Buyers searching for a vehicle that stands out against the dull lines of SUVs in every parking lot deserve the infinitely more exciting appeal of a 2022 Chevy Camaro. More than just a speed machine, the 2022 Camaro incorporates numerous attributes for personalizing its style and performance, including having the choice of either a hard-top coupe or convertible so you can enjoy the wind in your hair any day you choose. Four trim levels open up the possibilities of how you want your Camaro to look and feel, with several choices of special editions and packages to add performance, convenience, and style.
Driving the 2022 Camaro will be satisfying to enjoy its brawny capability to accelerate, but for a muscle car, the Camaro handles with agility on tight curves with its low-riding aerodynamic body. Standard rear-wheel drive and the four-wheel independent suspension deliver power and capability fitting to a pony car that rests comfortably in the realm of daily driving just as easily as it can clip around a track. With performance in mind, the standard 18-inch wheels provide stability appropriate for a performance car, and available wheel sizes up to 20 inches can widen the range of options for more powerful engines found in the lineup.
The 2022 Camaro gives pony car lovers a reason to celebrate the availability of a well-balanced and powerful vehicle for an affordable entry-level price. Of course, options abound for building yourself an extreme track performer with lots of extra fixings, but knowing the choice exists to own a sports car for the same price as a ho-hum sedan deserves consideration. Whether you want a Camaro for fun or as your main ride, anyone looking for a shot of exhilaration in their daily routine should take a serious look at what the 2022 Camaro has to offer with its generous standard features.
Just because the 2022 Camaro can roar and rumble with its four engine options doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice ride quality. The suspension does a good job of keeping the ride smooth, even with its sport-tuned suspension, and it still manages to hug curves for confident handling on more than just a straightaway. Buyers seeking the thrill of connecting to the power under the hood will be happy to have standard six-speed manual transmissions across the lineup, though the option for the eight-speed automatic is there with paddle shifters located on the steering wheel. For models with V6 and V8 engines, a ten-speed automatic can further spice up the driving experience.
Standard dual-outlet exhaust provides appropriate exhalation for good airflow, and a dual-mode exhaust with quad outlets is available for upper trims with more power. Drive modes offer more fine-tuning for specific conditions like Tour for cruising, Sport for better handling, and Snow/Ice for adverse weather. Track mode is available for SS and ZL1 variants, and the available launch control takes acceleration to the next level without spinning your wheels. Other available options like Brembo brakes for superior stopping power that can stand up to the most powerful engines in the lineup and magnetic ride control for the most adaptive suspension and ride quality comfort are just part of the offerings in packages and upper trims.
For entry-level LS and LT models, the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine delivers 275 hp with 295 lb-ft of torque. Even with the four-cylinder under the hood, the 2022 Camaro goes from zero to 60 in as little as 5.4 seconds, so this is an engine that deserves respect. Bump up to the available 3.6-liter V6 and enjoy the edgier capability of 335 hp with 284 lb-ft of torque. Apply the accelerator for a zero to 60 time of 5.2 seconds, and add the available 10-speed automatic transmission for more finesse.
Taking another jump in performance, the available 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine makes 455 hp with 455 lb-ft of torque, standard in the LT1 and SS models. Achieve zero to 60 times of 4.0 seconds with the second-fastest engine in the lineup. Finally, go for the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 and harness 650 hp with 650 lb-ft of twist that rips from zero to 60 in as little as 3.5 seconds. Standard only on the ZL1 model, this engine is the Camaro’s most commanding and the one you want under the hood for hitting the track.
Technology is part of the overall experience in the 2022 Camaro, for both staying connected while you cruise and enjoying the capability to track your performance data. Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto start the list of features, making it easy to connect automatically as soon as you sit in the driver’s seat. Chevy’s Infotainment 3 system is user-friendly and loaded into the seven-inch touchscreen that allows users to swipe through pages to access Bluetooth settings, Chevy Connected content, and other vehicle settings as needed. Stream content through the six-speaker audio system that can be upgraded in upper trims to the nine-speaker Bose sound system for ultimate cruising with your favorite music.
Entry to the 2022 Camaro is convenient with keyless open when you have your key in range of the vehicle, and then simply push the ignition button to start your engine. The eight-way powered driver’s seat and tilting and telescoping steering wheel adjust to your comfort behind the wheel, and the leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel add to the sport styling appropriate for a pony car. Through Chevy Connected access, activate WiFi on any trim level, and enjoy the benefits of connected service with features like remote start and locking, vehicle location, and more.
Conveniences in upper trims widen the scope of tech capability with built-in Amazon Alexa that lets you link your home Alexa for easy transitions between home and the road. Available wireless charging can take away the need for any cords, and a 12-month SiriusXM trial lets you listen to your favorite shows anywhere you drive. For models with the upgraded infotainment system, available voice-activated navigation and cloud access come in HD sharpness on a larger eight-inch screen. A performance data recorder can take a video of your track time or go into touring mode to take a video of the scenery, and the system can record your performance on the track with analysis for comparison. For a true track experience, go for the available Recaro sport seats that keep you planted while you fly around the track.
Options like ambient lighting take the interior to the next level, available even for entry-level models, and endless possibilities for personalizing the interior and exterior style are available to make the 2022 Camaro your own. Upper trims gain conveniences like heated or ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated exterior mirrors to make weather less of an issue for getting out to drive. An available head-up display keeps your eyes on the road with pertinent data projected right onto the windshield. Cloud access available with an upgraded infotainment system can let you save all your settings just the way you configure them, a great feature if you ever lose battery power.
When you buy a Camaro, you deserve to make it flashy. A pony car is built for style, and Chevy offers numerous ways to be as ostentatious or understated as you want to be. With the Redline Edition, you can suit up your 2022 Camaro in Satin Steel Metallic, Summit White, or the always classy Black that will look sharp with black-painted 20-inch wheels featuring red accents. The fender badge stands out in black with a red outline, and graphics on the body make it clear which Camaro you’re driving. Inside the Redline, a jet-black interior with red seat belts and knee pads round out the look for LT, LT1, and SS trims.
When you want a decidedly more steely presence, the Shock and Steel Special Edition has a serious racing vibe in Rapid Blue, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, or straight Black. Wheels come with a blade design in 20 inches, and carbon flash metallic mirrors match the centered racing stripe that can be chosen with Shock or Silver accent colors. Exterior badging in black for either the RS or SS trims looks sharp with the black fuel door. For performance, Brembo brakes with yellow-painted brake calipers show off the upgraded capability of your Camaro, and the high-wing spoiler can be had on coupe body styles. Carbon-fiber instrument panel molding completes the look of this racing-inspired edition.
Saving the best for last, the most high-performing edition available is the ZL1 trim with the ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package, which showcases the 6.2-liter supercharged engine. Active Rev Matching comes standard with the six-speed manual transmission, or choose the 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters to let the machine handle more of the heavy lifting. Brembo six-piston brakes in front with four-pistons in the rear sport red calipers visible against the 19-inch black aluminum wheels. Take the brakes up a notch to splurge on the new copper-free brake system for even better braking performance, appropriate for the power under the Satin Black hood wrap. A customized front splitter and low-gloss black mirrors look stunning with the carbon-fiber hood insert with an exposed weave, making this Camaro one of the most beautiful machines on the road.