The Chevrolet Camaro needs no introduction, being one of the domestic auto industry’s best-known nameplates. Since the 1960s, the Camaro has provided big performance at affordable prices, along with a dash of straightforward style. The current six-generation Camaro arrived as a 2016 model.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The only changes to the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro are in colour and option availability.
Chevrolet offers the Camaro as a coupe and convertible. Trim levels are LS, LT, LT1, SS, and ZL1. Your engine choices, depending on trim, are a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder, a 3.6L V6, and naturally aspirated and supercharged versions of a 6.2L V8. Transmission options are a six-speed manual, an eight-speed automatic (2.0L) and a 10-speed auto (V6 and V8).
LS trim comes with the 2.0L engine and a six-speed manual transmission, along with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a six-speaker stereo, power driver’s seat, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, passive keyless entry, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, automatic A/C, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and tire pressure monitoring.
1LT adds a power front passenger seat, and a different wheel design; 2LT builds on that with dual-zone A/C, and heated/ventilated front seats.
It’s a big jump to 3LT, which brings heated side mirrors, a convenience/lighting package, driver’s seat memory, 8.0-inch driver info display, aluminum interior trim, dual-zone A/C, a Bose stereo (nine speakers in the coupe, and seven in convertible models), and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. You also get a heated steering wheel, lighted sill plates and customizable interior lighting, camera-based rearview mirror, and wireless smartphone charging. Safety additions include forward collision alert, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.
Features-wise, the LT1 is equipped much like the LS package, but gets a major performance upgrade with the 6.2L V8. It also gets 20-inch wheels.
1SS keeps the V8 and 20-inch wheels, and adds back in 8.0-inch driver info and infotainment screens, and lighted vanity mirrors. 2SS gets us back to where 3LT leaves off in terms of features.
ZL1 is where you’ll find the supercharged V8, summer-only performance tires, Recaro seats, and suede-trimmed shifter and steering wheel.
One of the Camaro’s most desirable options is an SS 1LE performance package, with Recaro seats, magnetic ride control suspension, a dual-mode exhaust, eLSD, performance-tuned suspension, and upgraded brakes.
Chevrolet’s fuel consumption estimates for the Camaro start at 10.9/7.8 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 2.0L engine and eight-speed automatic, and 12.6/8.0 with the six-speed manual.
3.6L V6 cars are rated at 12.8/8.1 L/100 km with the 10-speed, and 14.4/9.1 with the stickshift.
SS models with the 6.2L V8 are ranked 14.6/8.9 with the 10-speed auto, and 14.9/9.9 with the stick.
Finally, the ZL1’s supercharged V8’s estimates are 17.2/12.0 L/100 km with the six-speed manual, and 18.3/11.2 with the 10-speed auto.
The Chevrolet Camaro’s most obvious competitor is the Ford Mustang, the car that created the muscle car class in the 1960s, and which prompted Chevy to create the Camaro. The muscle car class’s other member is the Dodge Challenger.