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Key Specs

of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration (SS)
  • Crisp handling
  • Mild-to-wild dual-mode exhaust option
  • Blind spot monitoring system available
  • Standard multimedia features
  • Front-seat comfort

The Bad

  • Visibility
  • High starting price (SS)
  • Headroom with sunroof
  • Cargo room
  • Backseat usability
2018 Chevrolet Camaro exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

  • New ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Package
  • Coupe or convertible body style
  • Four-, six- or-eight-cylinder engine
  • Magnetic Ride Control available
  • ZL1’s available 10-speed automatic transmission

2018 Chevrolet Camaro First Drive

Brian Wong

In the battle of muscle cars, no salvo goes unanswered. So when Ford updated the 2018 Mustang with a slew of performance upgrades tied to its Performance Package, it seemed logical to assume Chevrolet would answer soon — and it has. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro with its turbocharged four-cylinder adds a new high-performance version to its ledger, the Camaro Turbo 1LE. The 1LE is more focused on track performance, which is where I got to run a couple of sessions on the road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during a media preview.

Related: 2018 Ford Mustang: Not Just a Muscle Car Anymore

There is now a 1LE version of each Camaro (it joins the V-6, SS and ZL1). The 1LE badge means performance parts from Camaros higher up the food chain make their way down to the Turbo for the first time, which sounds similar to what the Mustang EcoBoost did with its Performance Package.

Strangely, Chevrolet didn't list the Mustang among the Camaro Turbo 1LE's competitors, opting for other more all-around performance cars like the Subaru WRX, Honda Civic Type R and even the Kia Stinger. But I'll go ahead and toss the Mustang in there even if the Bow-Tie brand won't admit it.

The 1LE pulls its suspension and tires from the SS, including the FE3 suspension with larger front and rear stabilizer bars than standard Turbo models, different shock tuning and stiffer rear cradle bushings, among other changes to enhance stability. It uses summer tires from the SS, Goodyear Eag... Read More


2018 Camaro Video

Chevrolet debuted a 720-plus-horsepower Camaro drag concept at the 2017 SEMA Show, and we talked to a Chevy rep about it in this video.

Latest 2018 Camaro Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Nice car no problems

by Robertflash7 from Erie pa. on June 18, 2018

Sporty car for the money.fun to drive and yellow color is a head Turner.Wish I could have afforded supersport model.cannot wait till 2019 come out. Read full review

(5.0)

Dream car

by HParton from Ellicott City, MD on June 17, 2018

I ordered this car after building the exact Camaro I wanted. It is even better than I hoped. Beautiful inside with the black and white leather interior and the white exterior. I can?t say enough about ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Restraints and dummy kinematics
good
Small overlap front
good
Structure and safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Camaro received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker