Chevrolet Camaro 2023 Reviews

Chevrolet Camaro 2023

Today's muscle cars are more than just hairy faces with rumbling V-8 exhausts. Once upon a time, celebrating the Camaro's excellence was best done with straight-wheel drive, but the current era of chassis makes Chevrolet's four-seat sports coupe an interesting partner in the dance. Available as a hard-top coupe or convertible, the Camaro has a tough character. Power comes in 3 levels, starting with the 275-hp turbocharged and turbo four-cylinder, then moving up to the 335-hp V-6, and then moving up to the 455-hp V-8 of the C7 Corvette. The state-of-the-art Camaro Sixth-Tech is obsolete as it has outlived the most dependable Cadillac ATS platform by at least 5 years. While its older rival, the Ford Mustang, leapfrog all other tech, being refreshed nicely for 2023, the Camaro remains largely the same, though we're not complaining. While its fate is not yet fully decided, we still hope that 2023 won't be the Camaro's final year, even with other existing powers, including the Dodge Challenger and Charger, dying after 2

Chevrolet Camaro 2023

What's New for 2023

The 2023 Camaro doesn't go through customizations that skip paint, badging, and wheel options: the new 20-inch models carry over to the LT, LT1, and SS models

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The basic 275-horsepower four-cylinder engine isn't slow; We tested the powered version, which turned out to be very fast. But the choppy throttle response and obnoxious, unsportsmanlike sound make it a choice for budget buyers. On the other hand, the upgrade to a 335 hp V-6 fits the character of the car perfectly. The Brave Six have their own personal voice and a very smoldering soundtrack. The Camaro LT1 and SS models feature a compact Chevrolet V8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Incredible low-end torque, linear power delivery and accelerated chest compressions are offset by the optional dual-mode exhaust that erupts with a high-pitched bark at launch and finally a booming sound at full throttle. The modern six-speed manual gearbox keeps the spirit alive. (For vehicles not currently equipped with the 1LE package, the six-speed transmission is a forward gear.) An eight-speed automatic is available as an option for the four-cylinder engine, and the 10-speed automatic pairs perfectly with the V-6 and V-8 The Camaro's impressive chassis offers a combination of car and performance (see what we did there?) that's rare among pony cars. Its stable shape creates a special handling and a first-class feel. The balanced experience is powerful enough to be nimble on twisty roads, yet supportive on challenging surfaces. Paired with a 1LE setup, this coupe outperforms its class and competes for fancier-named kits that cost significantly more. The 1LE gears have narrow edges but are comfortable on regular roads. The electrically assisted steering structure is affordable and highly precise. The warm Chevy complements the Trifecta's overall performance with excellent brakes. The brake pedal always offers a cool and reassuring response. The 1LE model has more powerful Brembo brakes than the Song

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The 2023 Camaro, with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission, is rated at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg on the highway. The V-6 and V-eight engines are more economical, with six engines topping out at 18 mpg city, 29 highway, and 8 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. However, the latter engine performed well on our 75-mile trip with the fuel economy system that was part of our important testing program. We checked all three available Camaro engines to pair with a steering transmission, and all were within 1 mpg (give or take) on their dealer's highway rating. Visit the EPA website for more statistics on the Camaro's gas management system