2007 Hyundai Tiburon

2007 Hyundai Tiburon Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Hyundai Tiburon was new.

The Tiburon delivers a sporty ride wrapped in an attractive package, but it can't match the interior accommodations of others in its class. If you're in the market for a sports car, also consider the Honda S2000.

7.5

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.4
Performance: 7.1
Interior: 6.5
Safety: 8.8
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Good V6 power
  • Impressive handling
  • Beautiful, sleek exterior styling
  • Disappointing performance from base transmissions
  • Cramped back seats
  • Some safety features not available on all trim levels

2007 Hyundai Tiburon Overview

Reviewers find the 2007 Hyundai Tiburon to be a good-looking car with sporty performance and a reasonable price tag. Car and Driver calls it a "composed commuter, an accomplished tourer, and an acceptably sporty back-roads burner." More than anything, however, it looks great. USA TODAY writes, "It's a head-turner with gotta-have appeal." The Tiburon's combination of performance and features surprise many reviewers who seem to expect less from a car at this price "What a swell car," says the Los Angeles Times. "With all of its attributes, and a price that will make many skeptics suspend their disbelief, the Tiburon looks to be a shoo-in on some 'best of' lists."

While it may not top such lists, the Tiburon does garner a great deal of praise from reviewers who think it offers impressive bang for the buck. Automobile Magazine asserts, "This coupe looks champagne expensive with a beer-bottle price tag." Consumer Guide isn't blown away, but nevertheless finds a lot to like, writing: "It's not that quick or refined even with the V6, and the basic design is aging, but Tiburon is a solid, capable sporty coupe. Budget-friendly prices and Hyundai's long warranties make it a good alternative to the Scion tC or a high-line Honda Civic coupe." Value ratings from IntelliChoice depend on trim level, and range from "Poor" to "Worse Than Average."

The Tiburon is available in GS, GT, GT Limited and SE trim levels.

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