2012 Chevrolet Camaro  -  $24,180


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,180
Base Invoice: $23,248
Destination Charge: $900
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 1LS
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Coupe 1LS
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed manual
Engine: 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)

Pros

Strong acceleration; great handling; rip-roaring V8 muscle-car sounds; daring design inside and out; decent highway mpg


Model Highlights

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro comes in a wide range of models designed to cover uses ranging from stylish open-air cruising to track-ready high-performance guise. The 2012 Camaro is available in Coupe or soft-top Convertible models. Camaro Coupes are offered in base LS, sportier LT and high-performance SS models, while Convertibles are only offered in LT or SS trim. There remain two available engines in the lineup: a 323-horsepower, 3.6L V6, and a 426-hp, 6.2L V8. On both of these engines, there's a 6-speed manual standard, or a 6-speed automatic optional--with TapShift manual controls for the automatic.

SS models of the Camaro can reach 60 mph in only around 4.5 seconds, with V6 models at around 6 seconds. Fuel economy ratings are actually quite impressive for the Camaro, considering its performance potential, with V6 models rating up to 19 mpg city, 30 highway and V8 models achieving 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway.

There are three different suspension packages available in the Camaro. LS and LT models get the FE2 calibration; SS Coupe models come with a new high-performance FE4 suspension, while SS Convertibles come with a somewhat softer FE3. While the layout of the suspension is performance-related--dual ball struts in front, a coil-over-shock setup in back, and stabilizer bars all around--it's just comfortable enough for most commuting. A rack-and-pinion steering system provides quick response for tight corners but is relaxed enough for highway cruising.

SS models get a competitive/sport mode for the stability control system, allowing more wheel slip for the track; also included with the SS in manual-gearbox versions is a Performance Launch Control system that helps launch the car from a start in the quickest possible way. SS Coupes, in addition to getting the new FE4 high-performance suspension, get retuned dampers, bigger stabilizer bars, and huge 20-inch wheels and performance tires. Huge 21-inch wheels are offered as a dealer-installed accessory.

Power accessories, cruise control, a tilt/telescopically adjustable steering wheel, rear-window defrost, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a good 6-speaker sound system with steering-wheel controls are all standard. LT models upgrade to painted aluminum 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, and sport bucket seats, while SS models get the V8, upgraded suspension and Brembo high-performance brakes.

All Camaro models get the suite of OnStar roadside assistance and crash-safety notification system, including six months of the Directions and Connections services, with Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. A host of appearance extras are available, but of interest to those who intend to use their Camaro as a daily driver is the Rear Vision Package, bringing a rearview camera system and auto-dimming rearview mirror.


Model News

For 2012, the Camaro and Camaro SS models will be offered in a special 45th Anniversary package, adding special 20-inch wheels, and unique trim and badging throughout.

The entire Camaro line gets a host of important changes for 2012, including a new steering wheel design, revised instrument panel, a new power-lift feature for the front passenger seat and a newly optional rearview camera system.

Performance-wise, the big news is that the V6 Camaro gets a boost of 11 horsepower, up to 323 hp for 2012. Also new is an FE4 suspension package that improves handling on the high-performance V8 SS model; and an even higher-performance Camaro ZL1 will arrive later in the model year.


Value Writeup

The Chevrolet Camaro is GM's legendary muscle-car model, offering strong rear-wheel-drive performance in a low coupe or convertible body style. Relative to the other pony cars like the Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger, the Camaro performs athletically, although you give up some outward visibility for the chunky, overt design. Overall, the standout of the model line remains the Camaro SS Coupe, for performance and handling approaching that of an exotic car. But Camaro Convertibles are a strong value as well and provide a different sort of fun.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
323.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
532.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LFX

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/217

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
323 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4800

Trans Order Code
MN6

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Clutch Size
10.2 in

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Passenger Capacity
4

Front Head Room
37.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Head Room
35.3 in

Second Leg Room
29.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.4 in

Wheelbase
112.3 in

Length, Overall
190.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.5 in

Height, Overall
54.2 in

Track Width, Front
63.7 in

Track Width, Rear
64.1 in

Trunk Volume
11.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3780 lbs

Front Tire Order Code
R0B

Rear Tire Order Code
R0B

Front Tire Size
P245/55R18

Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V023000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 24, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,896

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

Consequence
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 13, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.

