2018 Chevrolet Camaro
When it comes to muscle cars, the Chevrolet Camaro is right up there with the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. High performance is the name of the game, and the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is ready to play. Whether starting with the base trim or going for the highest trim level, consumers are sure to get a vehicle that packs quite the wallop. Like usual, Chevrolet believes in giving consumers choices so they can make their performance vehicle their own, and because of that, the Camaro is available with an large array of options.
supercharged 6.2L V8
Avail. Engine Type
The best way to break down the 2018 Chevrolet lineup when it comes to engines is two categories: low-tier trims and high-tier trims. The low-tier trims are the Chevy Camaro 1LS, 1LT, and 2LT. These three trims come standard with a 2.0-liter Turbo engine with spark-ignited direct injection (SIDI), another name for gasoline direct-injection (GDI), a faster delivery system for fuel getting into the engine’s combustion chamber. The engine generates a total of 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and designed with variable valve timing (VVT), it has been optimized for ultimate performance and fuel efficiency. If this isn’t enough, these same three trims can upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6 engine with GDI, capable of generating 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque, also built with VVT.
In the high-tier section, there is the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1. The 1SS and 2SS come standard with the 6.2-liter V8 with GDI and VVT engine, able to generate up to 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. For a little more kick, consumers will want to opt for the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with GDI and VVT engine, found on the ZL1. The supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is able to generate 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and when the Camaro is equipped with that engine it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Driving and Handling
Breaking things out of order a bit, the high-tier trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro are paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, and an 8-speed automatic transmission is an available option. The Camaro 1LS and 2LT are also paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, whilst the 1LT comes standard with the 8-speed automatic transmission standard.
Since the Camaro is a powerful car that is built for speed, the Camaro is available with a couple different sets of brakes, including performance brakes. The low-tier Camaro trims all have basic 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, but buyers can upgrade to Brembo front 4-piston performance brakes. Standard on the high-tier trims is a set of Brembo front 4-piston and rear 4-piston brakes.
As noted, Chevrolet leaves a lot up to consumers. The low-tier Camaro trims come with power exterior mirrors and all-season tires. Literally everything else is left up to the consumer as an available option, such as the wheels (all 20-inch), a sunroof, package deals, headlamps, as well as other aesthetic touches. The high-tier trims come with a spoiler, high intensity discharge headlamps (HIDs), power and heated exterior mirrors, and 20-inch wheels with summer-only tires.
There is one exterior package available on the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. Known as the RS package, it includes 20-inch 5-split spoke premium gray-painted aluminum wheels, HID headlights with LED signature, LED taillamps, RS-specific grilles, decklid-mounted lip spoiler, and body-color fin-style antenna. This package is available on low-tier trims only, oddly enough.
The Camaro comes standard with a great set of standard and optional interior features. Low-tier Camaro trims come with a day/night rearview mirror, the Camaro 2LT has dual-zone automatic climate control, front bucket seats, a rear folding bench seat, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, the Camaro 2LT has rear park assist, and the Camaro 1LT comes with remote-start. For the high-tier trims, there’s the 8-way power adjustable driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, front bucket seats, and a rear-folding bench seat. A day/night rearview mirror can be found on the Camaro 1SS whereas the Camaro 2SS and Camaro ZL1 have an auto-dimming mirror. The Camaro 2SS and Camaro ZL1 also have driver seat memory settings for two presets, heated front seats, ventilated front seats, a heads-up display, rear park assist, and wireless charging.
Several packages are available for the interior. For aesthetics, there’s a ceramic white interior with accent trim package (self-explanatory), the RS package, and a convenience and lighting lighting package that adds many of the features mentioned for the Camaro 2SS and Camaro ZL1.
Changing up the pattern again, the Camaro 1LS and Camaro 1SS share features for technology, with the standard sound system made up of six speakers, SiriusXM Satellite radio, a Chevrolet MYLink on a 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth voice command.† The Camaro 1LS, 2SS, and ZL1 trims come with a Bose premium 9-speaker system, SiriusXM Satellite radio, a Chevrolet MYLink on a 8-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth voice command. This system is available on the Camaro 1LS and 1LT trims, and navigation is available for the Camaro 2LT, 2SS, and ZL1 trims.
A tech package will add Chevrolet MyLink radio and the Bose speaker system to the Camaro 1LS and 1LT trims. Wireless charging is available on the Camaro 2LT. The Camaro 2SS and ZL1 trims come with wireless charging, standard.
Safety Features and Warranty
For the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, standard safety features include an airbag system, an electronic parking brake, a LATCH child-seat restraint system, traction and stability systems, various OnStar safety programs, a teen-driving mode, and a rear vision camera. Available advanced features include rear cross traffic alert and lane change alert with blind spot alert for those quick lane changes.
The warranty on all 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles is as follows: 2-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance coverage, a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, a 3-year/36,000-mile rust-through warranty, 6-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty (100,000 miles for qualified purchases), and roadside assistance and courtesy transportation for five years/60,000 miles (100,000 miles for qualified purchases).