The 2016 Camaro coupe (a convertible is due late in the model year) starts at a reasonable $25,700 plus delivery for the 1LT which includes a turbocharged inline-four, a limited-slip differential and SiriusXM radio. Moving up to the 2LT or 2SS runs about an extra $4,000 in either case and adds heated leather seats, an upgraded stereo with Bose speakers, and other niceties.
The V6 is a $1495 upgrade on either LT. The excellent automatic transmission is that same amount again across the line.
The 1SS stickers at $36,300 and brings the 6.2-liter 455-horsepower V8 and a batch of appropriate performance upgrades.
- We strongly recommend the near-supernatural Magnetic Ride Control shocks; even at a considerable $1,695 they simply rewrite the rules for the traditional ride/handling tradeoff. (There's a reason Ferrari uses them.)
- For the more traditional-minded Camaro buyer there are plenty of racing-stripe graphics on the option list.
- The $895 dual-mode exhaust is fun; the $3,175 Brembo six-piston front calipers are overkill unless your warm-weather scheduling prioritizes track time over eating and sleeping.
Regardless, it takes serious effort to push a Camaro into unreasonable pricing territory. And once you understand what you get for that price, this turns out to be one of the best deals in the modern automotive marketplace.