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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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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

What a great not so well- known sporty car

Driving my 2007 SLE convertible for 16 years now, mileage more than 330000 and it still drives like new. Quiet interior, great drive and quite fast.

4.7

The Toyota I didn’t know existed, but glad I found

This car was ahead of its time. I didn’t know this car existed till I got the 2007 SLE V6 convertible when I was a teenager and I’ve enjoyed it since the day I’ve got it. Comfort: For a sedan, specially a convertible, this car has so much space. While the car only has 4 seatbelts, I’ve gone on vacation trips with 5 people and it was easy to fit all our bags and gear in the trunk and the riders were okay with the back seat space and nice leg room. Interior styling: With the installation of android/apple carplay and some refurbishment the interior of this car becomes comparable to that of many new cars today. This car truly inherited toyota’s timeless styling inside and out. Exterior styling: It’s crazy how a 2007 car can blend in so easily in todays cars line up, Idk many other cars from the 2000s that would still look in stile, and when you put the top down it definitely looks better than most cars on the road. Reliability: the best thing about this car is the reliability. For example, this car is 15y old and has no dash lights on and no issues, driving, electrical, or otherwise. A year ago, I hydroplaned my solara and hit the curve hard(30 mph) but after a trip to the mechanic it was running like new. As a teenager I pushed the gas on this car, cornered it, slide it, ran over speed bumps, even drifted it a little(in reverse) and this car this still runs fine today. Performance: The performance on this car is also very satisfying for the price, While the Solara is not a true sports car, is fun to drive. The Solara has light-weight steering, a quiet and smooth ride(specially with proper tires), and a good balanced suspension for everyday driving. The 3.3L V6 engine is a little disappointing, its only make about 200hp and you can’t feel the car & pick up or change gears, or anything, its just a nice comfortable ride, so you wont even feel when you’re going fast unless you have the top down. Now, I have been able to keep up with larger 3.8L V6 genesis(over 300hp) and V6 mustangs, and other similar cars on drag/dig races. So while you’re not going to be winning any races in a Solara you can definitely keep up with many other muscle and sports cars, which comes in handy when going on a car scene cruise. Value: The best part is that I was able to get my Solara $8k with 88,000 miles.

5.0

Reliable & Amazing

Bets car ever ! So reliable and I look so cool driving it! I would recommend to everybody because it’s so good. Im 5’7 and there’s still so much room for me and I feel like I fit very well in this car.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
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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