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2019 Chevrolet Camaro review

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Chevrolet Camaro highlights

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Pros

  • 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

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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A light refresh for the 2019 Chevy Camaro

For 2019, Chevy refreshed its sixth-generation Camaro. On top of slight tweaks to its appearance, the Camaro gets available forward collision alert (but not automatic emergency braking), and an available rear camera mirror to address some visibility concerns. On the performance front, the Camaro SS can now be had with a quick 10-speed automatic transmission, and the track-ready 1LE package is available for turbocharged four-cylinder models.

Otherwise, the Camaro carries on for 2019 with the same mix of powerful engines and nimble handling that make it such a compelling alternative to the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Every variant of the Camaro is engaging to drive and offers performance that punches above its price. Of course, the Camaro’s weaknesses carry on in spite of the refresh. The 2019 Camaro still suffers from poor visibility, a cramped rear seat, and a tight trunk.

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What is new for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro?

  • Camaro trims have been upgraded with Leather Seats and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LT trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), BOSE Sound System, and Run Flat Tires as standard equipment.
  • The SS trim now comes with Memory Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Head Up Display, Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, and BOSE Sound System as standard equipment.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro trims

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

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is offered in seven trim configurations: 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, SLT, 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1.

The base 1LS trim is the only trim not offered in a convertible body style (coupe only), and comes with the following standard features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Seven-inch touchscreen interface

  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi capability

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Keyless entry and ignition

On the 1LT trim, standard equipment includes the features of the 1LS trim, plus:

  • Satellite radio

  • Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters

  • Remote start

  • Six-way power-adjustable passenger seat

The 2LT trim features all the above equipment with the following extras:

  • Automatic dual-zone climate control

  • Heated and ventilated front seats

  • Leather upholstery

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

The 3LT trim takes things up another notch with these additional features:

  • Premium nine-speaker Bose audio system

  • Built-in GPS navigation

  • Eight-inch touchscreen interface

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

The 1SS trim is outfitted with:

  • 20-inch wheels

  • Performance suspension

  • Sporty rear spoiler

  • Brembo brakes

  • Limited-slip differential

On the 2SS trim, you'll find:

  • Rearview camera mirror

  • Unique cabin accents

  • Nine-speaker Bose audio system

  • Performance data and video recorder

Finally, the top-tier ZL1 trim boasts:

  • Launch control

  • Upgraded alloy wheels with performance tires

  • Recaro sport seats

  • Magnetic-Ride Control™ suspension

  • Adaptive dampers

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

What We Like

Performance: The Camaro’s 335-horsepower V6 and 455-horsepower V8 engines offer quick acceleration, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder delivers plenty of torque. Once you’re moving, the Camaro’s precise handling and engaging steering make for an entertaining experience that hits above its class.

Ride Quality: Even with its handling prowess, the Camaro has a more forgiving and refined ride than you might expect. Upgrade from the standard suspension to the adaptive setup, and the Camaro is comfortable over all sorts of road surfaces and conditions.

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

. There are plenty of extras on higher trims, and it’s a well-equipped vehicle at every level.

What Needs Improvement

Usability: The Camaro’s modern, aggressive design doesn’t leave as much room for people or things as we’d like. The rear seat is cramped, the trunk tiny, visibility out of the cabin is poor, and the placement of some controls makes them awkward to use.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro video review

In this video, Travis Langness from Edmunds helps you decide if a used Camaro would be a good purchase for you and your lifestyle. From EPA fuel economy estimates to horsepower, Travis explains what he likes and dislikes about Chevy's popular muscle car and takes a 2019 Camaro out for a drive to evaluate the handling and seat comfort on the road. Muscle and sports cars are fun, and this used Camaro is no exception. There are a few things you should know before buying one and our experts are here to help. This is our review of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro.

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2019 Ford Mustang

This classic American muscle car saw the release of its sixth and current generation in 2015. The 2019 Ford Mustang is offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, though the base EcoBoost and top-tier Bullitt are available as a coupe only. A turbocharged 2.0L engine at 310 hp and six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2019 Mustang, though GT trims are outfitted with a more powerful 5.0L V8 at 460 hp. Engine power maxes out on the Bullitt trim with a modified intake manifold that allows the 5.0L V8 to put out 480 hp.

Other standard equipment on the 2019 Mustang is generous and includes a limited-slip rear differential, launch control, a six-speaker sound system, and keyless entry/ignition.

View our photos, specs, and expertise of the 2019 Ford Mustang.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

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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
  • 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

285/30R20

Rear tires

305/30R20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Manual 6

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More about the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

Available colors

  • Summit White

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Satin Steel Gray Metallic

  • Shadow Gray Metallic

  • Crush

  • Red Hot

  • Garnet Red Tintcoat

  • Shock

  • Riverside Blue Metallic

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Black

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