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2021 Chevrolet Camaro

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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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The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro adds wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro has the straight-line speed of a muscle car and the nimble handling of a true sports car. The Camaro’s 455-horsepower V8 and 335-horsepower V6 engines deliver quick acceleration, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder engine feels peppy and strong. It comes as a coupe and a convertible, too. Where the Camaro stands out from other muscle cars is its sharp handling in any trim. The Camaro’s performance and low-slung looks require some tradeoffs, with the Camaro having poor visibility, a tight cabin, and limited trunk space.

For 2021, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were added to the Camaro’s list of available features (wired versions are standard). The Camaro comes in quite a few trim levels: The base 1LS comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the mid-range 1LT and 2LT, and the loaded 3LT can be equipped with a V6. The base V8 model is called the LT1, and above that are the mid-range 1SS, and loaded 2SS. The champion of the lineup is the Camaro ZL1, which sports a hugely powerful supercharged V8.

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What is new for the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro?

  • The SS trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • Suede Seats features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The 3LT trim now comes with Run Flat Tires as standard equipment.
  • The 2SS trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2021 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
  • Smart Key
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Traction Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags

LT:

2LT:

3LT:

LT1:

SS:

  • Includes all features available on the LT1
  • No significant upgrades found on the SS

1SS:

2SS:

ZL1:

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What We Like

Performance: The Chevy Camaro combines muscle-car quickness and sports-car handling to great effect. The available engines offer good straight-line acceleration, and the car’s confidence in the corners makes it engaging to drive. The Camaro’s driving experience can compete with more expensive sports cars.

Ride Quality: The Camaro’s available adaptive suspension offers a surprisingly smooth ride over a variety of surfaces, but even the standard suspension is more forgiving than you might expect. Considering the Camaro’s impressive handling, the ride quality stands out.

Standard features: The Camaro’s base trim, the 1LS, gets a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot as standard features. Higher trims offer plenty of extra comfort, tech, and performance upgrades, but even the most basic model comes with some desirable features.

What Needs Improvement

Usability: Living with a sports car requires some compromises, and the Camaro has quite a few. Visibility from the driver’s seat is poor, and the rear seat and trunk are both too small to be of much use. Some controls are placed awkwardly inside the cabin as well.

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The original “pony car," the Ford Mustang has reinvented itself over the years, becoming a surprisingly effective sports car. The 2015-present Mustang splits the difference between a muscle car and a sports car, with sports car nimbleness and a muscle car's everyday livable suspension and comfort. The base setup on 2015-present models is a 2.3L turbo four-cylinder engine, making an impressive 310 hp. Connected to a fun six-speed manual transmission, the Mustang only drives the rear wheels. The GT trim increases the firepower—the 460-hp 5.0L V8 is better with the stick, but the 10-speed automatic is faster and simply better in stop-and-go traffic.

The 2015-2020 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack delivers:

  • 19-inch wheels

  • 15-inch front rotors and six-piston Brembo® calipers

  • Magnetorheological dampers

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
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

2SS 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
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather 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
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

455

Torque (ft-lbs)

455

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19

Wheelbase

110.7"

Overall length

188.3"

Width

74.7"

Height

52.9"

Leg room

F 43.9"/R 29.9"

Head room

F 38.4"/R 33.4"

Front tires

245/40ZR20

Rear tires

275/35ZR20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Manual 6

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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Black

  • Crush

  • Red Hot

  • Riverside Blue Metallic

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Shadow Gray Metallic

  • Shock

  • Summit White

  • Wild Cherry Tintcoat

Interior details

  • 9.1 cubic feet of trunk space (coupe models)

  • Four-passenger seating

  • Power-adjustable driver seat

  • Power-adjustable passenger seat (1LT and higher)

  • RECARO performance seats (ZLI trim)

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