2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe

Pros: Surprisingly peppy base engines; strong performance of V8 models; decent ride quality for the class

Cons: Tight rear leg room; small trunk opening with high liftover; poor visibility

CG Says: The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro has few changes. The 1LE package is now available for the super-performance ZL1 model. For the ZL1, the 1LE package includes a carbon-fiber rear wing, suspension upgrades, and other performance mods. Chevy’s sporty/performance coupe and convertible were redesigned for 2016. With its impressive roster of engine choices–a 275-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four, 335-hp 3.6-liter V6, 455-hp 6.2-liter V8, or 640-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8–the Camaro can be tailored to a range of sporty-car tastes and budgets. The new-generation Chevrolet Camaro is smaller, lighter, and more technologically advanced than its predecessor, and the addition of the ZL1 bolsters its already sterling performance credentials. Some testers grumble about the Camaro’s low, visibility-impeding roofline (a design characteristic carried over from the previous-gen Camaro) and stingy backseat/trunk space, but those quirks aren’t uncommon in this class. Camaro offers a compelling blend of technology, performance, style, and refinement–in any of its forms, it’s a worthy competitor to the arch-rival Ford Mustang, and a must-see when shopping sporty two-doors.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices 1LS coupe: $26,900
1LS convertible: $32,900
1LT coupe: $27,695
1LT convertible: $33,695
2LT coupe: $31,495
2LT convertible: $36,695
1SS coupe: $37,995
1SS convertible: $43,995
2SS coupe: $42,995
2SS convertible: $48,995
ZL1 coupe: $62,495
ZL1 convertible: $68,495

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (1LS, 1LT, 2LT)
Horsepower
275
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-31

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8 (1SS, 2SS)
Horsepower
455
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (ZL1)
Horsepower
640
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
13-14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21