Originally Posted by otsb708
Let's get down to a comparison:
You take the top of the line Accord Coupe:
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V-6 6-Spd MT w/ Navigation System - Yahoo! Autos
and the top of the line Genesis Coupe:
2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Manual - Yahoo! Autos
Now to me, I look at price range to be considered in the same class. When I factor in the performance numbers the Hyundai scores higher points not only in the HP and TQ numbers but more importantly just being RWD. That is why I said the Accord is outclassed. You can get the 3.8 R-Spec Genesis Coupe for ~$26k and with the Accord barely get yourself into the four cylinder Coupe.
This argument can go on forever but it cannot be denied that the days of the early 90's Accent's are very much over. I'm also not going to be blind and say Honda is still above and beyond all other import companies, because they (as a company) have clearly fallen behind the curve.
2 cars that are in the same price range do not make them in the same car class. They are in the same price category. People who are looking for a sports car and are willing to sacrifice ride and creature comforts will buy the Genesis. People who are looking for a blend of comfort, luxury, reliability and some sportiness go for the Accord coupe.
The accord isn't outclassed at all. They each exceed in their own category. The genesis exceeds in the performance category. The accord exceeds in the family coupe category. You will never see a magazine comparison test with a honda accord coupe V6 against a Hyundai Genesis V6 because they aren't in the same class.
I know you were pointing out HP and TQ numbers but just FYI there have been stock Accord V6 6MT running high 13's stock including the latest 2012 running [email protected]
bone stock from a member on V6P. So even though the genesis coupe is RWD and has more HP and TQ on paper, it is not any faster.
Also no one has stated Honda is above and beyond everyone else. Also I think everyone knows that the 90's accent days are behind as every car company has evolved since then. I think you are beating a dead horse.