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2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: November 20, 2020


Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with an array of customization options and it also has a Convertible version of itself. The 2021 Camaro ZL1 variant is a bit more muscular and powerful with little cosmetic change. The 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is priced at $63,995. The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 competes with popular cars like Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Lexus RC F, and BMW M4. This year, the ZL1 has received very few changes except wireless integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Pros

Impressive acceleration from V8 engine

Good amount of safety equipment

Good ride quality with adaptive suspension

Sharp and nimble handling around corners

Cons

Poor visibility from driver’s seat

Limited cargo space

Limited rear seat

Average control setup

What's New?

Wireless integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Revision in standard feature on offer


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interior
Videos
2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review video

Styles

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Black color 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Crush color 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Shadow Gray Metallic color 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Shock color 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Wild Cherry Metallic color 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Summit White color
Black

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Ratings

Fuel Economy

4.8

Interior

6.5

Exterior

7.0

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Base

Base

power
650 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
16 combined

$63,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $63,000 MSRP (14/16/20) 650 hp @ 6400 rpm, 6.2L, V-8, Premium unleaded
6-speed Manual rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

6.1

Overall Rating


When it comes to classic American muscle cars, the beast Chevy Camaro always comes into a big frame. Camaro has made its firm place in the sports car segment and it sometimes becomes the prior selection for the buyers. The 2021 Camaro ZL1 is still muscular and powerful with minor cosmetic change. The price of a 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Coupe with manual transmission is $63,995, while the CVT model costs $65,590. The 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible has been reviewed separately. 

The 2021 model comes as a carry-over model of the previous year’s Camaro ZL1 Coupe model and holds no changes except a few standard feature shuffles. The sixth-generation Camaro goes on improvising the models every year with different features, colors, and other minor updates to stand in the market. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Lexus RC F, and BMW M4 compete with Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe.


4.8/10
Fuel Economy

6.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior


2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Features

The Chevy Camaro ZL1 Coupe comes with more muscularity and power than the normal Camaro trims and ZL1 Coupe is the one that is equipped with great capabilities. The price of the Camaro ZL1 Coupe starts from $63,995 for manual and $65,590 for an automatic transmission. The Chevy Camaro ZL1 holds a 6.2L Supercharged V8 DI engine under the hood. With great engine specs, this car is also good with its performance and also with its long list of never-ending features.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

MSRP(CVT)

$65,590

MSRP(Manual)

$63,995

Key Features

Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system

 

8-inch diagonal HD touchscreen

 

RECARO performance front bucket seats

 

Remote start

 

Driver selector mode

 

6-way power front passenger seat

 

Launch control

 

Dual-mode exhaust

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe is equipped with some attractive features like Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with an 8-inch diagonal HD touchscreen, Remote Start, Driver selector mode, a 6-way power front passenger seat, RECARO performance front bucket seats, and much more. Add on accessories are available for some extra bucks.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Camaro is equipped with massive power and bulky performance. The coupe offers some great structure and is more attractive and muscular than the normal Camaro. The sporty cabin, built quality, service period, and dealership experience are always premium which makes it a more reliable and trustworthy company for customers.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe is a durable vehicle with a heavily built quality and tough stance. The 2021 Camaro and 2020 Camaro ZL1 carry the same ratings by J.D. Power, the 2020 Camaro ZL1 coupe is rated with great numbers. The 2020 Camaro ZL1 Coupe is rated 86 out of 100 for quality and reliability by J D Power. For driving experience, it is rated 88 out of 100 which is a great number. For resale value, it is rated 87 out of 100 which means the depreciation value of this coupe does not fall heavily with rolling years. The 2020 Camaro ZL1 holds the same ratings, so overall the 2021 Camaro ZL1 coupe will also hold the same ratings or even better than the previous one.

The price of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe does differ due to taxation and some extra charges. The average cost of a Camaro ZL1 Coupe is $64,695, but in Washington, Arizona, Florida, California, and New Jersey it will differ from $3,000 more or less.

Washington

$73,992

Florida

$64,695

California

$64,695

New Jersey

$64,695

Arizona

$68,643

Due to its heavy built quality and strong structure, this car makes the occupants safe. According to the NHTSA, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro is rated 5 out of 5 for overall safety. It shows that the structure of this car is durable and the strength of this vehicle is robust. 

In terms of ownership cost, the brand new Camaro ZL1 coupe will cost you around $90,416 which reflects that your pocket should hold a healthy amount.

Warranty

The warranty period offered by Chevrolet for the Camaro ZL1 coupe is quite decent in comparison. The limited warranty period covers only 3 years or 36,000 miles and the powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles. For a premium car, the warranty period should be kept more by the brand.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

The service provided by Chevy is quite decent and also the scheduled maintenance is on point. The complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit only. But the limited warranty period for this kind of premium coupe should be pushed more. 

