2019 Chevrolet Camaro

MSRP $25,000 - $31,000

Ranked #3 in Coupe

8.6

Overall Rating

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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There have been very few cars as iconic as the Chevrolet Camaro itself. With its making a place in the hearts of people for generations now and still having its impact on the younger generation. The powerful and roaring V8 engine now has greener options for the love of mother nature, and the once only known for straight-line performance is now known for its agile handling as well while continuing to offer its steadfast performance in the compact coupe segment. 

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Pros

Powerful and potent engine options

Sharp and agile around the corners

A long list of standard features offers great value

The fast and intuitive new infotainment system

Cons

The rear seat is too tight to be used by any adults

Poor outward visibility 

Tiny trunk with a small opening

What's New?

Refreshed exterior design

New Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system

Minor shuffling of equipment list across the trims

1LE track package is now available with the base engine


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

198 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

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

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link 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.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

77 cu ft.

cargo volume

9.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.9 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

3.9

standing 1/4-mile

12.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/30 mpg

highway range

682.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

1LS$25,000 onwards

1LT$25,500 onwards

2LT$27,500 onwards

3LT$31,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Chevrolet Camaro in Crush color
Crush

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

7.6

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.6

Competition

9.3

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.6

Overall Rating


After entering the sixth generation in 2016, the 2019 Camaro sees a first major change with updates to the exterior styling and interior features, with the availability of the 1LE track package now also available with the base turbo-4 engine as well. With an attractive starting price of an MSRP of $25,995 for the base trim, the 2019 Camaro coupe undercuts all its rivals like the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, and the BMW 2 Series in terms of pricing. 


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

7.6/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.6/10
Safety

9.3/10
Competition


2019 Chevrolet Camaro Features

Chevrolet has done really well to offer the 2019 Camaro coupe at a low price of just $25,995 and the base trims with the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine can now also be had with the track-focused 1LE package at an additional cost of $4,500. The base 1LS trim gets very limited features while the 1LT and 2LT packages only add a handful of creature comforts. The top-spec 3LT trim features a more powerful V6 engine alongside a bit more premium functions. 

Trims

1LS

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP

$25,995

$26,495

$28,495

$31,995

Key Features

Dusk Sensing LED Headlamps

Remote engine start

Dual Zone Front Climate Control

3.6L, 335 hp V6 engine

 

Emergency Braking Assist

Rear View Camera

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Cylinder Deactivation

 

6-speaker audio system

6 -Way Power Passenger Seat

Leather Upholstery

9-speaker Bose audio system

 

Tilt And Telescopic Leather Steering Wheel

12 Months Of Paid Satellite Radio Service

Heated & Ventilated Front Seats

Color driver information display

 

8-Way Power Driver Seat

   

Wireless smartphone charging

 

Cloth Upholstery

   

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 

18-inch Painted Alloy Wheels

     

Which trim should you buy?

Most of the premium features are offered only on the top of the line 3LT trim along with the larger V6 engine, but the performance from the base engine is pretty strong as well and hence it is better to opt for the 2LT trim with most of the necessary creature comforts on offer. 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Chevrolet Camaro Coupe is offered with two engine options, the lower-end trims feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the top 3LT trim is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 with an output rated at 335 hp and 284 lb-ft. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard with an option for an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, both of which power the rear wheels.

The performance from either the engine or the transmission promises great fun with the standard rear-wheel-drive layout and the 0-60 mph sprint even with the base engine is spectacular at 5.4 seconds. The more powerful V6 does it in just under the 5 seconds mark while the quarter-mile timings are 14 and 13.4 seconds respectively. The automatic transmissions are very responsive and slick to use but one has to opt for the manual to thoroughly enjoy a car like Camaro. 

Model

2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS 

2019 Dodge Challenger SXT

2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost

2019 BMW 2-Series 230i

MSRP

$25,995

$29,590

$27,490

$36,295

Engine

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

3.6L, Naturally Aspirated V6

2.3L, Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

8-speed automatic

6-speed manual

8-speed automatic

Power

275 hp @ 5,600 rpm

305 hp @ 6,350 rpm

310 hp @ 5,500 rpm

248 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

268 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

350 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

5.4

5.8

5.1

5.4

Quarter Mile (sec)

14.0

14.4

13.6

13.8

Top Speed (mph)

128

128

132

124

The Ford Mustang also employs a turbocharged inline-4 engine and with a higher engine output, is the quickest off the mark. The BMW 2-series is the most expensive offering here and in spite of generating the least power and torque, manages to match the performance of the Camaro. The Dodge Challenger on the other hand offers a V6 as standard and yet is the slowest off the line. 

