Pony car aficionados will easily identify the not-so-secret recipe for the Chevrolet Camaro. Piles of go-power and cornering grip are packed into a rear-drive, two-door sports coupe with racy styling providing as much appeal as the power. While the V6-powered Camaro is no slouch, the 6.2-liter V8 in the SS sounds the way a muscle car should.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
2000
NA
2001
NA
2002
NA
2003
2004
2005
2006
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2008
2009
2010
2011
NA
2012
NA
2013
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NA
2015
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2018
2019
NA
Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
2000
NA
2001
NA
2002
NA
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2007
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2012
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NA
Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC standard from 2010. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2010.
Road Test

Pony car aficionados will easily identify the not-so-secret recipe for the Chevrolet Camaro. Piles of go-power and cornering grip are packed into a rear-drive, two-door sports coupe with racy styling providing as much appeal as the power. While the V6-powered Camaro is no slouch, the 6.2-liter V8 in the SS sounds the way a muscle car should. High-performance fans will rejoice at the stripped-back-to-basics 500-hp Z/28 and the fire-breathing 580-hp ZL1. Sun-lovers will enjoy the convertibles.

With this much power on tap, it's a blessing the Camaro is good in more than just a straight line. Handling and braking performance are impressive, even though the car's weight and size undermine its agility and sporty character. Ride comfort is very taut, bordering on stiff, but avoids being punishing.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (304 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (400 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (426 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Chevrolet Camaro owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"faulty gauge was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Heat stopped working in the driver seat. Cost to repair estimated at over $350. This appears to be a common problem and should be recall issue"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"burning through an excessive number of rear tail lights"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"Lights on right side of the door stopped working. Fix was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Tire sensor warning always on"

Rita K., IL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Loud hum from under the car upon acceleration"

Jennifer B., VA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

"It seems that I am experiencing more squeaks and rattles than before. Perhaps it is due that the car is "aging.""

Bill C., TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"radiator seepage"

Jim L., NE (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"This Vehicle has Factory Sunroof and has been repaired by the dealer 5 times for water leaks"

Tim D., NC (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Rain leaked into trunk and ruined carpet. Took it to dealer and they replaced a drain line"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Expensive repair (approximately $900) to replace all pads, rotors and service brakes. Mechanic said the wear on rotors was normal and per design"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Squeaking

"Brake pads, although double checked at over 60% life left, are still squeaking. After two visits to the dealership, they still don't know what's wrong, but it doesn't seem to be worsening, so I'm leaving it"

Phillip B., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"The brakes have squeeled and made noise almost from the beginning. The dealersaid this is normal with these brakes. I had them replaced when they were due, and the new ones do the same thing. This is the only thing I don't like about my car"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Brake pads wore out and went metal to metal with no warning. Disks were resurfaced and new pads installed by private mechanic"

Richard A., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Bubbling of clear coat on front fender plus beginning signs of milkiness of clear coat in some surface areas. We live near the beach in Southern California, so not an extreme heat environment"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

"Clear coat on rear deck spoiler peeled off. Dealership repaired at no cost to me even though warranty expired by date of purchase"

Montes W., FL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)
Rust

"1 rust point on roof"

Sylvain B., QC (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"They don't know why the check engine light keeps lighting up so they changed out these parts"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Camaro Unsure 3.6-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"vehicle would shutter/vibrate on and off"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The check engine goes on every six months since I have own the car. They have changed sensors and replaced numerous parts"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Camaro Unsure 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Broken valve spring"

Ronald S., NC (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"Engine light indicated there was a problem; issue was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"There is oil on the ground after I have moved the car"

Rita K., IL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Front engine cover leaks.Was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Refrigerant leaks

"A/C stopped blowing cold air at about 75,000 miles. Recharged refrigerant and tested for leaks (none found). No issues for about 5 months, so hoping it holds"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
A/C compressor

"AC wasn't putting out cold air. Car has under 30,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"main volume knob works but rubber ring around it came off. have to replace the whole thing for a 1000 to fix a 1 dollar rubber ring. Also the fan speed control on the AC won't work right. have to jiggle back and forth. No option in survey to tell about that"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"MP3 (iPod) Interface via USB port provides inconsistent connection - sometimes creating crackling noise in audio and sometimes not functioning at all. Have tried other devices and other connection cables to verify that problem is in car"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Metal cooling line rusted out causing low fluid level with no warning light. This caused wear in the trans which started slipping and it was rebuild or junk the car. I inspected the faulty line and it was manufactured to fail, unbelievably thin"

Richard A., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Car just all of a sudden wouldn't drive past 30 mph"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"The head is built out of aluminum and not steel. With less than 60,000 miles, it started leaking coolant out of the back of the head. This is a manufacturer problem according to two mechanics, however, Chevrolet has refused to recall and fix this issue. I am a very safe and steady driver. I am not hot-rodding around town and there is no reason this should have happened"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Traction control

"from time to time I get the 'Service Traction Control system' alarm but there is no issue"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Car moves side to side on bumpy roads. Hard to control on narrow roads. Worst handling car I ever drove. No road feel"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Water leaks under doors during hard rain. Rear carpet area gets soaking wet. Dealer unable to find cause of leak"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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