2016 Chevrolet CamaroJohn W - Jacksonville, FL10/22/2016
The car is loaded with tech to both improve safety and driver experience. The car is very quick and responsive. Overall, it is a blast to drive and will put a smile on your face every time you press the start button.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Overview
When it comes to performance automobiles with reasonable price tags, the two vehicles that are perhaps most synonymous with the pony car category are the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. Perhaps it's fitting then that back in 1966 when Chevy released the first version of its now long-running sports car that it was intended to provide competition to the Mustang. And it did so with a bang. According to parent company General Motors' sales reports, the Camaro moved nearly 221,000 units in its first model year - a number which was eclipsed over the next two years until sales leveled off in 1970. Currently, the Camaro is in its sixth generation of development, and the 2016 model is the first of this generation.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro History
Production began on the Camaro sports car in 1966 and ended in 2002 because of low sales. After an eight-year hiatus, Chevy relaunched the model in 2010 with a complete redesign. The automaker helped hype the Camaro's return by striking a deal to place the car as a character in the 2007 film Transformers and subsequent films in the series. Note the following about the most recent model:
The 2016 Camaro - and start of the vehicle's sixth generation of production - coincided with the 50th anniversary of the car.
It is offered in the following versions: 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS.
The Camaro has always been offered as a two-door coupe or convertible.
How It Drives
The 2016 Camaro is smaller than its predecessors, which isn't necessarily a bad thing when it comes to driving it. The tighter design and reduction of nearly 400 lbs on some versions allows for tighter turning and an even sportier feel behind the wheel. Braking is also improved, thanks to the lighter model.
On SS models, drivers can even customize their driving experience and toggle between sport, tour, and snow/ice modes on a drive mode selector.
Used 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Value
The starting MSRP for the 2016 Camaro is $25,700. It's difficult to put a price tag on used 2016 models, being that it was only released one model year ago. Keep in mind, however, that vehicles usually depreciate about 19 percent during the first year of ownership. That would mean pre-owned 2016 base models in good condition will likely cost somewhere around the $20,000 mark.
Design & Performance
Smaller and wider - that's how the design of the vehicle is best characterized. It has an overall tighter frame that loses about 400 lbs of weight from previous models.
In terms of performance, the Camaro can generate up to 455 hp behind its 6.2L V8 engine on its SS models. With this engine, and the eight-speed automatic transmission, the Camaro can go 0 to 60 mph in four seconds.
LT models come equipped with a standard 2-liter, turbocharged 4V that can generate up to 275 hp.
Fuel economy isn't bad for a sports car - the base model can get up to 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Powertrain & Engine
The 2016 Camaro comes with three engine platforms. On the LT models, you'll find a 2L 4V turbocharged engine under the hood - the first 4V that Chevy has paired with the Camaro in several decades. Even this 4V can generate up to 275 hp. LT drivers not satisfied with the 4V can upgrade to the optional 3.6L V6 engine, which generates up to 335 hp. SS Camaro models come equipped with a 6.2L V8 under the hood, capable of generating up to 455 hp.
As far as transmissions, drivers have the choice between either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
The Chevrolet Colorado has a variety of body style configurations built into its option pool.
Buyers have a choice of a two- or four-seat extended body style.
It has a five-seat crew cab body style to allow for all levels of passenger space.
There are also two bed lengths to allow for more cargo.
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Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017
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