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2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,272
15 listings nationwide

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
3.8 R-Spec RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,062
14 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD

The winding roads of Marin County may be the inspiration for this affordable sports coupe, and the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon does handle curves easily and with good road grip. Though a coup...

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
3.8 R-Spec RWD
Zach Waller Preview:

For people in the market for a sports coupe, Hyundai isn't usually one of the first automakers to come to mind. But since going on sale in 2010, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has made a na...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
35
Lara writes:
I did feel like I was on the ground hitting every bump. The suspension could have been stronger. Also, the ste...
Power Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE better.
"reaction time, distance achieved in time, uphill driving."
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE better.
"countour of the body, roof line from the front windshield. hood length and depth. front spoiler wrap. higher rear spoiler. "
10
Guru5GD5G writes:
Great power to weight ratio and the engine although tiny for the car, puts out enough power for it to match th...
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT worse.
"The Body lines and unique styling make it stand out much more than the Eclipse, even though they are built almost the same."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT better.
"The eclipse is a slightly bigger car overall, and allows for just a little bit more headspace and bigger seating for passengers."
Victoria writes:
I love my Tiburon! Fun to drive and unique. Its definitely an eye catcher and I frequently gets complemented o...
Handling Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si worse.
"The Tiburon feels more grounded to me going around corners. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si worse.
"Theyre both nice looking, but the Tiburon is much sleeker!"
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si worse.
"The driver seat in the Tiburon seems better positioned for the shift lever to me."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si better.
"The hatch in the Tiburon can hit a tall persons head! I never carry anyone in the rear though, so its a non-issue for me!"
Family Car Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si better.
"Comfier rear seating"
2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
3.8 R-Spec RWD
20
Mike writes:
The best car you can get for the value in terms of power, driveability, handling, and style. There are no othe...
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Nissan 370Z Base worse.
"The Genesis is a rare car to see in the streets, compared to a 370z. The round figure of the 370z feels more off to look at than the sharp design of the Genesis Coupe."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan 370Z Base worse.
"The Genesis coupe actually has back seats, unlike the Nissan 370z."
10
Guru5JVZN writes:
Beautiful car! Bought another vehicle with more room and better gas mileage
Power Ranked 2016 Honda Accord Coupe worse.
"More powerful engine "
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Honda Accord Coupe worse.
"Sportier look on the outside"
10
GuruLYH5L writes:
Power and Handling is exceptional.

Specs

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
3.8 R-Spec RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 17.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
348 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 5,100 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
10.1:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.78 in x 3.43 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 44.1 in
Back Legroom 29.9 in 30.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.8 cu ft 10 cu ft
Exterior
Length 173 in 182.3 in
Width 69.3 in 73.4 in
Height 52.4 in 54.5 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 111 in

Available Options

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
3.8 R-Spec RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Casablanca White Pearl
  • Caspian Black Pearl
  • Empire ST Gray Metallic
  • Ibiza Blue Pearl
  • Tsukuba Red

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