The Chevrolet Camaro offers all the classic benefits of a Camaro: striking lines, powerful engines, great transmissions, superb handling and ride and great prices. Interior visibility is limited and the back seats are not for adults, and many interior touches are more for form than function.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Sam Moses reported after his test drive of the Chevrolet Camaro in the Pacific Northwest; with Mitch McCullough reporting from Virginia International Raceway; Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.
Model Line Overview
Chevrolet Camaro 1LS Coupe ($24,245); 2LS Coupe ($25,445); 1LT Coupe ($26,660); 2LT Coupe ($29,585); 1SS Coupe ($33,535); 2SS Coupe ($37,035); 1LT Convertible ($30,560); 2LT Convertible ($35,335); 1SS Convertible ($39,585); 2SS Convertible ($42,185); ZL1($56,550)
6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic with manual shifting
Safety equipment (standard):
dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact airbags in front, airbag curtains, tire pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with traction control
Safety equipment (optional):
3 years/36,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe ($36,135)
heated leather seats, heated mirrors, Boston Acoustics 9-speaker 245-watt audio system, Bluetooth and USB port, remote starting, console mounted gauges, Head-Up display, rearview camera, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months, foglamps, halogen headlamps
Options as tested (MSRP):
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
426 @ 5900
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
420 @ 4600
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
11.3 cu. ft.
245/45ZR20 front, 275/40ZR20 rear
Brembo disc/disc w ABS, Brake Assist
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of March 30, 2013.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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