2010 Chevrolet Camaro vs. Its Competition

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Competitors for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro fall in to several categories dictated by which Camaro you're considering.

The most obvious competitors are the Camaro's traditional nemeses: the 2010 Ford Mustang and 2009 Dodge Challenger.

We prefer the base Camaro to the base V-6 Mustang or Challenger because the Chevy's engine/transmissions are flat-out better.

However, the newest Mustang GT is plenty refined and stands out as a great value with a V-8.

The Mustang Shelby GT500 manages to eclipse even the Camaro SS's formidable punch, with 540 horses.

The Challenger R/T and SRT8 provide two different levels of V-8 power packaged around a larger five-passenger interior.

If you're looking at other coupes with V-6 engines and automatic transmissions, the Toyota Solara could be your car if you prefer a duller drive with less iconic style.

Sporty coupes like the 2009 Nissan 370Z and 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe might be up your alley if you're considering a Camaro with a V-6 and a six-speed manual.

The Camaro is unabashedly American in its styling, but the refinement of its powertrain and suspension are easily the match for these imports.

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Quick Specs
7.8
After what felt like an eternity of waiting, the 2010 Chevy Camaro is here—and it's good.
8.4
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
8.2
For $22,000, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0t represents a heck of a performance value.
7.8
Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
7.8
The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000.
MSRP From    
$22,680$21,395$22,000$22,220$29,930
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
CompactCompactSubcompactMidsize sedanTwo-Seater
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe LS2-Door Coupe V62-Door 2.0T Manual2-Door Coupe SE2-Door Coupe Manual
Drivetrain    
Rear wheel driveRear wheel driveRear Wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
44452
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2dr Cpe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 door coupe
Transmission    
ManualManualManual w/ODAutomaticManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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