2019 Chevy Camaro

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Review, Specs, Engine, MPG

2019 Chevrolet Camaro
2019 Chevrolet Camaro

What’s new in 2019 Chevrolet Camaro?

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro comes as a refreshed car for the year and receives a host of updates which includes updated front fascia, a restyled rear look, infotainment. On the performance side, the 1LE track performance package is now available with the base variant, and the SS variant now equips the 10-speed automatic instead of 8-speed. On the safety front, forward collision alert is now available and is made standard on 2SS & ZL1 models.

  • Impressive handling
  • Excellent acceleration from V6's and V8's
  • Composed ride especially with adaptive suspension
  • A long list of standard equipment
  • Rearward visibility is the lowest
  • Rear seats are useless
  • Small trunk space

Overview

Whenever the world talks about the American muscle cars, only three of the names come to mind – Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Among this trio, the Camaro is the one which makes the most impact on the masses. The impact could be because of the its relation with the “Transformers” series. But putting the Hollywood Camaro aside Chevy made sure that every one knows their potential in making the best american muscle car.

While Dodge is putting more and more power in its cars and Ford is refining its Mustang, Chevrolet, on the other side has given the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro a complete makeover. Take it for a spin, and you will quickly realise that it is sharper and more purposeful than any of its rivals. Offering a gamut of engine options and trim levels to select from, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has made it to top 5 American sports car list. To sum it all, it comes as an all-rounder.

2019 Chevy Camaro
2019 Chevy Camaro

What Trims and Features are available for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro?

Chevrolet Camaro comes in 7 different trim levels. With a starting price of $25,995, LS comes as the base model, but if you look at the feature list, it’s not basic at all. LS was designed to introduce the Camaro lineup with just the right amount power and with a thought to tame the hot hatches, but it’s only available with coupe body style.

With the starting price of $26,495, the LT trims – 1LT, 2LT & 3LT, are more loaded than the LS version. On the 1LT, which is also the base trim level for the convertible, offers remote start, satellite radio, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 2LT adds dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery & auto-dimming rearview mirror. The 3LT comes up with a GPS navigation system, illuminated vanity mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, and forward-collision warning.

At $37,995, the SuperSport or the SS trim starts which are the entry-level performance-oriented variants and equip a 6.2-liter V8. The 1SS gets a 6.2-liter V8, a six-speed manual transmission, 20-inch wheels, four-piston Brembo brakes, performance suspension & a mechanical limited-slip differential while the 2SS comes with most of the features from 3LT but the navigation for this variant is optional.

And last but not the least, the ZL1 comes as the top of the line performance beast with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8, at $62,995. The ZL1 is essentially a 2SS with the 1LE options.

We Recommend

We would recommend going for 2SS. It’s well-equipped – be it engine performance or the features, everything is top-notch, and this car looks a little bit different due to its redesigned front fascia. You have that breath-taking performance from 6.2-liter V8 and some of the quirky features which would uplift the driving experience.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Performance

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is available with 4 engine options – 2.0-liter turbocharged 4cyl. churning out 275-hp. The next one is a 3.6-liter turbocharged V6. These two are available with LS & LT trims. Both the engines, as standard, are equipped with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters.The SS trims gets a 6.2-liter turbocharged V8 producing 455-hp & 455-lb.ft. Torque combined with a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters.The topmost trim – ZL1, comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 making out 655-hp & 655-lb.ft. of torque and mated to 6-speed rev-matching manual or a 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters.All the engine options offered by Chevy in Camaro are top of the class engines. Chevy has made sure that no Camaro lover forgets the feel of driving one of the best American Muscle car ever built.
Trims LS1LT2LT3LT1SS2SS
Engine (standard/Available) 2.0-liter 4-cyl. turbo-charged/3.6-liter V62.0-liter 4-cyl. turbo-charged/3.6-liter V62.0-liter 4-cyl. turbo-charged/3.6-liter V63.6-liter V6/2.0-liter 4-cyl. turbo-charged6.2-liter V86.2-liter V8
Performance (HP/Torque) 275-hp/295-lb.ft. torque275-hp/295-lb.ft.275-hp/295-lb.ft.335-hp/284-lb.ft.455-hp/455-lb.ft.455-hp/455-lb.ft.
Transmission (standard/Available) 6-speed manual/8-speed paddle-shift automatic6-speed manual/8-speed paddle-shift automatic6-speed manual/8-speed paddle-shift automatic6-speed manual/8-speed paddle-shift automatic6-speed manual/10-speed paddle-shift automatic6-speed manual/10-speed paddle-shift automatic
2019 Camaro Engine
Engine

