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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

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Customer reviews

4.1 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5


  • Much more nimble handling than other muscle cars
  • Quick acceleration from the V6 and V8 engines
  • Smooth ride for a sporty car, especially with the optional adaptive suspension
  • Base models come with lots of standard features


  • Difficult to see out of
  • Rear seat is cramped even for smaller adults
  • Undersized trunk with a small opening
  • Some controls are placed awkwardly in the cabin

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 24 combined

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The 2016 Chevy Camaro gets new design, tech, and engines

Chevy fully redesigned the 2016 Camaro, launching the muscle car’s sixth generation. While it may not look hugely different, the new Camaro rides on a whole new platform, improving on its already impressive handling. The Camaro’s V6 gets a power bump to 335 horsepower and becomes the mid-range option, above a new 275-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder base engine with improved fuel efficiency and plenty of torque. The Camaro SS gets a new, more powerful 455-horsepower V8.

The Camaro also gets a new interior design and updated tech, with standard wifi, and standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto®. A rearview camera is also standard, and blind-spot monitoring is available on higher trim levels along with luxuries like heated and ventilated seats and auto-dimming mirrors. But the redesigned Camaro still has several of the old design’s fundamental weaknesses: Poor visibility, the cramped backseat, and the tiny trunk all carry over into the new Camaro.

All Chevrolet Camaro years

New for 2016

  • The LS and ZL1 trims have been discontinued for 2016.
  • Camaro trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Memory Seat(s), A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Blind Spot Monitor, Run Flat Tires, 6002, Turbo Charged Engine, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and BOSE Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • Kicker Speaker System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SS trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Head Up Display as standard equipment.
  • The LT trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Head Up Display as standard equipment.

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SS 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 6002
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Boston Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Kicker Speaker System
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

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Overall length






Leg room

F 43.9"

Head room

F 38.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

What we like

Performance: The Camaro’s confident handling and sharp steering punch above its price. Combined with a range of strong engines, from the traditional V6 and V8 to the punchy new turbocharged four cylinder, the Camaro is a true sports car. It’s a fun and engaging car to drive in every trim level.

Ride Quality: One of the Camaro’s most impressive tricks is delivering sports-car handling without a harsh ride. The standard suspension is surprisingly forgiving over bumps, and the new optional adaptive suspension provides a smooth ride on most road surfaces.

Standard features: The 2016 Camaro’s base 1LT trim gets a lot of the car’s new tech standard. A power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rearview camera are all standard equipment.

There are plenty of upgrades on higher trims, but the base model still comes with lots of features.

What needs improvement

Usability: The 2016 Camaro’s redesign didn’t revolutionize its looks, or its compromises. The new Camaro is still difficult to see out of, and still sports a meager backseat and undersized trunk. Altogether, the Camaro remains less flexible and less practical than other muscle cars.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Camaro an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Camaro 22nd out of 30 among Midsize Cars.

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