2020 Chevrolet Camaro

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Starting At $25,000
7.4

Features

8.0/10

Interior

7.0/10

Exterior

7.5/10

Fuel Economy

7.5/10

Safety

7.0/10

Pros

  • Impeccable handling and cornering capability is second to none
  • A wide array of powerful and efficient engines
  • Smooth ride quality
  • Technology and feature-laden Improved exterior design for 2020
  • Bang for your buck

Cons

  • Mediocre outward visibility
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Minuscule cargo capacity
  • Ergonomic issues in the cabin

Overview

Camaro’s are one of those instantly recognizable classic American sports coupes. The Chevrolet, along with Ford and Dodge, is synonymous to Americans just like, Baseball, Hot dogs and Apple Pie. When it comes to driving, the modern Camaro feels like any BMW, Porsche or a Mercedes perhaps. But what sets this American pony apart is its acute and predictable steering.

The base Chevy Camaro 1LS hoods a 275 hp-four-cylinder engine. Further up, there’s a naturally aspirated 335 hp-V6 and a 455 hp-V8, on offer. These three engines are equally distributed in the Chevrolet Camaro line up, along with turbo and superchargers attached to them. These powerhouses come mated to either a six-speed manual or and eight-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission. Such, n-number of combinations leaves the customers with tons of opportunities to choose the exact ride.

2020 Camaro Updated Look
2020 Camaro Updated Look

What’s new in the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro?

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets a much-needed new front bumper, amidst a lot of noise. It will also get an additional paint job option that Chevy calls, Rally Green. When it comes to noticeable-visible changes, the base LS and LT variants will now sport rear spoilers as standard. They earlier came fitted with the RS package.

The Camaro SS fascia changes too, where the bow tie goes to the top grille and the colour of the grille matches the body. Furthermore, there’s an all-new LT1. This new trim costs $3000 less than a Camaro SS and it has the same 6.2l-V8 engine.

There are many more subtle changes to the new car, if seen through a binocular. But the most important upgrade has to be the transmission system. The V6 engine models will now come mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This will give customers plenty of options to customise as has been explained below.

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Trims and Features

The Camaro is available in four trims, namely, 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT. The features and specs of them are as below:

Camaro 1LS

  • Price (Without Options): $25,995
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Body-color power outside mirrors
  • Daytime LED running lamps
  • Front intermittent wipers
  • 4-way manual front passenger seat with power recline
  • WiFi hotspot
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • Chevrolet Connected Access

Camaro 1LT

  • Price (Without Options): $26, 495
  • Features same to base trim.

Camaro 2LT

  • Price (Without Options): $28, 495
  • Features same to base trim.

Camaro 3LT

  • Price (Without Options): $32,495
  • Features same to base trim.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro and Trims and Packages

2020 Camaro LT1

The LT1 is the new addition to the Camaro line-up that features a V8 engine. It is placed similarly to the V6-powered 1LT but costs $3000 less than the Camaro SS. This new car is is every ounce of performance and it has been built like one too. It has 20-inch wheels and the front brakes are upgraded four-piston Brembo’s. It also has performance suspension racing suspension along with a mechanical limited-slip differential. Aside from that, the LT1 shares the same specs of the 1LT.

2020 Camaro SS

Chevy’s performance-oriented SS can only be equipped with the SS 1LE Track Performance Package. Both the 1SS and the 2SS includes whatever is in the 1 LE Package plus Magnetic-Ride Control suspension and adaptive dampers, different 20-inch forged alloy wheels plus six-piston Brembo brakes and Recaro sport seats.

2020 Camaro ZL1

The pinnacle of performance, the Camaro ZL1 has the ZL1 1LE Extreme Track package on offer. It adds special race-oriented suspension dampers, tinted taillights, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with wider tires, fixed rear seat, a carbon-fiber hood, and a rear spoiler. Also, with this package the rear seats of the ZL1 are unfoldable.

Other Packages Offered to the Camaro.

  • Technology package equips the 1LT and 2LT with a nine-speaker Bose audio system and an upgraded 8-inch MyLink touchscreen with more connectivity features.
  • RS package available to 1LT, 2LT and 3LT models has 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, a bespoke grille, and a rear decklid spoiler. Furthermore, the RS package also has an optional Heavy-duty Cooling and Braking package. It adds an external oil cooler, a higher capacity cooling system, and four-piston front brakes.
  • 1LE Package includes features from the RS package and additional Heavy Duty Cooling and a Braking package. On top of that, it comes with a sport-tuned suspension, a short-throw shifter, 20-inch forged alloy wheels with wider summer tires, an adaptive exhaust (with the V6 only). There’s also a track cooling package available, along with a special aerodynamic spoiler and a satin-black hood.

