2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2019 MODEL
$31,500 - $37,000
INDIGO

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

It looks menacing and drives like a stallion but do the Camaro has what it takes to beat those sensible cars out there? With times the Camaro has shredded its beefy muscles and flat mouth grill. The Camaro has been carried forward this year with subtle tweaks on the front and rear fascia and updated infotainment. The convertible model runs parallel to its coupe counterpart and has the same capabilities. 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.

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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?

Changes on the Front and rear fascia

1LE Track Package is available for Inline-4 cylinder trims

Updated infotainment


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31500

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

top speed

190 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122

horsepower

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.5/63.7

dimensions

wheelbase

110.7 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

52.9 in.

curb weight

3627 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

93 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.9 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

3.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

141 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/30 mpg

highway range

570 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible LT

LT

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

$31,500 - $37,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $31,500 MSRP (20/23/30) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4
2LT 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $33,500 MSRP (20/23/30) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4
3LT 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $37,000 MSRP (16/20/27) 335 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 2, 2019


Away from the powertrain option, there is an army of interior and exterior add ons but personalizing will require a high budget away from the car's original price tag.The Convertible Camaro flips a bird to other muscles in the competition. Ford's Mustang gives a tough fight to the Camaro. There are a couple of German drop tops that you cannot ignore. The Mercedes Benz C Class and BMW 2 series go neck to neck with Chevy's beast.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Features

The 2019 Convertible Camaro’s configuration is similar to its coupe version. You the convertible option in three trims, the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. The base 1LT trim starts at $31,000 and harbors a 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 engine and an option for the 3.6L V6 engine. The 1,2, and 3 prefixes is used to denote the different standard feature list devised by the Chevy. There are a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an option for 8-speed automatic.

Trim

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP

$31,000

33,500

$37,000

Key

Features

Six-way power-adjustable passenger seat

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Heated steering wheel

 

Remote start

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Rear parking sensors

 

Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters

Heated and ventilated front seats

Forward collision warning

 

Rearview camera

Leather upholstery

Wireless smartphone charging

 

Cruise control

 

Rear cross-traffic alert

 

7-inch touchscreen

 

Blind-spot monitoring

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

 

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 

Six-way power-adjustable passenger seat

 

Driver-seat memory functions

 

Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters

 

Color information display in the gauge cluster

 

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

 

Head-up display

We’d Recommend:

If you are going for the base Camaro go no further than the 1LT, though make sure to add the Technology package.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 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

Muscle car ruled the American street for the majority of the 70s, its badass attitude and ego pleasing power were what brought fame to the Camaro. Today, the Camaro has changed a lot, it has managed to become more sophisticated and acquired good goad manners along the way. The base Camaro engine hides a 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 engine mated to a 6-speed stick shift transmission. You also have the option for a big gun 3.6L V6 engine which drills ours 335 horsepower and 285-pound feet of torque.

You have two choices of transmission one is the slick 6-speed manual and a low-ratio s-speed automatic. Power might not the best in this entry-level muscle segment but it's sufficient to counter the city’s traffic. The engine is full of life and is very vocal about it. Camaro is a rear wheel drive.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

MSRP

$31,500

$31,180

$51,850

$41,100

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 Turbo engine

2.3L, Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 engine

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 engine

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

275hp @ 5600

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

255 hp @ 5800

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 3000-4500

350 lb-ft. @ 3000 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1800

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

Acceleration

Muscle buyers are fond of big guns so V8’s will be the probable preference, however, you might not find that kind of power on the 1LT trim but the V6 engine gets the job done as well. From a standstill, Camaro attains the speed of 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. For the quarter mile run, this pony took 14 seconds in total, a tad less than its coupe counterpart due to coupe’s better aerodynamics.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.0 sec

6.1 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter mile

14 second

13.0 sec

14.1 sec

12.7 sec

Engine

2.0 Liters

2.3L

2.0 Liters

2.0 Liters

Emission

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

7.1

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 as well. However, the convertible version is hounded by cowl shake because of lack of chassis rigidity.

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

Braking dynamics are strong and quite controllable on the Camaro. The pedal is composed and inspires confidence. There is a sense of predictability too with the sports pedal. If you pair in the 1LE Package the braking dynamics become better. From the speed of 60 mph, the Camaro halts precisely at 129 feet.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

13

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

12.6

11.8

11.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3627

3706

3894

3680

60-0 MPH (ft.)

