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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 23 33 $17,427 $19,365
2-Door Coupe Automatic SE 23 32 $18,147 $20,165
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SE 20 27 $20,234 $22,485
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SLE 20 27 $22,294 $24,675
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 23 31 $22,943 $25,495
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 26 $25,239 $28,045
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SLE 19 26 $27,472 $30,525
2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual 24 31 $17,365 $19,065
2-Door HB 1.8T Automatic 22 29 $18,438 $20,140
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual VR6 21 29 $20,012 $21,995
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual 20th Anniv Edition 23 30 $21,123 $23,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,427
$17,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,365
$19,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$318 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.1 88
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 164.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.1 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3075 2932
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 157 @ 5600 180 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI Turbocharged SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 173 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.8 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Camry Solara Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Dual Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Torsion Beam
 
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