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Which 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is Right for You?

Find out which trim level of Chevrolet’s legendary 2+2 best suits your sports car needs.


What is the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro?

The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is a rear-wheel drive thrill machine. It’s a sports car, referred to more commonly as a “pony” car since the Ford Mustang is a direct rival. Along with the slightly larger Dodge Challenger, these three make up a class all by themselves. The Chevy and Ford are available as coupes or convertibles, and the Challenger comes solely in coupe form.


How much does the Chevrolet Camaro cost?

Among its various engines, trims and packages, and whether you want a two-door hardtop Coupe or cloth-top Convertible, Chevrolet should have a Camaro to meet your needs and budget.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices in Canadian dollars start at $29,598 for the base Camaro Coupe LS trim. Standard equipment highlights include a turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 system 7-inch diagonal colour touch-screen display.

Convertible Camaros start at $37,298 for the next-level-up 1LT trim, highlighted by the availability of a V-6 engine.

If you’re looking for more muscle under the Camaro’s long hood, the LT1’s V-8 can be had as a Coupe ($41,698) or Convertible ($468,698). The top-line ZL1 gets a supercharged version of the V-8, starting at $71,998 for the Coupe or $78,998 for the Convertible.

Keep in mind that there are many design, trim, performance, and handling parts and packages to add to the Camaro’s bases prices.

All 2022 Camaros get Chevrolet’s 3-year/60,000-kilometre comprehensive factory warranty.


What are the Camaro’s power and fuel economy ratings?

The 2022 Camaro’s base turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit makes 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres with the optional 8-speed automatic or 10.5 with the manual.

The LT trims offer the option of a 3.6-litre V-6 with 335-hp/295 lb-ft. Once again, the 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 10-speed automatic on the options list. Fuel economy is estimated at 10.7 L/100 km for the auto and 12.0 for the manual.

A 6.2-litre V-8 endows the LT1 and SS trims with 455 hp/455 lb-ft. From the LT1 trim and up, the standard 6-speed manual gearbox (12.6 L/100 km) has active rev-matching to make downshifts as smooth as possible. Or there’s the option of the 10-speed automatic (12.0 L/100 km).

The supercharged ZL1’s V-8 makes a prodigious 650 hp/650 lb-ft for the ultimate Camaro. The 6-speed manual transmission (14.9 L/100 km) can be replaced by the 10-speed automatic (15.1 L/100 km).

All the Chevy’s automatics have paddle shifters mounted beneath the steering wheel, so drivers can still change gears when they want. 

The V-6 is OK with regular 87-octane gasoline, and the other engines require 93-octane premium.


What’s the Chevrolet’s interior like?

People in the auto industry describe the kind of seating in the Camaro as “2+2”. Funnily enough, this doesn’t add up to four. There’s sufficient space for two adults up front and, behind them, perhaps a couple of hobbits who don’t suffer from claustrophobia. Or maybe do the decent thing and throw a couple of bags and jackets back there. If you need more space, the Coupe’s trunk offers 258 litres (enough for a couple of golf bags), and the Convertible can hold up to 207.

There are some low-rent plastics in the Camaro’s interior. But buyers can also choose packages that add red or white highlights or black lowlights. There’s quite a bit of scope for personalization, both inside and out.


What are some of the Chevy sports car’s best features?

The further we go into the 21st century with electric cars and self-driving systems, the more low-tech a rear-wheel drive/manual gearbox car becomes. But there’s immense joy in mastering a RWD car and controlling the engine with a stick shift. It feels raw and immediate, exactly what cars like the Camaro are about.

It’s the most expensive Camaro, but the ZL1 comes with 650 horsepower. To get close to that figure in a Porsche 911 or anything else German would probably mean spending another $100,000. And forget about supercars like Lamborghini and Ferrari unless you can spend more than $250k.

What's the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro’s competition?

We've already mentioned the Chevy's traditional rivals. But the 4- and 6-cylinder Camaros can be alternatives to other rear-drive sports cars like Subaru BRZ/Toyota GR86 twins or the BMW 2 Series Coupe.