How does the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe handle?

The Chevy Camaro was the first car to break the common belief that American muscle cars can’t handle a winding stretch of road. And although its rival muscle cars have improved as well, the Camaro is the tightest and most agile amongst them all. 

Though the pony car can’t still be compared to the likes of the BMW coupe, it manages to live beyond its expectations rather well. Opt for the optional track package and the selection of braking, grip steering, and handling upgrades makes the car even better at a track. 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Braking Performance

The braking performance of the 2019 Camaro coupe is pretty exceptional with its standard 12.6-inch front and 12.4-inch rear Brembo brakes that do a great job of stopping the car in a panic braking 60-0 mph scenario in just 103 feet. The V6 powered Camaro stopped at an equally impressive braking distance of 111 feet. The lightweight construction of the car aids in achieving superior performance in this department. 

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

BMW 2-Series 230i

Brake Rotors - Front (in)

12.6

12.6

12.6

12.3

Brake Rotors - Rear (in)

12.4

12.6

12.6

11.4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,354

3,894

3,532

3,373

60-0 mph (ft)

103

104

106

113

The rivals of the Camaro also offer impressive performance in the braking department, with the Dodge Challenger traveling just a foot more than the Camaro, while the pony car from Ford takes three more feet. The BMW 2-series on the other hand has the longest stopping distance in this comparison, although it still is very impressive for its class. 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The smaller capacity forced induction engines of the Camaro might be expected to return high fuel efficiency but sadly it does not live upto the expectations in this regard. The base engine is rated for just 20 mpg by the EPA while the V6 is rated for 16/27/20 mpg for city/highway/combined driving conditions. The large 19-gallon fuel tank remains standard though, which translates to a solid driving range of over 400 miles on a single tank of gas. 

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

BMW 2-Series 230i

MPG (City)

20

19

21

24

MPG (Highway)

30

30

31

35

MPG (Combined)

23

23

25

28

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)

19.0

18.5

16.0

13.7

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

380 / 570 / 437

352 / 555 / 430

336 / 496 / 400

329 / 480 / 384

The Camaro in fact matches the fuel efficiency of the Challenger with a V6 engine under its hood. The Ford Mustang’s Ecoboost engine is a lot more frugal than either of those but the smaller gas tank limits the driving range. The coupe from Bavaria on the other hand is the most impressive in this regard but has the lowest fuel tank capacity which reduces the driving range by a considerable margin. 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Interior

7.6/10

The cabin of the 2019 Camaro does not give in to the modern-day trend of plenty and instead offers a simple and minimalistic appeal with an intent to limit the driver’s attention to driving and enjoying the car. It feels reminiscent of the old-school muscle car days in terms of design, especially with the round AC vents, the gauges, and the recessed dash. The controls aren’t most logically placed while the high window line and tiny rear window offer very poor outward visibility. 

Creature comforts are very limited to the lower trims and even the higher trims feel lackluster against the more modern rivals. In terms of space, the front seat offers an immense amount of space with very few areas of compromise, but things turn on its head in every other aspect. The rear seat is cramped and very difficult to get into for any young adult as well. The trunk is tiny at just over 9 cu-ft and the high liftover height isn’t very practical either. There also aren’t many storages or cubby holes and the ones on offer are quite shallow as well. 

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

BMW 2-Series 230i

Seating Capacity

4

5

4

4

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.5 / 55.0 / 43.9

39.3 / 58.5 / 42.0

37.6 / 56.3 / 44.5

40.1 / 54.4 / 41.5

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

33.5 / 50.3 / 29.9

37.1 / 53.9 / 33.1

34.8 / 52.2 / 30.6

36.5 / 53.4 / 33.0

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft)

9.1

16.2

13.5

13.8

The Ford Mustang in comparison has a pretty similarly sized cabin on offer with the front and rear seats offering only marginally better space. That being said, the trunk is a lot larger than the Camaro which is also matched by the BMW. The 2-series and the Challenger both offer a more usable and practical rear seat, while the Challenger has the largest cargo capacity on offer in this comparison. 

  • 8-way power front sport bucket seats
  • Heated and Ventilated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Tilt/Telescopic leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • LCD Driver Information Center
  • Driver Dead pedal

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2019 Camaro gets a standard 7-inch screen which is bumped to 8-inch on the top 3LT trim with the addition of a navigation system. The smartphone integration is standard across the range and the graphics and interface are all pretty neat and intuitive which gets the job done very nicely. The only downside to the system is the passenger side angle of the display which makes it difficult to use for the driver while on the move, luckily the voice commands work decently.

