2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

2019 MODEL
$37,000 - $42,000
INDIGO

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

Busting all norms of rationality with a hell yeah attitude, Chevy brings out the sixth generation of Camaro again. This year's Camaro was refreshed with a new front grill styling, a new rear fascia, updated infotainment system and more. The body has become more aerodynamic and the interior more tasteful. All the muscle maniacs can rest assure and get entertained by the new Camaro.

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Pros

Punchy V8 engine

Nimble handling with the adaptive suspension

Rich standard Feature list

Cons

Road visibility is compromised

Some controls are awkward to use

Rear seats are not habitable for adults

What's New?

New infotainment

Refreshed Design

A new front look and Rear Facias along with new design traces


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376

horsepower

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

455 lbs.-ft @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar, Independent front strut suspension w/heavy-duty anti-roll bar(optional)

suspension rear

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

brake rotors (f/r)

63/62.9

dimensions

wheelbase

110.7 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

53.1 in.

curb weight

3685 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

77 cu ft.

cargo volume

9.1 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/24 mpg

highway range

456 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe in Red Hot color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe in Satin Steel Gray Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe in Silver Ice Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe in Summit White color  2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe in Black color
Red Hot

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe SS

SS

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

$37,000 - $42,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2SS 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $42,000 MSRP (16/19/24) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4
1SS 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $37,000 MSRP (16/19/24) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 7, 2019


The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS comes in 2 trims starting with the base price of $41,995. Pony cars are all about big engines and this one is no different. The V8 powerplant churns out the 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic fills in the gap to complete the powertrain. The Camaro is a Rear Wheel Drive and there is no other option for the drivetrain.

As we all know muscle car rivalry is legendary! A Camaro is incomplete without a Challenger and a Mustang. The Ford Mustang GT and Dodge Challenger brings the cavalry to battle it out with the Camaro SS. Being the automotive Mecca, Germans are not far behind. The all-new M2 Competition is all set to join the battle. Now, without any delay let’s get into the meat of the car.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe Features

With a base price of $37,000, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS is offered in two trim options, the 1SS and 2SS. This 4 door coupe is blessed with Chevy's V8 engine and paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission, a crazy 10-speed automatic transmission is optional as well. The segregation of 1 and 2 characters are for a different set of standard equipment installed in the respective trim levels.

The 1SS got electronic parking brakes, track driving mode, mechanical slip differential, 8-inch infotainment screen and more. The 2SS receives an identical standard feature list with the goodness of lighting, technology, and convenience package, plus a rearview camera, display on the rear view mirror and more.

Trim

1SS

2SS

MSRP

$37,000

$42,995

Features

StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with

Unique interior accents and the Convenience and Lighting package

 

Traction control

Rear-camera mirror

 

Electronic parking brake

Performance data and video recorder

 

In-vehicle apps3 capable

GPS navigation

 

Limited-slip rear differential

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

Rear differential cooler

Illuminated vanity mirrors in the visors

 

Battery rundown protection

 

 

Rear stanchion spoiler

 

 

Front intermittent wipers

 

 

Electronic parking brake

 

 

Daytime Running Lamps, LED

 

 

Airbag system

 

 

Performance suspension

 

 

Body-color power outside mirrors

 

 

8 diagonal HD color touchscreen1

 

 

Bluetooth2 audio streaming for two active devices

 

We recommend

The SS buyers should go for the 1SS trim with the 1LE performance package. You will lose a $7,000 but it’s worth the money. Just the Recaro bucket seats and magnetic ride control are enough reasons to buy this package. Additionally, you will be entitled to Black Hood Wrap, Red calipers, Electronic Slip differential, Dual Exhaust mode, performance tuned suspension and more.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 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 Performance

