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2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Review: The Pony That Could

Pony cars such as the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang have been the face of American sports car motoring for over half a century, and are about as American as apple pie and drone bombers. The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, continuing from the sixth generation first introduced in 2016, has become a modern American motoring icon, and delivers an impressive amount of car for the price - and, on top of that, is one of the best handling pony cars we've tested. With the new decade comes a few cosmetic changes, but the basics remain the same. It might not be as good looking as the Mustang, and it's not as practical either, but with three engines and transmissions to choose from, as well as a slew of performance and tech options, and a starting price of only $25,000, the Camaro has to be one of the best performance car bargains on the market today.

🚙What's New For the 2020 Chevy Camaro?

The new Chevy Camaro comes hot off a mid-cycle refresh, but that hasn't stopped the company from altering the front end looks once more. The SS gets a repositioned Bowtie emblem in the upper grille, and the bar between the upper and lower grilles now gets a body-color paint job. Other changes made to the Camaro are the addition of a new exterior paint color named Rally Green, and new 20-inch forged polished aluminum wheel designs are available on certain models. Smaller appearance changes include red or orange brake calipers, red seat belts, red interior trim, as well as a suede microfiber-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel, alloy sport pedals, and optional Camaro fender badges on SS models.

Pros and Cons

  • Strong V6 and V8 engines
  • Modern classic looks
  • Solid infotainment system
  • Entertaining handling
  • Cramped back seat
  • Forward visibility not the greatest
  • The Mustang looks better
  • Competitors offer more features
  • Lots of road noise

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
1LS Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
1LT Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
2LT Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
3LT Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
LT1 Coupe
6.2L V8 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive

2020 Chevy Camaro Coupe Exterior

The sixth-generation Chevy Camaro has been with us since 2016 and is one of the most modern takes on one of the most iconic, classic muscle cars ever produced under the Chevrolet banner. We like its bold design language, but feel like it has fallen behind the times, especially when compared to the fresh-looking Ford Mustang. Standard features on the 2020 Camaro include dual-outlet exhaust with bright tips, body-color power outside mirrors, and daytime LED running lamps. 2LT trim cars get a set of 18-inch five-split-spoke silver-painted aluminum wheels, and 3LT cars add body-color heated, driver-side auto-dimming power outside mirrors. LT1 trim vehicles sport 20-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 245/40/R20 all-season Blackwall, run-flat tires, and also get front and rear black bowtie emblems. The much-loved SS range of Camaro cars adds dark tint tail lamps and a rear stanchion spoiler. 2SS cars are available with the Shock and Steel Special Edition package, which adds features such as carbon flash-painted outside mirrors, a black fuel filler cap with visible carbon fiber insert, and yellow-painted calipers.

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The 2020 Camaro isn't the largest pony car in terms of dimensions, but its bold styling demands attention when cruising on the highway or even when parked on the side of the road - the Camaro measures in with a total length of 188.3 inches, and rolls on a 110.7-inch wheelbase. Without taking the side mirrors into consideration, total width comes in at 74.7 inches, and the Camaro sits 53.1 inches off the ground. Front track is 62.5 inches, while the rear measures 63.7 inches. Curb weight varies between trim levels: the 1LT comes in at 3,354 pounds, the 1LS weighs 3,351 lbs, and the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT come in at 3,354 lbs/3,374 lbs/3,374 lbs respectively. SS models start at 3,685 and top out at 3,969 lbs for the 2SS.

  • Length 188.3 in
  • Wheelbase 110.7 in
  • Height 53.1 in
  • Max Width 74.7 in
  • Front Width 62.5 in
  • Rear Width 63.7 in
  • Curb Weight 3,351.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

Cars such as the 2020 Chevy Camaro aren't designed and purchased because they offer a mature and refined driving experience: these cars are destined to snap necks and irritate the neighborhood watch, so it would only make sense that the Camaro is offered in some out-there color options. For those who like a basic look, Chevy offers the Camaro in Summit White and Black, as well as Satin Steel Gray Metallic. 2020 also sees the addition of a new color named Rally Green Metallic, which is a darker hue of what seems to be British Racing Green. Extra cost Premium paint color options include the shockingly orange Crush, the neon raver Shock, and Garnet Red Tintcoat. All of the premium paint options cost an extra $395.

