New Camaro costs more but brings the upgrades


2016 Chevrolet Camaro Top

The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is going to cost more at the base price and across the board, but an increase of under $2,000 is not something to be taken aback by.  The Camaro has some awesome upgrades, an amazing new look, fantastic tech and the right proportions to be the fastest and most agile Camaro we have ever seen. 

This price increase brings the base price for the 1LT Camaro up to $26,695 which is extremely reasonable.  Wait a minute, what happened to the LS model?  It’s gone, the LS is no more and the four grades for the new Camaro come in at 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS to give you the Camaro you want to drive.

The 1LT will come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 275 horsepower and offer the 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 with 335 horsepower as an option to make the LT much more powerful and faster.  The SS will show up with the big 6.2-liter V8 which offers a strong 455 horsepower and show up at a base price of $37,295.

Across the board the Camaro is priced higher than its direct competitor, the Ford Mustang, which comes in at the V6 engine with a price of $24,700 and the V8 at $33,200.  So what makes the Camaro worth the price increases over a Mustang?  Other than the fact that those who shop for a Camaro are very loyal to their brand, nearly as loyal as truck guys, is the fact that the Camaro shows up with massive amount standard equipment that you won’t find on the Mustang.

On the base Camaro you are going to benefit from the use of a backup camera, automatic climate controls, a power driver and passenger seat, keyless access and push button starting.  When you upgrade to the 1SS you get performance items such as Brembo brakes, rev matching for the manual transmission, a limited slip differential and Goodyear Eagle F1 run-flat tires.  The 2SS shows up with actual luxury features including heated and ventilated front seats, a head-up display, a Bose premium audio system and active safety features such as bling spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts.  The only optional features for the 2SS are the Magnetic Ride Control, a sunroof, the navigation system, a dual-mode exhaust system and the automatic transmission.

There will continue to be an RS Package offers for the Camaro models that are powered by the four or six-cylinder engines.  When you see the new Camaro you instantly see the difference which includes the 20-inch wheels, HID headlights, LED taillights and a rear spoiler.

With all the amazing new parts of the Camaro it’s easy to see why this car is a little more expensive than the Mustang.  Typically the Mustang has been known to be the sports car that actually showed off as a creature comfort machine, but the Camaro seems to have taken over that title with features and equipment that will make this an awesome cruising sports car to drive.

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