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
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3253 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Toyota Camry
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual-link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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