Compare 2008 Toyota Camry Solara vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2008 Toyota Camry Solara
2008 Nissan Altima
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2-Door Coupe I4 Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual SE 22 31 $18,362 $20,180
2-Door Coupe I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $19,119 $21,010
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual Sport 22 31 $20,429 $22,450
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SE 18 27 $20,484 $22,510
2-Door Coupe I4 Automatic Sport 21 31 $21,183 $23,280
2-Door Coupe I4 Automatic SLE 21 31 $21,980 $24,155
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic Sport 18 27 $22,548 $24,780
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SLE 18 27 $24,710 $27,155
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 18 26 $24,968 $27,440
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic Sport 18 26 $27,036 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SLE 18 26 $27,946 $30,710
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,362
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,180
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$336 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 100.7
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3185 3112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.6 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
158 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.39
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Solara Nissan Altima
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut

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