2012 Chevrolet Camaro Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$23,280-$54,095
$22,348-$51,931
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What's New for 2012:

  • Standard V-6 engine receives more power
  • Camaro SS coupe is fitted with a revised sport suspension
  • New rearview camera option
  • New Camaro ZL1 model, with added performance, expected to arrive in mid-2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is a compact sports coupe offered in coupe and convertible body styles. Eighteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro offers seating for up to 4 passengers. Base Camaro models are configured with cloth upholstery, manual sliding front seats with power recline, air conditioning, keyless entry, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and more. Higher trim levels are configured with leather upholstery, alloy wheels, additional gauges, and other upscale appointments. Convertible models feature a power-operated soft top which opens/closes automatically in about 20 seconds.

Optional Features
Camaro 1SS models are fitted with a sport suspension, 20-inch wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The RS package adds the larger wheels and xenon headlamps. A 45th Anniversary package includes Carbon Flash paint with red stripes, black leather upholstery, and logos.

Under the Hood
Chevrolet Camaro models are fitted with one of two engines. The standard powerplant is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and is rated at 323 horsepower. The optional engine is a 6.2-liter V-8, and is rated at 426 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with a choice of a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro are:
  • Chevrolet Camaro with 3.6-liter V-6 engine and automatic transmission: 19/30 mpg (city/highway)
  • Chevrolet Camaro with 6.2-liter V-8 engine and manual transmission: 16/24 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro include side curtain air bags for both rows and OnStar crash notification. In government crash tests, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro received a rating of 5 (out of 5) stars for rollover, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but was not assigned an overall or side-impact rating. The 2012 Camaro has not been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What's New for 2012:

  • Standard V-6 engine receives more power
  • Camaro SS coupe is fitted with a revised sport suspension
  • New rearview camera option
  • New Camaro ZL1 model, with added performance, expected to arrive in mid-2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is a compact sports coupe offered in coupe and convertible body styles. Eighteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro offers seating for up to 4 passengers. Base Camaro models are configured with cloth upholstery, manual sliding front seats with power recline, air conditioning, keyless entry, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and more. Higher trim levels are configured with leather upholstery, alloy wheels, additional gauges, and other upscale appointments. Convertible models feature a power-operated soft top which opens/closes automatically in about 20 seconds.

Optional Features
Camaro 1SS models are fitted with a sport suspension, 20-inch wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The RS package adds the larger wheels and xenon headlamps. A 45th Anniversary package includes Carbon Flash paint with red stripes, black leather upholstery, and logos.

