Ah, the Camaro. The majestic mass of muscle machinery. This iconic American car has been flexing its muscles for the world to see for over half a century. Gearheads the world over have long admired the Chevy Camaro for its sleek, aerodynamic design and unbelievable power under the hood. Those same enthusiasts will be pleased to note that the 2019 Chevy Camaro is bringing more of the same American muscle to the table.
Since its debut in 1963, American pop culture has been filled with images of the Chevy Camaro and other such muscle cars. They invoke the uniquely American spirit of raw automotive power, much the way the American pickup truck does. Movies and television shows from the Fast and Furious series to Fast times at Ridgemont High to countless car specials have featured the recognizable car. It is so prevalent because it earned every ounce of reputation that it has gotten over the last fifty years. Sadly, it cannot transform into a giant alien robot, a la Bumblebee in the Transformers movies. Not yet, anyway.
You might think that this powerful slice of Americana would come with a high price tag. Starting at only $25,000 the 2019 Chevy Camaro is extremely affordable. That is a relatively small price to pay for one of the most archetypal and culturally significant vehicles in American history. Take a look below at just a few of the reasons the 2019 Chevy Camaro is so special, then head over to Carl Black Kennesaw and take in this graceful machine with your own eyes.
If you are only vaguely familiar with the power of a car’s engine, then you should buckle in. This next part might just pin you to your seat. The 2019 Chevy Camaro comes with four available engines, all pinned to specific trim levels. We start off with a relatively tame 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission. This engine gets a modest 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Not bad, but the 2019 Chevy Camaro is far from done.
Next up is the 3.6 liter V6 engine that gets 336 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque. It is also paired with a six-speed manual transmission and has an optional eight-speed automatic. Now, we are getting somewhere.
The third available engine is the 6.2 liter V8. This monster gets 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. You now have the option of a ten-speed automatic transmission, making each gear change as you accelerate ever so faster as seamless as possible.
The last engine, available only on the ZL1 trim level, is a super-charged version of the 6.2 liter V8. This beast, however, gets an astounding 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It, too, comes with the option of the ten-speed automatic transmission. That is an incredible amount of engine power under the hood of what is considered a “pony car”. In fact, this engine tops out at 205 miles per hour. As much fun as that sounds, we highly suggest only attempting that at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Regardless of which trim level and which engine you end up selecting you have a lot of power at your fingertips. However, if you are shopping for a 2019 Chevy Camaro you are well prepared for that.
Believe it or not, the 2019 Chevy Camaro is also considered a very safe car to drive, provided you aren’t testing that 205 mph statistic on a daily basis. It was given a five-star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its highest available rating. It was also rated as “Good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway safety, also its highest rating. This was as a result of multiple crash tests but also because of some of the safety features available on the 2019 Chevy Camaro.
Some of the available safety features include rear parking sensors, which notify the driver if they are backing up to an object they do not see; blind spot monitoring, which will alert the driver to a vehicle in a potential blind spot when driving; rear cross traffic alert, which senses when an object moves across the 2019 Chevy Camaro’s path when in reverse; and forward collision alert, which will notify the driver if they approach a car from behind too quickly. All of these are simple, yet extremely effective tools to keep drivers aware of their surroundings and safe on the road.
Another desirable safety feature that many parents will want to know more about is the Teen Driver Safety. When this feature is in use it will monitor the teen’s driving habits, including speed. It will also mute the stereo until the front seat belts are engaged and automatically turn on the available features mentioned above, and more.
This feature also sends you a report card via email, so that you may monitor your teen’s driving, even when they are driving alone. You can even set a speed limit that cannot be exceeded! That kind of peace of mind is worth a lot, but it comes standard on even the base trim level.
Speaking of trim levels, the 2019 Chevy Camaro has seven trim levels to choose from.
The base trim level is the LS. It comes standard with features such as LED headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, 4G Wi-Fi, and a 8-way driver seat. It also comes standard with the aforementioned Teen Driver Safety feature, as do all trim levels.
The next level up is the LT. This is the first level at which you can get the 2019 Chevy Camaro convertible. It also has remote start and a six-way passenger seat, as well as all of the amenities of the LS.
The third level is the 2LT. As with all rising trim levels, you get all of the features of the lower trim levels, along with heated and cooled leather front seats, and an 8-inch touchscreen. The LS, LT and 2LT all come with the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine.
The 3LT is the first trim level that has the 3.6 liter V8 engine. It also gets Navigation, a Bose audio system and a sleek, frameless auto-dimming rear view mirror.
The 1SS is the next level up. It gets larger 20-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and a 8-inch instrument cluster to go along with the 8-inch touchscreen.
The 2SS is the penultimate trim level. It adds many of the safety features as standard on this trim level, such as rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and forward collision alert. At lower trim levels, these were only available features. The 1SS and the 2SS come with the 6.2 liter V8 engine.
Finally, you have the ZL1. This comes with top of the line interior materials, upgraded 20-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, Brembo brakes and a wireless charging station. Even the steering wheel and shifter get an upgrade. They are now wrapped in suede. The ZL1 comes with the supercharged 6.2 liter V8. You know, the one that can go 205 miles per hour.
These are but a few of the features on each different trim level. The best way to get a full description of all of the available features is to come and check this bad boy out in person.