2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Road Test and Review

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro enters its fifth model year having a couple of styling and equipment tweaks. More to the point, however, it continues Chevrolet’s legacy of creating popular-priced front-engine, rear-drive performance cars because the 2020 Corvette Stingray moves upmarket to a different mid-engine layout.

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro selection includes turbo four-cylinder and V6-powered LS and LT models, the V8-powered SS, and also the ZL1 having a supercharged V8 underneath the hood. New for 2020 is definitely an LT1 model which includes a few of the SS model’s features like a V8 engine, but in a lower cost. Chief competitors towards the Camaro SS would be the Ford Mustang GT and Bullitt and also the Dodge Challenger R/T and Scat Pack. Prices for that 2020 Camaro, including destination, starts at $25,995 for that base four-cylinder LS coupe, topping out at $68,995 for that range-topping supercharged ZL1 V8. Convertible versions of every trim (except the LS, which does not offer one) are an additional $6,000. The topic of this review, a 2020 Camaro 2SS coupe, stickered at $47,475 such as the $42,000 base cost, a $995 destination charge, and $4,480 for options together with a 10-speed automatic transmission, dual-mode exhaust, Magnetic Ride Control, and Ceramic White-colored interior trim.

Power Point

The 275-hp 2.-liter turbo four and 335-hp 3.6-liter V6 within the Camaro LS and LT can handle propelling this stylish coupe from rest to 60 miles per hour in only over 5 seconds. But it’s the legendary Chevrolet small-block V8 that, within our opinion, completes the Camaro. Within the new LT1 or even the SS, which means a 455-hp 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that may reel off -60 miles per hour in 4 seconds flat, making the right rumbly V8 sounds along the way. Producing a similarly robust 455 lb-foot of torque, the 6.2-liter V8 has got the versatility for lively throttle response no matter road speed or engine revs.

The 6.2-liter V8 is teamed having a standard six-speed stick shift or perhaps an optional 10-speed automatic for $1,595 extra. The Ten-speed executes super-quick shifts and includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Environmental protection agency estimates are 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway for manual-transmission models and 16 mpg city/27 mpg highway for automatics. I averaged 22.8 mpg within the 6.2-liter SS coupe throughout a week of mixed suburban and highway driving. The $995 dual-mode exhaust is rather quiet around-town when cruising, but will get considerably more talkative at wider throttle openings as well as in the selectable Sport or Track drive modes.

Mission Control

The Camaro’s interior is cozy, intimate, and extremely targeted at two. A handsome wraparound dashboard includes a neat and uncluttered look. The well-bolstered front seats have sufficient leg and torso side bolstering, plus they give good support for lengthy slogs without having to be uncomfortably hard. Around the 2SS, the conventional power front buckets include heating and ventilation, leather upholstery, adjustable lumbar, and driver’s memory settings. Premium touches include French stitching around the seats, console lid, and doorways. Both door armrests and console sides are padded for knee security in brisk cornering.

Other 2SS niceties incorporate a grippy heated leather-wrapped flat-bottom controls, power express up/lower front home windows, push-button start, keyless door opening, illuminated sill plates, and 24-hue interior spectrum accent lighting on dash, doorways, and console. A rear camera around the decklid provides a high-resolution view within the rearview mirror, unencumbered by rear-seat passengers or cargo within the rear seat, also it can be zoomed out and in. However, the cabin’s pretty claustrophobic, especially towards the rear in which a elevated decklid, small rear glass, and thick rear roof support beams hinder rearward visibility. Fortunately, the Camaro’s standard blind-place monitoring system is a big help here.

New Twist on Heating And Cooling

If you’re a new comer to the sixth-generation Camaro, you’ll be pleased how easy it’s to regulate the twin-zone automatic heating and cooling system that’s standard within the 2SS and greater trims. You will find four round vents around the instrument panel, because both versions can regulate their air flow individually via rotary knobs in the heart of the outlets.

The 2 center vents just over the center console possess the added capability to adjust outlet temperatures individually for that driver and front passenger via rotating outer rings. The adjustment knobs and rings possess a nicely weighted, high-quality damped feel. The vent design helps remove some button clutter in the dash and reduces distractions. They’re very easy and intuitive to function, you may question why Chevrolet doesn’t do that throughout its models.

In-Vehicle Connectivity and Entertainment

Whereas lesser trims are outfitted having a standard 7-inch infotainment color touchscreen, all SS trims feature an 8-inch high-resolution version. All 2020 Camaro models feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity for mobile phone apps and personalization, voice command capacity, 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi capacity via OnStar having a 3GB a treadmill-month AT

Mind-Up Display

Standard within the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro‘s 2SS and greater trims is really a mind-up display.

Forecasted from the top dash to the car windows within the driver’s type of sight over the hood line, the display can offer similarly info as road speed, engine revoltions per minute, sound system station, and switch-by-turn directions. Additionally, it shares the dynamic lateral or longitudinal g-forces generated by turning, braking, or speeding up the Camaro around the road.

Tight Rear Seat

The Camaro has a set of seatbelts within the back, however they aren’t likely to be used very frequently. The Camaro can be a 2 2.

Using the front seat adjusted to support my 6-feet, 2-inch frame, the driver’s seatback butts against the bottom of the trunk seat’s lower cushion. Shorter front seaters can, obviously, move their seats toward grant rear seat patrons a small little bit of footwell space — however with two tall people right in front seats, your choices are restricted.

Fold-Lower Rear Seat

OK, therefore the Camaro’s trunk is around the small side when compared to Mustang and Challenger at 9.1 cubic ft. But consider the coupe’s rear seat, not really a place many adults may wish to spend some time in, like a convenient, climate-controlled spot to stash pets, young children, bags, and items you don’t want moving around within the trunk.

The Camaro coupe’s rear seat’s one-piece seatback could be folded lower, making room to hold longer products for example skis and lengthy parcels within the vehicle under locksmith.

Safety Tech

Standard 2SS safety gear includes rear park assist, a greater-resolution backup camera with trajectory lines, a forward collision alert, a rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-place monitoring.