Under the Hood
Chevrolet Camaro models are fitted with one of two engines. The standard powerplant is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and is rated at 323 horsepower. The optional engine is a 6.2-liter V-8, and is rated at 426 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with a choice of a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro are:
  • Chevrolet Camaro with 3.6-liter V-6 engine and automatic transmission: 19/30 mpg (city/highway)
  • Chevrolet Camaro with 6.2-liter V-8 engine and manual transmission: 16/24 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro include side curtain air bags for both rows and OnStar crash notification. In government crash tests, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro received a rating of 5 (out of 5) stars for rollover, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but was not assigned an overall or side-impact rating. The 2012 Camaro has not been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Available Trims for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 1LS (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23280.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/28
Name 2LS (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24480.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name 1LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25280.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name 2LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28430.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name 1SS (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32280.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name 2SS (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35880.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name 1LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30180.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name 2LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34180.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name 1SS (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38330.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name 2SS (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41030.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name ZL1 (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54095.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front Sport bucket includes adjustable head restraints and folding rear seat with trunk pass-through
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual (fore/aft, up/down) with power recliner
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual (fore/aft) with power recliner
  • Seat trim, LS Cloth seat trim
  • Console, floor, with armrest
  • Dead pedal, driver
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke, urethane
  • Steering column, manual rake and telescopic
  • Instrumentation, analog with Driver Information Center display, includes speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and engine temperature gauge
  • Compass, located in Driver Information Center
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel mounted
  • Trunk release, remote, located on driver-side
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Air filtration system with pollen filter
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Glovebox, lockable
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary 1 located in center console storage area and 1 located at front of center console
  • Cup holders, 2 front
  • Map pockets, front doors
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, front reading lamps
  • Lighting, interior dome with illuminated entry and theater dimming
  • Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
  • Shift knob, urethane
  • Seats, front Sport bucket includes adjustable head restraints and folding rear seat with trunk pass-through (Includes passenger-side seatback map pocket.)
  • Seat adjuster, driver, 6-way power (fore/aft, up/down, tilt) with power recliner
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger, 6-way power (fore/aft, up/down, tilt) with power recliner
  • Seat trim, Sport Cloth seat trim
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Seat trim, front leather seating surfaces
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
  • Gauges, auxiliary, multi-function includes 4 gauges: oil pressure, battery voltage, oil temperature and transmission fluid temperature, mounted on center console forward of shifter
  • Head-Up Display with digital readouts for vehicle speed, selected gear, audio system information, high-beam indicator, compass, outside air temperature, turn signals, tachometer, vehicle messages, Turn-by-Turn information and phone information
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with rearview camera display
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Sill plate, Chevrolet
  • Seats, front Sport bucket includes adjustable head restraints and fixed rear seat (Includes passenger-side seatback map pocket.)
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Seat trim, front leather-appointed with sueded microfiber inserts
  • Pedals, alloy
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped (flat bottom steering wheel)
  • Gauges, auxiliary, multi-function, includes 4 gauges: boost readout, oil pressure, battery voltage and oil temperature, mounted on center console forward of shifter
  • Head-Up Display with digital readouts for vehicle speed, selected gear, audio system information, high-beam indicator, compass, outside air temperature, turn signals, tachometer, vehicle messages, Turn-by-Turn information and phone information (Also includes G-Force readout)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) heritage steel
  • Tires, P245/55R18 touring, blackwall, all-season
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
  • Molding, Black roof ditch
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color with front grille and rear diffuser
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Moldings, body-color lower rocker
  • Hood blanket with debossed Chevrolet bowtie
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable body-color
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) painted aluminum
  • Fog lamps (When (WRS) RS Package is ordered, fog lamps act as Daytime Running Lamps.)
  • Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) painted aluminum
  • Tires, P245/50R19 touring, blackwall, all-season
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color
  • Wheels, 20" x 8" (50.8 cm x 20.3 cm) front and 20" x 9" (50.8 cm x 22.9 cm) rear flangeless, painted aluminum with Bright Silver finish (Midnight Silver finish when (WRS) RS Package is ordered.)
  • Tires, P245/45R20 front and P275/40R20 rear, blackwall, summer
  • Spare tire and wheel, not desired tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color, SS-specific with unique front grille and rear diffuser, lower extension and front air scoop
  • Wheels, 20" x 8" (50.8 cm x 20.3 cm) front and 20" x 9" (50.8 cm x 22.9 cm) rear flangeless, painted aluminum with Bright Silver finish (Midnight Silver finish when (WRS) RS Package is ordered except when (AJA) Synergy Series Special Edition is ordered - finish remains Bright Silver.)
  • Convertible top, power folding includes glass rear window with integral defogger
  • Tonneau cover
  • Wheels, 20" x 10" (50.8 cm x 25.4 cm) front and 20" x 11" (50.8 cm x 27.9 cm) rear Black 10-spoke forged aluminum
  • Tires, 285/35ZR20 front and 305/35ZR20 rear, blackwall, performance summer
  • Molding, body-color roof ditch
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color, ZL1-specific with front splitter, rear diffuser and side rocker extensions
  • Spoiler, rear, unique
  • Hood, aluminum with carbon fiber "mohawk" extractors
  • Headlamps, high intensity discharge with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fog lamps
  • Sill plate, ZL1
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (323 hp [240.8 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 278 lb-ft of torque [375.3 N-m] @ 4800 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual
  • Axle, 3.27 ratio
  • Differential, limited slip
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Alternator, 150 amps
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Suspension, Sport
  • Steering, power, variable ratio
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc (Single piston front brakes with super corner rear brakes.)
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with polished tips
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic includes TAPshift manual shift controls on steering wheel
  • Axle, 2.92 ratio
  • Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (426 hp [317.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 420 lb-ft of torque [567.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm) (Requires (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Axle, 3.45 ratio
  • Suspension, Performance
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc (Brembo performance 4 piston front and 4 piston rear brakes.)
  • Engine, 6.2L supercharged V8 (580 hp [432.5 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 556 lb-ft of torque [750.6 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)
  • Axle, 3.73 ratio
  • Alternator, 155 amps
  • Suspension, Performance Ride and Handling
  • Magnetic ride control
  • Steering, power, variable ratio, electric
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, Brembo performance 6 piston front and 4 piston rear brakes
  • Exhaust, dual-mode, performance
PACKAGE
  • Rear Vision Package includes (UD7) Rear Park Assist, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera and (DRG) inside rearview autodimming mirror with rearview camera display
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehic
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
  • Safety belt pretensioners driver and front passenger
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Rearview Vision Camera display integrated into rearview mirror
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Also includes Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax and head side-impact, driver and front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)
  • Daytime Running Lamps, separate
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD-ROM and MP3 playback music navigator, Graphic Information Display (GID) and auxiliary input jack, includes outside temperature display
  • Audio system feature 6-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Antenna, integral rear window
  • Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio fin-type, Black (Located on roof.)
  • Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio fin-type, Black (Body-color when (WRS) RS Package is ordered. Located on roof.)
  • Audio system feature Boston Acoustics premium 9-speaker system, 245 watts
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (SiriusXM subscription extended to a full year. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least
  • Audio system feature, USB port
  • PDIM, wireless allows for the use of the redundant steering wheel controls with an auxiliary device
  • Audio system feature 7-speaker system including 8" subwoofer and a 2 channel amp
  • Antenna, AM/FM (Located within spoiler.)
  • Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio fin-type, body-color (Located on decklid.)
  • Audio system feature Boston Acoustics premium 8 speaker system with a 10" subwoofer, 245 watts
  • Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio fin-type, Black (Body-color. Located on roof.)

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