2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

2019 MODEL
$43,000 - $48,000 See Inventory Prices

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

Very few muscle cars have stood the test of time since their glory days of the 60’s. Everyone thought that muscle cars would soon die out post the oil crisis. However, the Camaro SS is one of the few legends that disagrees. Still going strong today, along with the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger, it is here to prove its will to adapt and survive.

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Pros

Powerful V6 and V8 engines

Sharp and nimble handling

Beautiful styling

Great value, thanks to a plethora of standard equipment

Cons

Poor visibility with the top up

Interior quality feels shoddy

Limited trunk space

What's New?

A new facelift on all versions

Intuitive 10-speed automatic transmission

Upgraded Infotainment system (Chevrolet Infotainment 3)


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43000

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu. in.

horsepower

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

455 lb.-ft. @ 4400 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

52.9 in.

curb weight

3956 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

77 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

16 /24 /19 mpg

ev range

304 mi.

highway range

456 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./60000mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Styles

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Black

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible 1SS

1SS

power
455 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19

$43,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1SS 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $43,000 MSRP (16/19/24) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm6.2V-8premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible 2SS

2SS

power
455 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19

$48,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2SS 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $48,000 MSRP (16/19/24) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm6.2V-8premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial July 8, 2019


While the Camaro has always been a charm in many of its previous generations, this new one certainly takes the cake. No matter if you get the subtle V6 or the havoc V8, you are surely not disappointed the first time you turn the key. The convertible adds a new flair to the already beautiful coupe. It also gets a big overhaul in the performance and infotainment department.

If nothing else, the Camaro SS certainly lives up to its grandpa’s legacy of the 1960s. It is fun to drive, handles smoothly and looks stunning as ever. It is now in the top of the muscle and sports car food chain, breaking ground into a segment of cars way above its price tag.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible
Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible Dashbord

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Features

The Camaro Convertible comes in three variants- LT, SS, and ZL1. A different engine powers each trim. You get a 3.6L V6 on the LT, which is more than enough if you want to play around with a little bit of energy. For any severe track day, you can pick the 6.2 L V8 for the SS. However, if you are truly serious about winning against top-notch dragsters, you can go for the insanely powerful turbocharged 6.2L V8 on the ZL1, delivering a massive 655 hp to the rear wheels.

There is a lot of standard equipment, much of it already packed within the base trim. All three Camaros have some modern touches to them, which includes a brand new front and rear facelift and GM's brand new Infotainment 3 system.

Trim Camaro LT Camaro SS
MSRP $31,500 $43,000
Key Features 3.6L V6 engine

6.2L V-8 Engine

  Infotainment 3.0 20" silver aluminum Wheels
  Remote engine start Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
  Leather-wrapped steering wheel SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
  Driver and front passenger heated-cushion Heated mirrors
  Power Convertible top Power Convertible top
  Six-way power passenger seat Rear Park Assist Parking assist

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No matter which trim you pick, you get a fast Camaro. It is all a matter of how fast you want it. The SS has the best of both sides of the spectrum. You better go with the LT variant as the V6 packs enough punch for an everyday runabout and it comes loaded with decent creature comforts. For power-hungry peeps, the V8 powertrain makes more sense.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Engine

This strong performer blends speed with precision and enjoyment in a way that previous Camaros never did. The V8 is stout, but even the V6 and four-cylinder are punchy. Handling feels more precise with the smaller engines, but the V8 with its stickier tires exhibits higher limits. The V8's 10-speed automatic transmission is mighty impressive- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS engine Bay

The SS packs a mean 6.2L V8 that cranks out a whopping 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. It also comes equipped with a slick 10-speed automatic transmission which gives a tighter gear ratio to improve the Camaro's acceleration. Rear-wheel-drive is common to all trims. However, if all this doesn't fill your satisfaction criteria, you can always go for the immensely powerful ZL1 trim, which pumps up the oomph by producing 655 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The strong performance is blended with precision handling which Camaro's of the old-time was never able to do.

Models

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 230i Convertible

MSRP

$43,000

$31,180

$51,850

$41,100

Engine

6.2L V8

2.3L Turbocharged in-line 4

2.0L turbocharged in-line 4

2.0L turbocharged in-line 4

Transmission

10-speed automatic

6-speed manual

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power output(hp)

455

310

255

248

Torque(lb-ft)

455

350

273

258

The Ford Mustang is not as sharp as the Chevrolet Camaro, though it is a better all-rounder. The other two rivals don't even come close to the Chevrolet Camaro in terms of power output.

