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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual Spec (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual Spec 20 27 $14,535 $15,300
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic Spec 21 29 $15,295 $16,100
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
2-Door Coupe Manual GS
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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 Automatic GT Limited 17 24 $21,313 $22,770
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 16 24 $21,174 $22,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,535
$16,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$17,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$288 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 tC has the look and feel of a $30,000 coupe at $10,000 less, fully loaded. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.0 50.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 29.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 81.9
Second Hip Room (in) 47.3 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 34.1
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 52.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 99.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 173.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 14.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.59 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 13.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2900 2898
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 3.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.06
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name Scion tC Hyundai Tiburon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
 
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