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1998 Hyundai Tiburon Model Comparison

Base Hatchback

General Pricing

Resale Value $14,399.00 $10,654.00 $11,499.00
Destination $435.00 $435.00 $435.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 1.5L I4 1.8L I4
Horsepower 140 @ 6000 RPM 92 @ 5500 RPM 130 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 133 @ 4800 RPM 97 @ 4000 RPM 122 @ 5000 RPM
Valves 4 3 4
Displacement (cc) 1975 1495 1795
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.3 3.0 X 3.3 3.2 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 10.3:1 10:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 22 27 24
Highway (mpg) 29 35 32

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2698.5 2193.6 2559.6
Wheelbase (in.) 97.4 94.5 100.4
Length (in.) 170.9 161.5 174.0
Width (in.) 68.1 63.8 66.9
Height (in.) 51.7 54.9 54.9
Track Front (in.) 57.7 55.9 57.7
Track Rear (in.) 57.1 55.5 57.1
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.0 38.7 38.6
Rear Headroom (in.) 34.4 37.8 37.6
Front Legroom (in.) 43.1 42.6 43.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 29.9 32.7 34.6
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.5 52.8 54.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 49.2 52.4 53.5
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.4 53.5 52.4
Rear Hip Room (in.) 47.8 51.8 54.5

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 92.9 88.0 93.6

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 195/60R14 175/70R13 175/65R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A N/A N/A
Tilt Steering Yes N/A Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A N/A N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. N/A N/A

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