Compare 2008 Hyundai Tiburon vs 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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2-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $16,571 $17,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $17,610 $18,370
2-Door Coupe Manual GT 17 24 $19,109 $20,170
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 24 $20,138 $21,270
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 16 24 $21,174 $22,620
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT Limited 17 24 $21,313 $22,770
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
4-Door Sedan SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,571
$14,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,270
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing. The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 37.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 51.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.9 87.1
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 46.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
173.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
52.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 12 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 16.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N2H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RPJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2898 2783
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.2 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LAP
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.2L/134.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 155 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Hatchback Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tiburon Chevrolet Cobalt
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Premium Ride
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Premium Ride
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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