New Chevrolet 2022 Chevrolet Camaro for Sale in Johnston, RI
When the Chevrolet Camaro made its debut in 1967, it instantly became the biggest competitor to the Ford Mustang, which had come out in April of 1964. It all started in 1965 when automotive reporters speculated that Chevy would release a contender to the Mustang under the code name “Panther.” In the following months, a series of cryptic telegrams sent by General Motors to automotive journalists hinted at the “death” of their reported Panther and the rise of a new model. During that summer, an exclusive press conference was held where this model was officially unveiled with a name that would suggest loyalty and friendship, which is the way the good people at GM felt a car should be to its owner. That name was Camaro, based on the French word for comrade. Chevy’s press managers, though, described it as a “vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” To this day, the Camaro and the Mustang have their distinct loyalists. Although production of the Camaro was halted in 2002, it was revived in 2010 and still goes strong into model year 2022 where it continues to show off muscular good looks, track-ready performance, a choice of coupe and convertible bodies, and a thirst to outcompete its rivals.
Trims, Powertrains, and Fuel Economy
The Camaro’s eight trim levels are the 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, LT1, 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1. The 1LS is made only as a coupe, but the remaining trims are eligible for the soft-top convertible body style. Four powertrains are on offer as well. The 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT all get the base engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 275 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT can be ordered with the upgraded powerplant, a 335 hp (284 lb.-ft. of torque) 3.6-liter V6. The LT1, 1SS, and 2SS come with a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 455 hp and 455 lb.-ft. of torque. The ZL1 is supercharged with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces a beastly 650 hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Every trim has a standard six-speed manual transmission, but an eight-speed automatic gearbox is optional for models with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder (except for the base 1LS, which keeps the stickshift); a 10-speed automatic is available in conjunction with the V6 and V8s.
Equipment of Note, and Packages
Some highlights of the 1LS’s standard equipment are 18-inch wheels, a power driver’s seat, single-zone automatic climate control, and a drive mode selector. The 1LT adds a power front passenger’s seat. The 2LT upgrades to dual-zone automatic climate control, while the 3LT gets an 8-inch driver information center, a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, driver’s seat memory, a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, forward collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. The LT1 starts with the 1LT’s features but gets performance improvements in the form of the 6.2-liter V8, Brembo front brakes, an external engine oil cooler, and 20-inch wheels. The 1SS gets front and rear Brembo brakes, an extra capacity cooling system, a rear spoiler, and the 8-inch driver information center.
The 2SS comes with the features from the 3LT, plus the 6.2-liter V8. The ZL1 tops the range with enhanced Brembo brakes with red calipers, Goodyear Eagle summer tires, Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension dampers, a performance-tuned suspension, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a dual-mode exhaust system, Recaro performance front seats, and a suede microfiber-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel. A sunroof is available on every trim except the base 1LS.
Chevrolet offers some significant packages for the 2022 Camaro. The SS trims qualify for a SS Track Performance Package that contains all of the features from the ZL1 (minus the supercharged engine), plus black exterior accents. The ZL1 is eligible for a ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package (red calipers, a unique front splitter, a carbon-fiber hood insert and rear spoiler, low-gloss black side mirrors, and Goodyear Eagle summer tires on 19-inch wheels). An RS Package is available for the LTs and LT1, adding high-intensity LED headlights, black front and rear bowtie emblems, darkened taillights, RS badging, and a black grille with chrome lower inserts.
The 1LS has a well-equipped infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker audio system. The 1LT and 2LT add SiriusXM satellite radio. The 3LT moves up to an 8-inch touchscreen and a premium Bose audio system with nine speakers in the coupe and seven speakers in the convertible. The LT1 reverts to the 7-inch touchscreen, but the 8-inch screen returns in the 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1; integrated navigation is optional for the 2SS and ZL1.
Special Edition Models
The 2022 Camaro can also be ordered as a Redline Edition or a Shock and Steel Special Edition. The Redline Edition – available for the LTs, 1LT, and SS trims – comes with 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels with red accents, a black Camaro fender badge with a red outline, special Redline Edition graphics, and an all-black interior with red seat belts and knee pads. The Shock and Steel Special Edition for the 2SS receives a race-inspired center stripe with either shock yellow or silver accents, unique 20-inch blade-design wheels, black RS and SS badges, a black fuel door with a carbon-fiber insert, yellow brake calipers, and a carbon-fiber instrument panel.