The price of the Mustang as tested is $32,545 which is exactly $2K more than I paid for my 3.8 Track ZF. If you want the base V6 mustang you have to give up everything that made the Mustang "beat" the Genesis(GT suspension, brakes and wheels, premium sound, seats, ipod connect, etc...). So to say that there is a 5K price difference is wrong. Using that logic you could say the Genesis starts at 22K. The only opinion that MT used was the fact that the Genesis drove like a sports car while the others didn't. They drove like what they are...muscle cars.
1. the genesis 2.0T starts at 22K with no good stuff at all
2. the genesis 3.8 starts at 30K (anything else gives up LSD, good brakes, good suspension)
3. mustang starts at 22K WITH LSD, brakes, and upgraded suspension
4. the mustang track pack is what you're referring to and its only like 2grand extra. NONE of which have anything to do with the mustang beating the gen in a straight line (which is what most people will be doing anyhow) the options you're talking about are all aesthetic and electronic tinker toys.
5. the GT 5.0 starts at 30k and rapes every one of these cars. hard. lol
so to recap:
1. the cars that are in the same price range RAPE each other.
2. the base model mustang with the track pack owns the 3.8 track with over a 6K price gap
3. the mustang gets better mpg than every genesis, is faster than every genesis, and the chassis and drivetrain technology has been proven tried and true well before ford beat the hell out of it in the last 2 years.
the fact of the matter is they shouldn't have put the gen in the comparison test because it isn't the same kind of car. everybody knows that people buy cars based on price range and while the genesis was groundbreaking a year ago ford has changed the game in a big way.
look, i liked the genesis before it even came out. then i had to wait a bit to get one. then ford made this new V6 model that is faster than every genesis coupe,