Monday, September 24, 2007

2007 Toyota Camry Solara Review

The 2007 Toyota Camry Solara is a 2-door coupe that ships in 4 trim levels, the base Coupe, Sport Coupe, SLE Coupe, and the SE Convertible. All versions of the Solara are powered with a standard 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 155 hp @ 6000 rpm and 158 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm. As an option, all models are available with a 3.3 V6 that blasts out 210 hp @6000 rpm and 220 lb.-ft. torque @ 3600 rpm. A new convertible in the stable for Toyota will make buyer choices a bit more interesting.

The 2007 Toyota Camry Solara has wonderful aerodynamic styling and offers many features that add to its sporty appeal including standard integrated fog lamps, and luscious LED rear lights. Carrying over onto the interior are sporty styling cues such as power windows, cruise control, and futuristic instrumentation. Add the security of a remote keyless entry system and power automatic door locks and you have a fully mature driving system. Toyota even installed standard a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat for added utility.

A sport coupe such as Solara demands concomitant safety features consistent with its performance specs. Any performance vehicle such as the 2007 Solara should have standard anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control. Advanced airbag systems such as that found on the Solara have a proven track record of saving lives and minimizing serious injuries. The addition of side curtain airbags has been very helpful in preventing injuries in side-impact collisions. Covering all the bases with the tire pressure monitoring system and the theft preventing engine immobilizer put the 2007 Camry Solara in great shape for just about any highway situation.

The fuel economy specs for the 2007 Toyota Camry Solara show 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway for models with the manual transmission. The 4-cylinder models with automatic transmission report 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, while the 6-cylinder models with automatic transmission achieve 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The Solara is an enjoyable car to drive with alert performance and capable handling. Its quiet road presence should make it a favorite for those who cherish the serenity of a country drive with the top down.

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