2020 Chevrolet Camaro

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2020 MODEL
$25,995 - $32,495
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2020 Chevrolet Camaro Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 6, 2020
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Chevrolet has redesigned their Camaro for the year 2020 yet again. Only the upgrade has been kept limited to the front, and the overall retro muscle-car styling has been preserved. This Camaro has evolved into a sports car with premium architectural components, shared from Cadillac, that make this Chevy an even better machine than before.

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Pros

Impressive handling

Reasonable pricing

Cons

Limited space in second row

Below average cargo capacity

What's New?

Redesigned front fascia and other design cues


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.5/63.7

dimensions

wheelbase

110.7 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

53.1 in.

curb weight

3351 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

9.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / 100000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

 2020 Chevrolet Camaro in Black color  2020 Chevrolet Camaro in Crush color  2020 Chevrolet Camaro in Garnet Red Tintcoat color
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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

6.8

Exterior

7.0

Safety

4.0

6.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Chevrolet Camaro LS

LS

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
26 combined

$25,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LS 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $25,995 MSRP (20/26/30) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, Premium
6-speed manual w/OD rear wheel drive 4

 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
26 combined

$26,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $26,495 MSRP (20/26/30) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, Premium
6-speed manual w/OD rear wheel drive 4

 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

2LT

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
26 combined

$28,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $28,495 MSRP (20/26/30) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, Premium
6-speed manual w/OD front wheel drive 4

 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 3LT

3LT

power
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
26 combined

$32,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $32,495 MSRP (20/26/30) 275 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, Premium
6-speed manual w/OD front wheel drive 4

Expert Review

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However, behind the newly designed front bumper lies the same 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that has proven its worth time and time again. The turbo-four powertrain makes 275 hp and 295 lb.-ft. torque, which is sent to the wheels at the back with the help of a six-speed manual transmission. The powertrain and drivetrain systems are standard while the transmission can be swapped with an eight-speed automatic unit.

Speaking of things that can be swapped, buyers might want to consider the Camaro’s alternates. There are several other powerful sedans in this segment, like the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang, that cost less than $30,000 but pack enough firepower to let you show off on the streets. These rivals of the Chevrolet Camaro also seem to be better all around vehicles in general.


7.0/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.8/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

4.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Features

7.0/10

The base 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is available in 4 different trims. The different trims are: 1LS, 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. All these variants are equally loaded with features and a lot of them are standard across the range.

The several trim of the 2020 Camaro derive power from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that makes 275 hp and 295 lb.-ft. torque. That engine drives the rear two wheels of all these variants too. There’s no option of any other drivetrain. Also standard on the 2020 Camaro lineup is a six-speed manual transmission. These Camaros also get an optional eight-speed automatic unit.

Besides the mechanics, there’s hardly anything in particular that distinguishes the many trims from one another. Basically, all the trim are equally good or bad.

Trim

1LS

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP RWD

$25,000

$25,500

$27,500

$31,500

Key features

18-inch wheels

Same as base

Same as base

Same as base

 

Body-color power outside mirrors

     
 

Daytime LED running lamps

     
 

Front intermittent wipers

     
 

4-way manual front passenger seat with power recline

     
 

WiFi hotspot

     
 

6-speaker audio system

     
 

7-inch infotainment touchscreen

     
 

Bluetooth

     
 

Chevrolet Connected Access

     

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The base trim of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, i.e. the 1LS, is the most logical of all variants of this Camaro. It offers a lot of features for a relatively affordable amount. Plus it looks just as good and makes as much power as any other variant. So getting the 2020 Camaro 1LS with the standard six-speed manual transmission will check all the right boxes.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Engine and Performance

9.0/10

This 2020 Chevrolet Camaro line-up derives power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. Even though this powertrain is not as powerful as the V6 and V8 engines in the more performance oriented Camaros, it still manages to excite as a family sedan.

