2019 Chevrolet Camaro

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

If the automotive industry was run by sensible politicians, muscle cars would have been dead by now. Fortunately, that’s not the case, muscle cars have aged like fine wine to be cooler and learned to do daily cars chores, the Camaro is the prime example. It has shrunk in length but beefed up to look more daunting. There is no mechanical change on the 6th generation of this pony car just little tweaks and updates on the body and interior.

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Pros

Sports car like handling

Potent V6 powertrain

A rich standard feature list

Cons

Terrible visibility

Poor car volume

Cramped rear seats

What's New?

Diesel V-6 option discontinuedNew 19-inch wheel designBase reim gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bose audio system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

110.7 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

53.1 in.

curb weight

3354 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

77 cu ft.

cargo volume

9.1 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20 /30 /23 mpg

ev range

380 mi.

highway range

570 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./60000mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Chevrolet Camaro in Black color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro in Mosaic Black Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro in Red Hot color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro in Satin Steel Gray Metallic color
Black

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS

1LS

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$25,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $25,000 MSRP (20 mpg/23/30 mpg) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$25,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $25,500 MSRP (20 mpg/23/30 mpg) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

2LT

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$27,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $27,500 MSRP (20 mpg/23/30 mpg) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 3LT

3LT

power
335 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$31,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $31,000 MSRP (16 mpg/20/27 mpg) 335 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive TBD

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 12, 2019


The entry-level LS Camaro starts at $25,000 with two engine options, the less potent 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 engine and a 3.6L V6 engine and 2 choices of transmission. A 6-speed stick shift and a low ratio 8-speed automatic. The standard powertrain can muster 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Away from the powertrain option, there is an army of interior and exterior add-ons but personalizing your ride will require a high budget far away from the car’s original price tag.

Every great story has a bitter rivalry but that putting it mildly when it comes to the Muscle car story. Every Camaro is bound to compete with a Challenger and a Mustang and the tradition continues to this day. Even the Germans are up for a challenger with the 2 series BMW. Buckle up because it’s going to be a drag!

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Features

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is offered in 4 trim levels, the entry-level 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. All feature a similar Turbocharged Inline-4 engine as standard through an option for 3.6 V6 is also available on some trims. The "1, 2 and 3" denotes the number of standard equipment devised by Chevy for each level of Camaro. The base 1LS has the standard powertrain while the 1LT and 2LT get the option for a V6 engine, while on the 3LT trim the V6is the only powertrain option. There is a 6-speed stick shift backing the engine with an 8-speed automatic being an option.

The 1LT and 2 LT are entitled to an upgrade for Technology Package while the 3LT gets its goodness pre-installed. The RS package is another option you can have for the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trim. A 1LE Track Package can be added to the same 3 trims to give it a more track car demeanor.

Trim

1LS

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP

$25,000

$25,500

$27,500

$31,000

Key

Features

A limited-slip differential (with the manual transmission)

Six-way power-adjustable passenger seat

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Heated steering wheel

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Remote start

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Rear parking sensors

 

LED running lights

Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters

Heated and ventilated front seats

Forward collision warning

 

7-inch touchscreen

Satellite radio

Leather upholstery

Wireless smartphone charging

 

OnStar emergency communications

   

Rear cross-traffic alert

 

4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity

   

Blind-spot monitoring

 

The leather-wrapped steering wheel and adjustable driving modes

   

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration

   

Driver-seat memory functions

 

Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with cloth upholstery

   

Color information display in the gauge cluster

 

8ight-way power-adjustable driver's seat

   

Head-up display

 

Keyless ignition and entry

     
 

Rearview camera

     

We Recommend

If you are planning to buy a Camaro go for the V6 engine with the 1LE package, there is no arguing over that. Even if you are going for the smaller engine, the 1LE package is a must have.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Engine

Even with a smaller V6 engine, the Camaro is a surprisingly competent sports/muscle car. The performance gap between the V8 is shrinking, especially when it comes to handling. It's lively, inspires confidence and, above all, it's fun. And with a car like this, that's the whole point- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Camaro is known for its raw muscle power and street racer demeanor. It got the attitude but missed out on power with the base trim, however, that's the maximum you get for a 25 grand car. GM's standard choice of the powertrain is a 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 engine mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission, which isn't that intriguing. However, you have an option for a 3.6L V6 engine which pumps out a suffice 335 horsepower and 284-pound-feet of torque and that's where your choice ends. However, if you are an adrenaline addict then power on the SS and ZL1 will seem more appealing.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

MSRP

$25,500

$25,845

$27,295

$35,300

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 Turbo engine

2.3L, Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine

2.0L Inline-4

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

8-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

275hp @ 5600

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

305 hp @ 6350 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

295lb.ft. @ 3000-4500

350 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm

268 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

Though the 6-speed manual is smooth and promotes short shifts an 8-speed automatic available on all four trim levels. The thundering engine noise is hard to miss, all the pops and crackles become more intense in the Sports mode. We would suggest keeping your Camaro in Touring mode while passing on an old couple in a pickup. The power delivery is linear and the V6 engine is more torquey.