Heir to Chevy's drag racer lineage, the Camaro SS is still as much of a muscle as it was in the late 60s. GM had 3 engine options reserved for the 2019 Camaro, out of which this one got the pinnacle. The 6.2L V8 is the best engine offered on the Camaro SS. The powerplant churns out a 455 horsepower and 455-pound-feet of torque. The sonorous engine roar is music to any muscle lover. All the pops and crackles sure will make some noise but its fun for you! The good news is that the exhaust is not an upgrade and the sound is not fabricated either.
The 6-speed automatic is smooth, the downshifts are feathery, the way it should be in a performance oriented car. However, you get an option for a crazy multi-clutch 10-speed automatic. In many ways, Camaro is more of a sports car in a Muscle car mystic.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

MSRP

$37,000

$38,995

$58,900

$35,355

Engine

Gas V8, 6.2L

6.4L V-8

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, 3.0 L

Premium Unlead 5.0L V8

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6 Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-speed Manual

Horsepower

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

485 @ 6100 rpm

405 hp @5230 rpm

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque

455 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

475 @ 4100 rpm

406 lb.-ft. @ 2350 rpm

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

This is a fight for the big guns with one-third of the competition featuring a V8 engine. The Challenger R/T is the most powerful muscle in the competition followed by the Mustang and the Camaro in the same order. The M2 despite priced over $55K is powerless against the other American Muscles. In terms of price, the Mustang brings more bang for the buck.


Acceleration

The V8 is not just about making cool noises, this Sports muscle is competitive and can mess with other coupes any day of the week and twice on Sunday. And it's not a brag, they have got the numbers. The Camaro manages to make the 60 mph test in under 4 seconds and as we all know Muscle car is built for drag races, the 12.3 second of quarter-mile run confirms they have not abandoned their roots.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

0-60 MPH

3.9 sec*

3.8 sec

4.0 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

12.3 sec @ 118 mph*

11.7

12.5 sec @ 113 mph

NA

Engine

6.2 Liter

NA

3.0 Liter

5.0 Liters

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

TBD

NA

8.4

TDB

Despite the lack of horsepower, the Beemer stands right next to its American rivals in terms of speed. It matches the Camaro with its 4-second acceleration. As for the fastest, the Dodge will win this Drag for sure. Mustang on the other hand sure is impressive but is a split second slower than the others.

Ride and Handling

This angry looking car is calm behind the wheel, everything is controllable with an optimum level of feedback. You get three drive modes Touring, Sport, and Track. Touring is the civilized alter ego with mild engine growls and light steering wheel. The Sport and Track mode brings in the beastly persona with more aggressive senses, a loud engine orchestra, and a tighter steering feel.

Highway cruising is a joy in the Camaro. It has a central balance with a good center of gravity so no matter if you are overtaking or cruising in your own speed, the Camaro will not disappoint. Behind the wheel, it looks as aggressive as its front end. One always have a good view of the steering with the road, its like you are driving in a VR game. This might as well be a discouraging factor since it impairs with the road visibility but it's better than the Challenger who's visibility issue is more severe.

Braking

Sure it looks mean and drives like a fighter jet but you won't be driving the Camaro senselessly on a regular day. It can be a daily driver if you got the taste and money. The Camaro weighs a little over 3600 pounds which is ok for muscle car cosmetics. The front and the back rotors are rated at 13.6 inches and 13.3 inches respectively. Well, the braking prowess is always judged by the panic brake test, the Camaro's 149 feet of braking distance is great for a muscle car decelerating from 70 mph. The pedal feels composed for the majority of the time but feels softer on slow speed.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Brake Front (in.)

13.6

14.2

15.7

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

13.3

13.8

15

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3685

4232

3600

3705

70-0 MPH (ft.)

