Compare 2008 Scion tC vs 2008 Hyundai Tiburon

2008 Scion tC
2008 Hyundai Tiburon
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2-Door HB Manual Spec (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual Spec 20 27 $14,535 $15,300
2-Door HB Automatic Spec 21 29 $15,295 $16,100
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,535
$16,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$17,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
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
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 173.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 14.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 13.5
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55VR16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 2898
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Hyundai Tiburon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
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

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