Used 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


2012 Chevrolet Camaro

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Chevrolet Camaro sees a number of improvements. The V6 versions get more power, the SS coupe gets a revised sport suspension, a rearview camera becomes available and all Camaros benefit from an interior with much-needed upgrades. The new Camaro ZL1 also debuts this year, resurrecting a legendary name and providing pavement-ripping performance by way of a supercharged V8.


Pros

  • Strong acceleration with any engine
  • head-turning looks
  • good V6 fuel economy
  • capable handling.

Cons

  • Poor visibility
  • tiny trunk opening
  • cramped backseat.

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Chevrolet Camaro 2012 LT 2dr Coupe w/1LT (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Black Black premium cloth56,121 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$16,790
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Chevrolet Camaro 2012 LT 2dr Coupe w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Rally Yellow Gray leather36,576 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$17,775
Est.Loan: $324/mo
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CAMARO 2LT W/RS PACKAGE (OPTIONS LISTED BELOW) - AUTOMATIC - SUNROOF/LEATHER/HEATED SEATS/HID HEADLIGHTS/BOSTON ACOUSTICS SOUND SYSTEM WITH NINE SPEAKERS/REMOTE START/BACKUP CAMERA/REAR PARKING SENSORS/USB/SAT RADIO/HOOD STRIPES/20' ALLOY WHEELS/AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR/AND ALOT MORE - 3 MONTH / 3,000 MILE WARRANTY - NO HIDDEN RECON FEES - 4 BRAND NEW TIRES - **RS Package includes: 20' Midnight Silver-painted aluminum wheels, high-intensity discharge headlamps with integral LED halo rings, body-color shark fin antenna and body-color roof ditch moldings** **2LT package upgrades over 1LT inlcudes: Rear vision camera, auto-dimming mirror, rear parking sensors, Remote starter system, USB port, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Gauge cluster with (oil pressure, battery voltage, oil temperature and transmission fluid temperature gauges), located in lower center console, Universal Home Remote, Heated and leather-appointed driver and front passenger, Boston Acoustics premium 245-watt system with nine speakers** **This Camaro's safety features includes: Advanced front air bag with seat belt-use and passenger-weight sensors Front side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, Backup Camera, and Alot more. 5-Star Rated by NHTSA for 2012 safety ratings.** **At Chantilly Mazda we promise you'll have a great experience. All you add is your state's tax, tags, and processing fee. No other fees and we mean it!! (no reconditioning fees, no dealer prep, no CPO fees, no testing fees). For more information or to schedule a test drive, call (855)423-9049. Buy Happy!**

Chevrolet Camaro 2012 LT 2dr Coupe w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Silver Ice Metallic Black leather59,042 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$17,999
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$15,997
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Rally Yellow Black premium cloth64,425 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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***LOW MILEAGE ONE OWNER RALLY YELLOW COUPE......................2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO LT, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DUAL POWER SEATS, ALL POWER, KEYLESS ENTRY, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, FOGLIGHTS, REAR SPOILER, DUAL EXHAUST, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, POLISHED ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 64K MILES***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Rally Yellow Black leather42,162 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroSS
List:$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
Silver Ice Metallic Gray premium cloth93,553 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$14,272
Est.Loan: $267/mo
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"Blue 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT RWD 6-Speed Automatic with TapShift 3.6L V6 DGI DOHC VVT 6-Speaker Audio System

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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$15,794
Est.Loan: $288/mo
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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$15,800
Est.Loan: $288/mo
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2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO 1LT* ONE-OWNER VEHICLE, * SHEEHY SELECT CERTIFIED WITH 2 MONTH 2,000 MILE WARRANTY.

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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroSS
List:$24,500
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$12,990
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Victory Red Black cloth78,589 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLS
List:$13,250
Est.Loan: $248/mo
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"Check out this affordable and fun 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LS! Great color combination with Victory Red Paint and Black Interior. Well equipped with the 3.6L V6 and 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Silver Ice Metallic Gray leather37,785 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLT
List:$17,471
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroSS
List:$21,996
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Rally Yellow Black leather50,082 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroSS
List:$30,000
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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TRANSFORMER SPECIAL EDITION!! Clean CARFAX. Yellow 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS RWD 6-Speed Automatic with TapShift 6.2L V8 SFI Interested? Call David or Steve McClay at (301)262-7600. Ready for car buying made better? Offering a family orientated, woman-managed car buying experience that is second to none. Backed by the power and value of the Ourisman Advantage Rewards Program and supported by our own GM Certified Staff.

