It’s the ultimate American sports car. Fast. Stylish. Peak performance handling and a sheer pleasure to drive.
Oh, and it’s better than ever this year.
We are talking about the 2020 Chevy Camaro, of course. This year’s model is updated and more impressive than ever. It’s likely to be a favorite with many Camaro fans.
If you’re as eager as we are to get behind the wheel, read on to dive into all the details of the Camaro- start your engines! Here’s everything you need to know about the newest Camaro.
What’s New for the Camaro in 2020?
The Chevy Camaro has undergone a few big updates in the 2020 release. This includes a redesigned front end, unique from the 2019 model.
Chevy has also introduced a completely new model this year, the LT1, which is one of the most affordable V8 engines on the market. It gives drivers a 6.2 liter eight-cylinder engine and up to 455 horsepower and is sure to please muscle car enthusiasts, young and old.
The Chevy Camaro exterior has been updated slightly in 2020, in response to customer feedback, with the Chevy logo being to the car’s grille. They’ve also added an additional bar on the front of the car, in the paint color of the body, between both grilles.
Despite the changes, the car’s exterior retains the edgy, retro throwback style that Camaro drivers love to drive and own. It’s a unique design that stands out in the crowd and is easily identifiable as an iconic American sports car, making it no surprise that Chevrolet was the third best selling US car brand in 2019.
The first-generation Camaro debuted in 1966 and Chevy is now up to the sixth- it’s incredible to see more recent generations offer the best of modern, high-tech performance while still remaining connected to the car’s 1960s origins.
All models are two-door, seating up to four people, with the option of a coupe or a convertible.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro is a seriously enjoyable car, both for the driver and passengers. The spacious front seats are comfortable and relaxing, while still offering back and leg support. The rear sides are comfortable as well, albeit slightly less spacious, but this is to be expected in coupes and convertibles.
Being a sports car, the car sits lower to the ground, so drivers and passengers will lower themselves into the seats rather than stepping up- part of the fun of a sporty two-door.
Technology is an important aspect of any new vehicle, and the Camaro really shines with its touchscreen dashboard controls, known as the Infotainment 3. You can use this to control everything, from the audio, Bluetooth, navigation, and it can be personalized for each user. Its voice recognition system also allows you to make calls, change music, or ask for directions, all without taking your hands from the steering wheel.
Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also included as standard, and users can download additional apps onto the system. USB ports and a six-speaker audio system round out the Camaro’s interior package. The controls are large and in color, making them easy to use and see.
Adjustable ambient light also sets the mood and creates an atmosphere to your own preferences.
Performance and Specs
When it comes to muscle cars, it’s all about the engine performance and style. The Camaro gives drivers four options for the design of the car, the LS, LT, LT1, and SS models, each offering slightly different looks.
There are several engine types available, including a turbocharged four-cylinder, a naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine and eight-cylinder, and one supercharged eight-cylinder. Transmission is either manual or automatic, in ten or eight-speed. All give an impressive and powerful performance, capable of handling smoothly on slow roads and for inner-city driving, but also able to quickly rev up and soon as you hit the open road in search of speed.
In terms of fuel, miles per gallon usage range from 16-25 mpg (as tested by the US Environmental Protection Agency), combined city and highway, depending on which vehicle you select.
If you’re thinking of buying a Camaro, safety is, naturally, going to be high up on your list of concerns. Thankfully, the Chevy Camaro has performed well across the board in national safety tests.
It’s reassuring to see that the 2020 model has received an overall rating of 5/5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 4/4 stars from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Chevy Camaro also scored an impressive 5/5 stars in the side crash and roll tests, and four stars in the frontal crash tests.
There are some key safety features included as standard as well, including a rear camera for parking and reverse assistance and a Teen Driver option. This lets parents set limits on speed and speaker volume when children are driving, giving peace of mind to parents of new drivers.
Rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and other alerts are also available as additional add-ons to increase safety on the road.
2020 Chevy Camaro Prices
The base price for the 2020 models start at $25,995, depending on specs, model, and optional add-ons.
The price also includes a generous warranty, which includes the first service at no cost. There are two warranty options- limited warranty covers drivers for the first 36,000 miles, or three years, while the powertrain warranty covers up to 60,000 miles, or five years.
If you’re ready to hit the open road, it’s hard to think of a better way to do it than with the 2020 Chevy Camaro, a classic American pony car. If you’re after speed, style, and comfort, there’s no better car than the Camaro, at its best in 2020. It’s both classic and modern, powerful but safe, and sure to impress.
Visit your local Chevy dealer to learn more or to set up a test drive- the highways are calling.