GT Limited 2dr Coupe
2008 Hyundai Tiburon

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Engine Engine 2.7LV-6
MPG MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy
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2008 Tiburon Overview

Hyundai Tiburon competes from a price standpoint with low-cost sport coupes Honda Civic Si and Scion tC, but it also stacks up favorably against the more expensive Mitsubishi Eclipse.The Eclipse is more powerful, but the Tiburon rivals its handling and is in some ways sportier.

The Tiburon SE suspension is firm, but not uncomfortable.The payoff comes in the corners, as the front-wheel-drive Tiburon SE grips the road better than the Eclipse.The Tiburon SE also stops well, having 12-inch cross-drilled front brake rotors.

From the side, Tiburon looks rakish; and the 12-spoke SE wheels look great.

Inside, the seats are comfortable and well bolstered, and the instruments are backlit in a cool blue, with sharp gunmetal accents on the instrument panel.When you look into the rearview mirror, the high spoiler reminds you that you're in a sports car.

The Tiburon SE's V6 engine makes 172 horsepower, considered modest for this class nowadays, but it makes a nice throaty sound when you rev it to its 6500 rpm redline.The engine's torque comes early in the revs, making it easy and pleasant to drive around town.The SE's six-speed gearbox is good, and the clutch is smooth, but the shift lever has too long a throw to feel tight.Heel-and-toe downshifts are challenging because of the pedal locations.

The Tiburon GS, the entry-level model that goes for less than $18,000, uses a four-cylinder engine with a five-speed gearbox.

All Tiburons are equipped with anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, a tire pressure monitor, side airbags, and a 220-watt Kenwood MP3 sound system.New for 2008, the system includes XM Satellite radio with three months of free service.

Also available are a four-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control, and electronic stability control with brake assist.

Hyundai claims its warranty is America's best, with five-years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and 10-years/100,000 miles limited powertrain.Tiburon buyers also get 24-hour roadside assistance at no charge for five years.
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2008 Tiburon Overview

Hyundai Tiburon competes from a price standpoint with low-cost sport coupes Honda Civic Si and Scion tC, but it also stacks up favorably against the more expensive Mitsubishi Eclipse.The Eclipse is more powerful, but the Tiburon rivals its handling and is in some ways sportier.

The Tiburon SE suspension is firm, but not uncomfortable.The payoff comes in the corners, as the front-wheel-drive Tiburon SE grips the road better than the Eclipse.The Tiburon SE also stops well, having 12-inch cross-drilled front brake rotors.

From the side, Tiburon looks rakish; and the 12-spoke SE wheels look great.

Inside, the seats are comfortable and well bolstered, and the instruments are backlit in a cool blue, with sharp gunmetal accents on the instrument panel.When you look into the rearview mirror, the high spoiler reminds you that you're in a sports car.

The Tiburon SE's V6 engine makes 172 horsepower, considered modest for this class nowadays, but it makes a nice throaty sound when you rev it to its 6500 rpm redline.The engine's torque comes early in the revs, making it easy and pleasant to drive around town.The SE's six-speed gearbox is good, and the clutch is smooth, but the shift lever has too long a throw to feel tight.Heel-and-toe downshifts are challenging because of the pedal locations.

The Tiburon GS, the entry-level model that goes for less than $18,000, uses a four-cylinder engine with a five-speed gearbox.

All Tiburons are equipped with anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, a tire pressure monitor, side airbags, and a 220-watt Kenwood MP3 sound system.New for 2008, the system includes XM Satellite radio with three months of free service.

Also available are a four-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control, and electronic stability control with brake assist.

Hyundai claims its warranty is America's best, with five-years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and 10-years/100,000 miles limited powertrain.Tiburon buyers also get 24-hour roadside assistance at no charge for five years.Hide Full Review