2001 Tiburon New Car Test Drive
Hyundai's Tiburon delivers bold styling and an entertaining driving experience, while offering an exceptional value. A 140-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, a fully independent sports suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes with optional ABS make it a good bang for the buck as most sport coupes with this level of performance come at a higher price, while similarly priced coupes can't match the Tiburon's performance.
It is a fun car to drive. It's balanced well in corners. It offers brisk acceleration performance. And it?s backed by Hyundai?s warranty, which has been extended to five years/60,000 miles bumper to bumper, and 10 years/100,000 miles for powertrain coverage.
One model is available, which retails for $14,499. A twin-cam 2.0-liter engine rated at 140 horsepower powers the Tiburon. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard; an optional automatic transmission adds $800.
Air conditioning, power windows, four-wheel disc brakes, 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear wiper/washer with intermittent mode and other features are standard. Sporty full cloth seat trim is standard. Optional packages add leather upholstery and anti-lock brakes.