Compare 2009 Hyundai Sonata vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2009 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $24,098 $26,085
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,922
$17,649
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,700
$18,600
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$310 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. The 2010 Mazda Mazda6 is the choice for driving enthusiasts who are also compelled to make a practical, family-friendly selection. The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.1 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.9 101.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 38.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.3 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.8 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 72.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 193.7 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16.6 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.28 2.93 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.2 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3292 3258 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 167 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 4.39 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.45 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.31 1.33
Trans Type
5 6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.84 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.20 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.84 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Mazda Mazda6 Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD - 0.95
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.1 -

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