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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,181 $22,055
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,679 $22,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,129 $23,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,547 $24,775
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport Limited Edition 25 35 $23,767 $25,995
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 30 $24,488 $26,910
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 30 $27,404 $30,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$20,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$22,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$368 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it's probably just your style.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96 102.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.6
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size - TBD - P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size - TBD - P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3710 3190
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 4.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code - TBD - 2AR
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5300 178 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.90
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Toyota Camry
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Toe-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/anti-roll bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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