Hyundai Coupe Review (2005)

Hyundai Coupe
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Hyundai Coupe Review

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The Hyundai Coupe is a very easy car to drive and compared to most modern cars it is very basic with limited gadgetry to get to grips with - your enjoyment is the driving experience.

Ease of Use

The Hyundai Coupe is a very easy car to drive and compared to most modern cars it is very basic with limited gadgetry to get to grips with - your enjoyment is the driving experience.

All round visibility is fairly good except for the problem my co-tester faced; she is a little bit shorter than me and found that at some junctions her side vision was blocked by the wing mirrors. Of course being a Coupe there are restrictions with over the shoulder vision and when reserving due to the restricted headroom, but you soon get used to it.

Living in the country we were pleased to see that Hyundai have thought of drivers who have to reverse at night by providing two powerful reversing lights.

The boot is surprisingly large and is further enhanced by the 50/50 split/fold rear seats and Hyundai have thoughtfully incorporated a useful cargo net, ideal for securing your shopping on the long way home.

On a practical level the Hyundai Coupe is equipped with front cup holders, front door pockets, front armrest - with storage compartment, map reading lights, footrest, overhead console with sunglasses holder, front seat back pockets, luggage compartment light, remote boot release, remote fuel filler flap release, trip computer, speedometer, rev counter, fuel level, water temperature, trip odometer and warning lights for the ABS, oil pressure, door/tailgate ajar, battery charge, full beam, low fuel, airbag, hazard, rear fog light.

Safety and Security

The following safety & security equipment is standard on the Hyundai Coupe 2.7 V6:

2 x 3 Point rear seatbelts, adjustable front head restraints, adjustable steering column - height, side airbags, driver and front passenger airbags, Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), 11” front ventilated disc brakes and 10” rear disc brakes, engine immobiliser, height adjustable front seatbelts, ISOfix child seat anchorage - rear only, locking wheel nuts, remote central locking, anti theft alarm with ultrasonic sensor, seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters and traction control system.

Deadlocks are not fitted, which is a shame as it would help with insurance costs.

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Hyundai Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Coupe 2.7 V6
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourSamba Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.3 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban20.3 mpg
Extra Urban37.2 mpg
Combined28.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty5-Year unlimited mileage warranty
6 year anti-perforation warranty
3 years' Hyundai RAC assistance
Price (when tested on the 14/02/05)£ 18,795

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