Chevy Camaros have been prowling the roads for over 50 years. In that time they have changed a lot, nicely keeping up with the times. The new models span the sport car desires and economic limitations of all types of Camaro lovers, making a fun, muscle car experience a possibility for all. It can be powerful enough to take to the track or scaled back for a more practical yet sporty ride. Here are the answers to the burning questions on the minds of Camaro admirers everywhere.
Is there a variety of Camaro models available?
Yes. Chevrolet is offering six Camaro models. They are the 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1. All of them are rear-wheel drive and come in either a coupe or convertible option.
Is the Camaro really expensive?
It is actually fairly reasonably priced, for an iconic muscle car. Base prices range from $26,900 to $42,995 for the lower five models. The ZL1, though, starts out at $62,495.
How powerful is the engine in the new Camaro?
The new Camaro come with your choice of powerful engines. The 1LS, 1LT and 2LT models come standard with a 2.0-L Turbo SIDI engine. If that's not quite enough power for you, though, you can bump it up to the 3.6-L V6 DI engine. It is available in all three models. The 1LS and 2LT models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, although you can get an automatic transmission in the 2LT model. The 1LT comes standard with an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
The 1SS and 2SS models come standard with a 6.2-L V8 DI 455-hp engine and six-speed manual transmission. The ZL1 comes with a 6.2-L supercharged V8 DI 650-hp engine with Magnetic Ride Control and a six-speed manual transmission. You can opt for the eight-speed paddle shift automatic in all three of these models.
How fuel efficient are the new Camaros?
The Camaro is surprisingly fuel efficient, for a muscle car. The 1LS and 2LT both get 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The 1LT gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The 1SS and 2SS are not quite as fuel efficient. They only get 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The ZL1 gets 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, which is to be expected, considering the size of its engine.
What type of infotainment system comes standard in the 2018 Chevy Camaro?
The 2018 Camaro comes well-equipped with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system. This system includes a 7" touch-screen, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Android Auto compatibility, Voice-activated controls and Sirius XM satellite radio with a 12-month free trial subscription. An 8" touch-screen is available as an upgrade. Chevy also offers a Bose premium audio system, wireless phone charging, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Does the new Camaro come with any hi-tech safety features?
The new Camaro comes standard with the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and an electronic park brake as well as keyless open and start. For a little more money, you can get the Head-Up Display on your 2018 Camaro. It projects your speed, what gear you're in, g-force, tachometer reading, outside temperature and a compass onto your windshield. You don't even have to take your eyes off the windshield to monitor this important information.
How many people can ride in the Camaro?
The Camaro seats four; however, there isn't much legroom in the back seat. If you have one tall passenger and two shorter passengers, you should do just fine. If you have three tall friends, who want to ride with you, though, two of them may have to ride with their knees in their faces.
Is the Chevrolet Camaro a safe car?
Yes, the Camaro is a safe car, as long as you don't drive it recklessly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the new Camaro a five-star overall rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't tested the 2018 model yet, but they gave the 2017 Camaro a Good rating for their side impact test, rear crash protection/head restraint test, small overlap front test, and moderate overlap front test. A Good rating is the best possible rating. It got an Acceptable rating in the roof strength test, which is just below Good.
Does Chevrolet offer a good warranty on the Camaro?
Chevrolet does give new 2018 Camaro owners a respectable warranty. They provide a limited warranty on the powertrain and drivetrain for five years or 60,000 miles. Chevy provides a bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, too, that lasts three years or 36,000 miles. They also give a corrosion warranty for three years or 36,000 miles with rust-through covered for up to six years or 100,000 miles.