2008 Toyota Camry SolaraChange Vehicle
of the 2008 Toyota Camry Solara base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- V-6 performance
- Curvaceous appearance
- Resale value for V-6 models
- Four-cylinder fuel economy
- Less power than '07 Camry sedan
- Four-cylinder or V-6
- Coupe and convertible body styles
- Standard side curtain airbags in coupe
The Camry Solara received a mid-cycle freshening for 2007, resulting in an updated exterior, a new instrument cluster and additional safety equipment. The Solara is unchanged for 2008. It's available as both a coupe and a convertible, and its competition includes the Nissan Altima and Accord coupes, neither of which are offered as convertibles.
The current Solara coupe debuted as a 2004 model, and featured a fresh look and more power from the available V-6 in its second generation. All engineering and design work was done in the U.S. The Solara is manufactured in Kentucky.
Trim levels include the base SE, the Solara Sport and the top-of-the-line SLE. Convertibles come only with a 3.3-liter V-6 and five-speed automatic transmission, but a four-cylinder is offered in the coupe as an alternative to the V-6. Manual and automatic transmissions are available in V-6 models.
Designers of the second-generation model mixed convex and concave surfaces that flow through the length of the car. Its front-end styling imparts a squared-off stance that follows elements of Lexus' 2007 ES 350 sedan. Among its highlights are a taller air dam and smaller, more subtle fog lights.
Rounded rear corners blend into an integrated bumper. The tail features LED taillamps and a standard rear spoiler. Styling themes include an upswept belt line below the triangular rear quarter windows. Riding a 107.1-inch wheelbase, the Solara stretches to 192.5 inches long overall and ... Read more
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