Compare 2008 Hyundai Sonata vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2008 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 31 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 21 30 $18,083 $18,870
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $18,548 $19,570
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 28 $20,208 $21,120
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $21,026 $22,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 21 30 $21,035 $22,470
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 28 $22,608 $24,170
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,670
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Hyundai Sonata is a fine little mid-size sedan, and considering its price, a genuine value. The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3253 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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