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The Camaro possesses impressive handling agility and sharp steering. The optional magnetic ride suspension does an impressive job of keeping the Camaro composed over some of the roughest surfaces.
The manual shifter has light, precise throws. Base models use a 275-hp turbo four-cylinder engine, and the 3.6-liter V6 makes 335 hp. For the SS, Chevrolet transplanted the ferocious 6.2-liter V8 from the previous-generation Corvette. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual, and eight-speed and 10-speed automatics. Outward visibility is downright atrocious, and rear-seat room is extremely tight. Also available is a performance ZL1 version powered by a 650-hp, 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine mated to the six-speed manual or optional 10-speed automatic.
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2016-2019
2016 Redesign Year
The Camaro takes classic muscle-car looks and sounds and injects them into a modern drivetrain and body. Our tested Camaro SS was very quick, thanks to its 6.2-liter V8, but the base 3.6-liter V6 also delivers decent performance.
Handling is capable, but the car's size and weight really hurt its agility. Braking performance on the SS is excellent, and the taut and controlled ride isn't that punishing. However, the emphasis on interior and exterior styling undermines practicality. It results in severely hampered visibility, difficult to read controls, a small trunk, and a tiny rear seat that is tricky to access. The convertible has an awkward manual release for the top.
$25,575 - $62,875
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$23,475 - $56,600
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$22,000 - $50,225
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$22,225 - $30,150
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2010-2015
2010 Redesign Year
The Camaro takes classic muscle-car looks and sounds and injects them into a modern drivetrain and body. Our tested Camaro SS was very quick, thanks to its 6.2-liter V8, but the base 3.6-liter V6 also delivers decent performance.
Handling is capable, but the car's size and weight really hurt its agility. Braking performance on the SS is excellent, and the taut and controlled ride isn't that punishing. However, the emphasis on interior and exterior styling undermines practicality. It results in severely hampered visibility, difficult to read controls, a small trunk, and a tiny rear seat that is tricky to access. The convertible has an awkward manual release for the top.
$15,850 - $37,600
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$14,400 - $35,550
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$13,175 - $29,950
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$11,975 - $27,950
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OWNER SATISFACTION
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$11,100 - $16,075
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$10,550 - $14,700
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1993-2002
Despite a styling freshening, a 320-hp version of the Chevrolet Corvette's 5.7-liter V8, and a rich racing history, the Camaro and Pontiac Firebird were among GM's slowest sellers. Though they affect a sporty image, both are too bulky to be nimble.
They also ride uncomfortably. Traction control is a worthwhile option, especially in V8-powered models (the base engine is a 3.8-liter, 200-hp V6). Muscle cars as a class can also be hideously expensive to insure, a point worth considering particularly if there's a young male driver in the family.
$3,075 - $6,975
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$2,950 - $6,550
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$2,850 - $6,100
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