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2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,371
11 listings nationwide

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2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,100
5 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...

2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Hyundai’s got a fairly broad stable of small cars, and most of them check all the boxes without ruffling any feathers. The Veloster, a striking three-door hatchback, delivers most of H...

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"
2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
Barry writes:
I love this car despite it being FWD, it’s fun as hell and it looks and sounds great I don’t regret buying...

Specs

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
10.1:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 29.9 in 34.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.8 cu ft 19.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 893 lbs
Exterior
Length 173 in 166.9 in
Width 69.3 in 70.9 in
Height 52.4 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Chalk White
  • Lunar White
  • Racing Red
  • Sonic Silver
  • Sunset Orange
  • Thunder Gray
  • Ultra Black

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