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2018 Chevrolet Camaro review

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Pros

  • Much 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

Cons

  • 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)

14 city, 20 highway, 16 combined

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The 2018 Chevy Camaro gets new base trim

The 2018 Chevy Camaro packs muscle-car engines into a sports-car experience. With a range of powerful engines, including 455-horsepower V8 and 335-horsepower V6 options, and sharp handling, the Camaro is an entertaining car to drive. It also offers a pretty comprehensive list of modern tech, including standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto® connectivity, available blind-spot monitoring, and comfort features like heated and cooled front seats. A new base trim, the 1LS, slots in below the 1LT, but the only notable difference is that the former gets a manual transmission while the latter gets an automatic and remote start. You can get the Camaro as a two-door coupe or a convertible.

Unfortunately, driver aids like forward collision warning are lacking, and the Camaro comes with some distinct compromises. Even among sports coupes, the Camaro is difficult to see out of, and both the rear seat and trunk are too small to be of much use. The Camaro is definitely a car that puts attitude ahead of practicality.

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What is new for the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro?

  • The 1SS and 2SS trims have been discontinued for 2018.
  • Camaro trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro trims

Curious how Chevrolet Camaro trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

LS:

  • 275-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • 335-hp, 284-lb-ft of torque 3.6L
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags

LT:

SS:

  • Includes all features available on the LT
  • 455-hp, 455-lb-ft of torque 6.2L
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Run Flat Tires

ZL1:

  • Includes all features available on the SS
  • 650-hp, 650-lb-ft of torque 6.2L
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Head Up Display
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
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What we like

Performance: The Camaro has quick acceleration from its strong V8 and V6 engines, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder feels punchy. The car handles corners with confidence, and the steering is sharp. Overall, the driving experience competes with sports cars that have luxury-car price tags.

Ride Quality: The Camaro’s handling doesn’t come at the cost of ride quality. The base suspension avoids harshness well, and the available adaptive suspension offers a smooth ride in most conditions.

Standard features: The 2018 Camaro comes standard with a good number of features, including a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rearview camera

. Even the base trim of the Camaro is relatively well equipped.

What needs improvement

Usability: The Camaro trades practicality for looks, with its cramped rear seat and undersized trunk. Controls can be awkward to use, and it’s hard to see out of the Camaro. On the whole, other muscle cars are a bit more pleasant to live with for day-to-day tasks.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is a car that customers love for its extreme performance and affordable value. Customers especially enjoy the way it handles on long drives. The interior of the Camaro is built to go fast and has no issue cruising, according to CarMax customers.
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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Camaro an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Camaro 21st out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Chevrolet Camaro features and specs

ZL1 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 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
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

650

Torque (ft-lbs)

650

Engine type

Supercharged Gas

Fuel capacity

19

Wheelbase

110.7"

Overall length

190.2"

Width

75"

Height

52.6"

Leg room

F 43.9"

Head room

F 38.4"

Front tires

P285/30R20

Rear tires

P285/30R20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Manual 6

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