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2006 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe - Overview

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$16,095 – $21,595 MSRP

$14,808 – $19,785 Invoice

18 / 26 MPG City/Hwy


2006 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe

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What's new
Standard equipment now includes anti-lock brakes, fog lamps, and a key fob with remote alarm, all of which were options on the Tiburon coupe. A Limited GT model joins the GS, GT, and SE trim levels.

The current version of the Tiburon (Spanish for shark) came as a surprise when it made its debut in 2003. Its aggressive styling was a pleasant change from the first-generation Tiburon, while its handling and available V-6 engine gave it admirable credentials. A restyling job for 2005 refined the Tiburon's styling.

Today's Tiburon comes in both mild and wild versions. The value-priced GS comes with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable intake valve timing that produces 138 hp and 136 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic with manual mode. Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, manual air conditioning, CD player, anti-lock brakes, and front- and side air bags.

Hotter Tiburons, including the GT, GT Limited, and SE trim levels, are all powered by a 2.7L V-6 that produces 172 hp and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. GT and GT limited come with a standard 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic with manual mode; a 6-speed manual is the exclusive transmission for the SE. Intended for performance, along with its close-ratio 6-speed manual, the SE includes a rear spoiler, red-painted aluminum front brake calipers, and a sunroof. Inside are aluminum pedals and extra instrumentation. All Tiburon models are covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, with 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain coverage.

The Competition
The Tiburon competes in the Compact Sporty segment, which is a mix of purpose-built two-door vehicles and powerful lightweight compact sedans.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM the Scion tC was the segment sales leader for calendar year 2005, with 74,415 examples sold. The Subaru Impreza, which includes the high-performance WRX and STi models, came next with 33,637 sales, and the Mitsubishi Lancer, which includes the Ralliart and Evolution versions, sold 27,849 units. The Tiburon was next with 20,611 sales. For 2006, competitors will include the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Saturn SKY, Pontiac Solstice, Subaru Outback Sport, and Volkswagen GTI and EOS.

Available Trims for the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
GS (M5) 5 speed manual $16,095 138-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 24/30
GT (M5) 5 speed manual $18,595 172-hp / 2.7L 6-cyl 19/26
GT Limited (M5) 5 speed manual $20,595 172-hp / 2.7L 6-cyl 19/26
SE (M6) 6 speed manual $21,195 172-hp / 2.7L 6-cyl 18/26

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  • 2006 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe

    $16,095–$21,595 Base MSRP

    $14,808–$19,785 Invoice

    18/26 MPG City/Hwy

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    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 4.0

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