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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

For Sale near Ashburn, VA 20146


    What Edmunds Says

    With new hardware under the skin and a four-cylinder under the hood (on base models, at least), the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro advances the iconic pony car's legacy into the future.


    New chassis promises improved handling and better fuel economy; current model's bold styling carries over mostly unchanged.


    Needs upgraded interior to compete against the nicer cabins in newer rivals.

    Available Camaro Models


    • 3.6L V6 engine 
    • Manual transmission 
    • Navigation System 
    • Bluetooth 
    • MP3 Player 
    • Satellite radio 
    • Side/Curtain Airbags 
    • Stability Control 
    • Traction Control 

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    What's New for 2016

    The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gets only subtle lifts and tucks outside, but it rides atop a brand-new chassis good enough for a Caddy. It also gets more powerful engines and an upgraded interior.


    A Chevrolet based on a Cadillac? Wait, isn't it usually the other way around? Hasn't General Motors been down this road before?

    Like you might say on Facebook, it's complicated. Cadillac has picked through the blue-collar Chevrolet inventory before, yielding the crummy Cimarron in the 1980s and the pretty decent Corvette-based XLR last decade. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro flips that history on its head, however.

    What Is It?
    For its sixth generation, the Camaro is thoroughly overhauled. It dispenses with its old bones in favor of a chassis derived from the Cadillac CTS and, in a shorter variation, the ATS. We've praised both cars for a deft blend of athletic handling and ride comfort.

    The new Camaro is 2 inches shorter and about an inch lower and narrower, than today's car. Fans of the current Camaro needn't worry, though. The new model does not look radically different. You'll see softer, rounder lines here and there, but the Camaro still squats in its same low-slung, broad-shouldered stance, enhanced with gun-slit windows. Chevrolet has good reasons for moving the Camaro to a new platform -- cost savings and fuel economy among them -- but not much incentive to change a winning look.

    What's Under the Hood?
    Both V6 and V8 engines carry over. There's also a new turbocharged four-cylinder for those who want a Camaro with maximum fuel economy.

    A revised 3.6-liter V6 makes 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque -- modest gains compared to the outgoing engine. The 6.2-liter V8 also gets a power bump, now up to 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.

    The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder is rated at 275 hp/295 pound-feet. Chevy says four-cylinder Camaros should return more than 30 highway mpg while still dashing from zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.

    All three engines are available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

    What Unique Features Will It Have?
    The 2016 Camaro will initially be offered in LT and SS trim levels. LT models come with 18-inch wheels standard, with 20-inch wheels optional. SS models come standard with 20-inch alloy wheels and LED taillights.

    The Camaro will feature up to four selectable drive modes -- Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and, on SS models, Track -- that optimize acceleration, transmission, steering and traction settings depending on road conditions.

    The new Camaro offers a noticeable upgrade in interior design, quality and materials, a necessary step to keep pace with its new Mustang and Dodge Challenger rivals. New features include analog dials with a configurable gauge cluster, customizable ambient cabin lighting, and an 8-inch media display for interfacing with navigation, entertainment and Chevrolet MyLink app functions.

    Preliminary specs suggest the new Camaro has lost a bit of front headroom (less than an inch) and gained an incremental amount of front legroom.

    How Will It Drive?
    Chevy says the 2016 Camaro structure is nearly 30 percent more rigid than the outgoing car. The whole car is also at least 200 pounds lighter, aided by increased use of aluminum in structural areas as well as in suspension components. Less mass and less flex should help the new car handle quicker and more responsive than ever. Chevy says the new SS model clocks faster lap times than the track-focused model from the last generation.

    Camaro SS models can also get the Magnetic Ride Control active suspension found on Corvettes and Cadillacs.

    How Much and When Is It Available?
    The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be made in Lansing, Michigan, and should be in dealerships by the fall of 2015. We expect a four-cylinder Camaro to start at just under $25,000.

    Check back for more information on the new Camaro, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.

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    • FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY) Not Available
    • CAR TYPE Coupe
    • TRANSMISSION 6-speed Manual
    • BASIC WARRANTY Not Available
    • DRIVE TRAIN Rear Wheel Drive
    • CONSUMER RATING Not Available


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    Interior Measurements


    Gas Regular unleaded


    Rear wheel drive 6-speed manual

    Engine & Performance

    3.6 L Double overhead cam (DOHC)
    V6 24
    Variable 278 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm
    323 hp @ 6800 rpm


    • MacPherson strut front suspension
    • Multi-link rear suspension
    • Four-wheel independent suspension
    • Front and rear stabilizer bar


    Interior Features

    Front Seats

    • 2 -way power passenger seat
    • 2 -way power driver seat
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Cloth
    • Bucket front seats

    Rear Seats

    • Folding rear seatback

    Power Features

    • Remote power door locks
    • Power mirrors
    • 2 one-touch power windows


    • Clock
    • Tachometer
    • Trip computer
    • External temperature display
    • Low fuel level warning
    • Compass


    • Cruise control
    • Front console with storage
    • Front cupholders
    • Front door pockets
    • Remote trunk release
    • Retained accessory power
    • Speed-proportional power steering
    • 12V front power outlet(s)
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
    • Hands-Free Calling*
    • Roadside Assistance*
    • Concierge Service*
    • Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
    • Destination Download*


    • Interior air filtration
    • Air conditioning
    • Trunk light
    • Front reading lights
    • Front floor mats
    • Dual vanity mirrors

    In Car Entertainment

    • Element antenna
    • 6 total speakers
    • 80 watts stereo output
    • AM/FM stereo
    • Sirius XM satellite radio
    • Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
    • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
    • 3 Months of provided satellite radio service
    • Radio data system
    • USB connection


    • Voice directions only via subscription service navigation system
    • Pre-wired for phone
    • OnStar telecommunications service
    • Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone
    * Feature available with a subscription to OnStar


    Exterior Features

    Roof and Glass

    • Variable intermittent wipers
    • Rear defogger

    Tires and Wheels

    • Painted alloy wheels
    • 18 x 7.5 in. wheels
    • P245/55R18 tires
    • All season tires
    • Tire repair kit

    Safety Features

    • 4-wheel ABS
    • Front and rear head airbags
    • Dual front side-mounted airbags
    • Child seat anchors
    • Remote anti-theft alarm system
    • Emergency braking assist
    • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
    • Daytime running lights
    • Engine immobilizer
    • Auto delay off headlamps
    • Dusk sensing headlamps
    • 2 front headrests
    • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
    • Front seatbelt pretensioners
    • Stability control
    • Traction control
    • Electronic brakeforce distribution
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • Front height adjustable headrests
    • Post-collision safety system
    • Tire pressure monitoring
    • Emergency Service*
    • Airbag Deployment Notification*
    • Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*

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