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

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2005 Toyota Celica
GT
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,210
6 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...

2005 Toyota Celica
GT

The 2005 was virtually unchanged from the previous year. The biggest news for the Celica was that 2005 would be the last year it was produced. The 2005 Toyota Celica was available ...

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"
2005 Toyota Celica
GT
65
Daniel 2005 Toyota Celica GTReview:

Err — its a toyota its i dont realy need to say much very gd build quality enuf power to hav some fun at ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

65
Oliver 2005 Toyota Celica GTReview:

My Toyota Celica Rocks — build Quaily is the best appearance sexy as hell cost of owner ship not bad fun factor the car is s...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

105
Chris2426 2005 Toyota Celica GTReview:

154mph — pick up i excellent its sleek lines help to keep it aerodynamic making it move faster than it says i...

Specs

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2005 Toyota Celica
GT
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
25 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
33 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
140 hp @ 6,400 RPM
140 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
125 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
125 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
10.1:1
--
--
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver 4 stars 3 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 43.6 in
Back Legroom 29.9 in 27 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.8 cu ft 16.9 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 173 in 170.5 in
Width 69.3 in 68.3 in
Height 52.4 in 51.4 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2005 Toyota Celica
GT

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