Intro: Following the successful revival of the legendary Camaro muscle car, Chevrolet added to the fun with the 2012 Camaro Convertible. Available in models including the 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS, Chevrolet takes all the sharp styling of the coupe and adds a retractable soft top, giving it a striking resemblance to the '69 Camaro Convertible.
While any Camaro Convertible will turn heads, it's the range-topping SS models that turns up the heat. A bulging hood, Brembo performance brakes, 20-inch silver finished wheels, and a massive engine help to place the Camaro SS among American performance elite.
Performance: The base engine for the Camaro convertible is a 323 horsepower direct injected 3.6-liter V6. Want even more power? We recommend the 6.2-liter V8 in the Camaro SS. It makes 400 horsepower in models with the 6-speed automatic transmission, and 426 horsepower in models with the 6-speed manual.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Features: Our top of the line 2SS test model featured a leather interior with Chevy's "SS" logo in the seatbacks. The overall design is one rooted in classic styling, but backed with modern amenities, such as Bluetooth hands free calling, with controls on the leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel.
The base stereo is a 7-speaker setup with an 8-inch subwoofer and 3-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Safety Features: Standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, StabiliTrak stability control, OnStar crash response, and a full array of front and side impact airbags.
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is $30,100. A range-topping 2SS starts at $40,600.
Warranty: The Camaro Convertible is backed by a transferable 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With iconic retro styling and modern features, all backed by two potent engines, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible bridges the best of old and new in one head-turning drop-top package.