The Chevy Camaro has always been a great choice for people looking for a sports car that provides a striking balance between comfort and performance. However, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro still does face stiff competition from the likes of the Mustang and the Dodge Challenger. While its rivals offer more space and powerful engines, the Camaro’s handling dynamics are second to none in its class. The Camaro has received an updated face for the 2020 model year, which looks much better than what was available on the earlier models.
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro continues to be powered by a wide range of engines, ranging from a sensible and efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit to a fire-breathing supercharged 6.2-liter V8 motor, with power output ranging from 275 horsepower to a monstrous 650 horsepower. These engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-Wheel Drive is standard, and an option of All-Wheel-Drive is available for the purists. While efficiency isn’t the Camaro’s strongest suit, it is actually capable of returning up to 28 mpg, which is pretty darn good for a sports car of this caliber. The range kicks off at $25,000 for the basic 1LS and goes all the way up to $62,000 for the range-topping ZL1, which expectedly has all the bells and whistles. Is its refreshed design and multitude of powertrain options enough to pull customers away from the competition?
2020 Chevrolet Camaro Ratings
- Features - 8/108/10
- Interior - 7/107/10
- Exterior - 7.5/107.5/10
- Fuel Economy - 7.5/107.5/10
- Safety - 7/107/10
- Engine & Performance - 7/107/10
Pros and Cons
The Chevrolet Camaro does bring together performance and comfort in a value-for-money package, however, it still does get its own fair share of positives and negatives. That said, the Pros outweigh the Cons, and the Camaro comes across as a very promising proposition. The new LT1 comes with everything you may need from a starting trim.
|Impeccable handling and cornering capability is second to none |
A wide array of powerful and efficient engines
SmooWideth ride quality
Technology and feature-laden Improved exterior design for 2020
|Mediocre outward visibility|
Cramped rear seats
Minuscule cargo capacity
Ergonomic issues in the cabin
What’s new in the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro?
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets the much-needed change in its bumper design, which looks much better than the 2019 model and adds much-needed character. It also gets a new exterior paint option, called Rally Green along with new wheel and interior trim options. The advanced and quick-shifting ten-speed automatic transmission is also new for the 2020 model year, replacing the older and sluggish eight-speed unit.
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Trims and Features
|Model||2020 Camaro LS||2020 Camaro LT1||2020 Camaro SS||2020 Camaro ZL1|
|Features||1LS: Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker music system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, OnStar emergency communications, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, push-button start, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, a limited-slip differential, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and adjustable driving modes and cruise control.||The Camaro LT1 trim is a new addition to the Chevy Camaro family.|
LT1: six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, remote start, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and satellite radio
2LT: heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and leather upholstery
3LT: Satellite navigation, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, an 8-inch MyLink touchscreen and illuminated vanity mirrors in the visors.
|1SS: Xenon headlights, nicer gauges, four-piston brakes by Brembo, 20-inch wheels, performance suspension, the six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a mechanical limited-slip differential, a Track driving mode, upgraded engine and oil cooling, a rear spoiler, an 8-inch infotainment system, and the larger color MID.|
2SS: 3LT and the Convenience and other packages, navigation, and a rear camera mirror.
|ZL1: Launch control, 2SS and 1LE package.|
|Price||$ 25,000||$ 28,000 – $ 33,000||$ 37,000 – $ 47,000||$ 62,000|
Optional Features in 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Trims
2020 Camaro LT
Technology package (for LT1 and 2LT): A nine-speaker Bose audio system and an upgraded 8-inch MyLink touchscreen Convenience package
Lighting package (for 3LT): Auto-dimming side mirrors with heating, driver-seat memory functions, rear parking sensors, a wireless charger, a heated steering wheel, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a larger color MID and a heads-up display.
The RS package (for LT1, 2LT, 3LT): 20-inch alloys, LED taillights, a bespoke grille, and a rear decklid spoiler. Heavy-Duty Cooling and Braking package (RS package equipped cars only): Four-piston front brakes, external oil cooler and a higher-capacity cooling system.
1LE Package: Sport-tuned suspension, a short-throw shifter, 20-inch forged alloy wheels with wider summer tires, an adaptive exhaust (with the V6 only), Recaro seats, a track-cooling package, a suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, suede-wrapped shifter, special aerodynamic spoilers, a satin black hood, the RS Package, and the Heavy-Duty Cooling and Braking package. If equipped with 1LE: Performance data and video recorder and the forward collision warning is deleted A sunroof is offered as a separate option
2020 Camaro SS
SS 1LE Track Performance package: Magnetic-Ride Control suspension with adaptive dampers, different 20-inch forged alloy wheels, six-piston Brembo brakes, the Recaro sport seats, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, upgraded performance tires, a short-throw shifter, an dual-mode exhaust, a track-cooling package, suede-wrapped shifter, special aerodynamic spoilers, a satin black hood, LED taillights and a track-focused cooling system. A sunroof is offered as a separate option
2020 Camaro ZL1
ZL1 1LE Extreme Track package: 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. A sunroof is offered as a separate option.
Which 2020 Chevrolet Camaro We Recommend?
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro comes in a multitude of trims, and while this might be intimidating to some people, each variant is made for a different purpose. The value pick of the range is definitely the 2SS since you get a comprehensive feature list along with explosive performance. However, if you want a vehicle that will also be economical to drive, you can opt for the 3LT variant as well, since it gets a similar feature set.
On the off-chance, you want more with your car, go for the 2020 Camaro ZL1 which has everything 2020 Camaro offers but on a much larger scale.
2020 Chevrolet Camaro Performance
Engine & Transmission
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets four engine options that put down varying power and torque outputs. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine puts down 275 horsepower and 295 lb.ft. of torque and sends the power to the rear wheels. This engine is only available with the LS and LT models.
