Compare 2006 Toyota Camry Solara vs 2006 Mazda RX-8

2006 Toyota Camry Solara
2006 Mazda RX-8
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2-Door Coupe Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 24 33 $17,576 $19,530
2-Door Coupe Automatic SE 23 33 $18,323 $20,360
2-Door Coupe Manual SPT 24 33 $18,921 $21,025
2-Door Coupe Automatic SPT 23 33 $19,668 $21,855
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SE 21 29 $19,673 $21,860
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SPT 21 29 $21,018 $23,355
2-Door Coupe Automatic SLE 23 33 $21,064 $23,405
2-Door Coupe Automatic SLE V6 21 29 $23,764 $26,405
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE V6 20 29 $24,244 $26,940
2-Door Convertible Automatic SLE V6 20 29 $27,189 $30,210
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4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,458 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $24,458 $26,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,576
$24,458
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,530
$26,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$326 / month
$441 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 89
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 174.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 7.58
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.43
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 3045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 1.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
157 @ 5600 232 @ 8500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.76
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.65
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.27
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Solara Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Sport-Tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Sport-Tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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