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GREEN | 7 out of 10
2013 Chevrolet Camaro V-6: 19/30 mpg V-6 (automatic, coupe); 18/27 mpg (automatic, convertible); 17/28 mpg (manual)
2013 Chevrolet Camaro V-8: 16/24 mpg (manual SS); 15/24 mpg (automatic SS); 14/19 mpg (manual ZL1); 12/18 mpg (automatic ZL1)
Musclecars can give the impression of poor fuel economy on looks alone. For some versions of the Chevy Camaro, that's simply not the case.
The V-8-powered SS and ZL1 Camaros won't bring home any awards for saving the planet, though they're fairly efficient for their enormous power ratings. The V-8 SS scores just 15-16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, depending on the transmission chosen, for example.
The ZL1's prodigious 580-horsepower output results in fairly low gas mileage ratings: the EPA pegs the manual at 14/19 mpg and the automatic at 12/18 mpg, no matter which body style is chosen.
The V-6 Camaro, though, does very well, given the car's sporty nature. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the coupe rates as high as 19 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, with manual-transmission models earning 17/28-mpg ratings.
If you're looking for an efficient Camaro, the V-6 is the best choice; V-8 versions aren't bad, given their extreme horsepower.