To help you decide which trim level is just right for you, here's a breakdown of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro's prices, features, and equipment:

2022 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe LS- Starting MSRP $29,598 CAD

Key standard LS features include:

  • 275-hp 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission/Active Rev Matching/Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Available 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Dual outlet exhaust system with bright tips
  • 6-speed manual transmission 
  • 18-inch 5-split-spoke silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Drive Mode Selector/ 3 modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, and Sport
  • Cloth seating/ 8-way power driver seat/4-way manual front passenger seat/ power recline
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • LED headlamps/daytime running lamps
  • Leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel/ steering-wheel-mounted audio system/ cruise controls
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system/7-inch diagonal colour touch-screen display
  • 6-speaker sound system


2022 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $30,298/(Convertible) $37,298 CAD 

1LT models include all LS features, plus:

  • Dual outlet exhaust system/ bright tips
  • 18-inch 5-spoke silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • 6-way power front passenger seats
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Power mirrors/ body-colour caps
  • Available 355-hp 3.6L 4-cylinder gas engine/6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission


2022 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $32,798/(Convertible) $39,798 CAD 

2LT models include all 1LT features, plus:

  • Leather-appointed 8-way power driver/ 6-way power front passenger seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls


2022 Chevrolet Camaro 3LT- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $38,198 CAD/(Convertible) $45,198 CAD 

3LT models include all 2LT features, plus:

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system/8-inch diagonal high-definition colour touch-screen display
  • Bose premium 9-speaker (Coupe) or 7-speaker (Convertible) audio system
  • Interior spectrum lighting/24 different colour selections
  • Head-Up Display
  • Heated, power-adjustable mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming feature and body-colour caps
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Memory Package
  • Illuminated sill plates
  • Aluminum accents on door trim and shifter cap
  • 8-inch diagonal colour reconfigurable instrument cluster display
  • Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Wireless charging


2022 Chevrolet Camaro LT1- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $41,698/(Convertible) $48,698 CAD

LT1 models include all 2LT features, plus:

  • 455-hp 6.2L V-8 gas engine
  • LT1 fender badging
  • Brembo performance 4-wheel disc brakes/4-piston front callipers
  • Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems
  • SS-style vented domed hood
  • 20-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels/ all-season run-flat tires
  • Single-zone automatic climate control


2022 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $45,198/(Convertible) $52,198 CAD

1SS models include all LT1 features, plus:

  • 20-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels/summer-only performance run-flat tires†
  • LED headlamps/signature lighting accents
  • Available Magnetic Ride Control

2022 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $50,198/(Convertible) $57,198 CAD

2SS models include all 1SS features, plus:

  • Leather-appointed 8-way power driver/6-way power front passenger seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system/8-inch diagonal HD colour touch-screen display
  • Bose premium 9-speaker (Coupe) or 7-speaker (Convertible) audio system
  • Rear Camera Mirror
  • Illuminated sill plates
  • Interior spectrum lighting/different colour selections
  • Aluminum accents on door trim and shifter cap
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Head-Up Display
  • Heated, power-adjustable mirrors/driver-side auto-dimming feature and body-colour caps
  • Lane Change Alert/Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Forward Collision Alert
  • Memory for driver seat and outside mirrors
  • Wireless charging


2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1- Starting MSRP (Coupe) $71,998/(Convertible) $78,998 CAD

ZL1 models include all 2SS features, plus:


  • 650-hp Supercharged 6.2L 8-cylinder gas engine 
  • Dual-mode exhaust/quad exhaust tips
  • Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD) on Coupe models
  • Performance Traction Management
  • Driver Mode Selector/4 modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport. and Track
  • 11 heat exchangers for optimized powertrain cooling
  • Brembo 6-piston monobloc front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • Black interior/Red accent stitching and suede microfibre inserts
  • Standard RECARO performance front bucket seats
  • Available Performance Data Recorder (Coupe)
  • Short-throw shifter
  • Sueded microfibre-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel/shift knob
  • Front fascia with larger cooling ducts, wide front fenders, specific rocker mouldings and rear air diffuser
  • Distinct hood with carbon-fibre air extractor
  • Stanchion rear spoiler
  • 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels/Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar 285/30R20 front, 305/30R20 rear summer-only tires†
  • Chevrolet bowtie front emblem and Black Chevrolet bowtie rear emblem

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