On paper the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has a lot of potential, but several flaws prevent it from being a compelling sports coupe. It is powered by a good-sounding and punchy V6 engine, and its 23 mpg overall is quite impressive. The power is matched with sporty and agile handling, making the Coupe fun to drive. But the car is let down by a heavy clutch and a balky manual transmission that together require extra attention to extract smooth shifts. The ride is very stiff and can be unsettled. The front-seat occupants will find plenty of room, but the rear seat is very cramped. Like other Hyundais, it offers generous equipment for the price.