The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro is a two-door sports car that is available as a coupe or convertible. Drivers will get the satisfaction of electrifying speed and smooth shifting, while a solid suspension provides excellent handling and ensures passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride. Best of all, it is an attractive car, so it can be expected to get a lot of smiles of approval and second looks. This is a good first car for a young person to own and a classic for older auto enthusiasts.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro RS, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS
The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro receives a new six-cylinder engine that produces more horsepower and torque. It's now offered with a five-speed manual transmission, and aluminum wheels are now an option on all models.
The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro has a sporty, flashy design. It measures approximately 193 inches long, 74 inches wide, 51 inches tall, and has a 101.1-inch wheelbase. Because it sits low to the ground and has shorter than average height, it can be difficult for taller passengers to enter and exit the car. But the Camaro has a sweet style with the body that's colored in two component clear-coat paint. Impact-absorbing bumpers are in the front and rear, and its slanted headlights blend seamlessly into the hood. The base Camaro features body-colored side mirrors, Solar-Ray tinted glass, and an integral rear spoiler. The RS model adds a three-piece spoiler and ground effects, and the Z28 SS model has a composite hood with a functional air scoop.
The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro have a classy interior with cloth reclining bucket seats with integral head restraints in the front. It's divided by a center console that includes a cup holder and a lighted storage compartment. The floor mats are carpeted and the gauges and controls are logically arranged for easy readability and convenient use. There's also an AM/FM stereo with cassette player included and digital clock integrated. The visors on both the driver and passenger side feature a vanity mirror and storage strap. In the rear, there is a standard bench seat and a closeout panel reserved for storage.
Performance & Handling
The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro comes packed with a choice of a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque or three different 5.7-liter eight-cylinder engines. The difference between the eight-cylinder engines is the amount of horsepower and torque it can produce.
The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro is built with an independent wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a semi-independent beam rear suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs. Little or no body roll is noticed when making sharp turns, and it has good steering and handles corners cleanly.
The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro come standard with anti-lock brakes on two and four wheels with driver and front passenger front-impact airbags. The NHTSA gives the Camaro a five-star crash test rating for driver and passenger frontal crashes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Camaro: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Camaro RS: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Camaro Z28: 15/24 mpg city/highway
- Fun car to drive
- Lots of speed
- Comfortable ride
You Won't Like
- Limited interior space
- Below average fuel economy
Powerful and flashy fun.
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