthusiast. I grew up around muscle but fell into the world of tuners. There are so many more aftermarket options for the KDM lover along with a sportier look and feel behind the wheel of the Genesis Coupes! I personally drive the a 2011 Genesis Coupe 2.0T with moderate modifications done. Plus Hyundai earns anyones respect with America's best warranty offered and some of the highest customer service ratings. For me it's a no brainer! The look, power, feel, and warranty all beat out the challenger!
I dont think that it is fair to base Hyundai's premium drivetrain against Dodge's base model Challenger. That guy would have to be foolish to trade the Genesis Coupe for the base Challenger unless he doesnt care about performance.
Everybody thinks there muscle cars are so big and bad. FYI your srt isn't that fast I've walked multiple srt8's in my bolt on and tuned 13 genesis coupe. Oh and by the way mine is the 2.0T. I can tell you this car suprises a lot if people, and hurts a lot of feelings at the same time, there have been quite a few people pissed about losing to somebody with 4.4 less liters then them.
Amen - like the old saying goes, it ain't the meat, it's the motion. More than a few races have been won by the supposedly less powerful car.
So your car runs deep 12s? That's mighty impressive.
Yes it does. I plan on adding supercharger (modest 8 psi boost). Should get me into the 11's.
My intention was not to belittle the Genesis Coupe. It is the only foreign car that directly competes with American Muscle. The Mustang is becoming a "world car," and will be an even bigger competitor with the Genesis Coupe. I guess I did not like the comparison of a base model against a non base model competitor. WRT to the V6's, the 2011 and newer V6 muscle cars from all 3 companies have 300 plus HP motors and are decent performers. Especially the V6 Mustang because it is so light. @Patrick. Yes, if I hook right, I can get into the 12's. I have raced some V6 Genesis Coupes...and if "modded," they can be very quick. As for the 2.0Turbo....they better be running "obscene levels of boost" if they want to keep up. Anyway, I've lost to highly "modded" cars and even pickup trucks. Any car can be fast, just depends on how much you want to spend. In closing, I also like imports. My last 3 cars were a Volvo C70, Mini S and "modded" VW GTI. I like V8 muscle cars because of the torque the lay down. Torque is what you feel when you drive (that slam you in the seat feeling).
Not sure where you are coming from when you say the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has more torque and horsepower than the Dodge Charger... I read the title of the article and thought you were specifically going to compare the Dodge Challenger to the Genesis Coupe. The Charger and Challenger are two completely different cars.

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