Our Recommendation

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro comes in a multitude of trims, and each variant has its own purpose. The 3LT with a very comprehensive feature list and a practical-yet-performative engine deserve every penny to be in the popular category. But the new LT1 model makes all the difference. Not only does it feature the mighty V-8, but it also costs less than the 1SS. So, getting the right Camaro is a matter of priority. For further exhilarating performance, there is always the 2020 Camaro ZL1 which offers a proper supercar experience.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Performance

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro line-up features four different engines. All LS and LT models have a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower and 295 lb.ft. of torque. The 1LT, 2LT and the 3LT also get an optional 3.6-liter-V6, that produces 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque.

The SS models get standard naturally aspirated 6.2-liter-V8. The top-of-the-chain, the mighty ZL1 gets the same 6.2-liter V8 engine but with a supercharger producing a mammoth 650 horsepower and 650 lb.ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels, either via the enthusiasts’ favorite 6-speed manual or the efficient and optional 10- speed automatic.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Engine
2020 Chevrolet Camaro Engine

Acceleration

The Camaro ZL1 finishes the 0-60 run in 3.4 seconds, which is pretty fast in today’s standards. However, the base Camaro takes 5.4 seconds to finish the same, is still quicker for a four-cylinder vehicle.

0-60 MPH5.4 seconds
Quarter MileTBD
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)7.7

When it comes to performance, the Camaro’s diverse engine line-up gives different performance figures. So, judging the entire Camaro line-up on the basis of just one figure would be an unfair conclusion. The SS models, that feature a naturally aspirated V8 can reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds. So, when it comes to numbers the Camaro has many.

Braking

The base Camaro 1LS has standard anti-lock brakes while the top trims feature Brembo performance brakes. The stopping figures for the entire Camaro line up are not out yet, except the Camaro SS. The SS can stop standstill while traveling at 60 mph in just 117 feet.

Brake front (in.)TBD
Brake Rear (in.)TBD
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3354
60-0 MPH (ft.) (The Camaro SS)117

Ride & Handling

The Camaro shares the same platform with the, now discontinued Cadillac ATS, which means ride quality is on the softer side. Coupled Camaro’s diverse capable engines, the ride is definitely more enjoyable. The mighty V8 has all the pops and bangs of a proper muscle car, while the smaller V6 and the four-cylinder are always alert and responds well to sudden surges.

The widely-used Magnetic Ride Control Suspension that is offered as an option, does a splendid job and keeps the ride under control in most terrains. Even the standard suspension system are equally good. The precise steering wheel is very responsive and lively. Both the suspension and the steering wheel work well together to deliver a desirable experience.

Fuel Economy

The Chevrolet Camaro’s fuel consumption figure can be put in the average section. The most efficient set up has to be the 2.0-Liter four-cylinder attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has a combined fuel efficiency of 25 miles to the gallon. The mighty 6.2L- V8 with superchargers has a combined fuel efficiency of 16 MPG. Below are the fuel consumption figures of the 3.6 Liters six-cylinder with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

MPG (city)19
MPG (highway)29
MPG (combined)22

2020 Chevrolet Camaro’s Interior

The Camaro is a four-seater, however, the rear seats are too cramped it can barely fit adults. So just like any sports car, the front seats are much better. Since there is ample headroom and leg space for people of all sizes, ingressing and egressing to and from the Camaro is easy. You don’t have to bend much when stepping inside the cabin. The quality of materials used in the cabin is solid and it feels much better than last year.

How are those seats like?

The front seats of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro are well cushioned, which makes them really comfortable for longer journeys. The seats also get heating and power adjustment options in higher trim levels. The side bolsters do keep you upright on your seat.

Unfortunately, the rear seats are too cramped for adults. Moreover, since the front seats don’t fold entirely out of the way, getting into the rear seats is quite a task in itself. While children would be comfortable in the rear, we’d suggest folding the seats down and utilize the extra space as additional cargo space.

Infotainment

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets a 7-inch touchscreen as standard. It can be upgraded to a better 8-inch touchscreen in higher variants. The standard smaller screen is good enough for daily use, though it misses out on some modern tech features. However, it still comes with standard connectivity features. The features available across all Chevrolet infotainment screens include:

  • Bluetooth
  • OnStar Emergency Communications
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • A Nine-Speaker Bose Music System
  • 2 USB Ports
  • Satellite Radio
  • Navigation

Cargo Space

When it comes to utility, the Camaro seems limited. With just 9.1 cubic feet of space available in the Camaro, the only option remains is to use those rear seats too. Though the rear seats do fold, to not much help

2020 Chevy Camaro Interior Pictures

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior

he 2020 Camaro has fixed the controversial front bumper design by getting rid of the black cladding that featured the Chevrolet logo before. Instead, the Chevy bow-tie now goes back to the upper grille and the black cladding gets replaced with a body-colored one. The rest of the Camaro looks much better now since its design harks back to the classic Camaro from the late 60s.

