An affordable and timeless sports car classic has been brought into the new model year with style, class, and plenty of under-the-hood horsepower. The 2022 Chevy Camaro takes a little bit of the old and lots of what's new and stirs them around for one of the most scalable and affordable sports cars on the market today. The 2022 Camaro continues to defy the odds of being a gorgeous performance-oriented pony without breaking the budget.
The economical sports car is available across eight different trims, starting with the entry-level LS, the LT, the 2LT, the 3LT, the LT1, 1SS, 2SS, and the supercharged ZL1. The Camaro is only available in a rear-wheel drive configuration, making the most of its different powertrains in order to deliver the most torque and horsepower available for the two-door sports automobile. The option to go with a hardtop or a soft-top convertible adds to the allure of the 2022 Chevy Camaro, which should appeal to those that want a spiffy sports car where they can drive with the top down and soak in the sun.
The 2022 Chevy Camaro comes with four different powertrains, including a base 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that delivers 275 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder is perfect for those who want a sports car but aren't quite comfortable handling a whole lot of power under the hood. Additionally, thanks to the variable valve timing and automatic transmission, the 4-cylinder allows the Camaro to achieve 22 miles per gallon in the city and up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. This makes it perfect for those who want a sports car with great fuel economy.
The 3.6-liter V6 delivers more power and performance without breaking the bank, producing up to 355 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. It's a step up from the 4-cylinder if you need more oomph out of your coupe or convertible. For those who want a truly unbridled high-performance experience, the 6.2-liter V8 brings the 2022 Camaro up to more competitive standards at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque.
For the ultimate supercharged experience, the Z71 trim comes standard with the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 direct injection engine, outputting a massive 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This monster engine is paired up with a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard for the 2022 Camaro. However, an 8-speed automatic transmission, available for the 4-cylinder, and a 10-speed automatic, available for the V6 and V8 powertrains, allow you to experience the speed and performance of the Camaro without having to worry about clutching and shifting. Nevertheless, if you feel like you want to try your hand at manually shifting, the automatic transmission comes with manual shift paddles on the side of the steering wheel for more precision control over the gear shifts.
The higher up in the trim line you go, the differences in the exterior also become a little more pronounced for better aerodynamic performance. You'll note that the base trim has a more guarded and stylish front fascia, with the grille mostly being covered. The 1SS and 2SS offer a little more grille space on display to help with airflow, while the ZL1 has a much larger opening in the front fascia with the honeycomb grille and a much thinner and more striking header and nose.
Higher-end trims also make the Brembo performance anti-lock brakes available, along with 20-inch wheels, performance-tuned suspension with magnetic dampers, launch control, and an external engine oil cooler. To top it all off, there's even a rear stanchion spoiler. These all add to the whole sports-centric appeal that the Camaro has going for it. The Z71, in particular, can also be outfitted with an optional carbon fiber weave hood insert and air deflector, an excellent option for those who want that extra sports-performance look for the 2022 model year pony car.
The 2022 Chevy Camaro is outfitted with a plethora of great technology, not just under the hood and between the chassis but also inside the cabin. The StabiliTrak system works to safeguard the driver and up to three other passengers by maintaining stability and traction control, a vital component whether you're taking banks at high speeds on a two-lane road or trudging through sleet, snow, or slippery roads while dealing with busy street traffic. Additionally, with the standard inclusion of the drive mode selector, you have up to 8 different vehicle attributes you can take advantage of across 4 different selectable modes, perfect for altering the way the Camaro handles on the road under specific road conditions.
Beyond that, the Camaro comes with a lot of the standard safety equipment you would expect from a high-performance sports car. For those who value their safety while on the road, everything from a robust airbag system and electronic parking brake to OnStar services come standard on every trim. Available driver assists like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Forward Collision Alert help add to the safety suite, along with rear park assist and cross-traffic alert. The inclusion of the Teen Driver mode - with safety checks and a report card for parents - also makes the Camaro a safe and sporty pick for beginner drivers.
On the inside, the Camaro comes with a lot of highly desirable technology, starting with the 8-inch diagonal color driver information screen, offering vehicle telematics and configurable health displays so you can always keep track of how the Camaro is performing during travels. The added benefit of the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, with optional Plus and Premium suites, adds a great deal to both the informational and entertainment aspects of driving and riding in the Camaro. The diagonal HD color touchscreen comes equipped with in-app support, Bluetooth wireless compatibility for audio streaming for up to two active devices, as well as voice-over command support.
Most importantly, the 2022 Chevy Camaro features a carryover standard feature that was introduced in the 2021 model year outing: wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Many automakers have been making this a standard inclusion for many vehicles, and the Camaro is no exception. All trims also come standard with the Chevrolet Connected Access, so you can easily access OnStar for navigational and support information. For remote internet access, Wi-Fi 4G LTE hotspot compatibility is available, along with wireless charging.
With additional tech such as steering-wheel-mounted cruise control and an embedded head-up display, the Camaro is a fully functional, tech-rich pony car that doesn't shy away from the latest available features on the market. In fact, with the head-up display, you can have driver information projected onto the windshield, so you never have to worry about looking down or away from the road to get the latest vehicle health information. You can also have the HUD configured with color digital readouts for easily identifiable information that's just always within view of your central vision. Finally, there is an added performance data and video recorder with a windshield-mounted HD camera that allows you to record and playback video of your driving habits and experiences.
Beyond the technological accouterments that outline the Camaro's interior cabin, there are a number of other comfort features that the driver and passengers would surely relish. A 6-speaker audio system comes standard on the base trim, but upper trims come equipped with a Bose premium audio setup, with up to 9 speakers for high-quality surround sound. An 8-way power driver seat and available 6-way power front passenger seat allow for maximum comfort and relaxation for occupants up front. Memory settings for up to two driver profiles also make it easy to configure the seating arrangements exactly how you want them.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel and matching shift knob come standard across the trims, but you can opt for a suede microfiber-wrapped shift knob if you want that extra plush feeling while shifting. A suede microfiber-wrapped steering wheel is also optional, along with RECARO performance bucket seats for the 1SS and 2SS trims. The RECARO performance bucket seats come standard on the ZL1 trim, however. Climate control and dual-zone automatic climate control for the two rear passengers are available, along with a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats.
For those who like a visually spruced-up interior, integrated interior spectrum lighting allows you to outfit the Camaro's cabin with 24 different color selections. Pulse light show mode is also available while parked - the lights are articulately lined around the radio, door trim, and cup holders. For even more stylistic ambiance, various colored knee pads are available in Ceramic White, Black Suede, Red, and Adrenaline Red, so you have both style and comfort echoing throughout every facet of the 2022 Chevy Camaro.