Camaro Coupe Performance

The 2020 Camaro is available with three different engine and transmission options when you exclude the high-performance ZL1 with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. The bottom line is that there isn't a slow Camaro anywhere in the lineup; from the base four-pot, all the way up to the V8 SS, all Camaros deliver exhilarating performance, and the beauty of having such a diverse lineup of engines is that there will be something for every need and skill level. The base model car in six-speed manual guise has been known to accelerate from 0 to 60 in the low five-second bracket by independent testers. All models offer good punch around town, and highway pulls are a pleasure, especially in SS configuration. The SS, with its large V8 engine, will sprint to sixty miles per hour in the low four-second range, not bad for an affordable four-seater coupe.

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Engine and Transmission

There's something for everyone here, from modern small capacity turbocharged four-bangers to the controversial V6 and universally loved V8. What we know for sure is that each of these options delivers impressive performance. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, and 295 lb-ft of torque between 3,000 and 4,500 rpm. With how much torque the small turbo engine offers down low, its initial punch is solid and makes even the V6 feel sluggish in comparison, but runs out of steam at the car's top speeds. This engine is perfect for those who do a lot of city driving. The 3.6-liter V6 engine is still unfairly judged as the poor-man's muscle car engine, but we beg to differ; with 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque, this engine pulls the Camaro along with some serious zest and sounds great while doing it, especially with a few modifications. Finally, we get to the mighty 6.2-liter V8. This naturally-aspirated powerhouse delivers 455 hp and a heavy-hitting 455 lb-ft of torque. This engine is a true tire shredder and will push you back in your seat at the slightest hint of throttle input. The Camaro gets a standard slick-shifting six-speed manual, but an eight and ten-speed auto is also on offer for those who hate America.

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.6L V6, 6.2L V8 Gas
  • Transmissions
    10-Speed Automatic, 6-Speed Manual, 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

Handling and Driving Impressions

It might look like a bulky car, but the Camaro is relatively lightweight for its class, which goes a long way when it comes to handling and overall driving capability, but the most important factor here is the Camaro's brilliant chassis. Driving the Camaro around our favorite set of twisty roads reveals a car that offers more driver connection than any other pony car on the market. It's stiff and cramped when hurling around the track, but somehow manages to feel relaxed and comfortable when cruising on normal roads. The electrically assisted steering has a well-weighted feel, and for an electric system, returns pretty good steering feedback. The standard limited-slip differential not only makes for some epic burnouts, but also beautifully lays down the power during hard corner exits. Finally, we have to applaud the Camaro's excellent range of the braking system, which always feels progressive and delivers good feedback. The optional Brembo six-piston monoblock aluminum calipers with performance brake pads and

14.6 x 1.3-inch two-piece vented and slotted Duralife rotors are frighteningly efficient.

Camaro Coupe Gas Mileage

Gas mileage for the 2020 Camaro ranges from respectable to reprehensible as you progress from four-cylinders to eight, but for an all-out performance model, Chevrolet has done well to keep things relatively reasonable. The EPA rates that the most fuel-efficient car in the range is the 2.0-liter Turbo in auto guise. In this configuration, the Camaro will return 22/31/25 mpg city/highway/combined; not bad for a car that can sprint to the sixty mark in the low five-second range. Equipped with the six-speed manual, that number will dip to 20/30/23 mpg. V6 models start out with a best of 19/29/20 for auto cars, while manual cars will do 16/26/20 mpg. Now on to the big V8: with the automatic transmission fitted, the big 6.2-liter will return a respectable 16/27/20 mpg, but that number dips into the teens with the manual at 16/24/19 mpg. Good luck replicating those numbers out in the real world, Talladega Knight.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    19.0 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 20/30 mpg
* 2020 Chevrolet Camaro RWD Coupe 1LS

