For some, driving is a chore—necessary for getting around but not fun in and of itself. For those who know the thrill of being behind the wheel of a great car, driving is an exhilarating experience. If you enjoy cruising down the highway in a muscle car that handles like a dream, then the 2024 Chevy Camaro should be right up your alley. This will be the final year of the beloved sixth-generation Camaro, which debuted in the 2016 model year, so it's the last call for Chevy fans who love the current design.
Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we're proud to offer not only practical trucks and SUVs for getting around town but also performance cars like the Camaro that deliver that extra oomph that people crave to upgrade their drive. The 2024 model is available as a coupe or a soft-top convertible in a range of trim levels, from entry-level models great for those on a budget to track-ready options for driving club members who want to achieve the height of performance. Long-time Camaro lovers can get an exclusive Collector's Edition with special head-turning styling that celebrates the long history of this iconic car.
Entry-level trims of the 2023 Camaro came standard with a turbo inline-four engine, but this option was discontinued for the 2024 model year; that means the 3.6L V6 engine, which produces 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque, is now the base engine. So, no matter which trim you go with, you'll be getting an exceptional powertrain. The V6 is so feisty it'll ramp your Camaro from zero to sixty in just 5.2 seconds.
If those stats aren't enough to excite you, you can upgrade to the 6.2L V8, which is standard on the SS and LT1 trims. This talented engine delivers up to 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque, allowing the Camaro to hit 60 mph in a mere 4.1 seconds. When you consider the extra force that this powertrain brings to the table, it's impressive that it doesn't suffer too big of a hit to its fuel economy; the 3.6L V6 has an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway, while the V8 is only slightly lower at 16 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. The SS trim also features front and rear Brembo brakes, so you'll have the power to stop at high speeds while staying in control.
If you really want to pull out the big guns and feel the thrill of putting the pedal to the metal, you should opt for the heavy-hitting Camaro ZL1. This version comes standard with a supercharged 6.2L V8 that produces a beastly 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque for mind-blowing performance worthy of a racetrack. With this engine under the hood, the Camaro can go from zero to sixty in as little as 3.5 seconds.
The ZL1 also comes with special equipment that allows it to safely handle the high speeds it's capable of; eleven heat exchangers keep this engine cool under pressure, and Brembo brakes with six-piston front calipers and two-piece front rotors are there when you're ready to slow back down. The model comes standard with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar summer tires tailored for the track.
Available performance modification features include a performance data recorder, launch control for optimizing your acceleration off the starting line, and a drive mode selector with Sport, Tour, and Snow/Ice modes. Higher trims or performance packages will get you Magnetic Ride Control, an adaptive suspension whose magnetorheological fluid adjusts your shock absorbers hundreds of times per second for the most attuned and smooth ride imaginable.
Whichever trim you opt for, the 2024 Camaro still comes standard with a manual transmission. This six-speed stick shift offers driving enthusiasts an extra level of control over their car while driving—but if you'd rather let the system take care of changing gears, you can opt for the available ten-speed automatic transmission, which is well-tuned and shifts as smooth as butter.
The Camaro is a performance car, first and foremost, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its fair share of comfort and convenience features. A 7.0-inch touchscreen comes standard on base trims, while a larger 8.0-inch version is available across the lineup and comes standard on higher trim levels.
Either way, the infotainment system is easy to use and features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, so you can use your favorite apps to get directions, listen to audio entertainment, and take phone calls while on the road. A wireless charging pad is also available, allowing you to keep the interior sleek and minimalist by going cord-free. Wi-Fi hotspot capability lets you get internet access wherever you go, so you can stay connected.
The cabin is compact and comfortable. Available dual-zone automatic climate control lets the driver and front passenger each pick their own temperature, so you can forgo the passive-aggressive peripheral dial adjustments. Heated and ventilated seats can work in concert with the AC and heat to help you beat the summer heat or stay warm on a cold day. A heated steering wheel is also available, so you can keep your hands warm all year long.
In addition to the touchscreen in the dashboard and the driver information center behind the wheel, a head-up display is also available; this innovative feature projects relevant drive data like speed and fuel level directly onto the lower windshield. Since it's not opaque, you can see right through these digits and keep your eyes on the road while staying informed.
Plenty of safety tools are available to help you stay aware of your surroundings and react in a timely manner; this is thanks to the Chevy Safety Assist suite of driver assistance features. Forward Collision Alert warns you when you're getting too close to the vehicle ahead of you, while Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets you know if vehicles are coming from the side while you're backing out of a parking spot. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert helps you keep track of the vehicles in adjacent lanes. Other available features include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Following Distance Indicator, Rear Park Assist, IntelliBeam High Beam Assist, Surround Vision, and an HD Rear Vision Camera.
You can always expect bold looks with a Camaro, and the 2024 model is no exception. This speedster's chiseled body gives it an athletic appearance that lets the world know how much power lies under the hood. A wide range of exterior paint colors is available, including bold options like Vivid Orange Metallic, Red Hot, and Rapid Blue that are sure to get you plenty of attention, whether you're rolling up to the track or just meeting up with friends in town. Two new paint colors have been added to the lineup for the 2024 model year: Nitro Yellow is flashy and adds a unique splash of personality, while Riptide Blue Metallic is a more subtle choice that still has plenty of character.
Also new for this year is the Camaro Collector Edition. This special appearance package is available across a variety of trims, so fans have a chance to get their hands on it even if they can't afford a top-tier trim. The LT Collector Edition adds a sport rear spoiler, exclusive badging, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, a gloss-black lower grille, satin black outside mirrors, black door spears, and a carbon flash metallic front splitter. A black center stripe and a spoiler stripe complete the exterior design, giving the Camaro even more racecar flair. Inside, there's a badge on the steering wheel and a suede microfiber-wrapped steering wheel that features a sporty shape with a flat bottom.
On the SS and LT1 Collector Editions, the center stripe is upgraded to a rich Satin Black, and there's a logo on the floor mats that matches the badge on the steering wheel. These models also get bright red front brake calipers that are as stylish as they are functional. They also feature eye-catching Dark Night aluminum door spears (except on the 1SS model, where they're Piano Black), and the LT1 features a black lower grille with gloss black inserts and an LT1 hood badge that helps it stand out.