Acceleration

When it comes to the acceleration, the Camaro stands strong. It can easily outclass an even spec mustang on a quarter-mile run. The 2.0-liter I4 manages to clock just over 5-secs in a 0-60 dash. While the 3.6-liter V6 does the same in 4.8 secs, the 6.2-liter V8 for the SS trim did this at around 4-sec mark, and the top-end 6.2-liter supercharged V8 was staggering fast with a time of 3.5 sec time.

Braking

The brakes are precise and have a high stopping power with a reassuring feel. This could be proved while looking at the numbers. The LT trim with V6 came to a halt from 70mph in 113 feet while this number went down to 105 feet with summer tires. On the ZL1, due to the standard Brembo brakes, this number comes down to around 100 feet.

2019 Chevy Camaro Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Camaro may be a sports car with a big motor at its heart, but it is not a fuel guzzler. The 2.0-liter engine gives you a mixed economy of 23 with manual and 25 with automatic which, considering the power it generates, is good. But as you move to bigger engines, the fuel economy comes down but not by a huge margin. Finally, the ZL1 offers a combined EPA rating of 16 mpg.

2019 Chevy Camaro Interior

Seating and Comfort

Comfort is not an issue in this car even though it is somewhat shorter and cramped than its rivals. The well-shaped front seats offer good support, but the bottom cushion might feel a bit tight to some. We also like its adequately padded door and center armrests. Unsurprisingly, the back seat is cramped even for short drives. So keep in mind about the rear leg room before getting yourself a Camaro.

2019 Chevy Camaro Seating
2019 Chevy Camaro Seating

Infotainment

Camaro Infotainment

The Camaro comes standard with a respectable level of infotainment technology features. The MyLink 3 system looks slick, reacts quickly, and offers all the phone connectivity features you could want.
The screen sits at a weird angle and can look small, but it is easy to interact with and see. The base infotainment system uses the OnStar subscription for navigation. Or it can use your phone. The larger, optional display has navigation on board. The stereo is adequate & support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard on all models, which isn’t the case on the Mustang. Wireless charging is available on higher trim levels.

Some exterior features of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

  • 4G WIFI LTE
  • Android Auto & Apple Carplay
  • Sirius FM
  • Optional Bose 9 speaker premium audio system
  • Navigation

How much does the 2019 Chevy Camaro cost?

The cost of ownership for Camaro’s base LS trim for 5 years, with 15000 miles per year on the odometer is approx. $39,396. But then, there are other factors also to be considered while ascertaining the cost.The cost of ownership for the 2019 Camaro for 5 years is as follows:
CRITERIAYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$969$1,003$1,038$1,074$1,112$5,196
Maintenance$337$681$549$1,962$1,065$4,594
Repairs$0$0$126$301$436$863
Taxes & Fees$2,202$21$64$21$64$2,372
Financing$1,438$1,157$856$536$194$4,181
Depreciation$4,073$1,896$1,547$1,735$1,515$10,766
Fuel$2,152$2,216$2,283$2,351$2,422$11,424
True Cost to Own®$11,171 $6,974 $6,463 $7,980 $6,808 $39,396

FINAL VERDICT

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is, now, no more a pony or a muscle car. Instead, it has grown more than just a pony car, into a sports car. While the simple Camaro is an excellent car for everyday drives, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a menacing track beast which checks all the boxes for a great sports car. It is sturdy, agile, and a lot of fun to drive and thus offers more reasons to own it.

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