Rally Yellow Black leather63,291 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroSS
List:$22,995
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Used 2012Chevrolet CamaroLS
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Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

For tire-burning power and Hollywood flash, it doesn't get much better than the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro.

vehicle overview

The big news for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro will be burnouts -- lots and lots of burnouts. Oh, right, the new-generation Camaro is already known for that. But this year that pastime of high school kids and muscle car buffs rips to an all-new level with the introduction of the ZL1 trim level. The new Camaro ZL1 is a fitting homage to the legendary ZL1 high-performance engine option for the 1969 Camaro that was favored among acceleration addicts and bench-racing braggarts.

The new 2012 Camaro ZL1 comes with a variant of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found in the Cadillac CTS-V and Corvette ZR1. Here it cranks out 580 horsepower, making the 2012 ZL1 the quickest, fastest and most capable Camaro ever. The ZL1 also boasts other unique upgrades, including adaptive suspension dampers, Brembo brakes, a dual-mode exhaust, massive performance tires and a sportier steering wheel.

Although not as glamorous as the mighty ZL1, other Camaro trims get notable updates for 2012. Among them are a more powerful V6 model, a somewhat nicer cabin (including a revised instrument panel and a new steering wheel) and an available rearview camera. Other changes include a revised suspension for the SS coupe that promises more athletic handling, while all Camaros get last year's "RS" style taillights (darker lenses with chrome trim) and a rear spoiler as standard. Since the Camaro debuted back in 1967, there's a special 45th Anniversary package to commemorate the milestone.

That said, there are still a few issues that impact the Camaro's daily usability. For one, the Camaro is just hard to see out of. This year's rearview camera helps for parking, but the Camaro's thick pillars and low-profile windows still make it difficult to park and even tough to place while cornering at speed. And while backseat comfort is never a prime concern for a coupe, the Camaro's the worst among muscle cars. In contrast, the Ford Mustang is the most complete and well-rounded muscle car to drive, while the larger Dodge Challenger remains the most accommodating and easy to live with.

Still, there's no denying the visceral appeal of the Camaro. If you like its looks and love tire-spinning performance, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro will more than deliver the goods.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevy Camaro is a four-seat coupe or convertible available in V6-powered 1LS and 2LS (coupe only), 1LT and 2LT trim levels, and V8-powered 1SS and 2SS trim levels. This year marks the debut of the ultra-performance ZL1, which comes packing a supercharged V8.

Standard equipment on the 1LS includes black 18-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, keyless entry, air-conditioning, four-way manual front seats with power recline, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, OnStar and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. The 2LS is essentially just the 1LS with an automatic (versus manual) transmission.

The 1LT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and eight-way power seats. The Convenience and Connectivity package adds to the 1LT remote ignition (automatic only), an iPod interface and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The 2LT includes those items plus 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, extra gauges, a head-up display, rear park assist, a rearview camera (with a rearview mirror display), heated front seats, leather upholstery and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system (available separately on 1LT).

The 1SS is equipped similarly to the 1LT but adds a V8, 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 2SS essentially features the 1SS's performance bits with the 2LT's convenience and luxury features.

The ZL1 is equipped similarly to the 2SS but adds ultra-performance upgrades in the form of a supercharged V8, massive Brembo brakes, four-mode stability/traction control, active "Magnetic Ride Control" suspension dampers, unique 20-inch wheels (with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires) and retuned power steering. Exterior styling features a functional carbon-fiber air extractor for the hood as well as unique front and rear fascias. Inside are microfiber suedelike upholstery, red accent stitching and a smaller, flat-bottomed steering wheel.

The RS package (available on all trims but the LS and ZL1) adds 20-inch wheels and xenon headlights. A sunroof is optional on all coupes but the LS, while a variety of exterior stripes and trim items are available across the board.

There is also the 45th Anniversary package available on 2LT and 2SS trims that includes Carbon Flash paint with red/charcoal stripes, unique 20-inch wheels, black leather upholstery with accent stitching and of course the requisite badges and embroidered logos.