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Interior

We appreciate the Camaro's back-to-basics interior design; after all, you'll hopefully be more focused on driving than nitpicking the dashboard materials and ergonomics of the climate control knobs. The straightforward layout pays tribute to the image of the original, and we think it's pretty neat. Base model cars get four-way manual front passenger seats with power recline and an eight-way power driver seat, all covered in cloth. Other standard features include 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a compass display, keyless open and start, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Other practical features include a manual tilt and telescoping steering column, rear vision camera, and single-zone automatic climate control. Stepping up to the 2LT will bag you a six-way power front passenger seat, heated and ventilated leather driver and front passenger seats, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control. 3LT cars get aluminum interior trim and the Convenience and Lighting Package which adds memory settings for the outside mirrors and seat-adjustment for two drivers, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, as well as a number of active driver assistance features. Drivers are helped along by rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert with blind-spot warning, and forward collision warning.

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Seating and Interior Space

Getting in and out of the 2020 Camaro is no hassle if you're using only the front seats, but get in the back, and you'll have a more difficult time. Once inside, the Camaro's front bucket seats offer good support and are as comfortable as they are sporty. Front passengers get a good amount of interior space, and six-footers should have no problem fitting behind the steering wheel. Chevrolet gives a front seat legroom measurement of 43.9 inches, which is more than generous in our books. Headroom comes in at 38.50 inches in the front. Things don't look so rosy in the back: there's barely enough space for an average-sized adult, and we'd recommend not putting your adult friends and family through that torture for any road trip longer than 20 miles.

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 43.9 in
  • Front Head Room 38.5 in
  • Rear Leg Room 29.9 in
  • Rear Head Room 33.5 in

Interior Colors and Materials

The Camaro's interior focuses more on function than form, and the choice of materials follows suit. Base model cars are upholstered in a hard-wearing cloth that feels good and goes well with the standard bucket seats. Chevrolet also gives you the option of adding a set of red seat belts, black, red or white door accent trims, and an embroidered Chevrolet Performance console lid. 3LT cars get the option of a set of awesomely supportive Recaro bucket seats finished off in a combination of leather and microsuede, and you also get the option of a set of aluminum pedals. The choice of materials inside the cabin of the 2020 Camaro reflects its sporty nature, and while it might not be up to luxury-car levels, it feels well put together and offers a lot of value for money in its price range.

Camaro Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

The Camaro might be one of the most fun to drive cars in its class, but it disappoints in terms of total trunk and cargo space by offering less room than its already cramped counterparts, and one would think that the Camaro, being an accessible daily driven sports coupe would offer a bit more practicality, but, if packing space is what you're after, you'd best look to the Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger Coupe. The Camaro offers a total of 9.1 cubic feet of space, which is dwarfed by the Challenger's 16.2 cubic feet, and the Ford Mustang's massive 13.5 cubic feet, which is on par with family sedans such as the Honda Accord. Small-item storage ain't much better: those in front get two cupholders, a small glovebox, and a shallow center console storage bin but little else. Those in the back should preferably bring a fanny pack or satchel of some sort to hold personal belongings.

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  • Trunk Volume
    9.1 ft³

Camaro Coupe Infotainment and Features


The number of standard features on offer in the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro relies heavily on the trim you go for. Base model cars don't get much, but this gives it an almost stripped-down feel, which is pretty cool when you're all about the driving. As you climb up to the 3LT you start to see some seriously impressive features. Base model cars come standard with LED daytime running lights, and body-color power outside mirrors on the exterior, while the interior is decked out with standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi, an eight-way power driver seat and cruise control. 2LT cars get dual-zone automatic climate control instead of the standard single-zone system, but the 3LT is where you'll find most of the significant changes. 3LT cars get standard auto-dimming power outside mirrors, heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum interior trim, and the Convenience package which includes a heated steering wheel, head-up display unit, rear camera mirror, as well as driver assistance features such as rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision alert.