The 2.0-liter turbo-four churns 275 hp and 295 lb.-ft. torque. The engine sends all that power to the rear two wheels of this Chevy with the help of six-speed manual transmission. There’s an optional 8-speed automatic unit on offer too, but the rear-wheel drive system has no substitute.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

MSRP

$25,000

$28,095

$26,670

$30,090

Engine

2.0-liter I-4 premium

3.6-liter V6 regular

2.3-liter I-4 premium

3.7-liter V6 premium

Transmission

6-speed manual w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed manual w/OD

6-speed manual w/OD

Horsepower

275 hp @ 5,600 rpm

305 hp @ 6,350 rpm

310 hp @ 5,500 rpm

332 hp @ 7,000 rpm

Torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

268 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

350 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

270 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm

Even with the base 2.0-liter turbo-four, the Camaro is a pretty exciting car, and even though the numbers might suggest that it is the least powerful of the lot, but it’s actually a lot faster.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro coupe
2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe comes with 6 Speed Mannual Transmission

How fast is the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe?

The Camaro’s engine sends all the power it makes to the rear wheels of this coupe. As a result, this Chevy even with its base 2.0-liter engine gets hurriedly off the mark. And even though it may not sound that sporty, this Camaro’s engine packs quite a punch.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

0-60 MPH

5.4

TBD

TBD

TBD

Quarter Mile

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

2.0L

3.6L

2.3L

3.7L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

7.7

7.6

7.3

8.9

The 6-speed manual transmission perfectly matches the engine’s potential too. Chevrolet claims that the 2020 Camaro will manage to accelerate to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in 5.4 seconds, which should be respectable in this lineup of family sedans.

What about the braking performance of the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe?

The base 2.0-liter Camaro may be a family sedan, but it is a Camaro after all. So not only does it accelerate quickly but also brakes just as well. However, not much is known about the brakes on the 2020 Camaro. Still, from what we know so far, the brakes on the Camaro are excellent to say the least.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

Brake front

(in.)

TBD

12.6

12.6

12.6

Brake Rear

(in.)

TBD

12.6

12.6

12.6

Curb Weight

(lbs.)

3354

3894

3532

3333

60-0 MPH (ft.)

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

They are progressive and the response from the pedal is also quite reassuring. The brakes should inspire enough confidence in the driver to be able to go hard on the pedal in situations that ask for it. Considering the fact that the Camaro does not get automatic emergency braking, it’s important that the brakes be strong.

What about its driving dynamics?

The best thing about the Camaro is the way it handles. The Camaro’s premium Alpha platform borrowed from the outgoing Cadillac ATS features advanced suspension geometry. At the front are double-pivot, control-arm and strut design suspensions that coordinate with the electrically assisted power steering.

At the back is a five-link suspension setup which keeps this Chevy planted while also making up for an adequately comfortable ride. The steering wheel on this Chevy is easily one of the best in the business. It is nicely weighted and the way the Camaro follows in the direction of the steering wheel is too satisfying.

Additionally, the Camaro can also be equipped with Magnetic Ride dampers. Doing so ables the Camaro to actively adjust the suspension from firm to relaxed depending on whether you’re cornering or cruising. But the available 20-inch wheels can cause a lot of pain over not so smooth pavements.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Fuel Economy

5.0/10

A car that is affordable and powerful at the same time is going to have to make some compromises somewhere. The Camaro’s MPG ratings are one of those compromises. This Chevrolet with a 2.0-liter engine is only average when it comes to being fuel efficient.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

MPG (city)

20

19

21

17

MPG (highway)

30

30

31

26

MPG (combined)

23

23

25

20

The 2020 Camaro with the turbo is most fuel economical when paired to the 8-speed automatic transmission. In this setup, the Camaro manages to return a combined fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon. Opting for the Camaro with the standard 6-speed manual is only going to bring that number down to 23 miles per gallon.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Interior

6.8/10

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro’s average fuel economy isn’t its most noticeable compromise. It’s the lack of attention they paid to the second row. For a family sedan, that this Camaro aspires to be, it is more than just uncomfortable for the passengers.

The rear seats are actually only good for doubling up as extra storage space. The Camaro’s coupe design not only compromises the availability of headroom but also takes away a sufficient amount of legroom. As a result, putting people in the second row can be a punishment on the otherwise comfortable Camaro.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

Passenger Capacity

4

5

4

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.4/TBD/43.9

39.3/58.5/42.0

37.6/56.3/44.5

38.2/54.4/42.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

TBD

37.1/53.9/33.1

34.8/52.2/30.6

N/A

On the upside, the front row is accommodating. There's a decent amount of headroom. Thanks to the Camaro’s low seating position. The seats are covered in budget-grade upholstery which can be swapped for Recaro sport bucket seats. The sport seats can be heated as well as cooled, and also provide plenty of support.

