What’s that sound coming from Pottsville, PA? Like the roar of a lion with the purr of a tomcat. It’s the new 2020 Chevy Camaro, and it could grace your own driveway. Today’s Camaro has just the right mix of muscle car appeal, powerful engine options, great entertainment options, and comfortable seating. We’ll dive into what makes the Camaro tick in this guide to the 2020 Chevy muscle car.
The current model year is a continuation of the Camaro generation that started in 2016. But the Camaro keeps getting better. This time around, the Camaro has a whole new trim level: the all-new LT1 coupe and convertible. This trim level slots between the Camaro LT and SS, starts at $36,000, and upgrades the engine to a 455-horsepower V8, along with driving upgrades like Brembo front brakes and a performance suspension. In other news, there’s an optional 10-speed automatic transmission available for the V6 engine, and Recaro sport seats and 20-inch wheels are among new options for the LT trim.
We probably don’t need to tell you, but the Camaro is one of the quintessential American muscle cars. And it looks the part. With a sporty roofline, wide stance, low center of gravity, the 2020 Camaro ticks all of the boxes for us. It’s just the thing to make neighbors jealous and passersby give it a second look.
The Camaro’s speed depends on the engine under its hood. You go for the base engine and you get a purposeful muscle car with ready power. But upgrade to the more powerful 455-horsepower V6 engine, and you get a potent machine that accelerates from zero to 60 in five seconds flat. A performance model, like the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1, does the same in less than 4 seconds.
Every Camaro gives you a pile of tech features. Trim levels determine how big the pile is. The base trim offers standard features that include automatic climate control, Teen Driver, rearview camera, and the Infotainment 3 system, 7-inch touch screen, six-speaker audio system, Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. We love that infotainment system, which is incredibly intuitive and quick to respond. We also love the physical knobs and buttons so if fiddling with a touch screen isn’t your thing, you don’t have to.
If you grab the Camaro SS, you get the standard tech and add dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose audio system, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, head-up display, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and rearview camera mirror. At the top tier, the Camaro ZL1 offers wireless device charging so you don’t even have to worry about plugging your smartphone in.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro is a great muscle car and will look great in your driveway. And we think you’ll feel great driving one.