Miles Per Dollar

The fuel economy of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe is decent, the figures are 14 mpg for city, 20 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg as combined. The fuel tank capacity of the vehicle is 19 gallons and according to that, this coupe can ride approx 304 miles. With the full range, it can cost $258.4 as per $0.85.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Buying Advice

The 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe will offer you some premium specs which can help you maintain your status. The 6.2L Supercharged V8 DI engine will generate enough power to push this coupe from any corner. The RWD helps the vehicle to accelerate quickly. The Camaro ZL1 Coupe is equipped with many other standard features.

The 6.2L Supercharged V8 DI engine produces 650 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque. The 6-speed manual and paddle-shift automatic transmission options are available to choose from. The add on packages adds a boost to the cabin space and makes the vehicle even safer. 

Is buying a used Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe car a good idea?

Buying a used car can surely make sense and in terms of premium cars, this idea saves healthy bucks. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe has less depreciation value and the models are built with standard materials so for a long time no breakdown takes place.

Buying a used Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe does not only help you save bucks but also serves you with some decent power of 650 horses from the 2019 model. Though there is a major change to the exterior for the latest model. Even the interior carries minor changes, but if your concern is only buying a premium car with fewer bucks and with decent features, the used Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe will serve you great.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Engine and Performance

The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe carries a 6.2L Supercharged V8 DI engine under the hood with 650 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque. The 6-speed manual and paddle-shift automatic transmission push the power to rear wheels as it comes with an RWD drivetrain. 

The transmission is upfront and quick in response without any lag. The time pedals are taken into action the wheels act powerfully and the car roars. The responsive gear and the engine smoothness is all up to the mark and makes this vehicle a better responsive coupe.

Models

2021  Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe

2021 Dodge  challenger  SRT Hellcat

2021 Lexus RC F

2021 BMW M4

MSRP

$63,995

$61,470

$65,750

$70,145

Engine

6.2L Supercharged V8 DI 

Supercharged 6.2L

Hemi V8

5L naturally 

aspirated V8 

3.0L 6-Cylinder 

Twin Power Turbo

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

8-speed automatic

6-speed manual

Power

650 hp @ 6400 rpm

717 hp @ 6000 rpm

472 hp @ 7100 rpm 

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

656 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm

The Chevy and Dodge come with a supercharged V-8 engine but Dodge is equipped with a Hemi V8 engine due to which it rolls out more power than Chevrolet and other rivals. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe steps second with the healthy power of 650 horses. BMW falls short with its power in front of rivals.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe Acceleration And Braking Performance

The Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe’s 6.2L Supercharged V8 DI engine generates massive power which helps the coupe to complete a 0-60 mph sprint in 3.5 secs. The quarter-mile sprint is completed in 11.4 secs, these figures are quickest in the segment. The Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe handles the speed with 15.3 inches front and 14.4 inches rear brakes. It can manage to stop from 60-0 mph in just 107 feet which is quite fast.

Models

2021  Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe

2021 Dodge  challenger  SRT Hellcat

2021 Lexus RC F

2021 BMW M4

0-60 MPH

3.5

3.7

4.2

4.0

Quarter Mile

11.4

11.8

12.7

12.2

Top Speed

200

199

172

190

60-0 MPH ( ft )

107

108

105

104

Every car in this comparison comes out to be great in terms of acceleration. The Chevy Camaro ZL1 reaches 0-60 MPH in just 3.5 secs and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat follows Chevy at 3.7 secs. BMW M4 is also good with its acceleration. But, Camaro ZL1 completes the sprint first and the rivals follow. The braking power of Camaro ZL1 is also better than the rivals and brakes from 60-0 MPH in just 107 feet. Overall, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe performs great in both terms.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Fuel Economy

4.8/10

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe provides a decent mileage figure to riders, 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The combined comes out to be 16 mpg which is precise for a premium coupe. With a fuel tank capacity of 19 gallons, the ZL1 can easily reach the average range of 304 miles. The figures are decent comparatively.

Models

2021  Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe

2021 Dodge  challenger  SRT Hellcat

2021 Lexus RC F

2021 BMW M4

MPG (City)

14

13

16

18

MPG (Highway)

20

21

24

25

MPG (Combined)

16

16

19

20

Fuel Capacity

19

18.5

17.4

15.8

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

266/380/304

241/389/296

278/418/330

284/395/316

The Camaro ZL1 coupe provides a decent mileage range in the segment. The bulky fuel tank capacity of 19 gallons is good for a vehicle in this segment. Even Lexus and BMW are also great in terms of mileage. Overall, Camaro ZL1 can help you travel to neighbor cities with its great mileage figures and healthy fuel tank capacity.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Interior

6.5/10

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe’s interior is best in class and also satisfactory than the rivals. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with an 8-inch diagonal HD touch screen makes the dashboard look a little techy. The comfort and luxury should not be a primary choice as it is a sporty chassis, still, it offers great comfort. 

