The Chevrolet Camaro is one of America’s enduring and most recognizable cars. When it first arrived on the scene in the 1960s, muscle car fans fell in love with its bold design, brawny engine and macho good looks. After a 7-year hiatus, it came back for the 2010 model year. Initially, it was offered only as a coupe with a V6 engine. The convertible version came back for 2011, and the V6's power was pushed to 312 horsepower. For 2012, the ZL1 trim arrived along with some interior design improvements.
For 2014, you can get the coupe or convertible, the ZL1 in coupe or convertible, or the Camaro Z/28. Each version does its best to preserve Camero's distinctive form. While some critics lament a lack of sophistication in the car's interior styling, its sleek lines and race-car-like features get the most attention.
The coupe comes in 6 different trims: the 1S, 2LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS. Features include daytime running lamps, remote keyless entry and remote start, Bluetooth wireless technology, SiriusXM satellite radio, available projector-style fog lamps, Chevrolet MyLink, Boston Acoustic premium sound system, leather appointed seating, a color driver information center and color Head-up Display (HUD), and a rear vision package.
The ZL1 goes back to its original late 1960s roots but with a modern engine. It has a 6.2-liter supercharged GEN IV small block engine, and a 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter. It has 20-inch forged aluminum black painted 10-spoke wheels, and performance traction management that all work together to make sure you feel the muscle of this muscle car every mile on the road. Other features include heated front seats, sueded microfiber seating, remote vehicle starter system, leather wrapped steering wheel and magnetic ride control. The ZL1 is also available as a convertible.
Finally, the Z/28, boasts the most dramatic exterior and interior features of the group. Built to run like a supercar, the Z/28 has 505 horsepower and 481 lbs./ft/ of torque. It made a running lap around the Burburgring in 7 minutes and 37 seconds in inclement weather—the Z/28 is a serious driving machine for serious drivers. It was designed inside and out to make it faster, bolder, and better. Exterior refreshes like new aerodynamic treatments produce downforce and increase stability to be track-ready.
An Ambient Lighting package allows you to customize you cabin with a soft glow in blue, red, white, orange, purple, green, and yellow. This soft, glowing light illuminates your console cup holder and foot well and can be controlled with a button in your center console.
Standard features include A/C, power windows, illuminated entry, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, an emergency communication system, a max seating capacity of 4, fully automatic headlights, front reading lights, delay-off lights, outside temperature display, and a rear window defroster.
The 2014 Camaro received an impressive 5 out of 5 stars in all four National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for Overall, Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and rollover.
Standard safety and security features for 2-14 include brake assist, dual front side, occupant sensing, dual front impact, and overhead airbags, ignition disable, traction control, approach lights, a security system and a panic alarm.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE 2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO
The Chevrolet MyLink system is a 7-inch color touch-screen that keep you hooked into you social network while you are on the road. It can access your contact list, music playlists, mobile apps, and can even read your text messages and allows you to respond with handy pre-determined responses. Not only do you not have to be disconnected but you can also keep you hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
J.D. Power ranked the 2014 Camaro “Above the Rest” in Overall Quality, Body & Interior Quality, Powertrain Quality, and Features & Instrument Panel.