2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Thursday, July 17th 2014. | Chevrolet |

 

New Camaro 2015The Camaro Chevrolet lives on as a bold expression of America’s passion for muscle cars, even as the world shifts its attention toward fuel-sippers and environmentally-friendly sports cars. And now, the Z/28. It’s hard to describe the Z/28 as one of Chevy’s “small-batch” Camaros when the ZL1 alone sold more than 10,000 copies last year. But among the less common Camaros with the heritage nametags, the Z/28 finally has a bell-clear mission: to be the most track-capable offering of all. Conceived, executed. The Z/28’s a car that makes western Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway seem even quicker and smaller than it is.

Chevy Camaro Interior Exterior

2015 Chevy Camaro DashboardThe Camaro’s interior looks about as retro-contemporary as they come, but the cabin may leave you craving something else. Why? Those handsome rear haunches create a severe lack of headroom, especially for rear passengers, and rear visibility is compromised, too. changes were very minimal, with a central gauge-cluster information center the most significant difference for this especially low, cockpit-like layout. Certainly, it’s less retro-themed than the outside, with nods to the sleds of the Sixties mostly found in the low-mounted console gauge cluster, vintage type face, and nested bezels. Despite that, rival models like the Ford Mustang do have a more usable, better-finished cockpit.

Last year, the Camaro received a long list of styling tweaks–including a functional hood vent for SS models, new headlamps and tail lights, and an updated grille that somehow makes the car look a little sportier, a little lower to the ground than before. The interior remains mostly unchanged, with exception to last year’s addition of a new gauge cluster information center mounted in the dash.

Safety equipment in the camaro chevy includes six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control, as well as the OnStar telematics system with six months of emergency service. Bluetooth is an option on some models as well. We think, given the prevalence of mobile phones, it’s a necessity. OnStar comes standard and navigation is available; Bluetooth, USB, and iPod connectivity are offered as options or as standard gear, and a head-up display mimics the one found in the Corvette. Convertibles get power-folding soft tops with glass windows, and standard rearview cameras.The Camaro Coupe earns National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ratings of five stars overall. Options on some models include remote start; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; ambient lighting; a USB port; and on coupes, a sunroof.

Color Touch provides a graphic interface on an LCD touchscreen for direct control of audio and phone features, and also runs the Camaro’s navigation system. It also connects the car’s audio system to smartphones and enables some mobile apps for in-car use, apps like Pandora, and also accepts voice commands for audio, phone and navigation–though it’s not quite as flexible or as vocabulary-rich as Ford’s system, for example.

Exterior

The Camaro’s sheetmetal is a retro blast of American glory; the interior’s kind of a shame. It’s a polarizing vehicle, no doubt, with outrageous lines and an almost cartoonish exterior–so much so, that the Camaro continues to find itself a home in the Michael Bay Transformers series.

Four of the showpieces are on its 19-inch wheels–they’re downsized from the 20s on the SS and ZL1. They wear some expensive Italian shoes, Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R 305/30 tires front and back, checking in at about eight hundred bucks each, and good for three or four track weekends or 10,000 miles, take your pick. The brakes are Brembos, carbon-ceramic discs with fixed monoblock calipers, six pistons up front and four pistons at the rear, and 28 pounds less hanging off the body than the usual steel rotors.

Chevy Performance

Camaro Engine PicturesChevy high performance, At its fastest, the Camaro’s final act is the most difficult one to reconcile. It’s because it’s more of a supercar than a Camaro, with a pricetag in the $60,000 range to match. It doesn’t have the supercharger V-8 engine like the ZL1–it’s fattened up instead with displacement, not for ultimate power but for linear performance and balanced handling. The LS7 7.0-liter V-8 gets the nod, with 500 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque here, its own induction and exhaust setups, shunting power to the rear through a six-speed manual transmission. Only. It’s a union that feels like it should be illegal in a lot of blue states, what with all the guttural noises it makes every time it hooks up. The nominal 0-60 mph time of four seconds sounds like sandbagging.

The base 2015 Chevy Camaro has a 323-horsepower V-6 and a choice of six-speed automatic and manual transmissions. It’s the foundation for greatness, and in truth, it doesn’t fare too badly as a sports car. Overall, if you can forgive the odd driving position, its electric power steering, rear-wheel drive, and independent suspension bring relatively nimble responses and a ride that’s comfortable enough for just about any enthusiast type. EPA highway numbers ranging up to 30 mpg are an unexpected bonus.

Chevy Camaro MPG

V-6-powered Camaros get very good fuel economy for their kind, and in truth, even the V-8s aren’t so bad. So long as you opt for the base six-cylinder engine, the Chevy Camaro can be a reasonably fuel-efficient vehicle. The V-6’s performance doesn’t fall flat, and its EPA ratings are fairly high. It earns 19 mpg city, and 30 mpg highway when it’s coupled to the six-speed automatic. With the optional manual gearbox, the ratings dip slightly, to 17/28 mpg. The V-8 SS is where the gas mileage starts to head south. The SS’ V-8 gets an EPA rating of 15 or 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, depending on body style. As for the awe-inducing Camaro ZL1, it’s rated at 14/19 mpg with a manual, or 12/18 mpg for the automatic. For the 7.0-liter Z/28, gas mileage figures fall a bit to 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.

Chevrolet Camaro Price

Chevrolet camaro price, the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will come in the same 13 trimlines as the 2014 model year with the Coupe coming in 1LS, 2LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS, ZL1 and Z/28 while the 2015 Convertible being offered as a 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS and ZL1. For the Camaro coupe, only the 2LS model sees a price change for 2015 with a decrease of $240 while all of the rest remain the same.

The full pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro trimlines is as follows:

Coupes:

Camaro 1LS $23,555.00

Camaro 2LS $24,995.00

Camaro 1LT $25,855.00

Camaro 2LT $29,055.00

Camaro 1SS $33,355.00

Camaro 2SS $37,155.00

Camaro ZL1 $55,355.00

Camaro Z28 $72,305.00

Convertibles:

Camaro Convertible 1LT $31,055.00

Camaro Convertible 2LT $34,955.00

Camaro Convertible 1SS $39,355.00

Camaro Convertible 2SS $42,255.00

Camaro ZL1 Convertible $60,555.00

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Options:

Packages:

1LE SS 1LE Performance Package $3,500.00

B6Z Commemorative Edition Package $1,995.00

C67 Z/28 Air Conditioning & Speaker Package (UQ3 Included) $1,150.00

R7C 1LT Preferred Package $2,595.00

SRU Rear Vision Package $495.00

WRS RS Package w/1LT $1,950.00

RS Package w/2LT $1,650.00

RS Package w/1SS or 2SS $1,350.00

 

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