2008 Toyota Camry Solara vs. Its Competition

2008 Toyota Camry Solara SE
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Nissan Altima Coupe has a look reminiscent of the last Chevrolet Monte Carlo, along with four- and six-cylinder engines.

Similar powertrains are available in the Honda Accord Coupe, which also comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a smart, new exterior shape.

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Pontiac G6 Convertible offer top-down seating for four, but both have average handling, and the Chrysler is styled poorly.

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7.8
The 2008 Toyota Camry Solara has a creamy ride and a luxurious interior, but even a convertible top can't sharpen its dull handling and nondescript styling.
6.8
The 2009 Pontiac G6 models have appealing styling inside and out, but they fail to wow in most other respects.
7.0
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible takes two steps back in styling and no steps forward in handling or performance.
9.2
The 2008 Honda Accord Coupe blends great looks with strong V-6 performance and good fuel economy, making it one of TheCarConnection.com’s top-rated vehicles.
8.4
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
MSRP From    
$20,180$19,275N/A$21,860$18,620
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas I4N/AGas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
CompactCompactN/ACompactMidsize
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual SE (Natl)4-Door Sedan w/1SVN/A2-Door I4 Manual LX-S4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55N/A55
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door CoupeSedanN/A2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
ManualAutomaticN/AManualManual w/OD