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The Camaro receives an exterior design freshening for 2014 with highlights that include redesigned front fascia and rear diffuser and taillights. The long-awaited Camaro Z/28 is returning with a 7.0-liter LS7 engine, minimal frills and a big sticker price. It claims to be the most track-capable factory-built Camaro ever made.
The Chevy Camaro receives a number of improvements for the 2013 model year, highlights of which include an available MyLink Infotainment system with navigation, hill-start assist for manual-transmission models, electric power steering for SS trims and a new track-ready 1LE package designed to bridge the performance gap between Camaro SS models and the range-topping ZL1.
For 2012, the V6 Camaro gains an additional 11 horsepower, bringing its total output to 323. Also new this year is a 45th Anniversary package that adds specific hood and deck stripes, 20-inch wheels and special interior trim. Other changes include a new steering wheel design, a power lift feature for the passenger seat, and the addition of a rearview camera to the Rear Vision Package. The high-performance ZL1 is set to debut early in 2012 with a 550-horsepower supercharged V8 engine.
Ever since it burst into showrooms four years ago, Chevrolet's latest generation Camaro has helped spark a revival among muscle cars. Like its rivals the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, the Camaro boasts retro-inspired looks, loads of power, and decent everyday livability. And thankfully, today's buyers don't necessarily have to choose performance over fuel economy, with a base V6 Camaro good for 323 horsepower and up to 30 mpg. For drivers who can't envision anything but a V8 under the hood, several iterations are available, from the 580-horsepower supercharged monster in the ZL1 to the Corvette-derived LS7 in the new, track-ready Z/28. With its exterior freshening, the 2014 Camaro coupe and convertible still drip with attitude, but interior visibility and materials leave much to be desired.
By RickV on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great power, fun to drive, curb appeal"
Cons: "Poor fuel economy, cheap interior plastics & paint"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Having owned many Ford Mustangs in the past, this is my first new GM purchase. I chose the Transformers Edition due to its novelty and uniqueness to the area. The car attracts a lot of attention, and is definitely a conversation piece. The ride and handling is very good, considering the fact that the suspension is geared more toward performance than for quality. The car feels "big"; there was a learning curve to get used to where the corners are located. Blind spots can be overcome with mirror positioning. The overall performance of the car is also very good. Strong power, a confident and solid manual gearbox, and sure-footed cornering are all at your disposal. I felt that the car is over-priced in regard to the overall quality of the vehicle. Cheap interior plastic that scratches easily, thin paint that chips easily, and average leather interior. It could have been done better. Features are okay, with a relatively powerful Boston Acoustics sound system, backup camera with object detection, heated seats, and dual power 6-way front seats. The "heads up display" (HUD) is awesome. Only manual HVAC is available on these cars, which is out of step with current new-car standards."
15 people out of 15 found this review helpful
By Jim on Sunday, November 24, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,700overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Fun to drive, still turns heads and draws compliments 3 years after purchase. Never regretted the decision to buy this car."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Kaly on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,600overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Exterior Style, Acceleration, Decent Mileage, Fun!"
Cons: "Tires, Limited Sight, Weak Stereo"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I absolutely love driving this car. It's powerful, easy to handle, and beautiful. The curves are just gorgeous. I have the 2LT V6 model. It attracts a lot of attention, and it accelerates easily. Things I love: Acceleration, body style, Heads Up display, controls for sound system on the steering wheel, USB port in center console (reads my iPod), remote start, heated leather seats, blue tooth, seats that adjust in lots of directions, comfortable seats, tire pressure sensors, auto-dimming mirrors to block bright headlights behind you at night Things I'd change: Stock tires (summer rated Pirelli's-- had to replace them for cold weather which was expensive), sound system (supposedly Boston Acoustic premium but it is underpowered and doesn't sound very good), trunk is shallow and access is oddly shaped, no spare tire (can be added) The car definitely took some getting used to for limited sight, especially out of the rear passenger side, but the mirrors are good and I adjusted pretty fast. Not a big deal. Mine came with a back-up camera, which is nice. The seats are adjustable, and I don't have a problem with head clearance with the roof of the car. The sunroof does take up a bit of headroom, so if you're tall it's something to consider. The back seat is not usable for adults, and access to it is a bit tight, but that's not really a surprise for this type of car. I tend to put things in the trunk rather than deal with the back seat. The tires aren't rated for cold weather (and definitely not snow), so that's an added expense if you're driving year round. (getting 4 tires back from the shop required 2 trips...) I'm getting just over 20 mpg with a mix of highway and stop and go driving. The doors are long, and you have to be careful opening them. They open wider than my previous 4-door car. My passenger usually gets out before I pull into the garage. I love having the constant read out for tire pressure and check it every time I drive. I've only had it for 3 months, but have had no problems in that time. It's a lot of fun to drive and it even makes me look forward to running errands! I love the car and have no regrets for buying it."
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful