Review: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

Review: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

If you’re finding that your average sports coupe isn’t doing it for you anymore, it may be time for an upgrade. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro lineup includes a brand-new model, the ZL1 1LE, which is the highest performing Camaro to date, as well as its classic trims.

Now is the perfect time to come to our Richmond location for a test drive, whether you’re just dipping your toes into the muscle car pool or want to go full throttle with the Extreme Track Package. To learn more about the 2018 Camaro, check out our full review:

Performance

You have the choice between seven trims and four powertrain options when shopping for a Camaro. Trims include 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS, ZL1, and ZL1 1LE. The lower two trims (1LS and 1LT) come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and goes from zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds.

Middle trims come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that churns out 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque, and has a zero-to-60 time of 5.1 seconds. Next up is a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that gets you to 60 MPH in 4.3 seconds, and the most powerful engine is a 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, going from zero to 60 in just 3.7 seconds.

The ZL1 1LE with Extreme Track Package features the supercharged V8 and has the shortest braking distance at 101 feet, and adds 19-inch five-spoke low-gloss black-painted aluminum wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar tires.

Comfort and Convenience

The Camaro 1LS comes standard with Keyless Open and Start, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, and Bluetooth tech. It also features power front sport bucket seats and a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with audio and cruise controls.

Available entertainment and convenience features include remote start, a Bose 9-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, wireless device charging, and interior spectrum lighting with 24 color selections. You can also opt for heated and ventilated front seats, carbon-fiber panel molding, and a power sunroof.

Safety and Tech

The 2018 Chevy Camaro has received a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And it has some advanced safety technology, to boot.

All models come with OnStar Guidance and Basic Plans for roadside assistance, as well as Teen Driver technology, a rear vision camera, and StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control. Also, the Camaro is available with a Head-Up Display, Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

Pricing

Starting at $26,900 MSRP

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