Acceleration

Putting the pedal down on the Camaro SS gives an instant off-the-line response. The car pushes you back against the seat as you accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds, demolishing the rest of the competition in sports car convertible segment. If you keep at it long enough, you can easily attain the top speed of 213 mph. The automatic transmission is faster than the manual is a straight line but hardcore enthusiasts may want to stick with the manual transmission.

Model

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 230i Convertible

0-60 mph

4.4 sec

5.0 sec

6.1 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter mile

12.4 sec

13.0

14.1 sec

12.7 sec

Engine

6.2L

52.3L

2.0L

2.0L

Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 at 15k mi/yr)

9.3

7.1

7.38

6.5

Only a few of the cars at this price point - aside from the Ford Mustang offers as much oomph as the Camaro.  The Mercedes C 300 cabriolet and BMW 230i is a second slower than the Chevrolet Camaro while they are priced higher.

Braking

2019 Chevrolet Camaro brake Callipers and Wheel rims

The Camaro is just as fast to stop as it is to go. The massive four-piston Brembo disc brakes offer almost instantaneous stopping power. The SS comes to a dead stop from 60 mph within just over 100 feet, making it the best braking car among all its rivals. The LT V6 stopped from 60 mph in 111 feet on its all-season tires, while the SS V8 stopped takes 102 feet with the stickies summer tires.

Model

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 230i Convertible

Front Brakes(in.)

13.6

12.6

13.0

12.3

Rear Brakes(in.)

13.3

12.6

11.8

11.4

Curb Weight(lbs)

3956

3706

3894

3680

60-0 mph(ft)

102

106

153(70-0)

113

Chevrolet Camaro with its higher weight is able to deliver a better braking performance when compared to the Europen rivals. The Ford Mustang takes the second spot in terms of braking performance.

Ride and Handling

The Camaro is a tamed beast and drives whichever way you want. Its ride is entertaining thanks to the upgraded brakes and suspension. Considering a massive V8 sits under the hood, it is surprising how well balanced it is. The steering is responsive and accurate with high stability, especially when you are driving on straight roads in long cruises.

The Camaro is a standout in its class, especially when outfitted with the track-oriented 1LE packages. Its handling is more precise than you'd expect from a big, heavy coupe. The V6 and four-cylinder models turn in brightly and feel light on their feet. The heavier V8 seems more inert yet also feels very capable and planted with high limits- Edmunds

There is minimal body roll at corners. The shifts feel smooth no matter whether you are stuck in traffic or blasting through the back roads. The tires have enough grip, but if you turn off the traction control, it is very easy to let the tail out for some drifting fun. For more sturdy handling, you can always opt for the Goodyear F1 Supercar tires.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Fuel Economy

All the power and performance within the Camaro doesn't come without a price. The V8 is a very thirsty piece of equipment, thus the mileage of the Camaro does suffer. It is perhaps at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fuel economy, with a combined EPA-rated mileage of 17.5 miles per gallon. Couple that with a shy 19.0 gallon tank, and you may have to fill up every 300 miles or so.

Model

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 230i Convertible

MPG(Highway)

19

29

21

24

MPG(City)

16

21

29

34

MPG(Combined)

17.5

24

24

27

In retrospect, the competition has much better fuel economy, with the EcoBoost having a combined rating of 24 mpg and the BMW 2-series ahead of the pack at 27 mpg.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Interior

This Camaro improves on its predecessor in many ways, but many elements still have us scratching our heads.-Edmunds

 Seating and Comfort

The interior is about average when it comes to the material and build. The Camaro SS is quite roomy since you sit very deep into the cockpit. The steering wheel and seats are adjustable to a variety of angles, making a person of any body type feel comfortable.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Cabin Space

One major flaw that it inherits from its previous generations is poor visibility. Other than the windshield, the view is very obstructed with pillars when the top is up. You may find yourself relying on the rear camera more often than not when backing up. Therefore, it is best to keep the roof down as much as possible.

Model

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 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

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

33.4/50.3/29.9

35.7/44.7/29.2

35.6/51.7/32.0

31.8/42.2/31.8

Interior Features

  • 8-way power-adjustable sport bucket seats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Enhanced 8" diagonal configurable display
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • Power outlet at the centre console
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Electric rear-window defogger
  • OnStar 4G LTE and Wifi hotspot connectivity
  • Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM radio

Infotainment System

The new and improved Chevrolet Infotainment 3.0 developed by GM is a big step up for the Camaro SS Convertible. The system provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. There is also a dedicated app to deliver real-time updates of your car's systems. Onstar is standard on all trims with 4G LTE connection and WiFi hotspot. The 8-inch touchscreen feels precise and fast to operate as well. The improved voice recognition means you can navigate across menus without ever taking a hand off the steering wheel.