Next in line is a 3.6-liter V6, which produces 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque and is optional on the LT models.
The naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 on offer is available as the sole engine option on SS models and puts out 455 horsepower and 455 lb.ft. of torque.
The top-of-the-ladder ZL1 gets a supercharger bolted onto the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine, which bumps power and torque figures to a mammoth 650 horsepower and 650 lb.ft. Power is sent to the rear wheels through the two transmissions on offer, which include the enthusiasts’ favorite 6-speed manual, and the efficient 10
The 10-speed automatic transmission which is an additional option. No two ways about it, this is the engine one should opt for, for thy love for speed and adrenaline rush.
The Camaro ZL1 finishes the 0-60 run in 3.4 seconds, which is blazingly fast by today’s standards and can actually provide some stiff competition to vehicles priced a notch above this class. However, the base Camaro takes 6.4 seconds to finish the same, which might not be as fast as the ZL1 but is still quick for a four-cylinder vehicle.
Ride & Handling
The 2020 Camaro gets adaptive dampers as standard, so all models get a very well-sorted ride and handling balance. While the larger wheels on higher variants do allow some of the bumps to filter into the cabin, it doesn’t hamper the overall driving experience. The smaller wheels on the ZL1 model do help offset the stiffer setting of the track-focused suspension. The standard braking system on the Camaro is good for daily usage since the brakes provide a progressive response while coming to a standstill. However, if you’re planning on going to the track, you should definitely consider getting the upgraded brakes.
The Chevrolet Camaro’s sporty origins aren’t something we are unaware of, and its engines have definitely not been tuned with efficiency in mind. While the 2.0-liter engine returns an impressive 28 mpg, the supercharged V8 is only capable of 16 mpg, which might not sound like much, but is actually really good when you look at the power output and the performance on offer, which is its forte.
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
2020 Chevrolet Camaro’s Interior
The Camaro is sold as a four-seater, however, the rear seats are extremely cramped and there’s barely any space for adults. As is the case with most sports cars, the front is where all the action lies! The front seats are a much better place to be in since there are ample headroom and knee room for most people. Coming to ingress and egress, the Camaro is also very easy to get in and out of since you don’t have to bend much while stepping into the front seats. The dashboard is aligned towards the driver, which gives the cabin a very sporty vibe, although the placement of the controls isn’t very. The quality of materials used in the cabin is solid, and a major leap over the cheap plastics used in earlier models.
How are those seats like?
The front seats of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro offer a good amount of cushioning, which makes them really comfortable for longer journeys. Moreover, they also get heating and power adjustment in higher trim levels, which makes them even more comfortable for longer journeys. The side bolsters on the seats do hold you in place. That said the rear seats are extremely cramped for adults. Moreover, getting into them is quite a task in itself, since the front seats don’t fold entirely out of the way. While children would be comfortable in the rear, we’d prefer folding the seat down and utilizing the extra space as additional cargo space.
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets a 7-inch touchscreen as standard with an option to upgrade to the larger, and a better 8-inch touchscreen on higher variants. All the Camaro’s get a Chevrolet Infotainment system built-in for easy access to media. The standard smaller screen is good enough for daily use, it misses out on quite a lot of modern tech features. However, it still comes with connectivity features as standard. The features available across all Chevrolet infotainment screens include:
- OnStar Emergency Communications
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi Connectivity
- A Nine-Speaker Bose Music System
- 2 USB Ports
- Satellite Radio
2020 Chevy Camaro Interior Pictures
2020 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior
Design and Dimension
Dimensions wise, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is 188.3 inches long, which is pretty much in the class-norm territory. Its 110-inch wheelbase is impressive, but it doesn’t help the cause in liberating rear space. The 2020 Camaro fixes the controversial front bumper design by getting rid of the black cladding with the Chevy logo. 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 design looks much better now since its design harks back to the classic Camaro from the late 60s. The biggest gripe still remains its high bonnet and low roof design, which limits outward visibility. Challenging Einstein’s Theory of Relativity might be easier than reversing this vehicle without the reversing camera since the rear window provides next to negligible visibility. Add to that thick C-Pillars that cause huge blind spots. But, is that a deal-breaker? Heck No!
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro’s high beltline and low-slung roof give it the perfect muscle car feel, that most people look for in a vehicle of this class. In terms of looks, the Camaro is definitely among the better looking in its class. This car is a sure shot head turner, and your exclusive pass to grab all the eyeballs! The front grille houses the headlamps and trims badging. Coming to the side profile, the character line extends all the way from the front to the back and the muscular cladding around the wheel arches gives the Camaro an imposing and butch look, a prerequisite for all the Muscle Car lovers. The rear taillights also 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
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.
|CRITERIA||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Total|
|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 does have larger rear seats and a larger trunk, but the Camaro’s driving experience is much better for daily driving. The Mustang does get a more modern-looking dashboard though since the Mustang gets a digital driver’s display instead of regular dials and gauges on the Camaro.
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 opens up quite a lot of headroom for 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 it shows! Its design has started to look dated. To add insult to injury, the Challenger falls behind the Camaro and the Mustang in terms of safety.
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 cost quite a lot more, however, they do make up for it by offering supercar-rivaling performance for a fraction of the price. Even the lower trims offer quite a lot of equipment 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.
Karan Harit has been writing quality content for a variety of online sources over a span of more than 3 years. His background in Mechanical Engineering makes him a specialist in many fields of science, but automobiles are his primary preference. Karan has an excellent knowledge base of tuners and exotics alike. He has also worked on various projects that involve modifying and designing cars, from Honda Civics to VW Golfs.