Looking at today’s trends, the muscle car should have vanished, becoming a victim of increasingly high fuel economy standards. But in fact, there are more options than before, whether you are looking for a sleek but efficient package, or something ready to take to the dragstrip over the weekend. With rivals like the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang continuing increasing the battle, Chevy isn’t retreat; the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro horsepower and torque have not changed, but it gets styling updated and the next-generation infotainment system. Unlike classic muscle cars over the past few decades, the 2019 Camaro is also easier and more fun to drive every day, while still adding high-tech infotainment and safety features.
NEW FOR 2019
- New front-end styling, including the fascia, grille, dual-element headlamps, LED signature lighting and hood; specific fascia and headlamp designs for LS, LT and RS trims
- LED headlamps and turn signals on LT; RS features LED light bar, turn signals and daytime running lamps
- New rear fascia and sculpted LED taillight with red lensesNew 20-inch wheel design for RS package
- Chevrolet Infotainment systems featuring 7-inch or 8-inch color touchscreen, depending on the model; system offers greater personalization and more intuitive user interface. Leverages Cloud connectivity to enhance personalization, navigation, voice recognition, apps and more. Navigation available
- Revised ambient lighting with new blended color choices
- Turbo 1LE package. It leverages the strong performance and ideal weight distribution enabled by Camaro’s 2.0L turbocharged engine and combines it with a tailored suspension package derived from the other 1LE models to offer track-capable performance.
- SS-style split front/rear tire sizes: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear)
- 2.0L turbo engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm)
- Heavy-duty brake package with low-metallic performance pads
- Nearly 50/50 weight balance
- Driver Mode Selector with new Track Mode
- Competition Mode within the Driver Mode Selector Sport and Track Modes that includes performance instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights and more
- Available Recaro seats, sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and sueded shift knob
There are four engines available for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. Standard on the LS and LT is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder producing a muscular 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 1LT and 2LT models can be equipped with the 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. It has more power but less torque than the 4-cylinder and offers cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy. But it’s not Camaro without V8, and the Camaro SS 6.2-liter V8, which is shared with the Corvette, pumping out 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the Camaro ZL1 and you get a 650-horsepower supercharged version of the V8, making it the most powerful Camaro ever. All engines paired to a 6-speed manual that includes automatic rev-matching on V8 models or an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The ZL1 models get an optional 10-speed automatic.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (LS, LT)
275 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000-4,500 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 5.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 13.8 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 13.8 sec @ 100 mph
Top speed: 145 mph
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 mpg (automatic), 20/30 mpg (manual)
3.6-liter V6 (LS, LT)
335 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm
284 lb-ft of torque @ 5,300 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/29 mpg (automatic), 16/27 mpg (manual)
6.2-liter V8 (SS)
455 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
455 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 3.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 8.8 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 12.2 sec @ 118 mph
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/27 mpg (automatic), 16/24 mpg (manual)
6.2-liter supercharged V8 (ZL1)
650 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
650 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 8.2 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 12.0 sec @ 122 mph
Top speed: 191 mph
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 mpg (manual), 13/21 mpg (automatic)
While the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro body reminiscent of the 1960s era, the interior is a much more modern. Just like other pony-car, you do suffer from limited visibility, but Chevy has added useful tech features, such as blind-spot detection, to help overcome that concern. On the other hand, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro gets the company 3rd-generation infotainment technology, operated through a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, depending on the trim. Seats are comfortable and supportive, with lots of bolstering on sport packages. Heated and ventilated front power seats are standard on the 2LT trim. As always, the back seats are comically small and better suited for cargo.
TRIM LEVELS & PRICING
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is available as a four-seat coupe or convertible body style. It offered in seven trim level: 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 1SS, 2SS and ZL1. The 1, 2, 3 designations represent levels of equipment with several optional packages and stand-alone features to help you customize your Camaro.
The base 1LS (coupe only) come with standard equipment that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, a limited-slip differential (manual), a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and adjustable driving modes. Technology equipment includes Bluetooth, OnStar emergency communications, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system.
The 1LT adds remote start, six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, satellite radio and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 2LT adds dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Both the 1LT and 2LT can be equipped with the Technology package, which adds an 8-inch MyLink touchscreen with more connectivity features and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
The 3LT includes the Technology package contents along with GPS navigation, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and illuminated vanity mirrors in the visor. The Convenience and Lighting package for the 3LT will get you heated, auto-dimming side mirrors, rear parking sensors, a larger, color information display in the gauge cluster, driver-seat memory functions, a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, and wireless smartphone charging, along with some aesthetic upgrades. Also included in this package is active safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert and forward-collision warning. The 3LT also has unique interior options.
The RS package adds 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, a special grille and a rear decklid spoiler, it is available for 1LT, 2LT and 3LT cars. With the RS package, you are eligible to opt for the Heavy-Duty Cooling and Braking package, which adds an external oil cooler, a higher-capacity cooling system and four-piston front brakes.
The 1LE Track Performance package (coupe only) adds the RS and Heavy-Duty Cooling and Braking packages contents, plus a limited-slip differential with cooler, sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch forged alloy wheels with wider summer tires, a mechanical limited-slip differential, a short-throw shifter, a track-cooling package, a dual-mode exhaust (V6 only), special aerodynamic spoilers and a satin black hood. Inside, there is a suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and suede-wrapped shifter. Recaro sport seats for the front can also be added to the 1LE package.
The 3LT with the 1LE and Convenience and Lighting packages, you can add a performance data and video recorder, which both records video and data to an SD card and offers more performance data displays on the infotainment screen.
The 1SS gets a 6.2-liter V8, 20-inch wheels, the four-piston Brembo brakes, performance suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential, upgraded engine and oil cooling, a Track driving mode, a rear spoiler, xenon headlights and nicer gauges. Inside, you get an upgraded 8-inch infotainment system, improved driver information display and the six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. The 2SS includes most of the features from the 3LT trim along with the Convenience and Lighting package and unique interior accents. The 2SS also receives a rear-camera mirror, which displays on the rearview mirror, improving rear visibility at the cost of true depth perception.
The SS 1LE Track Performance package adds six-piston Brembo brakes, Magnetic-Ride Control suspension with adaptive dampers, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, different forged alloy wheels, upgraded performance tires, the Recaro sport seats and the LT’s 1LE package.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, launch control and all of the 2SS and SS 1LE features, except the cosmetic differences. The ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance package adds 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with wider tires, special race-oriented suspension dampers, a carbon-fiber hood and rear spoiler, and tinted taillights. With the ZL1 1LE package, a fixed rear seat is also available.
Other available extras include a sunroof, a performance exhaust (V6 and V8 models), and a nearly endless catalog of aesthetic customization options.
2019 CHEVROLET CAMARO PRICING
MSRP (include the $995 destination charge)