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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,181 $22,055
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,679 $22,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,129 $23,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,547 $24,775
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 30 $24,488 $26,910
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 30 $27,404 $30,115
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport Limited Edition 25 35 $23,767 $25,995
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,181
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,055
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$330 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it's probably just your style. 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 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.4
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3161
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.7 2.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4100 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 2AR NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 178 @ 6000 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.70
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Camry Hyundai Sonata
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Crash Test Ratings
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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
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