Now the sixth generation Camaro may be divisive to most muscle car fans, but there’s no doubting just how great the SS is. There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Chevy Camaro SS, especially after the 2016 Camaro redesign. Turns out, Chevy wasn’t done when they gave the iconic muscle car a face lift.
When you combine the parts of the Camaro as a whole, it’s easy to see that Chevy left no room for compromised performance and that’s the way we like it.
Any discussion about the merits of the Camaro of course start with the advances to the drivetrain. Indeed many hardcore purists gnashed their teeth when they found that Chevy would couple a 10 speed automatic transmission to the SS.
We found our time behind the wheel of the all new 2019 Chevy Camaro SS quite rewarding. Let’s take an indepth look at this muscle car and just how it stacks up against the competition.
2019 Chevy Camaro SS Review
What is there left to say about the Camaro that hasn’t already been said? Incredible engine, great transmission choices and an overall package that redefines the muscle car genre for the next generation of enthusiasts.
Legendary small block form factor, with big block torque and horsepower. Push the Camaro and it responds with vigor. Tasking the corners under load, and you’ll feel the rear end step out with predictable stability.
Chevy’s Magnetic Ride Control is exceptional over road imperfections. Suspension in the Camaro responded to every turn, providing superior control and stability at speed.
Sounds like a winning formula, although we wish Chevy would do something about the dreaded Camaro blind spot. More on that later.
Of course what stands out the most during our time with our 2019 Camaro was the drivetrain. You may think the Camaro transmission is a slushbox that fails to inspire, but you would be wrong in that assumption.
The multi-clutch 10-speed transmission found in the 2019 Chevy Camaro is lightning fast and inspires confidence with every shift. Chevy has reported that their transmission shifts were in the 150 milliseconds, try that with your manual transmission.
The Camaro doesn’t waste any time getting you to that next gear in other words. Upshift and you’ll notice that the engine speed changes to match the transmission. Impressive indeed.
Interior Review – 2019 Chevy Camaro
Overall there’s not much to hate about the performance of this machine. Not everything can be perfect however, and our main complaints about the 2019 Chevy Camaro revolve around the interior.
Although the interior of the Camaro is spacious, it’s not in a manner that seems useful or even wanted. The doors are heavy and cumbersome, harkening back to F-bodies of yesteryear. High sills and a low floor plan make you feel like you are sunk in quicksand when driving.
And of course, who can talk about the interior of the Camaro without talking about the massive C pillars. Simply put, you aren’t going to see much in your blind spot. In fact I don’t know if the word “spot” accurately describes how bad these pillars really are.
Whats new – 2019 Chevy Camaro SS
There’s a lot to love about the 2019 Camaro SS. Brute power that’s predictable and linear. Improved mileage through the remarkable 10 speed automatic transmission. Other than those changes, there’s not much else that separates the 2016 upgrades to the Camaro.
Of course there are minor upgrades to the Chevy. Third generation infotainment ties your technology together. Redesigned front end and taillights that round out the exterior and plenty of interior accents that allow the 2019 Camaro to stand out.
At the end of the day however, it’s the performance that matters most to muscle car fans. And in this note the Camaro does not disappoint. Wonderful sounds that roar from the exhaust, the sweet pull of torque and 3 different engine modes to provide flexibility. Activate Stealth mode around town, and turn to Sport and Track modes when you want to have some fun. Sounds good to us.
What do you think about the all new 2019 Chevy Camaro? Leave us a comment below and let us know!