2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: On the Highway, It Gets 21 MPG
September 09, 2009
Like just about every car on the road these days, the Camaro doesn't really get its advertised highway mileage (24mpg) unless you're crawling along at 60mph or so.
On a recent trip on the wide open highways of California, Nevada and Utah, I consistently averaged 20.5 mpg cruising at a constant 75mph or so. Occasionally I would slow down a bit and edge up to 21mpg, but that's about it.
I'm not surprised it fell short of the EPA number, but I am impressed that it could even achieve 21mpg. That's not bad for a 3,900 pound vehicle with 426 horsepower. Come to think of it, my '68 Chevelle SS weighs about that much, was only rated at 350hp and gets about 10mpg on the highway if i feather it. Now that's progress my friends.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 2,676 miles