Acceleration

Most muscle maniacs will go for the bigger engine, in that case, the V8 on the SS but frankly, the V6 should be taken seriously too. From a standstill, you get a tire-smoking 5.4-second acceleration. The clutch is well composed and quite maneuverable. Being a muscle it's bound to perform in drag. Hence, the Camaro took 14 seconds to hit the quarter-mile light. The initial surge of power is intriguing, you won't be pinned back to the seat on the base trim but the V6 delivers the same feeling.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.0

6.3 sec

5.3sec

Quarter mile

13 second

14.4

14.8 sec

12.7

Engine

2.0 Liters

2.3L

3.6 Liters

2.0 Liters

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

7.1

NA NA

Muscle car rivalry is not hollow words, both cars go neck to neck when it comes to acceleration. The Mustang is a split second early while the BMW gives it a tough competition. The challenger despite having more power is not the one to win this drag.

Ride and Handling

The flat bottom steering feels weighted with a lot of road communication, the steering is not razor shape but responsive on the road, you will enjoy a fair amount of predictability as well. On the highway, its well composed and don't wobble. The sport-tuned suspension is different from the Camaro's past stiff suspensions, though it still got some issues. There is no noticeable body roll.

The well communicative clutch and short ratio gearbox further enhance the magic of driving for sheer pleasure. We know the Camaro is hounded by its rebellious past but Chevy has done a great job of making a laid back ride, the best of which is seen on the highway. However, the cabin is not immune to small adversities of the road. Vibrations from the bumps are clearly sensed on the road, however, the longer wheelbase manages to tone down the vibrations.

You have 3 modes, Sport, and Touring which drastically shifts the car's mind. So, no matter if you are speeding on the highway or countering the hurdles in the city, the Camaro is up for a challenge.

Braking

No matter how fast or reckless the Camaro gets, it still needs to stop at some point. Well, it's a good thing as braking dynamics are strong on the Camaro. Backed with a 1LE package and you have an even more strong braking dynamics. The pedal feel is nice and composed and exudes confidence at every push. The brakes have a good bite to it and during the panic brake test, it does not wobble. The car took a total of 93 feet to halt from a speed of 60 mph.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

12.6

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

12.6

12.6

11.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3354

3532

3894

3411

60-0 MPH (ft.)

93

106

104

113

The Camaro is the class leader when it comes to hard braking. Its 93 feet of panic brake test is the best performance by an American muscle in the segment. Though the Mustang and Challenger were close they both exceeded the 100 feet mark.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Fuel Economy

Muscles cars have an appetite for fuel economy, you will be a constant at the gas station just to use them as a daily driver. However, the lesser tamed Inline-4 is the opposite of what muscle cars are known for. The 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway are quite impressive for a pony car. As you aim for a higher engine you ought to expand the hole in your pocket to fuel up the car. Together the combined fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

MPG (city)

22

21

19

24

MPG (highway)

31

31

30

35

MPG (combined)

25

25

23

28

It isn't the class leader but the Camaro has a fair economy. The 2 series is the most fuel-efficient car with its 28 mpg combined economy, while the Challenger is the least with a small margin.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Interior

This Camaro improves on its predecessor in many ways, but many elements still have us scratching our heads. It struggles with some usability issues that arise from the aggressive styling, particularly in regard to visibility. Chief rivals are far less compromised"- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Inside the retro shell sits a modernized interior, everything looks good but it doesn't feel that upscale. There are a lot of hard plastic areas but their built is rather strong. The features like AC vents and climate control are futurist and may impress even a German designer. However, the placement is not the best one. The driving position is decent you get a good look of the road but the gigantic gauge cluster and steering cannot go unnoticed, its impairs with healthy visibility. The cabin is not that spacious but doesn't feel packed too its adequate for a car built for 2 but marketing it for 4 is a comical statement.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.5/TBD/43.9

37.6/56.3/44.5

39.3/58.5/42

40.1/54.4/41.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

34.8/52.2/30.6

37.1/53.9/33.1

36.5/53.4/33.0

The front cabin is roomy, the driver and the co-pilot seats have good lateral support. You can enjoy a laid back long ride without breaking a sweat. You have 38.5 inches of headroom and 43.9 inches of legroom, however, things don't play well for the back-seaters. There is no legroom space, it's clear the car was not intended to harbor 4 people full time. You get a lot of options to customize the Camaro, but you need to pay more.