Design and Dimension

Dimensions wise, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is 188.3 inches long, which is pretty much normal in its class. Its 110-inch wheelbase is impressive, but it doesn’t help the cause in liberating rear space.

The biggest gripe still remains its high bonnet and low roof design, which limits outward visibility. Thereby, reversing this vehicle without the reversing camera would be next to impossible. In addition, those thick C-pillars cause huge blind spots.

Curb Weight (lbs.) 3354
Length (in.) 188.3
Width (in.) 74.7
Height (in.) 53.1
Ground Clearance (in.)NA
Wheelbase (in.) 110.7
Track Width (in.) F/R 62.5/63.7

Exterior Features

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro’s high beltline and low-slung roof gives it a typical muscle car look. With an updated front fascia, the Camaro is definitely better looking in its class. It is bound to turn head and eyeballs. The front grille houses the headlamps and trims badging, aside from being functional with those large vents.

There are a lot of character lines on the sides that extend all the way from the front to the back. The muscular cladding on the wheel arches gives the Camaro an imposing and butch attitude, a prerequisite for all muscle cars. The rear taillights look menacing, especially when tinted. Overall, the Camaro gets everything right in terms of muscle car design, and the design language is in line with pure American muscle traits.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior Pictures

Safety

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets an impressive overall five-star rating from the NHTSA. While it gets a four-star for the frontal crash test, it makes up for it by getting a solid five-star rating for the rollover test. The IIHS too awarded the Camaro a ‘Good’ rating in its independent crash analyses. The following safety features are available on the Camaro and most of these features are standard on all the variants:

  • Eight Airbags
  • Rearview Camera with Parking Sensors
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning

How much will the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Cost?

Cost of ownership

Cost of ownership tells you about all the possible expenses a person can incur insurance, financing, state fees, maintenance, repair cost, and depreciation. These expenses are not accurate yet they reflect a very close amount a person could bear.

CRITERIAYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Insurance$859$889$920$952$986$4,606
Financing$1,137$915$677$423$154$3,306
State Fees$1,583$93$93$93$93$1,955
Maintenance$323$657$529$1,903$1,031$4,443
Repair Cost$0$0$123$293$424$840
Depreciation$7,377$2,008$1,639$1,839$1,606$14,469
Grand Total$ 29,619

Taking insurance, financing, state fees, maintenance, repair cost, and depreciation into consideration, the Chevrolet Camaro 1LT will cost $29,619 to own over a period of five years. The Camaro is also a more reliable proposition against its rivals. Higher trims are definitely going to cost more to own since they come with more equipment and a higher price tag overall.

Top 5 US States pricing:

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is a good seller and is in good demand in the country. Most dealers have marked up prices and getting a good deal on one is fairly easy than its competitors. Furthermore, the Camaro does have the most affordable price tag in its class. We have found the cheapest Camaros on sale (1LT variant) in the United States and they’re available in these states:

North Carolina: $ 28,150
New York: $ 29,620
California: $ 29,840
New Jersey: $ 30,230
Georgia: $ 31,510

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Competition

The Chevrolet Camaro goes up against the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger and all three cars are equally popular and boast of true muscle legacy of America.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro VS 2020 Ford Mustang

The 2020 Mustang is the newest vehicle in the bunch, although the other two cars have caught up in terms of performance and features. The Mustang feature larger rear seats and a larger trunk. But the Camaro is more suited for daily driving. The Mustang’s dashboard is more dramatic for it features a digital driver’s display instead of regular dials and gauges on the Camaro.

2020 Chevy Camaro Vs 2020 Ford Mustang
2020 Chevy Camaro Vs 2020 Ford Mustang

2020 Chevrolet Camaro VS 2020 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger comes across as the most practical vehicle in this comparison since it is based on the Charger’s platform. This means there’s more headroom in the rear cabin, making it comfortable enough for two adults. It also gets a massive boot and quite a lot of storage spaces in the interior for smaller items. The Challenger is the oldest vehicle in its segment and although it might look a bit dated, performance figures is impressive with an earth-shattering exhaust note.

2020 Chevy Camaro Vs 2020 Dodge Challenger
2020 Chevy Camaro Vs 2020 Dodge Challenger

What’s our Final Verdict?

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is a true muscled sports car that offers maximum bang for the buck. Agreed, higher trims do cost a bit, however, they make up for it by offering supercar-rivaling performance. Even the lower trims come with a long feature list and tons of options, which is quite rare for a car in this class.

The Camaro might lose out in terms of visibility and practicality, but the supple riding quality, looks and equipment list on offer make the Camaro a really good sports car to consider. It does all of it with ease and is the most affordable of the lot as well.

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