Compare 2006 Toyota Camry Solara vs 2006 Volkswagen Golf

2006 Toyota Camry Solara
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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 HB GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
2-Door HB 1.8T Manual 24 31 $18,526 $20,340
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
2-Door HB 1.8T Automatic 22 29 $19,599 $21,415
2-Door HB 2.0T Manual 23 32 $20,240 $21,990
2-Door HB 2.0T DSG 25 31 $21,313 $23,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,576
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,530
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$326 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 88
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 164.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
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)
10.6 x - TBD - 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 2857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 70
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
157 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Solara Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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