Compare 2003 Toyota Camry Solara vs 2003 Volkswagen GTI

2003 Toyota Camry Solara
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2-Door Coupe Manual SE
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
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2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 68.3
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 3.04
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
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
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
Displacement
2.4L/146 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
8.8 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Solara Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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