2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS, lighter and more powerful.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS, lighter and more powerful.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS, lighter and more powerful.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS, lighter and more powerful.

Chevrolet's all-new, sixth-generation 2016 Camaro is lighter and more powerful. That engine is more disciplined with the nuances of meaningful control. steering, balance, and the ability to run all of its drivers will no doubt be improved relative to the car it replaces. None of that matters to the people of the wider, because, let's face it, the Camaro is for burnouts. And the rubber will melt during this test, no doubt.

Truth is, in both the 2016 Camaro a lot more than just fry the tires. It's very comprehensive well, in fact, that it made our list of 10Best Cars this year-an honor given to only one other Camaro since the beginning of the award in 1983. And in 1985, when the IROC-Z wins, strong competitors such as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 does not exist. Camaro to get a place among the elite with a standout performance and justified long-term relationship, 40,000 miles.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS

We ordered an SS coupe and then go heavy with the choice. The net result is the $ 45,580 as-tested price. Camaro began to $ 26.695, although the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. But the Camaro with the four-banger is like seeing AC / DC with Pee-wee Herman stood in for Brian Johnson, uh, Axl Rose. There is also a V-6 and optional-it was fantastic-but we passed that over, too.

We told the story 10Best Camaro which we will build our V-8, Magnetic Ride Control, and dual-mode exhaust, and that's what we did. We also opted for the Chevy MyLink audio system with 8.0-inch touch screen and Bluetooth streaming, along with Apple CarPlay and capabilities of Android Auto. Picks reached $ 8,285, including $ 5,000 2SS package, which adds comfort such as head-up display, Bose audio, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and blind-spot monitoring.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS INTERIOR
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS INTERIOR

Under the hood is a 6.2-liter Chevy LT1 small-block V-8. In the Camaro SS trim, it is good for 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque tire-melting. Because we are to save the manual around here, we kept the standard six-speed stick. Active rev-matching and limited-slip differential acting on a 3.73: 1 rear axle are also standard. Four-piston Brembo brake calipers peeking through the 20-inch front and rear wheels.

Four drive modes control the throttle calibration, damper stiffness, stability control, the exhaust sound, and more standard, but the addition of MR (magnetorheological) optional silencer adds a more meaningful measure of control to the chassis in any mode.
initial impressions
Burnouts? Check. Powerslides? Check. Driving comfort? Check. Wait what?

It is true. Camaro ability to smooth ice and fire breath through broken pavement truly remarkable. US 23 at the northern border of Ohio, part of the road that torment us in our long-term Ford Mustang GT and we (now-departed) Subaru BRZ, far from punishing in the Camaro. Even the Sport mode does not produce a hectic ride, while some staff found too soft Tour mode in many situations. The difference between them is easily seen.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS MACHINE
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe REVIEWS MACHINE

A pony car demand is suitable clutch / shifter combo, and Chevy nailed the balance here. Slick-shifting six-speed is superb in every day use, allowing the driver to switch the wheels clean and fast. Even the occasional need to slam home a second gear in the middle of the slide trivial with this transmission. Gearbox Tremec TR-6060 shrugs off machine-gun-fast shifts with synchros intact.

4.0-second zero-to-60-mph coupe is just 0.1 seconds behind what we measured in the eight-speed automatic Camaro SS feature in a home game versus Mustang-Camaro our latest. quarter-mile time of our long-termer is suitable cars in 12.3 seconds while smoking through the traps at 118 mph, 2 mph faster. More specifically, it was just 0.1 second and 1 mph behind the Corvette Stingray last we tested.

Handling par with previous SS trim, too. At 0.98 g on the skidpad, the lateral acceleration Camaro near-miraculous 1.00-g milestones and easy peaks of the Mustang GT. It is also only 0.01 g off the mark set by BMW M2. And we're pretty sure it's a sentence we would never write. Its stopped from 70 mph in 150 feet of the full nine feet shorter than the coupe Bavarian despite carrying 300 pounds.

Although we are still in the honeymoon period with the Camaro, it should be noted that the fuel economy today is matching a combined EPA figure of 19 mpg. Of course it's because most easy driving during the initial break-in period, though, so we'll keep an eye on one leg lead we had more opportunities to trample with impunity.

Nagging about visibility tanklike fixed, but other Chevy Camaro still major deficiencies, such as cheap interior materials, the sixth generation of this car. Are they going to keep at bay the complaint will be determined during the next 36,000 miles.

Months in Fleet: 2 months Current Mileage: 3799 mi

Average Fuel Economy: 19 mpg Fuel Tank Size: 19.0 gal Fuel Range: 360 miles

Services: $ 0 Normal Wear: $ 0 Repairs: $ 0

Specifications> VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, four-passenger, two-door coupe
PRICE AS TESTED: $ 45,580 (base price: $ 37,295)

ENGINE TYPE: pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 376 cu in, 6162 cc

Power: 455 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 455 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual


Wheelbase: 110.7 in

Length: 188.3 in

Width: 74.7 in Height: 53.1 in

Passenger volume: 85 cu ft

Cargo volume: 9 cu ft

Empty Weight: 3718 lb


Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 seconds

Zero to 100 mph: 8.8 seconds

Zero to 120 mph: 12.8 seconds

Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.8 seconds

Top Gear, 30-50 mph: 9.2 seconds

Top Gear, 50-70 mph: 8.6 seconds

Standing ¼ mile: 12.3 sec @ 118 mph

Top speed (C / D est): 165 mph

Braking, 70-0 mph: 150 ft

Clasp, 300-ft-he skidpad: 0.98 g


EPA city / highway driving: 16/25 mpg

C / D observed: 19 mpg

Extra oil Scheduled: 0 qt


3 year / 36,000 mile bumper to bumper;

5-year / 60,000-mile powertrain;

6-year / 100,000-mile corrosion protection;

5-year / 60,000-mile roadside assistance;

2 years / 24,000 miles free routine maintenance