The Camaro ZL1 is equipped with many features and functions which makes the ride fun for the driver and also for passengers. The cabin looks very plush and the flat-bottom steering with Camaro badge in the middle adds a sporty feel to the cabin.

Models

2021  Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe

2021 Dodge  challenger  SRT Hellcat

2021 Lexus RC F

2021 BMW M4

Seating Capacity

4

5

4

4

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

38.5/55/43.9 

39.3/58.5/42.0 

37.8/50.7/45.4

39.8/55.3/42.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

33.5/50.3/29.9 

37.1/53.9/33.1 

35.0/46.1/27.3

36.1/51.7/33.7

Overall, the Camaro ZL1 provides decent cabin space, the headroom and shoulder room offered in both front and rear seats are more than Lexus. The Dodge comes with decent space. All the cars hold an adequate amount of space for the passengers.

How’s the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe’s infotainment system?

The 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe offers a Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with an 8-inch infotainment system. The system also includes Android Auto, Apple Carplay, satellite radio, Bluetooth, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and other features that are also integrated with the infotainment display to stay connected. 

The system is smooth to interact with and the touchscreen is flawless and responds very quickly and also features swipe and pinch-and-stretch controls. It also comes with a speed-sensitive volume and digital signal processor.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Exterior

7.0/10

The 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe seems bulkier with its new minor cosmetic change. The wide and tall stance of the coupe makes it appealing but the alluring look of this vehicle is missing in some aspects. 

The Chevrolet has added some elements to make it look appealing. Elements like wide front fascia, low roofline, and high beltline add a little muscular feel. Otherwise, there’s no changes in the 2021 ZL1 Coupe. 

Models

2021  Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe

2021 Dodge  challenger  SRT Hellcat

2021 Lexus RC F

2021 BMW M4

Curb Weight

3883

4429

3902

3625

Length

190.2

197.5

185.5

184.5

Width

75.0

75.7

72.6

73.6

Height

52.9

57.0

54.7

54.4

Ground Clearance

N/A

4.5

5.1

4.7

Wheelbase

110.7

116.2

107.5

110.7

Dodge is quite long compared to rivals and also has decent ground clearance. The wide and tall stance of the Dodge Challenger makes it bulkier and looks like a sleek monster. The same is with BMW, the ground clearance of M4 is also good. The Chevy is quite wide and offers great width. 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Safety

The safety features of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe are always top in the segment and also the built quality of Chevy is better. The 2021 Chevy Camaro has received 5 out of 5 overall safety ratings by NHTSA. The standard features like rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, smart key, Lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and many. Even by spending a few more bucks, one can equip more safety features in their car.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Competition

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe Vs Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat are great competitors and both are equipped with great power and performance. The power generated by Dodge is more than the Chevy Camaro, but still, the Camaro is faster than SRT Hellcat. In terms of acceleration, fuel economy, cabin space, and exterior dimension, the Camaro ZL1 does more justice to the customers than Dodge. Overall, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can be a decent choice than Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe Vs Lexus RC F

The Lexus RC F is great with its capabilities but the Camaro ZL1 coupe takes the charge. With the great safety features and better mileage, the Camaro ZL1 offers better at a decent price. The stance of Camaro ZL1 is also more muscular and bulky than Lexus. Though, the Lexus looks more sporty and attractive than Camaro ZL1, but what Chevy Camaro ZL1 offers at less price than the Lexus RC F can not offer.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe Vs BMW M4

Both of them are equipped with a powerful engine and great dynamics. Both stand long and wide in the segment. The acceleration of the Camaro ZL1 coupe is more robust than the BMW M4. The Camaro ZL1 takes the charge in terms of mileage and safety at this price point. Overall, the Camaro ZL1 provides great mileage, more power, a great plush cabin, and more at less price than BMW M4.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe is equipped with an impressive engine with superb power and healthy performance. At a competitive price, the Camaro ZL1 offers better specifications than rivals. The cabin space is also decent in this coupe. The mileage offered is the best in the segment and the range is decent and somehow more than the rival. Overall, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe will not disappoint you with its abilities, performance, and premium features.

Used Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 0 Great Deals Out of 33 $56,988 33 Listings
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1 Great Deals Out of 52 $51,985 52 Listings
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 0 Great Deals Out of 14 $41,995 14 Listings
2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 0 Great Deals Out of 3 $34,900 3 Listings
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