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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $32,792 $36,435
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,876
$29,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$32,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$533 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line A classy, comfortable near-luxury sedan, the 2012 Toyota Avalon has a more modern look but traditional big-car handling and smooth performance. With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, the new 2012 Hyundai Azera brings far more sophistication to the showroom, but doesn't lose its carry-over attributes of comfort and value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.9 107.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 193.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 112.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.4 16.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.39
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) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.22 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size P215/55R17 T135/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3572 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.3L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 293 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 255 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.14 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.65
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.38
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.60 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.25
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Avalon Hyundai Azera
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 8.0
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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