|Camry Solara Melds Style And Comfort In Coupe And Convertible Models
The Toyota Camry Solara Coupe and Convertible carry into 2008 unchanged after receiving extensive upgrades last model year. Nine years into its model cycle, the Solara is still one of the best values in its segment as it packages sporty refinement.
Solara Coupe is available in three model grades: SE, highlighted by sporty metallic finish interior trim; Sport with its unique exterior styling, enhanced handling and special interior trim; and SLE with additional luxury content and woodgrain-style interior trim. All models feature eye-catching LED taillights, and a standard rear spoiler accentuates the sporty profile.
The Sport grade features unique 17-inch alloy wheels, with an aggressive five-spoke design and polished chrome finish, a larger profile rear spoiler and unique chrome exhaust tip. The Solara Sport is distinguished by a bold body panel treatment, specially tuned suspension and dark-charcoal interior with black graphite-style trim.
Solara Convertible is available in SE, Sport and SLE grades. The Sport Convertible shares the Sport Coupe's dark-charcoal interior with black graphite-style trim and 17-inch alloy wheels along with the front and rear underbody spoilers and rocker panel moldings. High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps are standard on the Sport and available for the SLE grade.
Solara continues to offer four-cylinder and V6 power choices, and fuel efficiency remains excellent for the class: four-cylinder Solara models are rated at 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway for five-speed manual transmission and 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway for the five-speed automatic transmission. The Solara Convertible is powered exclusively by a 210-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine, which is also available on Solara coupe models.
Advanced Active and Passive Safety
All Solara models are equipped with a direct tire pressure monitor system and standard front seat-mounted side airbags, with Coupe models also equipped with standard front and rear side curtain airbags. Four-wheel disc brakes and an anti-lock brake system (ABS) help provide responsive, reliable stopping power on all Solara models, and the SLE V6 can also be equipped with optional Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with traction control. VSC helps maintain direction during cornering by manipulating engine torque and individual wheel-braking control when it detects tire slippage.
Engine [Optional Engines]
Engine Configuration I
Displacement 2.40 L | 146.4 cu in. | 2399.5 cc.
Valves 16 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Horsepower 156.00 HP (114.8 KW) @ 6000.00 RPM
Torque 158.00 Ft-Lbs (214.2 NM) @ 4000.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 20.4 LB / HP
HP / Liter 65.0 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol
Ignition System Twin Cam; Electronic, with Toyota Direct Injection
1st Gear 3.538
2nd Gear 2.045
3rd Gear 1.333
4th Gear 0.972
5th Gear 0.731
Final Drive 3.944
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