Interior Features

  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Antenna, integral rear window
  • Fin-style antenna
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • 6-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Rear folding bench seat
  • Dead pedal, driver
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
  • Driver Information Center
  • Cruise control
  • Remote Start
  • Power windows
  • Trunk release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system

Infotainment

Standard on the Camaro is Chevy's 3rd generation infotainment with Chevrolet MyLink infotainment with 8-inch infotainment screen. Navigation is optional on the basic Camaro. The system receives some updates but the unusual placement is too obstructive to be user-friendly. The screen though is responsive and navigation is easy to use. Smartphone integration like the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on every trim level.

Cargo volume

Practicality is where Camaro hits a rock bottom. The 9 cubic feet of cargo volume is the worst in the class, even the fellow American muscle features a much bigger cargo. The subpar cabin utility limits you from carrying a lot of luggage. However, you can use unrealistic seats to do that job for you.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

9.1

13.5

16.2

13.8

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior

Retro cool and menacing, the Chevrolet Camaro announces its sporty intentions with its looks but compromises some function for its form- The Car Connection

Design and Styling

The bold lines running all over the fenders and beastly front grill are what makes the muscle an exclusive section. The design is true to its 60s American lineage with some tuning signifying Chevy modern styling. Have a good look at the rear end you will find the thin 3D taillight giving it a daunting stance. The funky bumpers are a bit of a surprise but it contributes to the overall look. There is not much of a change on the metal sheet of the Camaro but little tweaks on the front and rear fascia, hood scoop, and a more aerodynamic body.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Dodge Challenger SXT

BMW 2 Series 230i

Curb weight (lbs.)

3354

3532

3894

3411

Length(in)

188.3

188.5

197.9

174.7

Width(in)

74.7

75.4

75.7

69.8

Height(in)

53.1

54.3

57.5

55.8

Ground clearance (in)

TBD

NA

5.2

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

107.1

116.2

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

62.5/63.7

62.3/64.9

63.4/63.8

59.9/61.3

Dimensions and Weight

The Camaro looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, it has a lot of lean muscle but however, lacks the size. It's actually 10 inches shorter than a full executive, but that's all a muscle needs. On paper, the Camaro is 188 inches long and 74.7 inches wide from ear to ear. Its 53 inches tall which is true to its muscle car mold. Compared to the boat like Challenger the 110-inch wheelbase is a rather middling characteristic.

Exterior Features

  • 18" Silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • 245/50R18, Blackwall, all-season tires
  • Outside power-adjustable mirrors, body-color
  • Front Wipers- Intermittent

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Safety

The Camaro has not undergone any third part crash testing. However, IIHS rewarded the 2018 Camaro with its highest Good rating for the driver and passenger side. Then you have the advanced safety features in the 3LT trim which adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Competition

Ford Mustang EcoBoost vs Chevrolet Camaro

Camaro's long term rival isn't planning on making things easy for the Camaro. Mustang is a well-rounded car which has got everything right starting from power to the practicality. Away from the Challenger's secured retro look, the Mustang has aged quite well, its one of the most handsome muscle dominating the market. Fuel economy is not something to debate over, both cars are evenly matched, but it's the seating which makes a lot of difference. The back seats on the Camaro are not habitable, while the Mustang can squeeze 2 people on the back.

Both cars deliver the same set of features, with one just a tad behind of the other. Even the price doesn't impact your choice. Hence, your choice will largely depend upon the brand you prefer.

Dodge Challenger SXT vs Chevrolet Camaro

It's 2019 and the Challenger is still living in the '70s, Dodge has not ha not made any concrete changes on the Challenger. However, from the inside, it is a completely different beast. Pitting it with the Camaro the Challenger is more powerful with its V6 might. However, the boat like design limits its acceleration. Efficiency is better on the Camaro. As a family car, Challenger is more promising as a daily driver. Its long body delivers more cargo and extra legroom for tall people.

So, if your kids and responsibilities and still want to live your teenage dream Challenger might be your choice.

BMW 2 series vs Chevrolet Camaro

In the race of all American muscles, the BMW sneaks in with a wild-card. It's got lesser power than the Camaro but matches other parameters. You get a decent trunk and cramped rear seats but that's way better than the Camaro has to offer. In terms of driving dynamics, the German rival is more nimble and deliver more efficiency. However, people looking for a muscle are the least concern about efficiency and practicality.

Any muscle manic would consider a Camaro over a Beemer and it's not because of its high power, badass looks, or the low price.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Final Verdict

Still boasting its late 70s outline the Chevrolet Camaro is still going strong. It's all the muscle an American purist would want. The power will suffice for a daily driver and the decent ergonomic numbers complement that idea. What doesn't is the poor cargo space and jampacked rear seats? However, the competitors are more potent and their engine creates more aggressive noises, but that doesn't keep the Camaro from tire-smoking acceleration and giving a tough competition.

Camaro is built for drags, making cool noises, and adding a gangsta demeanor to your day to day routine. If you can imagine your self-doing that, the Camaro is your car.