Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport — Short Take Road Test — Car Reviews — Car…

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Toyota Camry Solara

Toyota Camry Solara SE

Toyota’s coupe gets styling with more luxury, and space, at a lower Now that’s progress.

The first debuted in the fall of 1998 as a companion to Toyota’s ubiquitous family sedan. My, how time And look at how the original staid has aged since then. it’s time for a new Solara-one updated looks, more and better performance.

Although the Solara still depends on the for half its mechanical components, is much new stuff under the sweeping metal skin promises the new car a destiny very from its boxy sedan Instead of the 3.0-liter V-6 you find in Camrys, the Solara features the V-6 engine found in the Lexus This bumps maximum from 198 horsepower to 225 and hoists the peak from 212 pound-feet to

That’s enough to propel the SE Sport to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds modestly claims 7.1) and on the quarter in 15.4 seconds at 92 The last Solara V-6 coupe we took 8.2 seconds to reach 60 so the performance improvement seems Certainly, the driver’s perception is of throttle response, particularly in the when the larger engine the throttle with a deeper and stronger urge.

A new five-speed automatic harnesses the V-6’s efforts, providing the creamy shifts and jerk-free we’ve become accustomed to in and Lexus drivetrains, along an intuitive manual override A five-speed stick is available in the four-cylinder model, which is by the familiar 2.4-liter VVT-i The four-banger Solara is also with an optional four-speed

The engine is not the only thing got bigger in the ’04 Solara. The car grew. It’s more an inch longer and an inch and has a wheelbase stretched by two inches and interior space than its Toyota claims 3.5 more of legroom and almost an inch headroom than its nearest in this segment.

The Solara camouflages some of its with a swooping wedge-shaped but there is quite a bit of rear and the rear bumper is big. most people won’t about that, especially if the car precisely and has well-damped body The Solara SE Sport we tested laid claim to both of virtues, even with its suspension.

Although it may offer a less involvement than other cars, there’s no in the Solara’s steering, no treachery its chassis, no confusion in its drivetrain, and no unnecessary clamor from any of the systems. So very much a Lexus now, the super-stiff and Solara body shell off so much noise and vibration critics ought to be seeking is not there instead of complaining the scant sensory evidence at disposal.

Toyota Camry Solara

When stationary at idle, the is extremely quiet. A slight at the pedal has it stepping off as silently as an vehicle. Yet the brawny V-6 makes deep noises at full producing an exhaust twang like that of a BMW 330i. a little quieter.

Inside extremely well-equipped car is a new high-level treatment that seems in with the latest trend from a low-slung horizon. it imparts a greater sense of in these paranoid times, but the works well, and the instrumentation is visible. There are three turrets crowning the dashboard, containing a small digital One houses a trip computer, one is a and the third has an outside-temperature gauge and warning lights.

Like the weird and nonsensical switches in Toyota’s 4Runner. the reveal the company’s occasional into the illogical. Nobody’s but if you’re looking for a two-door now that the kids are out of college, and you a pinch of extroverted styling a dash of refinement and a big slug of the Solara might be just perfect for you.



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