2008 Toyota Camry Solara Interior
This interior review was written when the 2008 Toyota Camry Solara was new.
Despite a slightly cramped back seat, the Camry Solara's interior cabin is comfortable, luxurious and altogether spacious. Edmunds affirms that the front seats "offer plenty of room for even the tallest drivers."
While convertible Solaras seat four, coupe models can accommodate up to five passengers. "Opening the large driver door, I dropped down into the well-padded bucket seat to find an interior that doesn't feel confining and where controls are well-arranged," says MSN. Indeed, New Car Test Drive boasts that the 2008 Solara's interior is "ergonomically excellent." Overall, auto writers, normally a very critical and observant bunch, don't have many negative things to say about the Solara's interior design.
According to Kelley Blue Book, not only do "the front seats provide excellent support for the legs, thighs, and lower back," but "you won't find a roomier rear seat in any of the Solara's rivals." In fact, the "seats are great," says Automotive.com.
Even so, MSN notes, "I still had to lower my head and clamber into the Solara's back seat. And once back there, I found the sloping roofline and rear window pillar pinching in on my views out." Edmunds agrees, stating that "the rear seats are still best reserved for short trips." Automobile.com explains, "Getting in and out of the back was hampered by the relatively small maze-like opening" and adding that the front seat belts "are suspended on these arm thingies that do a great job of jabbing your passengers in the head while they clamber in and out."
Front/rear interior dimensions of the Solara Coupe include 38.0/36.4 inches of head room, 56.1/53.7 inches of shoulder room, 53.7/50.8 inches of hip room and 42.0/35.4 inches of leg room.
Auto writers are generally impressed with the long list of well-executed standard modern convenience features equipped on every trim of the 2008 Toyota Camry Solara. According to Automotive.com, "There isn't a single tangible item that doesn't feel like money was spent on it."
Among the many interior features that the SE Coupe is outfitted with are a standard three-spoke steering wheel equipped with audio and multi-information display controls, metallic silver trim, a center-console armrest, two 12V auxiliary power outlets, cloth seats, eight-way manually adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, a 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat, defogger/defroster, air conditioning, power locks/windows and a six-disc in-dash CD changer capable of satellite radio and MP3/WMA playback.
In addition to the SE's long list of standard features, the Sport Coupe is also equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking break handle -- as well as black graphite interior trim, chrome/aluminum accents, sport-fabric upholstery and an Optitron sport instrument panel.
Additional standard features for the SLE Coupe include a front-console illumination panel, wood-grain trim, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, automatic climate control with rear-seat vents and a HomeLink universal transceiver. Moreover, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, JBL sound system technology and Bluetooth wireless technology steering wheel controls come stock on every SLE Coupe. While four-cylinder SLE Coupes come standard with cloth upholstery, the V6 Coupe is outfitted with heated leather seats.
With their rear seatbacks up, Solara Coupes boast 13.8 and 11.7 cubic feet of luggage space, respectively. MSN asserts that such dimensions are quite respectable, as it's "1 cubic foot more than what's in the Accord but less than the 16.3 cubic feet in the Sebring" -- two of the Solara's competitors. Automobile.com goes even further, calling the trunk "massive" and "mammoth" and "one of the cars best features."