Compare 2013 Hyundai Sonata vs 2013 Toyota Camry vs 2013 Volkswagen Passat

2013 Hyundai Sonata
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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 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,248 $25,650
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Panoramic Sunroof Pkg 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
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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 $20,345 $22,235
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,753 $22,680
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,294 $23,400
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,618 $24,855
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $24,807 $27,260
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,723 $30,465
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $24,049 $26,140
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $25,456 $27,670
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,068 $28,225
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $28,660 $29,885
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $31,564 $32,915
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,150 $26,225
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance PZEV 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE PZEV 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav PZEV 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL PZEV 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium PZEV 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE PZEV 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,037 $29,235
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 28 $29,628 $30,895
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,151 $33,525

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,790
$20,345
$27,068

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,595
$22,235
$28,225

Monthly Payment Estimate

$460 / month
$371 / month
$470 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
7.6
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans. The 2013 Toyota Camry is no standout for design, but it's more than ever the sensible pick for those who value comfort, value, and frugality above all else. Marginally less refined than the last version, today's VW Passat hits important marks with excellent diesel fuel economy, superior passenger space and top safety scores.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 25 mpg 30 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 35 mpg 40 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Mid-Size

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.9 54.5 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 58.0 56.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

103.8 102.7 102.0

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 38.1 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.7 56.6 57.0

Front Leg Room (in)

45.5 41.6 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.2 54.5 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

34.6 38.9 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.2 38.8 38.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.5 62.4 62.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 6.1 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

189.8 189.2 191.6

Height, Overall (in)

57.9 57.9 58.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.5 62.0 61.0

Wheelbase (in)

110.0 109.3 110.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.2 71.7 72.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16.4 15.4 15.9

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.2 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.4

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)

11.8 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 17.0 18.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.5 16.7 16.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.8 36.7 36.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.94 3.2 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A N/A NA

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/45R18 P205/65R16 P215/55HR17

Spare Tire Size

T125/80D16 Compact - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45R18 P205/65R16 P215/55HR17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3452 3190 3459

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD - - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

2.8 4.7 9.2

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 - TBD - 140

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

269 @ 1750-4500 170 @ 4100 236 @ 1750

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 2.5L/152 2.0L/120

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

274 @ 6000 178 @ 6000 140 @ 4000

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Diesel I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 35 40

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 25 30

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 28 34

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.800 1.420 1.30

Trans Type

6 6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 0.713 0.91

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.385 4.148 3.99

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.637 1.900 2.05

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.885 3.634 4.12, 3.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.386 1.000 0.90

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.772 0.608 0.76

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.212 3.300 3.46

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Sonata Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sdn

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A N/A NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.9 0.95 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link 4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A N/A NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.6 0.63 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 7 (2012) 8

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 6.6 6.3

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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