Compare 2012 Hyundai Sonata vs 2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Hyundai Sonata
2012 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,400 $24,745
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,434 $25,850
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $21,952 $23,195
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,971 $19,795
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,181 $22,055
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,679 $22,600
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,129 $23,220
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport Limited Edition 25 35 $23,767 $25,995
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,547 $24,775
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 30 $24,488 $26,910
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 30 $27,404 $30,115
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $23,911 $25,990
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $25,300 $27,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,345
$20,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,195
$22,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 102.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
11.2 x 0.4 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3452 3190
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.8 4.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 1750-4500 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 2AR
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
274 @ 6000 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.65 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.89 3.63
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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
Rollover Rating

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