2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Heavy Doors, Good Side-Impact Crash Test Rating
January 8, 2014
"I like these doors. They feel like they would hold up if we got t-boned."
That was my friend Albert's first observation when we got into the long-term 2014 SLP Panther Camaro. (I believe his second observation had something to do with how good the supercharged V8 sounds as it roars to life.) Anyway, it turns out Albert is right.
In government testing, the Camaro received the highest possible 5-star rating for side-impact protection.
In addition to their heavy, sturdy feel, the Camaro's long doors open wide, which makes it easy to get in and out in spacious parking lots (and slightly inconvenient in crowded ones). Inside, the door panels offer almost zero usable storage space, but at least they look good and have well-placed controls.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 2,000 miles