In addition to a soft top that powers down in about 20 seconds, all convertible versions also come standard with rear park assist (includes rearview camera).

performance & mpg

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LS and LT come with an updated 3.6-liter V6 this year that's good for 323 hp and 278 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined with the automatic, with the manual good for 2 fewer mpg across the board.

The Camaro SS gets a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque with the standard six-speed manual and 400 hp and 410 lb-ft with the six-speed automatic. With the manual, the SS hits 60 mph in 5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg with the manual. The automatic is only slightly less fuel-efficient at 15/24/18, thanks to less engine power as well as cylinder-deactivation technology.

The Camaro ZL1 boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed automatic optional. Though we have yet to track test the ZL1, performance estimates put the 0-60-mph dash and the quarter-mile times in the low 4-second and low-12 second ranges, respectively. Fuel mileage estimates stand at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway.

safety

Every 2012 Chevy Camaro comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and OnStar.

In government crash tests, the Camaro earned a top five-star rating overall, with five stars for overall front-crash protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection. In Edmunds brake testing, both Camaro V6 and V8 coupes with 20-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in an excellent 111 feet.

driving

Whether you choose the vigorous V6 or one of the tire-shredding V8s, no one will ever accuse your 2012 Chevrolet Camaro of being slow. The Camaro also displays impressive amounts of cornering grip, communicative steering and a refined suspension that makes this generation of GM's classic sport coupe (and convertible) exponentially more talented around corners than any Camaro that has come before.

The storming ZL1, however, is simply astounding -- not only in its ability to catapult itself from a stop or rocket up an on-ramp with supercar-level thrust, but also in its refined handling and ride characteristics. The adjustable suspension and stability control systems allow a wide range of settings, and along with the other ZL1 chassis upgrades, allow anything from a comfortable ride over broken pavement during the daily commute to a nailed-down-to-the-asphalt attitude with eager, crisp turn-in and powerful yet smooth corner exits during a track-day event. Make no mistake, the ZL1 is not simply an SS with more motor, but rather a Camaro stocked with GM's latest and greatest powertrain and suspension technology to provide world-class overall performance capabilities.

That all said, due to its subpar outward visibility that sometimes makes it hard to judge when pushing hard on a twisty road, the Camaro drives like a big car, not a small one. The car's substantial weight doesn't help matters either. And this has as much impact on daily driving as it does on the drives you take for fun. Nevertheless, the Camaro is actually quite civilized around town, with a comfortable ride and minimal wind and road noise.

interior

Muscle cars have traditionally had bland interiors, but the Camaro laudably mixes retro touches like square gauge hoods and the available four-pack of auxiliary gauges with a modern dash design. The execution is marred somewhat by the presence of too much hard, cheap plastic. But this year there are soft-touch inserts for the dash and, more importantly, the 2012 Camaro has a new steering wheel that's much more ergonomic and comfortable to grip than last year's.

Visibility has always been a significant issue in the new Camaro as well, as the low-profile windows and thick roof pillars make this car difficult to park, much less corner at high speed. Meanwhile, the Camaro's backseat is the smallest in its class and doesn't fold down to expand trunk space (though there is a pass-through). The trunk's 11.3-cubic-foot (10.2 cubes in the convertible) capacity is respectable, but its opening is so comically small that loading longer items is an exercise in futility -- golfers be warned.

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Features & Specs

ZL1 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
MPG16
Seating4
Transmission6-speed manual
Fuelgas
Horsepower580 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover8.7%

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I am a fan of muscle cars and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is no slacker. The ferocity of the ZL1 is matched by no other car in its class, in my opinion anyways. The 6.2 Liter V8 is a monster to be reckoned with, pumping out 580 horsepower with a 6-speed transmission. This car makes me want to drool! The power doesn’t come at a hefty cost, and I mean that in more one way. Not only will you be paying this car off for many, many years with a $54,000 price tag, the ZL1 gets only 14/19 mpg running on premium gas! It will not be much fun never having money, but at least you will be driving a very cool car! I have always loved muscle cars and my favorite all time is the 1970 Chevy Camaro Z28! If I could drive one, or even own one, someday I would be a very happy man! I hope I’m as lucky to….(msp52)
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