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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 33 $17,938 $19,395
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 32 $18,909 $20,445
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 22 33 $18,869 $20,850
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 22 32 $19,820 $21,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 22 33 $19,947 $22,165
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 22 32 $20,847 $23,165
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 22 32 $23,331 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $22,107 $24,565
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $23,254 $25,840
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $26,138 $29,045
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,938
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,395
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$360 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Toyota Camry is competent in all respects but certainly not trendsetting, and it remains one of the smartest mid-size sedan choices. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 97.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 112.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 191.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.06 x - TBD - 10.87 x - TBD -
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) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4100 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 2.95
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Camry Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
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) 0.63 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link 4-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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