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  • (4.8) 78 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,808$30,612
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 16-23
  • Engine: 323-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2012 Chevrolet Camaro

Our Take on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro is Chevrolet's affordable rear-wheel-drive performance car. Offered in coupe and convertible body styles, the Camaro is available with V-6 or V-8 power. A high-performance ZL1 edition powered by a 580-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 joins the lineup for 2012. The Camaro co... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cantankerous V-8 stick shift
  • Small trunk and backseat
  • Mushy V-6 brakes
  • V-8's less-refined handling
  • Oddly placed door handles
  • Visibility

Notable Features

  • Standard V-6 gains 11 hp for a total of 323 hp
  • New supercharged ZL1 edition
  • New 45th Anniversary Package
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic with paddle shifters

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Forty years after the initial muscle car wars, names like Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang continue to duel. Each contender has its own prize stallion, with the 470-horsepower Challenger SRT8 topping the Dodge lineup and Ford storing the 662-hp GT500 in its stable. For 2012, the Camaro joins the party with its 580-hp ZL1, which, by a large margin, takes the throne as Chevrole... Read full review for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 78 reviews

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by bonzie03561 from Littleton NH on August 23, 2012

I traded in my 2010 SX4 Suzuki for my camaro. The Suzuki is a nice little car but it isn't a camaro. I got the 6 cylinder LT model black with a white stripe. It is an awesomely engineered product is a... Read Full Review

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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