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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Priced Starting at $26,695

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/21/2015 Patrick M Hoey, Joseph Capparella
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Priced Starting at $26,695

With new technology, new powertrains, and a significantly upgraded interior, it’s no surprise that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is a bit more expensive than its predecessor. Starting at $26,695 with destination for the base 1LT trim, the new model is $1,995 dearer to start, with the V-8-powered Camaro SS starting $2,795 higher than before.

To simplify the model lineup, Chevrolet has eliminated the base LS grade, leaving only LT and SS models that are divided into 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS trims. Standard for the LT is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 275 hp, with GM’s new 335-hp, 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6 as an option (Chevrolet has not yet released how much it costs to add the V-6). Stepping up to the Camaro SS, starting at $37,295, brings the car’s party piece, a 455-hp, 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 that’s shared with the Corvette.

Compared with its closest competitor, the Ford Mustang, the Camaro is priced higher in both base trim and V-8-powered top models. The 2016 Ford Mustang base V-6 starts at $24,700, $1,995 lower than the Camaro 1LT, while the V-8 Mustang GT starts at $33,200, $4,095 less than the Camaro SS.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Profile© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Profile The two car’s pricing strategies are different, though, as Chevrolet says that much of the price increase over the 2015 model is attributable to new standard equipment. Even the base car comes with a backup camera, automatic climate control, power driver’s and passenger’s seats, and keyless access with pushbutton start. The 1SS also includes performance upgrades like Brembo brakes, rev matching for the manual transmission, a limited-slip differential, and Goodyear Eagle F1 run-flat tires, while the 2SS comes with a full load of luxury features like heated and ventilated front seats, a head-up display, a Bose premium audio system, and active safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The only options available for the 2SS are Magnetic Ride Control, a sunroof, navigation, a dual-mode exhaust system, and an automatic transmission.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will continue to offer an RS Package for four-cylinder and V-6 Camaro LT models, and adds plenty of visual tweaks including 20-inch wheels, HID headlights, LED taillights, and a rear spoiler. Most of the options from the SS model will also be offered on the LT, like active safety features and other creature comforts.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro buyers will have plenty of options for customization with the numerous exterior and interior colors, wheel options, and visual upgrades. Check out the 2016 Camaro visualizer to tinker with all of these different possibilities.

Expect production of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to start up within the next month or so, with the new car going on sale in the fourth quarter of this year. Stay tuned for more detailed information, as well as pricing for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS Front Three Quarter 2© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS Front Three Quarter 2
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