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2008 Toyota Camry vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Toyota Camry XLE
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Except in sporty SE trim, the 2008 Toyota Camry has perhaps the softest, most comfort-oriented ride among mid-size sedans.

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, however, also emphasizes ride quality and comfort, and it has more distinctive styling, equivalent performance, and more impressive materials and quality.

The Malibu also includes electronic stability control on all of its models except the base LT.

The new-for-2008 Accord has--compared to the Camry--a stunning interior, especially in the more expensive V-6 models.

The Fusion and Altima have a sportier driving feel but are a little smaller inside, while the Passat is a good alternative to the Camry--especially with the base 2.0T four-cylinder engine--but beware of spotty reliability.

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The 2008 Toyota Camry won't set hearts racing, but it's still one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy sedan.
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The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
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The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
MSRP From     
$18,570$21,605$19,035$20,360$18,620$21,750
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size SedanLargeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (GS)4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.54-Door Sedan GL Manual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sdn
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
 
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