Chevy's New Camaro Bucks the Fuel Economy Trend
By now, you may have heard rumors that the Chevy Camaro’s latest model has fallen into a slump as far as fuel economy is concerned. But don’t believe the haters–negative reports concerning the Camaro are greatly over exaggerated and don’t reveal the full story of the new 2019 Chevy models’ performance capabilities.
Take a closer look at any of the 2019 Camaro cars on the Ray Chevrolet dealer lot and you’ll see that the word “slump” doesn’t belong anywhere near these incredible new Chevy models for sale. While the new 2019 Camaro SS and V-6 models do have decreased fuel economy ratings compared to previous models, the differences are minor and emerged as a side-effect of the automaker’s efforts to improve the vehicles’ overall power and driving experience.
The 2019 Camaro SS V-8 comes with a 10-speed automatic gearbox (the same one which was previously only offered in the Camaro ZL1), causing the vehicle’s city fuel efficiency rating to fall from 17 mpg to 16 mpg. The manual version features the same decrease–its highway rating drops by 1 mpg from its previous 25 mpg rating.
But the new Camaro’s four-cylinder models and the supercharged V-8-powered ZL1 remain unchanged where fuel economy ratings are concerned.
Camaro critics have made much of the new 2019 Camaro’s decreased ratings, claiming that the change represents some sort of decrease in quality. But as far as we’re concerned, they couldn’t be more wrong–this miniscule shift in efficiency may actually be something to celebrate. Camaro is breaking new ground as one of the first automakers to buck the fuel economy trend and place more stock in boosting the kind of performance capabilities its fans are hunting for.
The 2.0-liter LTG Turbo I4 engine, for example, is rated at 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The 3.6-liter LGX naturally-aspirated V6 engine will get you 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque without even breaking a sweat. The 6.2-liter LT1 naturally-aspirated V8 is rated at 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, and the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 generates an insane 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.
No wonder our competitors are grasping at straws to shine a spotlight on just about anything other than the Camaro’s fantastic powertrain options. And the 2019 Camaro lineup has even more to offer–we haven’t even had the chance to give you a run-down of the vehicles’ interior, exterior and safety upgrades yet.
To find out more about the 2019 Camaro lineup of vehicles, visit a Chevy dealership near you. At Ray Chevrolet, we’re always ready to answer your questions, give advice, and take you out for a test drive you’ll never forget. Come see us today.