2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Front Grille
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The 2020 Camaro 2SS Coupe Drives Like a Supercar

After just one year, Chevrolet is once again lending a hand to the Camaro. The front design of the 2020 SS Camaro had caused a lot of criticism, but many like. It grows on you.
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The Chevrolet Camaro SS caused controversy when it was redesigned for 2019 because of its front end. The design of the front end shocked many followers of the brand. What was especially criticized was the central part of the grille, which was painted black on which the brand logo was affixed. Several automotive enthusiasts and Camaro fans have severely criticized Chevrolet for wanting to imitate Ford with the new front of its Shelby GT500 2020. In short, this new front part did not please many and the best proof of this assertion is that the manufacturer decided to see it again for 2020.

But to me it looks good. The finished product is already more interesting with the new Chevrolet Camaro SS 2020. First, the logo has resumed its place on the grille and not on the body part. The 2020 Camaro no longer painted black, but it is now matched to the body, which gives a frankly more appreciable look to the car. However, the shape of the headlights and the position of the fog lights remain unchanged, two elements which have also been severely criticized.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS front Grill

The 2020 Camaro Is The Cheapest V8 on The Market

While I was test-driving the 2020 Camaro 2SS Coupe, which comes with a total vehicle price of $47,475, the reader should know that the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro has become the least expensive V8 muscle car. Chevrolet fans can now get into the 455 horsepower Camaro LT1 for $34,995, $1,455 less than the 460 horsepower Ford Mustang GT, a story that Torque News Performance Car reporter Patrick Rall reported a year ago.

With turbocharged engines that are more and more efficient and V8 engines increasingly rare and expensive, the dream of driving a muscular car with V8 engine is unattainable for the majority of people. This was the case until 2019 when Chevrolet decided to offer an even more affordable version of its Camaro with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. Indeed, the LT1 model will make the Camaro the car with the cheapest V8 engine.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Improvements

It is not only aesthetically that the new Chevrolet Camaro 2020 benefits from new features. Among the most interesting additions is an optional rear spoiler for the LT and LS versions, new 20-inch wheels. New colors are also added to the catalog for the bodywork, but also for the brake calipers and Recaro seats offered as options in certain versions.

2020 Chevy Camaro Colors

  1. Riverside Blue Metallic
  2. Crush, Red Hot
  3. Garnet Red Tintcoat
  4. Satin Steel Metallic
  5. Summit White
  6. Black
  7. Rally Green Metallic
  8. Shadow Gray metallic
  9. Shock

However, one of the most interesting features is that the 10-speed automatic transmission is now offered as an option with the 6-cylinder engine, which will allow the car to improve both its fuel consumption and performance. The Chevrolet Camaro is currently the biggest rival of the Ford Mustang because it offers a range of similar engines.

The Exterior of the 2020 Camaro SS

In the front of the 2020 Camaro 2SS Coupe we do have LED headlamps, daytime running lamps and a nice blacked-out look. On the hood, the 2020 2SS Coupe has the front-hood vents, for some intake to help keep that engine cool.

In the back you have the back up camera. LED tail lamps, capless fueling and power-heated outside adjust auto dimming mirror. The storage is surprisingly big. There is enough space in the storage for a set of golf clubs if you fold down that second-row seats.

The 2020 Camaro 2SS Coupe comes with 20' wheels equipped with performance breaks and nice looking calipers.

The key is a smart key. As long as it's 3 feet of the door it will unlock it or unlock the trunk. If you upgrade you will get a key that automatically starts the car.

The Interior of the 2020 Camaro

2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Passenger Interior

In the front we have 8-way power driver seat and a 6-way power passenger seat. The seats are heated and ventilated. RECARO performance seats are available on LT (previously 1LE) only. The seat give the passenger a nice hug, especially when driving around the corners. Just in case it is needed, you do have access to the second row by just folding down the front seat to get back there.

To the left of the steering wheel the 2020 Camaro 2SS Coupe has a heads-up display, which is a nice safety feature to keep your eyes on the speedometer and drive within the speed limit.

GM understands that not every driver will use these Camaros as performance base and thus has provided some nice features for everyday use. The Chevy MyLink screen is your homes screen. There you have your audio screen, phone connectivity, navigation, your climate control and many other tech features. But for your audio you also have hard buttons down below. You also have hard buttons for your single-zone climate control.

My 2SS Coupe came with the 10-speed automatic transmission. You also have buttons for traction control and as well as buttons for your drive modes.

2020 Camaro Trim Levels

You have 5 different trim levels available in the 2020 Camaro. You have your LS, LT, LE, SS and your ZL1. The new Camaro also comes with an option of either a Coupe or a Convertible.