The default audio system barely gets the job done due to a lot of noise making its way into the cabin. For improvement, you may opt for the Bose 9-speaker variant with active sound management. The SS has a rearview camera built into the rearview mirror, which displays the view on-screen in lower trims.

Cargo Volume

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Cargo Capacity

You may not find the Camaro very practical if you are carrying anything more than a backpack and a coffee cup. There are few dedicated storage spaces, with the overall cargo storage limited to 7.3 cubic feet even with the roof up. The competition fares way better with any other car having at least 12 cubic inches of boot space.

Model

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 230i Convertible

Storage Volume(ft.3)

7.3

13.5

12.7

13.7

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Seating and Interior
2019 Chevrolet Camaro Steering Wheel

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Exterior

The overall look of the 6th-generation Camaro continues to harken back to the classic 1969 edition, one of the most attractive muscle cars ever. -Kelley Blue Book

Design and Styling

The 2019 Camaro SS is somewhat divisive in its styling. The hardcore Camaro fan-base was shaken by the redesign of the front and rear bumpers at launch. To others, it is like much-needed plastic surgery. The design makes the Camaro look more sleek, keeping up with the modern times whilst carrying the 1969 muscle car legacy.

Chevrolet Camaro Front Emblem

It is certainly big and heavy like the Mustang, giving it the iconic gist. The design certainly gives it a more aggressive, gangster look. The body is wide with a massive 110.7-inch wheelbase and wide side-open doors. The 2019 Camaro best goes with darker color schemes such as Shadow Gray or Mosaic Black.

Model

Chevrolet SS Convertible

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

BMW 230i Convertible

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3956

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.)

53.1

54.9

55.3

55.6

Ground clearance(in.)

N/A

5.4

3.8

5.5

Wheelbase(in.)

110.7

107.1

111.8

105.9

Track Width(in.) F/R

65.9/63.7

62.3/64.9

61.5/60.9

59.9/61.3

Exterior Features

  • 20-inch 5-spoke silver-plated aluminium wheels
  • Power-folding convertible top with rear window defogger
  • Stanchion rear spoiler
  • Blackwall summer-only run-flat tires
  • Body-colored power-adjustable mirrors
  • Variable speed wipers and washers

 

Chevrolet Camaro Front View
Chevrolet Camaro Rear VIew
Chevrolet Camaro Front Grille
Chevrolet Camaro

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Safety

The 2019 Camaro SS scored 5-star in the NHTSA safety tests. IIHS gave it a Good' for all except the roof strength test, which received an Acceptable' rating. Front collision test was not conducted since the Camaro doesn't feature an automatic emergency braking system. More advanced features such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are also absent. This shows that while the Camaro may keep the driver and passengers safe in case of an accident, it does little to prevent the situation.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro IIHS

Safety Features

  • Electric parking brakes
  • Daytime-running LED lamps
  • StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control
  • Dual-stage driver side airbags for front, knee, head and thorax
  • Dual-stage passenger side airbags for front, knee, head and thorax
  • 3-point seat belts and LATCH for rear seats
  • Configurable Teen Driver mode for pesky buggers
  • HD rear vision camera
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Trunk emergency release handle

 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible vs Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Both the Camaro and the Mustang are from the muscle car hay days of the 1960s. While the Mustang has lowered its stride and traded some performance for a lot of practicality, the Camaro still remains the fun car to drive as was its predecessor of 1969. On the track, it easily beats the Ford thanks to its superior engine and better handling, but if you want an everyday cruiser with icing of driving pleasure, you are better off with the Mustang.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Vs Ford Mustang

Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible vs Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

While the Camaro SS Convertible is more than $8,000 cheaper than the Merc, it provides a better performance package. The looks differ as well, with the Camaro being more savage while the C300 on the gentleman side. You might prefer the C-series for it's for its large collection of safety features and a slightly more intuitive infotainment system. But if it is raw, the unbridled speed you want, you are making the right choice picking the Camaro.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible vs BMW 230i Convertible

The BMW 2-series is superior to the Chevy in a number of ways. It has a better fuel economy and a handful of collision-avoiding equipment. It is also cheaper than the Camaro SS at $41,100, with even more money saved in federal taxes due to fewer emissions. Although the Camaro may dominate it on a track or drag strip any day, its practicality makes it suitable for a more rational  audience.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible vs BMW 230i Convertible

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Final Verdict

The 2019 Camaro SS Convertible is certainly Old Testament in the sports convertible segment. It is big, loud and not afraid to throw down when it comes to going fast. It is a pony car that offers a package rekindling the fire lighted by its forefathers, and it does so with a lot of modern touches the 21st century has to offer. It may be a bit cumbersome to operate day-in and day-out, but breaking ground with supercars for the likes of Ferrari and Porsche certainly helps it earn a lot of respect.