Hyundai Coupe Review (2007)

Hyundai Coupe SIII

Hyundai Coupe Review

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There are no specific trim levels but the choice of engine size does determine the specification, to some extent.

There are no specific trim levels but the choice of engine size does determine the specification, to some extent. For instance, the 2.0 and 2.7 V6 have full leather upholstery and door trims in either black or red, while this is a £1,000 option in the 1.6, which has partial leather covering to the sports seats. The smaller engine doesn’t have the metal-trimmed pedals or sunroof of the other two. There are other small differences but generally all of the cars are well specified.

The driver gets a rake only, adjustable steering wheel along with height and lumbar-adjustment for their seat but the front passenger doesn’t and personally, I would rather have a comfortable companion than the unnecessary, heated seats.

The Coupe SIII is a four-seater and while there is adequate shoulder-room, rear legroom is still at a premium. These seats have a 50:50 split and fold function for extra carrying capacity, when the 418-litre boot is not enough.

The test car housed the 2.7 V6 engine with Porsche-designed H-matic, auto transmission with a sequential shift, which adds an extra £1,000 to the 5-speed manual ‘box of the 2.0 or the 6-speed stick-box of the 2.7. It includes the Hyundai Integrated Vehicle Electric Control (HIVEC) system, which adapts to the driver’s style of driving.

Prices for the Coupe SIII start at £15,772 for the 1.6, the 2.0 manual is £18,022 and the 2.7 V6 manual is in the shops for £19,597. Plus, of course, they all come with Hyundai’s 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty, 6-year anti-perforation warranty and three-year’s RAC Assistance, so that’s not bad if you’re watching the pounds.

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Hyundai Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Coupe SIII 2.7 V6 Auto
Body TypeCoupe
ColourStone Black Mica
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph8.6 Seconds
Top Speed 135 mph
Transmission4-Speed H-matic Automatic Transmission with a sequential shift
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban19.9 mpg
Extra Urban35.3 mpg
Combined27.4 mpg
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Price (when tested on the 03/07/07)£20,597

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