Not only is the Camaro a pleasure to drive, but its infotainment system is one of the best in class. The Chevrolet infotainment system features easy to read and navigate menus and is responsive to inputs no matter the task. The base model features a seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen display with Bluetooth streaming, voice command, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Chevrolet services such as Connected Access and OnStart Connected Services are also standard. Sound is channeled through a capable six-speaker system, which sounds best when blasting Iron Fist by Motorhead. 2LT models also get SiriusXM radio. 3LT models add a larger eight-inch color driver information center and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with a premium Bose sound system with nine speakers and voice recognition. You also get SiriusXM's advanced 360L streaming service. Navigation is also available on demand, but we'd stick to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay offerings.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Common Problems and Reliability

The Chevrolet Camaro is a shining example of old-school American engineering; it will take abuse without complaint and should last decades if maintained according to manufacturer guidelines. The last time the Camaro was recalled was back in 2017 for a loss of power steering assist, which affected certain 2017 Camaro cars. J.D. Power gives the 2020 Camaro Coupe a consumer verified reliability and satisfaction score of 83 out of 100. Chevrolet will back their two-door coupe with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty that includes a three-year/36,000-mile corrosion warranty, as well as a drivetrain warranty of five-years or 60,000-miles. Maintenance is covered for one year or one visit.


  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note \ 
  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit

Camaro Coupe Safety

Modern sports cars are expected to be some of the safest vehicles on the roads, considering the fact that despite the law's best efforts, sports car drivers tend to drive above the speed limit more often than not. So, has Chevrolet done enough to make the Camaro safe? Well, the NHTSA thinks so: with five out of five stars, their review of the Chevy Camaro indicates that it is a seriously safe car. Although it didn't score full marks in the frontal crash category, it performed well everywhere else. Unfortunately, the IIHS's review of the Camaro was less impressive: while it received a Good score in most categories, it only managed an Acceptable score for roof strength. Thankfully the Camaro is available with most modern driver assistance features such as forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Key Safety Features

When the NHTSA gives a car a full five out of five on their rating scale, you should know that it's going to be a safe vehicle. Chevrolet has provided the basis for base model cars, and the level of perceived safety increases as you move up in trim levels. Standard safety equipment and features include eight airbags with knee airbags for driver and front passenger, as well as head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions. You also get cruise control as standard. Advanced driver assistance tech such as forward collision avoidance, lane change assist with blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic assist become available on 3LT models. Other optional safety features include rear park assist and a head-up display unit. Teen driver, a standard feature across the range, allows the owner to set certain limits for secondary drivers, too.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe a good car?

There are many things to like about the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe, and just a few things to dislike, so it's off to a good start. Firstly we should address the fact that the Camaro is an American icon; the pressure of this esteemed title can sometimes ruin a car, but Chevrolet has stuck to its guns and has produced a modern legend. The Camaro has to be one of the best handling pony cars we've ever tested and is just as comfortable on the road as it is capable on the track. The range of engines each brings its own unique character to the party, but they all have one thing in common: they don't feel slow at all. The interior of the 2020 Camaro is a simplified space that harks back to the original car's classic lines, and we think it looks great. You'll also find most modern amenities inside, especially on 3LT models. Shortcomings include a very tight rear seat, and a small trunk, especially when compared to the Ford Mustang. If you're not worried about trunk space, and you're looking for a fun sports coupe, then the Camaro should be close to the top of your list.

🚘What's the Price of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe?

The affordable price of the Chevrolet Camaro is one of its most attractive drawcards: you get an astounding amount of performance for not a lot of money, and even between trim levels, the price increases are very reasonable. The base model 1LS has a base price of only $25,500, which excludes registration, tax, and a destination fee of $995. Going for the auto version will add an extra $1,495 to the Camaro's cost. Opting for the V6 engine in 1LT trim will set you back $27,095, and $28,690 in auto guise. 2LT trim cars start at an MSRP of $27,500 for the 2.0T and tip the scales at $30,690 for the V6 model. The well-specced 3LT costs $31,500 for the manual 2.0T and ends off with a price tag of $34,690 for the V6 in auto configuration. The LT1 is the first Camaro model in the lineup to be offered with the 6.2-liter V8 engine and costs $34,00 for the manual and $35,595 for the auto. SS models start at $37,000 for the manual 1SS ,and top out at $43,595 for the auto 2SS.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Models

The 2020 Camaro can be selected in seven different trim levels, so if you can't find a Camaro type that fits your needs, you're best off buying an electric scooter and hitting the road, pal. Base model 1LS cars feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. A 3.6-liter V6 producing 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque is also on offer. Standard features on the base model include cruise control, LED daytime running lights, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Next up is the 1LT, which features the same choice of engines as the 1LS and adds a set of 18-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels, a six-way power front passenger seat, and SiriusXM Radio amongst others.

