The Camaro can come with any of four engines, each with different personalities. The 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The latter three are available with a 3.6-liter V6 for $1,595. The LT1, 1SS, and 2SS feature a 6.2-liter V8, while the ZL1 gets a supercharged version of it.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||275 hp||295 lb-ft||25 mpg|
|3.6L V6||335 hp||284 lb-ft||22 mpg|
|6.2L V8||455 hp||455 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|6.2L Supercharged V8||650 hp||650 lb-ft||16 mpg|
In true muscle-car form, all engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is available across the lineup for $1,495 or $1,595, depending on the trim. The base four-cylinder engine uses an eight-speed automatic, while all the others use a 10-speed.
The V6 adds a respectable amount of grunt, but it’s the V8 that most enthusiasts will be after. The new LT1 trim starts just under $35,000, making it the most affordable way into a V8 muscle car.