Interior

I have so much stuff to juggle when trying to get into any car: a purse, my kids' lunchboxes, swim bags, library books, dry cleaning, a bottle of water and more. This is why I'm such a fan of the proximity key with push-button start in the Genesis coupe. I can throw the proximity key in my purse - somewhere amid the extra lollipops and tampons (don't get those confused) - and never actually have it in my hand to start the car. If you're not the type to carry a purse, a smart-key holder is integrated into the center dash, so your cupholder can stay free for drinks. Ingenious. Also ingenious is the Genesis coupe's integrated Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB port and MP3 jack.

Climbing into the Genesis coupe was tricky for my girls, however. I have a tendency to let them in and out of the driver's side, since I have to open that door anyhow to get in and out. The "walk-in seat," however, is on the passenger's side, so the simple one-lift lever that slides the seat forward never seemed to help us. I'm not sure why this feature isn't incorporated into both sides.

The cargo space in the Genesis coupe was sufficient for a load of groceries and a bunch of pillows and sleeping bags for sleepover day at my girls' summer camp. Be warned, however, that bulky items like bicycles or wagons won't fit in the trunk. And if you were planning on drifting in the Genesis coupe, I'd recommend taking your groceries out first, since they'll slide all around and that can of chickpeas you need for dinner will inevitably be out of reach.

The Infinity audio system with its external amplifier and 8-inch deck-mounted subwoofer added to my drift-driving fantasy. I felt like taking the Genesis coupe to an empty school parking lot late on a Friday night, cranking up the tunes, turning off the electronic stability control, squealing the tires and making doughnuts on the pavement. OK, I actually did that one night when I was kid-free, but only for a few minutes so I wouldn't disturb the sleepy suburban peace.

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT

Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Puny

Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Fair

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