The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS trim gets a 6.2-liter, 426-hp V8 when the six-speed manual is chosen, and a 400 hp-version of the same engine when choosing the six-speed auto. The 400 hp-version is equipped with cylinder deactivation, which helps it achieve 16/25 mpg versus 16/24 for the more powerful manual-equipped version. Both versions get a limited-slip differential out back as well as a sport-tuned suspension and 20-inch alloys. For style you get a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated bucket seats with driver 6-way power. There’s a CD/MP3 player with digital media connection and one year of OnStar service. Fog, daytime running and automatic headlights are included, as well as safety features like traction and stability control, six airbags and upgraded four-wheel antilock discs.
Chevrolet would never allow a SuperSport trim to be powered by anything less than a V8, so for the 2011 Camaro 2SS trim, you’ll start with a 6.2-liter V8 good for 426 hp when equipped with a six-speed manual. Those who choose the six-speed automatic will have to settle for only 400 hp, but since this version of the 6.2 comes with cylinder deactivation, it’ll manage 16/25 mpg versus the manual’s 16/24. One mile per gallon is definitely worth 26 horses, right?
Regardless of transmission, the 2SS gains a limited-slip differential, sport-tuned suspension and 20-inch alloy wheels. There’s even a rear spoiler so everyone knows you opted for the two extra cylinders. In addition you’ll get a leather-wrapped steering wheel to match your heated leather bucket seats. It’s a tilt and telescoping unit, and in addition to those adjustments, the driver’s seat also gets 6-way power. Creature comforts include a Boston Acoustics stereo with USB and Bluetooth, head-up display borrowed from the Corvette and heated power mirrors. The driver’s mirror and rear-view both dim automatically. You’ll get fog, daytime running and automatic headlights, as well as a compass and garage door opener and one year of OnStar service free. You’ll also get a rear-obstacle detection system, as well as safety features like traction and stability control, six airbags and four-wheel antilock discs.
Chevrolet starts you off with a 3.6-liter, 312-hp V6 in its 2011 Camaro LS trim, an engine that’s capable of returning up to 29 mpg with either six-speed transmission. It’s an impressive feat, which makes certain features like the 18-inch wheels with covers even more disappointing. Traction and stability control are standard at least, and the LS Camaro comes with a long list of basic interior features. Air conditioning is no surprise here, and neither is the full power package. A satellite-ready CD and MP3 player offers a digital media player connection but no specific iPod interface. Automatic headlights and a rear defogger are standard here, as well as daytime running lights and one year of OnStar. Cloth upholstery covers the front bucket seats, although none are power units. Everything comes to a halt via six-wheel antilock discs that should reduce the use of the six standard airbags.
You didn’t have to move far up the trim ladder before encountering everything you were missing in the LS trim. Here in the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT1, you’ll get the 6-way power driver’s bucket seat you didn’t find in the LS, although it’s still covered in cloth here. You’ll also get some real, 18-inch alloys as well as foglights to grace the front fascia. Otherwise things stay much the same with the 312-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine, aided by traction and stability control and mated to your choice of six-speed transmissions. Power windows, doors and locks are included, along with keyless entry and a satellite-ready CD and MP3 player with digital media player connection. One year of OnStar service is included, as well as automatic headlights and daytime running lights. Further safety features include six standard airbags – minus the curtain-sides in the convertible – and four-wheel antilock discs.
Ho, ho, ho – the Camaro wakes up a bit here in the 2011 LT2 trim, with leather upholstery for the front bucket seats and steering wheel, as well as 19-inch alloys. A rear-obstacle detection system is standard here as well, and the stereo has been upgraded to a Boston Acoustics system with a USB port and Bluetooth. The LT2 borrows the head-up display from the Corvette and also gets heated front seats and heated power mirrors with driver’s side automatic dimming. The rear-view sports the same tech and is accompanied by a compass and universal garage door opener. Still motivated by the 3.6-liter V6 here, you’ll get your choice of six-speed transmissions, both benefiting from traction and stability control as standard features. There are power windows, doors and locks as well as remote keyless entry. Foglights are found up front, matched by daytime running and automatic headlights. You’ll get one year of OnStar service as well. The driver’s seat is a 6-way power unit and sits behind a tilt and telescoping steering wheel which holds auxiliary audio controls. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes join six standard airbags for safety.