129

106

153 (70-0)

113

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Fuel Economy

Camaro is known for an appetite for gas and has been shamed a lot in the past years for it. But the new generation is equally efficient like an executive sedan. The base engine will settle your dreams of rocking a pony car and at the same time don’t burn a hole in your pocket. In the city, the base Camaro musters 20 mpg of city mileage and 30mpg of the highway. Together you an expect a 23 mpg of total mileage which is pretty decent r a muscle.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

MPG (city)

20

20

21

24

MPG (highway)

30

28

29

34

MPG (combined)

23

23

24

27

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 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 aggressive styling, particularly in regard to visibility. Chief rivals are far less compromised”-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Inside the canvas shell sits a modernized interior, everything looks good but it doesn’t feel that expensive. There are a lot of hard plastic touches but their built is rather strong. Features like AC vents and climate control are futurist and may impress even a German designer. Though, 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 be overlooked, its impairs with healthy visibility. The cabin is not that spacious but doesn’t feel packed too, its adequate for a car built for two but marketing it for 4 is a comical statement.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

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

38.5/55/43.9

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.8/54.8/42.0

40.5/54.4/41.5

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

33.4/TBD/29.9

35.7/44.7/29.2

35.6/51.7/32.0

31.8/42.2/31.8

Infotainment System

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 awkward 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.

Interior Features

  • Front Seatback Storageyes
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Cupholders
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Sun Sensor
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Front Door Pockets
  • Dual Vanity Mirrors

Cargo

Practicality is where Camaro hits a dead end, it’s a tad lower than the coupe due to the convertible mechanism takin up space. The 7.3 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 baggage. However, you can use unrealistic seats to do that job for you.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

7.3

13.5

8.8

11.8

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Exterior

A modern take on 1960s cool, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro prioritizes sleek and sporty over space and function”- The Car Connection

Design and Styling

Some might not like the idea of a convertible muscle but its ability to turn heads is unparallel. 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 70s American lineage with some fine-tuning signifying Chevy modernized style. Have a good look at the rear end you will find the thin 3D taillights rocking a daunting stance. The hip bumpers are a bit of a shock but it contributes to the overall look. There is not much of a change on the metal sheet of the Camaro but little nips and tucks on the front and rear fascia, hood scoop, and a more aerodynamic body.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

3627

3706

3894

3680

Length(in)

188.3

188.5

184.5

174.7

Width(in)

74.7

75.4

71.3

69.8

Height(in)

52.9

54.9

55.3

55.6

Ground clearance (in)

TBD

NA

3.8

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

107.1

111.8

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

62.5/63.7

62.3/64.9

61.5/60.9

59.9/61.3

Exterior Dimensions

The convertible looks like a homegrown celebrity on the American spoil. Considering the dimensions it’s a full 10 inches shorter than a full-sized executive. For the record, 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

  • 20" 5-Spoke Gloss Black Wheels W/Red Outline Stripe
  • Performance Wheel Center Caps
  • Wicker Bill
  • Body-Color Blade Spoiler
  • Body-Color Painted Splash Guards

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Safety

Similar to the coupe variant the convertible Camaro is yet to undergo any crash testing. Though the IIHS rated the 2018 variant as Good for driver and passenger side which is the highest they do. When you talk about features you got the 3LT trim with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and more.

  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • 2 Front Headrests
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Competition

Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Camaro’s long term nemesis comes from the Ford garage. The Mustang is every bit of a muscle as the Camaro. It has abandoned its retro shell to become something more futuristic, kind of what Camaro is doing. Both convertibles are evenly matched but in terms of pony power, Mustang has got an edge over Chevy. Both cars have a similar fuel economy though Ford gets one up when it comes to practicality with its large cargo.

The Camaro is a fine pony in the muscle country but in terms of deliverables, the Mustang is the way to go.

BMW 2 Series

In the race of all American muscles, the BMW sneaks in with a wild-card. The BMW is less powerful yet boasts a higher price. The price might seem too farfetched but your opinion will change the moment you step into the cabin and fire up the car. BMW’s designers have done a great job crafting a well laid out cabin which this American muscle won't match. Also, the Beemer is more efficient and practical.

A person shopping in the muscle showroom may not be intrigued by a BMW. Its way too overpriced and doesn’t have the devilish persona of a muscle.

Mercedes Benz C300

Another German equating its macho against the street breed Camaro. However, with that price, it has taken things to the extreme. Mercedes doesn’t have the power either. The interior is tasteful and feels premium to the hardest plastic on the dash, compared with the Camaro the interior the Mercedes is way too upmarket.

Buying a Mercedes is like adopting a luxury while going with the Camaro like making a bold statement to the futurist designing.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Final Verdict

The Camaro is more than your usual muscle, it’s a lifestyle which one opts without concerning himself with the society’s senses. The Camaro convertible adds spunk to the muscle car demeanor. As a daily driver, the base Camaro does a great job. It has enough power and efficiency to pull off the chores of a family car. The poor cargo space and cramped rear seats may lower your confidence in the Camaro. In drag, the Camaro might not win but its power will not disappoint it will surely close the gap in a longer contest.

Camaro is an ideal muscle car with sufficient power and ergonomic numbers. You will live your teenage dream without compromising your family’s comfort.