2016 GM Camaro Reviewed
The 2016 GM Camaro Reviewed
General Motors is back at it again with the 2016 Chevy Camaro. Interestingly, the new Chevy features the same chassis that can be found in the Cadillac CTS. This isn’t a bad thing for fans of the Camaro because the 2016 version handles extremely well and has a very comfortable ride.
Don’t worry, the same great look (only slightly different) is seen in the 2016 model as in the past.
Aesthetics are important to fans of the Camaro, and GM didn’t make any drastic changes with the 2016 model. The only differences over its predecessor is:
- Softer edges
For all intents-and-purposes, the 2016 version looks just like previous models since 2010 with very few differences. This has many critics wondering if Chevy is waiting too long to put out a model that truly looks new.
Hood vents are present that allow for the engine to stay exceptionally cool no matter the speed. The hood features a Mohawk design, while the fastback profile widens at the back of the car making it look fierce.
Interior is where the luxury and comfort of the driver begins. Performance and connective technologies are seen on the gauge cluster that allows the driver to see everything from MPH and RPM to a lap timer. The fuel gauge is also featured in the center, which will take some time to get accustomed to for drivers that are used to the fuel gauge being on the bottom right of the console.
The center control features an 8-inch touch screen cluster that provides 20 sources of information and exceptional sound quality.
There are phone charging mats, cup holders and beautifully designed leather seats featuring red and black.
Power and Performance
Under the hood, the 6 generation of the new Camaro features two engine options:
- 272 HP V4
- 6-liter V6
- 426 HP 6.3 LT1 V8
Drivers will be able to choose between a manual and automatic transmission. Chevy has chosen to offer a 4 cylinder engine that is the same one seen in the Cadillac CTS and ATS models. This engine features 272 HP and is the best choice for anyone willing to sacrifice power for fuel economy.
Designed for the racing experience, the powertrain of the SS comes with an engine and transmission cooler as well as auxiliary radiators. The 8-speed paddle shift transmission is also being offered in the automatic models that offers smoother shifting. The manual transmission is the TR3160, which offers smooth shifting. The automatic version is the 8L45.
Weight was a concern with the 5th generation model, but the 2016 model is 200 pounds lighter while still maintaining the same level of durability.
GM has stated that there is a new electric power steering system, but so far, no one has been able to test the steering just yet.
Chevy will be releasing the 6th generation models in the fall of 2015. Still in production, test drives have not been offered. However, pictures and specs indicate that Chevy has stayed with what’s worked well since 2010 and kept the same look of the Camaro. The main difference will be under the hood where performance has increased greatly.