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
May 3, 2001
Vehicle Overview The Tiburon was restyled last year, but the only notable exterior change this year is a standard rear spoiler. The Tiburon is a front-drive hatchback coupe based on the previous-generation Elantra. A redesigned model based on the new Elantra is expected for 2002.
Exterior The two-door Tiburon has a sculpted, flowing shape that some viewers love and others despise. A face-lift last year included four projector beam headlamps, built-in fog lamps, new fenders and a hood with prominent character lines.
Interior Typical of a small coupe, the Tiburon seats four and has a split rear seat that folds for additional cargo space. Cloth upholstery is standard, and leather is optional. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, and power locks, windows and mirrors.
Under the Hood The Tiburon uses the same 140-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the Elantra. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Antilock brakes also are optional.