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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (SE) 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,796
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$310 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like? The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 33 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 44.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 100.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 55.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.06 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36.1
Steering Type Electric pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3680 3112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 138 @ 4400/199 @ 1500 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA QR25
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 6000/105 @ 4500 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.50
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.39
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Camry Hybrid Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.86
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 -
 
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