2LT models add conveniences such as dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats.

The 3LT sees a lot of action, the most notable being the inclusion of the Convenience and Lighting package, which adds features such as a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, rear park assist, and lane change assist with blind-spot monitoring.

LT1 models pack a serious punch with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces a powerful 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque, while 1SS models stop harder thanks to a set of Brembo front and rear performance brakes with four-piston front and rear calipers. It also corners better with the help of a performance suspension setup, which consists of a set of recalibrated dampers, rear cradle mounts, ball-jointed rear toe links, and stabilizer bars.

All new 2SS cars offer optional magnetic ride control and get a performance differential cooler and transmission oil cooler.

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Additional Options

The Camaro wouldn't be a true pony car if it didn't come with a mountain of optional extras. These cars can be customized in every way possible, which makes them even more fun to own. Starting with the base model, new owners can go for the $1,050 Body-color Spoiler with Wicker package, which adds a body-color rear blade spoiler and wicker bill; or why not add some suede black knee pads and door accent trim for $670 with the black interior appearance package? 3LT cars can be specced with the 1LE Track Performance package, which adds 20-inch wheels with summer-only tires, a Brembo performance braking kit, sport-tuned suspension with upgraded dampers, rear cradle mounts, ball-jointed rear toe links, and stabilizer bars. The cooling system also sees the addition of an engine oil cooler, dual outboard radiators, and rear differential cooler. Top of the line Camaro 2SS models are available with the $7,000 SS 1LE Performance package, which adds goodies such as a set of Recaro bucket seats, magnetic ride control, and Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tires.

🚗What Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Model Should I Buy?

The 2020 Camaro is, first of all, a great driver's car, so that should be the defining principle on which you base any further decisions. Compared to its rivals, the Camaro is the most fun to drive and will put a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel. With that in mind, we would suggest that you go with the 1SS, which not only gets the legendary SS badging, but also packs a brutal 6.2-liter V8 punch. 1SS models go for $37,000 in manual guise (is there any other way to go) and include performance upgrades such as an auxiliary engine coolant cooler, four-pot Brembo front and rear performance brakes, and performance suspension with tuned dampers, rear cradle mounts, ball-jointed rear toe links, and stabilizer bars. This is a seriously capable car, but you can take it to the next level with the $7,000 SS 1LE Performance package if you're serious about hitting up the track.

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Comparisons

Ford Mustang Coupe Ford
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Chevrolet Camaro Coupe275 hp19/29 mpg$25,000
Ford Mustang Coupe 310 hp21/29 mpg$27,205

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe vs Ford Mustang Coupe

The battle between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang is almost as old as the history of the muscle car in the USA, when referring to Camaro vehicles fitted with V8 engines, and more specifically, the battle of the pony cars, which in this case is any Camaro fitted with a 2.0T or V6 engine. The 2020 Mustang is an attractive thing to look at and has come lightyears from where it started, and is considered a pedigree performance car these days. The Mustang is powered by a choice of 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder fury or a powerful 5.0-liter V8. We exclude the GT350 and GT500 here. Performance from these two engines ranges from 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque to 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Fuel consumption ranges between 15/24/18 mpg city/highway/combined for the manual V8 to 21/32/25 mpg for the 2.3T auto. The Ford is excellent competition and a capable performance car, and its small capacity turbo motor is a real pleasure to drive. Inside and out, it's a more modern-looking car, and offers more usable space too, but can't match the Camaro for dynamic fun. If you're looking for something more cutting edge, get the Mustang.

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