In the metal, the car is sleek and compact. The Hyundai Tiburon was renamed the Genesis Coupe in 2009. The first generation of the Tiburon, produced from 1996 through 1999, was offered with a 1. . The 2005 Tiburon carries on this tradition of driving control and comfort with a spacious, ergonomic cockpit and the protection of driver and passenger front and side impact air bags. The second-generation Tiburon was produced from 2002 to 2008.
The Tiburon's profile looks even better when counter-pointed by the new front-end styling. The base engine is an in-line four, 2. It went on sale in the Ú. Car manufactures are prone to indicate the break horsepower for 2005 Hyundai Tiburon technical brochures. This engine has a bore of 3. A front subframe was added for improved strength and revised, third-generation hydraulic engine mounts help isolate engine vibration from the cabin.
This engine is a 2. Styling, Quality, Value and the protection of America's Best Warranty are all reasons why Hyundai sales in the Ú. It's a more attractive look, with a single large dark-meshed center opening in the grille flanked by fog lamp openings. The engine has a pleasantly husky sound thanks to its free-flowing exhaust. A multi-link suspension with Chapman struts holds up the rear.
Interior Features Tiburon's interior trim is dark colored in the current tuner style, but bright trim around the center stack and switch panels on the doors relieves what would otherwise be a somber look. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-826 2277 -. The car was created with a 1. However, we could compensate pretty easily using the throttle, brakes, and steering wheel, and get the rear end to come around and help the car turn in for the tight corners. The engine uses a 10.
Like most sport coupes, the Tiburon is really a 2+2-seater, not a full four-seat car. Anti-perforation is provided for five years or 100,000 miles. Summary The Hyundai Tiburon is a pleasant car, enjoyable to drive. The compression ratio of this engine is 10. In the rear the fenders curve smoothly into the large, almost ovoid one-piece taillight clusters. As a result, there is more room inside for the driver and passengers -- and the extra room provides extra comfort.
It looks sporty and is backed by Hyundai's aggressive warranty. In the United States, the base engine was the 1. When you feel like working out, the Shiftronic manual control on the automatic allows more involvement in the driving fun. The changes for 2005 include design enhancements and packaging adjustments. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
The design enhancements incorporated in the 2005 Tiburon build on the original theme. On the highway it's barely noticeable. In addition, Tiburon buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance at no extra charge for five full years no mileage limit. However, the Hyundai's distinctive sheetmetal crease sweeping upward and rearward from the front louvers gives these traditional features a new look. Walkaround The Hyundai Tiburon has been subtly restyled for 2005. The sports suspension and low-profile tires tend to transmit excessive harshness into the cockpit on rough road surfaces, however. The Genesis Coupe was also offered with a 3.
If you get lazy and forget to downshift as you putter around town, it's no problem as the 181 pound-feet of torque are available at low rpm. It is fitted with the 2. Like all front-drive cars, with the engine weight over the driving wheels, it tended to understeer the front wheels lose grip before the rear wheels. There is no deductible on any of these coverages. Though boasting only 172 horsepower, the V6 revs freely to 6000 rpm, giving it a sporty feeling. These Tiburons have a 2. The four-wheel disc brakes worked well and stopped the car quickly.
In 1998, Hyundai switched from the 1. The first-generation Tiburon was produced from 1996 to 2001. The platform features a slightly longer wheelbase 99. The instrument panel features two large, easy-to-read analog gauges with the speedometer and tachometer placed directly in front of the driver. The first-generation Tiburon engine has a compression ratio of 10. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
The seats offer ample side support for enthusiastic driving, but also allow for easy entry and exit. At the rear the Tiburon is fitted with a strut-type multi-link rear suspension, gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. The front end features a new grille and lower fascia, new headlamp and foglamp design. Leather door inserts are also part of the interior upgrade for model year 2005. In addition the side garnish has been changed from the original gill design to a horizontal slot style.