Hyundai Coupe Review

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Hyundai Coupe Review

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The following safety & security equipment is standard on the Hyundai Coupe 2.0 litre: .

Safety and Security

The following safety & security equipment is standard on the Hyundai Coupe 2.0 litre:

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), central locking - remote operation with alarm, engine immobiliser, height adjustable seat belts - front, ISOfix child seat anchorage - rear only, locking wheel nuts, power assisted steering and seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters.

We were not too pleased to see that traction control and electronic stability programme (ESP) are only available on the V6 model. Hyundai please drop the standard sunroof and cruise control in favour of these important safety features.

Comfort and Refinement

The Hyundai Coupe SIII is relatively spacious with good front legroom but this is at the expense of rear seat passengers. As you would expect headroom is not that great and the standard electric sunroof takes away some of the much needed headroom.

The 2.0 litre car comes with cruise control plus there is climate control as standard. We were surprised that the 2.0  litre Coupe SIII had a full leather interior (seat facings and door trim), which on some cars would have been an expensive option.

The two outside rear seats have three point IsoFix child seat fixings, which accommodated our child seat with ease. Even with the child in place there was reasonable legroom in the front for the passenger. The rear is only really suitable for children or adults on short journeys and the rear seats do not have head restraints. Interestingly, Hyundai warn you that you could crush the heads of rear occupants when closing the rear hatch, as the rear occupants heads come very close to the rear window.

The rear seats can be folded down on a 50:50 split to give a useful extended luggage area, the load area is not totally flat as there is a ridge where the seats hinge down.

Surprisingly the Coupe is a very easy vehicle to get in and out of aided by the wide opening doors and standard leather seats.

The controls are all ergonomically laid out and easy to use.

The level of refinement is high and includes an illuminated cigarette lighter and ashtray, electric door mirrors, electric windows, heated door mirrors, heated rear window and speed sensitive front windscreen wipers.

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Hyundai Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Coupe SIII 2.0 Litre
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourShine Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.3 Seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25.9 mpg
Extra Urban44.1 mpg
Combined35.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty5-Year / Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 26/07/07)£18,022 OTR

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