2010 Chevrolet Camaro - Road Test Specs

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

(6.2L V8 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeChevrolet
ModelCamaro
StyleSS 2-dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$34,180
Options on test vehicleRS Package ($1,200 - includes HID headlamps, midnight silver-finish wheels, darker taillamps, spoiler and body-colored roof ditch moldings).
As-tested MSRP$35,380
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162 cc (376 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainOverhead valve
Compression ratio (x:1)10.7
Redline (rpm)6,600
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)426 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)420 @ 4,600
Transmission type6-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.01; II=2.07; III=1.43; IV=1.00; V=0.84; VI=0.57; R=3.28; Final=3.45
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeVariable ratio rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1:1
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero
Tire typeSummer performance
Tire size, front245/45ZR20
Tire size, rear275/40ZR20
Wheel size20-by-8 inches front; 20-by-9 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.4
0-60 mph (sec.)5
0-75 mph (sec.)6.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.0 @ 110.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Sound level @ idle (dB)Not tested
@ Full throttle (dB)Not tested
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)Not tested
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsLaunch control is fun but easy to beat with a little care. Best launch from about 3,000 rpm: Get the clutch out fast then pedal it. This is an easy car to launch and it bangs gears like a serious pony car should -- good rubber in second and sometimes third. Fun and fast. Burnouts are easy.
Braking ratingVery good
Braking commentsPedal has good feel and based on the caliber of the brake system I'd say these brakes are less likely to fade than those of other pony cars. No fade in this test.
Handling ratingVery good
Handling commentsCamaro is a large car and the driver feels it in the slalom. Its limits are respectable for this segment. Problem is, it's difficult to place because of its small glass area. Like driving a tank, it's hard to tell where its edges are. Still, after time behind the wheel, most drivers will find those edges comfortably. Steering response is slower off center than Mustang, but it goes through the cones at about the same rate.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)N/A
Temperature (F)48.4
Wind (mph, direction)N/A
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3849
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3857
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)190.4
Width (in.)75.5
Height (in.)54.2
Wheelbase (in.)112.3
Track, front (in.)63.7
Track, rear (in.)63.7
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
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 dual front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemNot available
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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