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How The Hell Does The New Camaro SS Get 28 MPG??

That’s better than the Mustang GT.

Since the first official photos of the sixth-gen Camaro were released by Chevrolet, this iconic muscle car has received praise for its new styling, power gains, and much more. Now, the new Camaro has shown itself to possess another admirable trait: fuel efficiency. If your plan with the new V8 Camaro is to hoon and burn off back tires, this won’t apply to you. But if you’re considering the 2016 SS and intend to drive like insurance companies would want you to, you’re in for some pretty unbelievable gas mileage.

Fuel efficiency is not something you’d expect if you’re looking for ferocious V8 power, but the new EPA 28 mpg rating on the 2016 Camaro SS challenges that notion. According to recent test results published by the EPA, this V8 muscle car will get you 17 mpg in the city and about 28 mpg on the highway, if you’re using the (optional) automatic eight-speed transmission. That’s four mpg better than the previous-gen 2015 Camaro SS. The V8 in the 2016 is no slouch, either. It lays down 455 hp using the same beastly 6.2-liter LT1 engine that you’ll find in the base Corvette Stingray.Like the Vette, the new SS has cylinder deactivation technology that can shut off four cylinders when there’s no need for high-performance driving.

The EPA says that the average mpg for the manual transmission version of the new SS is 16 when you’re in the city and 25 on the highway. The often-compared Ford Mustang GT, for reference, puts out 435 hp with its 5.0-liter V8. The Stang gets 15/25 mpg for stick shift models and 16/25 mpg when equipped with an automatic transmission.

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