The retro-futuristic look that was characteristic for the Camaro in the last five years is the design that General Motors choose for the 2016 Chevy Camaro.
However, while the design is the same, the 2016 Camaro is a different beast.
Inside, the coupe still packs a V6 engine, but this time around, Chevrolet has increased the power and potency of the engine.
The all new engine comes from the new family of dual-overhead units that GM used for the CTS and ATS versions of the Cadillac. At first glance, it is the same displacement, but it is not the same V6 engine.
The new 3.6-liter V6 engine is much more powerful, with 335 ponies under the hood and 284lbs of torque. The sound of the Camaro is also improved, and the new engine powers the 2016 Chevy Camaro to 60mph in just 5.1 seconds with automatic transmission and 5.2 seconds with manual transmission.
As mentioned, the design of the car is the same as the previous model. However, the 2016 Chevy Camaro is two inches shorter, courtesy of a new wheelbase and the height has been reduced by one inch as well. Combine the new body, the all new aluminum material used for the design, and the V6-engine, and the weight of the 2016 Camaro drops down to 3,435 pounds which is almost 300 less than the previous model.
And while the exterior of the car doesn’t look as attractive as people would expect, it is the inside of the 2016 Camaro that has undergone the biggest change.
The fifth generation of the Camaro benefits from improved technology, and higher quality material for the inside. Build quality is solid, and there are even some surprises inside, such as the air vent bezels for example.
And while previous versions of the Camaro were poor in technology, the 2016 model gets the newest iteration of the MyLink infotainment system. The highlight of the new technology is the 8-inch screen with more commands and options than ever. And for a $25,000 sports car, you are getting more technology than ever, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G and Wi-Fi hotspots.
However, do not expect the 2016 Camaro to magically become a four seater. Listed as a coupe, the 2016 Camaro still offers comfortable seating for only two people, the driver and the front passenger. People in the rear will suffer from even more cramped interior. The smaller proportions of the 2016 Chevy Camaro also result in less trunk space.
What makes the 2016 Camaro an interesting choice is the low price, something that is not common for 300+hp coupes. The Chevy Camaro is priced at $26,695 for the base model, with the V6 model costing $28,490. The range topper is the Camaro with a 6.2-liter V8 engine priced at $37,295.