  • 8.0-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium infotainment system
  • 9-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible
  • Built-in navigation system
  • Chevrolet 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio w/12-month All Access trial subscription
  • Bluetooth audio streaming and enhanced voice recognition

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior

9.0/10

Chevrolet hasn’t gone soft in terms of exterior design for the Camaro like its rivals and continues to be aggressive and brash with sharp body lines that remind us of the older generations. The 2019 model year sees a cleaner and sleeker front end design while the rear end with dual exhaust tips and the chiseled and flared wheel arches provide a wide and imposing stance to the car. Only the 18-inch wheels are available as standard across the trims while the optional 20-inch 5-spoke gloss black wheels with red accents cost a whopping $3,195 extra. 

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

BMW 2-Series 230i

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,354

3,894

3,532

3,373

Length (in)

188.3

197.9

188.3

174.7

Width (in)

74.7

75.7

75.4

69.8

Height (in)

53.1

57.5

54.4

55.8

Ground Clearance (in)

4.3

5.2

5.4

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

116.2

107.1

105.9

The compact nature and the lightweight construction of the Camaro translate to the lightest car of the segment. The Dodge Challenger is obviously the largest and heaviest of the lot while the BMW 2-series is the most compact one here and yet manages to offer impressive cabin and luggage space. The BMW also offers the best ground clearance with Mustang and Challenger offering a similar ride height, while the 2019 Camaro has the lowest stance. 

  • Projector-beam headlights w/LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Heated power-adjustable auto-dimming outside mirrors
  • Front variable-speed intermittent wipers
  • 18-inch Silver-painted aluminum wheels

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Safety

8.6/10

The basic nature and limited safety features and driver aids available on the 2019 Camaro as the standard does not imply that the car isn’t safe as per the strict modern-day standards. In fact, the NHTSA has rated it with an overall 5-star rating while it also performed well in the safety tests conducted by the IIHS for the 2019 model year. Chevrolet does offer a handful of clever features that further add value to the car. 

  • StabiliTrak stability control system w/brake assist and traction control
  • Chevrolet Connected Access w/10 years of standard connectivity
  • OnStar connected services
  • Teen Driver mode
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • HD Rear Vision Camera

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Competition

9.3/10

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe vs Dodge Challenger Coupe

The large silhouette of the Dodge Challenger is equally iconic as that of the Camaro. Although the Challenger has a higher engine output from its larger V6 engine, the Camaro is quicker amongst the two while both the V6 and turbo-4 have identical fuel economy ratings. The Challenger has a considerably larger cabin and the trunk is almost twice that of the Camaro coupe. Both offer very limited creature comforts but the Camaro is a much superior handler in the corners, and therefore the preferred choice. 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe vs Ford Mustang Ecoboost Coupe

The Ford Mustang is also powered by a turbocharged engine which generates the highest power and torque figures in the segment. The Mustang although costs a bit more, is also quicker and far more frugal than the Camaro. The Camaro on the other hand has better driving dynamics to offer with a more aggressive styling as well. Both the muscle cars offer a similarly sized cabin but the larger trunk and a modern cabin offered by the Mustang make it worth the additional money over the Camaro.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe vs BMW 2-Series 230i Coupe

One of the best from America going up against one of the best from Germany, the BMW 2-series although costs a huge some over the Camaro’s top trim as well, but in return offers a lot of value as well and is probably the toughest competitor from Europe. In spite of the lower engine output, the BMW matches with the performance of the Camaro and returns a family sedan-like fuel economy as well. 

The braking performance may be average but the cabin build and material quality along with the latest cutting edge technology, feels a lot more premium and sophisticated. Add to that the long list of safety functions and the more practical and spacious cabin, the Bimmer is worth every penny of its asking price. That being said, the value that the Camaro offers at this price point is unparalleled and hence should be considered as a tie between the two.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most exciting muscle cars that one can buy at the price of a family sedan and yet have fun in it at a track day event. The powertrain offers impressive performance no matter the choice of engine or transmission. The restyled front end looks neat while the updated infotainment system works like a charm. The cabin may feel a bit limited in terms of features and space, but the tight chassis and dynamic handling do make it stand out against most of its rivals. If you are on the lookout for a performance coupe at a tight budget, look no further than the 2019 Camaro Coupe. 

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