This is General Motors recall number 12261 and is an expansion of NHTSA recall 12V-522. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V346000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 20, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
464,712

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling all 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 3, 2008 to May 23, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove the key blade from the original flip key/RKE transmitter assemblies, and provide two new keys and two key rings per key. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14294. Note: Until the recall has been performed, it is very important that drivers adjust their seat and steering column to allow clearance between their knee and the ignition key.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V447000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 23, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
414,333

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.

Consequence
If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V300000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 06, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
31,520

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles manufactured December 2, 2011 to July, 16, 2012, Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured December 7, 2011 to July 25, 2012, Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured December 5, 2011 to August 2, 2012, and Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 1, 2011 to June 11, 2012. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

Consequence
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, that air bag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020. Buick owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. Note: This is an expansion of recalls 12V-522 and 13V-023.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
8.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

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

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

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.)

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

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 vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)

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

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
1LS PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) HERITAGE STEEL
$0

 
SPARE TIRE AND WHEEL, NOT DESIRED
$0

 
WHEEL AND TIRE, SPARE, COMPACT
$150

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
RALLY YELLOW
$325

 
INFERNO ORANGE METALLIC
$325

 
ASHEN GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT SPORT BUCKET
$0

 
BLACK, LS CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, LS CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD-ROM AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
BLUETOOTH PACKAGE
$115

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LPO, BODY-COLOR PAINTED ENGINE COVER
$290

 
LPO, 21" BLACK PAINTED ALUMINUM WHEELS PACKAGE (V6)
$5,280

 
LPO, 21" MACHINED ALUMINUM WITH BLACK ACCENTS WHEELS PACKAGE (V6)
$5,280

 
LPO, 21" MACHINED ALUMINUM WITH SILVER ACCENTS WHEELS PACKAGE
$5,280

 
LPO, 21" (53.3 CM) 5-SPOKE WHEELS WITH BLADE SILVER INSERTS AND RED FLANGE STRIPE, DEALER INSTALLED.
$4,880

 
LPO, 21" (53.3 CM) 5-SPOKE WHEELS WITH GRAY INSERTS, DEALER-INSTALLED.
$4,780

 
LPO, 21" (53.3 CM) 5-SPOKE POLISHED WHEELS, DEALER-INSTALLED
$4,680

 
BLACK HOOD AND HOCKEY STRIPE PACKAGE
$510

 
GRAY HOOD AND HOCKEY STRIPE PACKAGE
$510

 
WHITE HOOD AND HOCKEY STRIPE PACKAGE
$510

 
BLACK HOCKEY STRIPE PACKAGE
$275

 
GRAY HOCKEY STRIPE PACKAGE
$275

 
WHITE HOCKEY STRIPE PACKAGE
$275

 
BLACK STRIPE PACKAGE
$470

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC STRIPE PACKAGE
$470

 
ORANGE STRIPE PACKAGE
$470

 
SILVER STRIPE PACKAGE
$470

 
WHITE STRIPE PACKAGE
$470

 
LPO, GROUND EFFECTS PACKAGE
$2,295

 
LPO, GROUND EFFECTS PACKAGE, BODY-COLOR
$2,530

 
LPO, HIGH-WING SPOILER
$615

 
LPO, DECKLID SPOILER, WING
$640

 
LPO, BODY-COLOR GRILLE
$485

 
LPO, QUARTER FLARES
$330

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
LPO, SATIN NICKEL FINISH FUEL DOOR
$180

 
LPO, GRAY WITH BLACK STRIPES CAR COVER
$365

 
LPO, RED WITH BLACK STRIPES CAR COVER
$365

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT
$60

 
LPO, FLOOR MATS
$155

 
LPO, ILLUMINATED FOOTWELLS
$555

 
LPO, CARGO NET
$60

 
LPO, CARGO MAT
$140

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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