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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LE (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $23,911 $25,990
4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $25,300 $27,500
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Camry is the most fuel-efficient way to transport the family in a traditional-looking, comfortable four-door sedan. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 43 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg 35 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.7 103.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 16.4
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 - 11.8 x 1.1
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) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 18.5
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417 3161
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 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.7
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 110
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 2AR NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 Combined 198 @ 6300
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 41 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 24
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.70
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.59
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Camry Hybrid Hyundai Sonata
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.5 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 7
Crash Test Ratings
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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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