In 1966, the Chevy Camaro was released as a rival to the Ford Mustang. More than 50 years later, the embers of the long-standing feud are still smoldering. Between 2002 and 2010, there was a little hiatus, but that did nothing to quench the flames in the hearts of enthusiasts; the Camaro pony car took off once again and has never looked back. The formula is basic and age-old: an engine in the front, a driver in the center, and drive transmitted to the back. With a six-speed manual, eight- or ten-speed automatic gearbox, and three engine options (including a 275-hp turbo-four and a 455-hp 6.2L V8), the Camaro is the Build-A-Bear of American automotive glory. With sharp handling, aggressive appearance, and a plethora of accessible convenience and assistance technologies to appease the political types, the current rendition of the pony car is better than it's ever been.
With the exception of certain color changes and standard and optional amenities, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe rolls over to the 2022 model with relatively little modifications. Additionally, the 1LE Track Performance option will no longer be available on any four- or six-cylinder cars, but will continue to be available on V8 versions.
In 2016, the famous Camaro design was updated to give it a sharper, more aggressive appearance. Of course, because the Camaro is such a beloved piece of American history, the bowtie brand understood it had to tread carefully with the revamp. The severe style continues at the back, with two slim LED headlights hidden behind the sharply curved metal. The rear end is highlighted by oval-shaped taillights and a pair of gleaming dual-exhaust tips that protrude from the bottom. 18 to 20 inch wheels are available.
In terms of outward proportions, the Camaro is somewhat larger than the BMW 2 Series, although it is smaller than the Ford Mustang. It had a length of 188.3 inches and a wheelbase of 110.7 inches. It's 74.7 inches wide at the hips without the wing mirrors, and all coupe versions are 53.1 inches tall. The weight of the car varies depending on the engine and trim, ranging from 3,351 pounds for the 1LS to 3,696 pounds for the 2SS.
Chevrolet made sure the Camaro's interior wasn't modified to the point where the car's roots were forgotten. Some will like the simplistic layout and absence of touch-sensitive surfaces, while those who desire top-of-the-line technology may be disappointed. However, the inside is still clearly sporty, and those in the front will have plenty of room. The majority of the materials have a luxury feel to them, however there are a few less expensive materials that stand out in select spots. Interiors of competitors like as BMW are significantly superior, but that won't matter to the average muscle car aficionado. After all, back seats are a formality for these purchasers, and performance is the name of the game.
The Camaro's seating is a mixed bag. Even taller folks will have more than enough room in the front. The seating is supportive and comfy, making daily driving or even lengthy trips a pleasant experience. The issue is in the back. The back seats can fit an adult or two in a pinch, but they aren't particularly comfy. The Camaro's back seat is ideal for little children or extra storage. It's here that the Camaro falls short, as the Mustang is roomier and the Dodge Challenger appears colossal in contrast. The Camaro's tapering rear end also limits rearward view, which may be a nuisance while backing up.Thankfully, a rearview camera is included as standard equipment.
The Camaro may have a "less is more" philosophy, but that doesn't mean it's devoid of basic equipment. Keyless entry, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-clad multifunction steering wheel, single-zone automatic temperature control, and cruise control are all standard on the 1LS. The 1LT comes standard with a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, while the 2LT adds front-seat heating and ventilation, leather upholstery, and dual-zone temperature control. A digital gauge cluster, heated steering wheel, the Convenience and Lighting package, a head-up display, rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, lane-change alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear park assist, and a rearview mirror camera are all available options for the 3LT.In terms of conventional features, the 1SS and 2SS models are nearly identical to their 1LT and 2LT counterparts, with the biggest enhancements occurring beneath the hood.
The Chevrolet Camaro's performance is ultimately determined by the powertrain type you select, and with four-, six-, and eight-cylinder options available, there's a good range for most demands. According to independent testing, the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder accomplishes the sprint from zero to sixty mph in roughly 5.5 seconds. Your 0-60 mph time will be reduced by less than half a second if you upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6. The performance differential between the 2.0-liter turbo and the normally aspirated V6 is more about overall refinement and sound than it is about real performance. The V8 in the SS and LT1 variants, on the other hand, greatly increases the Camaro's eagerness. In independent tests, a zero to sixty time of roughly 4.3 seconds is expected. However, the V8 is about more than just performance; it's about soul. The sound, the way it rips up the back tires, and the way it takes use of the GM Alpha platform's acute handling characteristics all add up to a car that is more than a pony.
Some may believe that the Camaro's extra weight will put it at a disadvantage, but the Camaro's precise steering and large brakes work so well together that this isn't an issue. Regardless of engine choice, every Camaro is entertaining to drive, albeit certain configurations are more fun than others. The Camaro's handling is highly sensitive, allowing you to feel the road beneath you without being too harsh. The suspension is strong enough to keep it nailed down in and out of corners while yet providing a respectable level of comfort. Don't anticipate actual plushness, though.
The Camaro has the advantage of not only looking aggressive, but also having the handling capabilities to back it up. The steering is well-weighted, and the car's strong suspension works with that to make it easy to drive. The rear-wheel drivetrain is likewise well-designed, keeping the Chevy's back end attached to the road without surrendering any thrills, and it'll still let go when you want it to. The Camaro is a car that can be used on a daily basis while still being a blast to drive on a twisty mountain road.
The Camaro is well-equipped with both traditional and driver-assist safety systems. All versions include an eight-airbag system, which includes front, side-impact, side-curtain, and knee airbags. All trim levels have a rearview camera and Teen Driver system, as well as a tire pressure monitoring system. From the 3LT forward, you'll be able to experience sophisticated driver-assist. Forward collision alert, lane change warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring are all included in this model.