Compare 2008 Honda Civic vs 2008 Hyundai Tiburon

2008 Honda Civic
2008 Hyundai Tiburon
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
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2-Door Coupe Automatic GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiburon 2-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $17,610 $18,370
Tiburon 2-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 24 $20,138 $21,270
Tiburon 2-Door Coupe Automatic GT Limited 17 24 $21,313 $22,770
Tiburon 2-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $16,571 $17,270
Tiburon 2-Door Coupe Manual GT 17 24 $19,109 $20,170
Tiburon 2-Door Coupe Manual SE 16 24 $21,174 $22,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,392
$17,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,610
$18,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$306 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Civic Coupe brings back Honda's sporty reputation, with the Si version a particularly fun and engaging ride. 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
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 81.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 34.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 50.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 173.0
Height, Overall (in)
53.5 52.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 99.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 14.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.62 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2650 2972
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 3.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Hyundai Tiburon
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent

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