2007 Toyota Camry Solara

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$19,930

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2007 Toyota Camry Solara

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-6 performance
  • Curvaceous appearance
  • Resale value for V-6 models
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy

The bad:

  • Less power than '07 Camry sedan

6 trims

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Our 2007 Toyota Camry Solara trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Standard side curtain airbags in coupe

2007 Toyota Camry Solara review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Camry Solara receives a mid-cycle freshening for 2007, resulting in an updated exterior, new instrument cluster and additional safety equipment. 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., and the Solara is manufactured in Kentucky. A convertible joined the lineup later.

Last year’s Solara SE Sport becomes the Solara Sport for 2007. It’s joined by two other trim levels — the base SE and 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.

Exterior
Designers of the second-generation model mixed convex and concave surfaces that flow through the length of the car. A redesigned front fascia 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 now 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 stands 56.1 inches tall.

All Solaras have all-disc brakes. The Sport model includes a modified suspension with stiffer springs, a six-piece body kit, a unique rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and aluminum-trimmed pedals.

Interior
Up to five people fit inside the Solara coupe, but the convertible holds only four. For 2007, the instrument panel gets an electroluminescent display. Trunk space totals 13.8 cubic feet in the coupe and 12 cubic feet in the convertible.

Each Solara model has a separate interior surface treatment. The SLE features woodgrain trim, while the SE has silver-metallic trim. Black graphite-looking trim highlights the Sport. XM Satellite Radio and a DVD-based navigation system with a 6.5-inch viewing screen are optional.

With its top up, the convertible offers an additional 2 inches of rear headroom compared with the coupe. Convertibles have a magnetic front seat-belt guide to ease access into the rear seat.

Under the Hood
Solara coupes can be equipped with either a 155-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 210 hp and 220 pounds-feet of torque. Output falls compared to the 2006 Camry Solara, whose V-6 was rated at 225 hp. That’s due to new Society of Automotive Engineers testing standards; actual engine power remains the same. A five-speed automatic transmission teams with the V-6, and four-cylinder models can be equipped with the five-speed automatic or a five-speed manual gearbox.

Safety
Antilock brakes and seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard. Side curtain airbags are standard in coupes but unavailable in convertibles. An electronic stability system is optional for SLE models with the V-6.

Driving Impressions
In its first generation, the Solara coupe and convertible delivered an enjoyable road experience, coupled with ample performance and satisfactory handling talents. As expected, performance gets a boost with the extra output from Toyota’s V-6. But overall, this quiet-running and rather refined Solara behaves essentially on par with its predecessor.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

My mom owns one for 11 years and still runs

Once I got my mas car I got it up to 136mph one time like 4 years ago an she got 138000 on it an it feels alright now but daam she going to sell me that car??? When it's all making noise and don't run as good she wants 2,000 and she said part of the 2,000 is for the 6 month insurance and to pay what's wrong with it.

5.0

This is the most comfortable convertible!

I really hate to sell this car but I must to make room for other things in the garage. This is absolutely a dream convertible. Quiet, all the comforts, just a great all around vehicle. If I could hang a snowplow on it I'd keep it!

5.0

Fun & roomy convertible

I love this car. Lots of room front & back seats. The trunk is huge, you can pack what ever you need. Sporty & fun to drive with good power!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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