2010 Chevrolet Camaro - Road Test Specs

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

(3.6L V6 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeChevrolet
ModelCamaro
Style2LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$27,725
Options on test vehicleRS Package ($1,450 -- includes 20-by-8-inch front and 20-by-9-inch rear painted aluminum wheels with midnight silver finish, body-color roof-ditch molding, HID headlamps with halo ring, rear spoiler, RS unique taillamps); Six-Speed Automatic Transmission ($1,185); Compact Spare Tire ($150).
As-tested MSRP$30,115
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,564cc (217 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3
Redline (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)304 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 5,200
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I= 4.06, II = 2.37, III = 1.55, IV = 1.16, V = 0.85, VI = 0.67, R = 3.20, Final = 3.27
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1:1
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, frontP245/45ZR20
Tire size, rearP275/40ZR20
Wheel size20-by-8 inches front -- 20-by-9 inches rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph (sec.)9.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.8 @ 94.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)66.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.3
@ Full throttle (dB)76.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.1
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAlthough wheelspin is possible, the best launch was without it. This V6 sounds better than most (especially the VQs from Nissan) and has a linearity in power delivery that others also lack. Upshifts were moderately quick but never harsh. Manual shifting didn't work as well due to the delay inherent in buttons.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsVery good brakes, quiet ABS, straight and steady with good fade resistance. Pedal could offer more sense of what's going on, however. A little dead feeling.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Benign and terminal understeer at the limit will keep most folks from getting into trouble. Hard to judge where the front tires were (especially in clockwise direction) and not much info from steering either. I hate the faux shift paddles (buttons) and wished for a redundant manual shifter at the lever. Hard to find buttons with opposite lock. Slalom: Quick turn-in is followed with ever-present understeer, so getting a rhythm was difficult. Found myself steering late into a gate several times. Also, it's difficult to sense where the corners of the car are. Just enough power at the exit for a teeny bit of oversteer.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)78.0
Wind (mph, direction)3.8
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/29 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)21.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,741
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,822
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.8
Length (in.)190.4
Width (in.)75.5
Height (in.)54.2
Wheelbase (in.)112.3
Track, front (in.)63.7
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)29.9
Headroom, front (in.)37.4
Headroom, rear (in.)35.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)42.5
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.3
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistance5 stars

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