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- Standout styling
- Great V-6, six-speed manual powertrain
- Powerful V-8 "SS" edition
- Balanced, nimble handing
- Limited outward visibility
- Tight rear seat
- Aspects of interior are dull
In case you've been living outside of the automotive mainstream since 2006 (when the Camaro concept was first shown), the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is a boldly styled two-door coupe. Traditionalists call the Camaro a Pony Car, thusly named after the 1964 Ford Mustang, the car that created this uniquely American class of vehicles.
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro's styling isn't retro, although it brings forward some styling cues from older Camaros (namely the 1969 model) in a thoroughly modern design. Cues from past models include the vestigial vents ahead of the rear wheels and the hooded headlights.
Inside, cues from the past (the twin-pod instrument cluster) blend with top-flight modern materials and build quality. The front buckets are roomy but because the 2010 Chevy Camaro is a 2+2, space in the rear is snug especially when the front seats are adjusted for taller occupants. While the low roofline makes for a great looking coupe, the outward visibility takes some getting used to because it is somewhat restricted. One's first impression is that the dash is high and the windshield pillars are wide. Taking some time to acclimate to the view is worth the effort. Compared to the 2010 Mustang, the interior of the Camaro is subdued and perhaps even dull.
Base 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS and LT editions use the 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6 that was first used in the Cadillac CTS. It's a fine motor producing a V-8 like 304 horsepower with 29-mpg EPA-rated highway fuel economy that rivals some four-cylinder cars. City mileage for the V-6 six-speed manual is 17 mpg, and 18 mpg for the six-speed automatic.