2020 Camaro Engine Configurations

You have four engine configurations in the 2020 Camaro. You have a 2.0 Liter Turbo, a 3.6 liter V6, a 6.2 litter V8, as well as the 6.2L supercharged V8 Engine. The engine of the 2SS Coupe Torque News was driving was 6.2L V8 DI (the application of the fuel directly into the combustion chamber).

2020 Camaro 2SS Coupe Specs

  • MSRP with Features: $47,475
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
  • Maximum Seating: 4 seats
  • Gas Mileage: 20 MPG: City/Highway is 16/27
  • Engine: V8
  • Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline

2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS rear view

Camaro purists will probably prefer the ZL1 option, but the 2020 2SS Coupe Camaro is a very cool car, especially for the non-Camaro purists. The 6th gen Camaros are great cars: all around much better cars than the very outdated 5th gen. If you are looking for a vehicle that can go to 0 to 60 in around 4 seconds and be driven daily to the office, this is a great vehicle to check out. The 10 speed automatic transmission is powerful. This Camaro drives like a supercar.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube. Check out all of our Camaro stories at Torque News Camaro where you will find expert reporting on latest Chevrolet Camaro happenings.


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Comments

I am not sure if the earlier grill design was so much made to copy the Mustang's, I think that having it all blacked out was to look more powerful and menacing. The problem was without the bumper bar being painted body color it looked to many like the whole front end was missing. I frankly thought it looked awful, and I am glad that they returned to the body colored bumper bar, as it integrates the nose of the Camaro with the rest of the car. Both the Camaro ZL1 and the Ford GT500 needed bigger grill openings to allow for additional cooling of the supercharged V8 engine, transmission and brakes, but like using a bigger rear wing and aerodynamic trim, the open grill and aero bits look much more fitting on the most powerful models, and less of a poser bolt on as they can on entry models. One important thing that people don't think (or know) about is that the 6th Generation Camaro moved to the lighter GM Alpha platform chassis, which shaved of 200+lbs, making it far lighter than it's current Mustang and Challenger ponycar rivals. This is why the Camaro SS is quicker than the Mustang GT which has similar power, and how the ZL1 Camaro can keep up with supercharged V8 rivals that have FAR more power, but are heavier, and often do not handle as well.
Odd styling. Plain and simple.
Challenger RT is base price $34,595
The base price of the Camaro V8 is $34,000 plus the destination charge of $995. You have quoted the base price of the Challenger RT and need to add the destination charge of $1,495 which brings the total to $36,040. I just quoted these prices from the manufacturer's web sites to be sure they are accurate. The smaller Challenger RT Hemi V8 is 375 hp and 410 lb*ft of torque while the Camaro's larger engine is 455 hp and 455 lb*ft of torque as well.
Have a ‘19 1SS A10. I only paid $33090 bc of discounts and I had a Mustang at the time and got that rebate too. All I can say is, this car is insane. Sounds amazing, handles amazingly. Acceleration is nuts with the smooth A10. It’s also quite comfortable. It’s a no brainer if you want a fun, fast beast that’s liveable and don’t have a fortune to spend.
have had my 2020 2ss four 4 months and just bought the mrs a new mustang gt had my chance to drive them both hard my one chance lol and while the gt visibility is far superior the ss is a far better car more natural power nicer interior touchs and just a better performing car not really close
as someone who is lucky enough to own a 2020 2ss and a 2020 gt with fords premium performance package the SS is far superior have to give the GT props for visibility and the pony logo everything else screams chevy the effortless power easier to use accessories and interiors touches it really is not close even have the mrs who drives the Gt agreeing with me
love my 2020 Camaro it had 450-455 H.P. and torque 6 speed man. trans.-- something happened to it at about the 500 mile mark, it lost half the torque and sound-- don't know about H.P. nobody wants to touch it including Chev. dealer that sold me the car and even the factory--- I have called every shop that has a dyno from P.C.B.FL. to Dallas Texas-- at no price will they even check it I got this car trying relive my past--- when I got back from Viet Nam in 68 I went to Montgomery Alabama and and bought a red Camaro off the show room floor and later on in life I said that I will get another one before I die Don't know what to do
"t lost half the torque and sound" Never heard of anything like this.......how do you lose sound?
I have a '19 1SS. I think the 2020 front end looks better. But I really don't mind the '19 front end much. My car is shadow gray, which is dark so the black front doesn't contrast very much. All in all the car looks great, once you drive it.......all that nonsense goes out the window.