Compare 2008 Hyundai Tiburon vs 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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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
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2-Door Spyder Automatic GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $25,270 $26,699
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $28,015 $29,599
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GS 19 26 $24,323 $25,699
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GT 16 25 $27,068 $28,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 26 $19,857 $20,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 26 $23,168 $24,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 26 $23,451 $24,799
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE-V6 17 26 $27,990 $29,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,912 $19,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 26 $22,221 $23,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual SE 20 28 $22,505 $23,799
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual SE-V6 16 26 $27,045 $28,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,610
$25,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,370
$26,699
Monthly Payment Estimate
$306 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
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 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is far from the most nimble two-door on the planet, but the V-6 versions and the Spyder convertible are engaging to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 27.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.9 76.1
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 35.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 40.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.0 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
52.4 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 101.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 5.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.64
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Sportronic Auto w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tiburon Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
2 Door Hatchback Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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