Consumer Reviews Summary
45 of 48 (93%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Chevrolet Camaro Overview
Chevrolet offers the Camaro in coupe or convertible body styles for 2012 and offers a high-performance ZL1 edition. This affordable sports car offers more power than the Ford Mustang and a lower base price than the Dodge Challenger.
The LS and LT models feature a 323-horsepower, 3.6-liter, direct-injection V-6 engine and choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Camaro SS ups the ante with a 426-horsepower, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine and six-speed manual transmission; upgrading to the optional six-speed automatic transmission drops the horsepower to 400. The high-performance ZLI tops the charts with a 580-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter, V-8 engine with choice of six-speed manual transmission with launch control or automatic transmission with drive, sport and manual modes.
The V-6 Camaro rates 17 to 19 mpg in the city and 28 to 30 mpg for the highway, while fuel economy ratings for the V-8 range from 12 to 16 mpg in the city and 18 to 24 mpg on the highway.
The Camaro features retro styling inside and out, and with room for four, features cloth or leather-appointed seating. Power driver and front-passenger bucket seats and adjustable steering wheel come standard, and heated-front seats are an available option. Air conditioning, power windows, locks and keyless entry all come standard. An auxiliary instrument panel near the shifter complements the updated display for 2012, and includes oil temperature, oil pressure, battery voltage, and transmission fluid temperature readings. Upgrades to a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob create a sophisticated look, especially when paired with available cabin accent lighting. Bluetooth and SiriusXM satellite radio are standard offerings, and the available premium sound system includes nine-speaker surround sound and the USB port charges music players while it connects to the audio system. Optional steering wheel mounted controls provide access to both the in-car audio system and remote devices such as iPods. Remote keyless entry is included, and optional remote vehicle start allows for the vehicle to be pre-warmed or pre-cooled before getting in. An available universal home remote can be programmed to open garage doors for added convenience.
The Camaro’s retro theme continues with emotion-evoking styling and aggressive stance. The long hood features a honeycomb grille and separate lower air dam. The sides feature angular lines and fish-gill rear renders that culminate in a short rear end with trunk-mounted air spoiler and dual exhaust. A sunroof is available in the coupe, and the convertible features a power cloth top that lowers in 20 seconds. Fog lamps and xenon high-intensity headlamps are available, and wheel choices range from 18-, 19-, 20-, and 21-inch steel or aluminum wheels. The ZL1 translates high-performance into exterior imagery with carbon-fiber composite air-extractor, a sharper-angled front end, larger air dam, and black-forged aluminum wheels that reveal Brembo aluminum brake calipers.
OnStar with one-year emergency response and roadside assistance is included with every Camaro. Standard safety features also include front and side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags for the coupe, electronic stability and traction control, and antilock brakes. A rear camera with inside rearview mirror display, and rear park assist come standard, driver heads-up display is available for added driver safety.
The Camaro could be improved with a more spacious trunk and roomier back seat, but delivers in overall style and behind-the-wheel performance.