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2008 Hyundai Tiburon

At a Glance

Pricing $17,270 - $22,770
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4, 2.7l V6
Transmissions A4, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 16-20 (city), 24-28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 61

Overview Information

Tiburon is a sharp-looking small coupe geared for more enthusiastic driving than most Hyundai products. GS versions of this FWD coupe come with a 138hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. whereas GT and SE versions include a 172hp 2.7L V6. A V6 is almost unheard of in this size and class of vehicle. The SE pairs the V6 with a 6-speed manual which is also unique in the class. Unfortunately both engines are a bit underpowered compared to other small coupes. The Tiburon is a unique vehicle but a bit overpriced when compared to other offerings like the Civic Si/EX, Cobalt, and Scion TC.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Tiburon GS 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD 20/28/24 50 $17,270
Tiburon GS 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD 20/27/23 44 $18,370
Tiburon GS Premium 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD 20/28/24 50 $18,420
Tiburon GS Premium 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD 20/27/23 44 $19,520
Tiburon GT 2.7l V6 (172-bhp) M5 FWD 17/24/20 59 $20,170
Tiburon GT 2.7l V6 (172-bhp) A4 FWD 17/24/20 52 $21,270
Tiburon SE 2.7l V6 (172-bhp) M6 FWD 16/24/20 61 $22,620
Tiburon GT Limted 2.7l V6 (172-bhp) A4 FWD 17/24/20 52 $22,770