149

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Challenger carries a lot of weight but is blessed with bigger rotors so it's expected to perform well. Camaro, on the other hand, weighs 3685 pounds and is in the same league as the M2 Competition. The Mustang's 3705 pounds makes it a heavy car but not like the Challenger.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe Fuel Economy

Let's get one thing straight, a muscle car shopper won't care much about fuel economy. These gas guzzling V8 got an appetite for fuel. In the city don't expect anything more than 16 mpg mileage while this number could be expanded to 25 mpg on the highway. Combined the 19 mpg mileage is ok as per the muscle car norms. German muscles might boast a posh price tag but they are more efficient as well.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

MPG (city)

16

14

18

15

MPG (highway)

25

23

26

25

MPG (combined)

19

17

21

18

The BMW M2 is the most fuel-efficient car in the lot. Its 18 mpg of city mileage is great compared to other cars in the lot. On the highway, this number is stretched to 21 mph, hence a respectable 21mpg of combined mileage. As for the other cars, they would be ranked as a Camaro, Mustang, and the Challenger in the same order.
 

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 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

The exterior's rebel persona leaks into the interior design as well. There are a lot of elements with intense styling like the steering wheel, dash, and odd placement of AC vents, all with the pony car aggression. The features list is rich but the placement is not that smart, it will take a few trials before being completely acquainted with all buttons. The seating position though feels more like build for taller people. Then you have the telescopic steering wheel which feels good and can be tilt adjusted to secure the ideal driving position.

The front cabin is cozy but feels packed due to the rebel styling. You get 38.5 inches of headroom, 55-inch shoulder room, and 43.9 inches of legroom on the front cabin. The rear cabin is not sensible, there is barely any legroom for an adult, it's a good thing if you have children otherwise Camaro kills practicality with the rear seats.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Passenger capacity

4

5

4

4

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

38.5/55/43.9

39.3/58.5/42

40.1/54.4/41.5

37.6/56.3/45.1

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

33.5/50.3/29.9

37.1/53.9/33.1

36.5/53.4/33

34.8/52.2/29

The front cabin space is decent for the Mustang but the rear seats suffer with the similar germ as the Camaro. The Challenger, on the other hand, delivers a seating for 5 with decent legroom and headroom space.

Interior Features

  • 6-speaker audio system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable
  • SiriusXM Radio trial
  • Bluetooth
  • Antenna, integral rear window
  • Fin-style antenna
  • Front bucket seats
  • 8-way power driver seat
  • 6-way power front passenger seat
  • Rear folding bench seat
  • Front carpeted floor mats
  • Dead pedal, driver
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Manual tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
  • 8" diagonal color Driver Information Center
  • Compass display
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Cruise control

Infotainment

The Camaro gets a new 3 Plus infotainment 8-inch system. The new infotainment is easy to use and responsive but the odd angle limits an easy access. Smartphone Integration features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard for both 1SS and 2SS. The navigation system has been simplified for better use.

Cargo volume

Being practical is where Muscle car hits a dead end. Same as the rear seats there is no cargo volume, even by the muscle car standards. The 9.1 cubic feet is less than most muscle cars in the market. Even the well-rounded Mustang delivers more than 10 cubic feet of cargo. This gets worst with the subpar cabin utility, we would suggest to not carry a lot of personal belongings in the Camaro. But hey, you can always put to use the impractical rear seats for extra luggage.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

9.1

16.2

13.8

13.5

The Camaro features the smallest trunk volume. The Dodge is the biggest and also flaunts a long and wide cargo bay of 16.2 cubic feet. The Beemer and the Mustang deliver a similar boot space.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 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

As if the jump from 5th to 6th generation was not bold enough, the 2019 Camaro gets a fresh front and rear fascia, a new hood scoop, more aerodynamic body, and more details visible with a closer look. The design is still inspired by the 60's, and it's better than ever. The violent grill and bulky muscles look like the Camaro is high on a protein shake. It's good that the retro look is backed with a lot of modern customization options. There is an army of alloy option on the Camaro, options for body color hood vents, and vibrant paint options like Hyper Blue, and Garnet Red. Dimensions and Weight

The hood looks a little short for Muscle car standard, the result of 188 inches of total length. As for the width and height, they are rated at 74.7 and 53 inches. Away from the Challenger's boat like body, the Camaro kept it compact resulting in its 110.7 inches of wheelbase. Be prepared for a wider turning radius while maneuvering the SS though.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Curb weight (lbs.)