The cabin is covered in price-appropriate material. There’s plenty of plastic on the dash, center console and even on door panels, but the fit and finish is good enough to be more than acceptable.

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The not so expensive Camaros feature a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with the following tech on board:

  • Bluetooth connection
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Chevrolet Connected Access

Creature comforts on offer in the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

The several comfort features that make this Camaro a joy to ride are:

  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Power mirrors
  • A/C
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power adjustable driver/passenger seats
  • Remote trunk release
  • Keyless start
  • Telematics
  • Interior lighting
  • Manually tilting and telescoping steering column

What about utility?

The 2020 Camaro could care more about practicality because it just doesn’t seem to do so. Seems like the second row seats are only there to free up space on the inside for storing your luggage. At 9.1 cubic feet it’s boot is only slightly bigger than the Nissan 370Z which is a two-seater.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
2020 Chevrolet Camaro has a Cargo Volume 9.1 cu.ft.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (cu.ft)

9.1

16.2

13.5

6.9

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior

7.0/10

There’s no doubt that the Camaro is one heck of a good looking car. However, for the year 2020, the Camaro has received an emergency refresh still. It has the same retro styling with a high belt line and low-slung roof, but what has changed though is its front fascia.

After a styling revision last year, that proved rather controversial, Chevrolet has updated the design of the Camaro yet again. The new front fascia adds a body-color bar between the upper and lower grille. The large mesh from 2019 has been scrapped for good. Even the Chevy’s iconic bowtie badge has been moved to the upper grille.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger

Ford Mustang

Nissan 370Z

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3354

3894

3532

3333

Length (in.)

188.3

197.9

188.3

167.5

Width (in.)

74.7

75.7

75.4

72.6

Height (in.)

53.1

57.5

54.4

51.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

TBD

5.2

5.4

4.8

Wheelbase (in.)

110.7

116.2

107.1

100.4

Track Width (in.) F/R

62.5/63.7

63.4/63.8

62.3/64.9

61.0/62.8

The overall profile remains the same. The 2020 Camaro sits low and so does it roof. The beltline rises gradually as we move to the back. The traditional Coke-bottle shape has also been kept intact as the sides that taper inward merge with expanded rear. Overall, the 2020 Camaro looks more intimidating than pleasing. 

What are those eye catching features?

The most noticeable exterior design elements of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro are:

  • 18-inch 5-split-spoke wheels
  • Body-color power outside mirror
  • Redesigned front fascia
  • Low-slung profile
  • Coupe design

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Safety

4.0/10

One of the several setbacks of the 2020 Camaro is also the fact that it does not come equipped with automatic emergency braking. But the several safety features that are standard on this 2020 Chevy include:

  • Back-up camera
  • ABS
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Brake assist
  • Stability control
  • Traction control

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Competition

Chevrolet Camaro vs. Dodge Challenger

The Charger is a good $3,000 more expensive than the Camaro, but that’s about it. The Charger is a much better overall package than the Camaro. It’s more powerful, more practical and just as efficient as the Camaro. So the Charger justifies how much it costs, but the Camaro does not.

2020 Dodge Challenger
2020 Dodge Challenger

Chevrolet Camaro vs. Ford Mustang

The Camaro doesn’t quite fair well against the Mustang either. Sure it handles better than the Mustang and offers a slightly more comfortable ride. But the Mustang is not only more powerful than the Camaro, but it is also more fuel efficient at the same time. Also, it is less damaging for the environment.Then there’s always the concern of usability, and with a 13.5 cubic inch trunk, the Mustang tops even that.

2020 Ford Mustang
2020 Ford Mustang

 

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Final Verdict

If you want a car that looks cool, but can’t afford to spend a fortune on it, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is definitely worth a lookout. It’s comfortable on the inside and aggressive on the outside. Plus even with base 2.0-liter turbo-four, the Camaro manages to let you feel like you are driving around in a big, powerful sports car. However, in all honesty, there are other sedans in this segment that do exactly what the Camaro does. Only, they do it in a much better way. The redesigned 2020 Camaro does feel retro still.