Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
December 1, 1999
Vehicle Overview The Hyundai Tiburon, a front-drive sport coupe that debuted three years ago with curvy, love-it-or-hate-it looks, gets new exterior styling, several interior revisions, and more standard equipment for 2000. It now comes in a single price level. Tiburon (named after a town in northern California) is based on the Elantra platform but has a shorter wheelbase and overall length. A new Elantra is scheduled for 2001, but Tiburon's new design will arrive about a year later. Hyundai's warranty covers the whole car for five years/60,000 miles, major powertrain components for 10 years/100,000 miles and corrosion for five years/100,000 miles. Hyundai provides free roadside assistance the first five years.
Interior Hyundai says new seats provide more support and cushioning. Cloth upholstery is standard, and leather is optional. Tiburon seats four and has a split rear seat that folds for additional cargo space. Several items that were optional on the base model last year are now standard. They include air conditioning, cruise control and power locks, windows and mirrors.
Exterior Though the sculpted, flowing shape of the original design remains, most of the front and rear styling is new. The facelift includes four projector beam headlamps, built-in fog lamps, new fenders and a hood with prominent character lines. At the rear, new body panels are accented with larger taillamps. Tiburon is a two-door hatchback, and a rear-window wiper is now standard.
Under the Hood Tiburon uses the same 140-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the Elantra. A five-speed manual is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional. Anti-lock brakes also are optional.