3685

4232

3600

3705

Length(in)

188.3

197.9

176.2

188.3

Width(in)

74.7

75.7

73

75.4

Height(in)

53.1

57.5

55.5

54.4

Ground clearance (in)

TBD

5.3

4.8

TBD

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

116.2

106

107.1

Track width (in) F/R

63.0/62.9

63.4/63.8

62.2/63

62.3/64.9

Hands down the Challenger is the most sizeable muscle in this competition which results in more cargo and passenger volume. On the other hand, the Camaro and Mustang are evenly matched in terms of dimensions. The BMW being the shortest is also the tallest coupe in the lot.

Exterior Features

  • 20" bright, 5-spoke, Silver-painted aluminum wheels with summer-only tires
  • 245/40ZR20 front and 275/35ZR20 rear blackwall, summer-only run-flat tires
  • Rear stanchion spoiler
  • Body-color power outside mirrors
  • Front intermittent wipers

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe Safety

The Camaro is yet to undergo any third party crash testing. However, the 2018 model received the highest Good rating for the driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front, Moderate Overlap Front side also lands the same rating on the IISH crash test. There are a lot of safety features listed as standard.

Safety Features

  • Electronic parking brake
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Airbag system
  • OnStar & Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Chevrolet Connected Access capable
  • Teen Driver
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Seat belts, 3-point, all positions includes front seat driver and front passenger seat belt pretensioners
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Trunk emergency release handle

No IIHS and NHTSA Ratings available.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe Competition

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

Being the long-term rivals the Challenger has got the Camaro on its toes. The price might be on the higher side but the Challenger is more macho than the Camaro and we are not talking about its secured retro look. The Camaros is pushed by a lesser number of horses which clearly earns Dodge an edge in a drag. Challenger also is a big car offering more space and practicality, so it might just be a better choice as a daily driver. Then again Camaro far outshines the Challenger with its driving prowess, it easily cut corners without compromising vision.
So, if you are buying a muscle for the sheer pleasure of driving without thinking about practicality then Camaro is your car.

BMW M2

BMW named M2 "Competition" for a reason, this car literally knocks other muscles out of the park. Though the others are more powerful and might win in a drag, BMW made a well-rounded machine. It's lighter and more agile, the reason it matches Camaro's acceleration. The M2's feature list is rich and far exceed that of the Camaro and then you have better mileage to make your choice clear.
However, price is a big factor you got to pay $16 K more for a less powered car so be prepared before you get your wallet out.

Ford Mustang GT

Rivals from the past the Ford Mustang is Camaro's nemesis. Chevy built the Camaro more like a sports car and the Mustang is a well-rounded daily driver with more livable composition. It boasts a lesser price tag while delivering more power. The rear seats are jammed but can be used unlike the Camaro's seat for children. Both cars have a V8 engine and can conjure the muscle car persona and performance.
Considering everything the Mustang GT matches the Camaro on every level but the better space and practicality makes it the better car between the two.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe Final Verdict

Rocking the 70s outline with futuristic tweaks, the Camaro is more like a sports car than a pure pony beast. This is the 6th generation of this muscle lineup and feels like an alienated version of 70s muscle. The V8 engine is powerful and sounds macho for the majority of the time. Every performance purist will sure love the sonorous engine sound plus the blasting acceleration adds the icing on the cake. It drives like most coupes in the segment, all the hate for its drivability has vanished over time.

Cruising on the highway and maneuvering in the city comes easily to the Camaro. However, its hindering practicality with inhabitable rear seats and miniature cargo space. Considering the price and performance, the Camaro goes toe to toe with its rivals. So if you are a lone wolf who loves to growl without concerning about practicality than say a Hell yeah1 to the Camaro.