2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe

Andrew Trahan

Finally, a V-6 pony car that doesn't leave the driver feeling ashamed! It's not going to win many drag races, though the 306-hp engine is much more impressive than the 210 hp V-6 found in a base Mustang. Like the other staffers, I found this V-6 automatic combination to be more than adequate, which is particularly exciting because it's exactly what most shoppers will buy. I agree with Joe DeMatio, this V-6 is more impressive then the V-8 found in the SS model. I really wanted to love the Camaro SS, but the 422 hp can't overcome the excessive curb weight. I know the test numbers don't support this, but the V-6 car hardly felt slower than the V-8.

I might be tempted to choose a V-8 Mustang over a V-8 Camaro, but there's no way I'd choose a V-6 Mustang or Challenger over the V-6 Camaro. Again, this is great news for Chevy because most people will buy a V-6 car. Those looking for pure performance out of a V-6 would be best served with a Nissan 370Z, but the Nissan can't compete on curb appeal when cruising is your main priority. Perhaps the V-6 would satisfy those looking for performance if the exhaust had a bit more menace. As it stands, the V-6 Camaro sounds unrefined and docile. Let the car breathe and it could sound as menacing as it looks.

Phil Floraday, Senior Online Editor

I also own a 2010 2LT RS V6 auto. It is truly an amazing car for the mature sports car driver. Anyone looking to buy a 3 series BMW coupe should take a look at this car. Great alternative (If you can stand not having a blue & white circle on the back, which is all you are paying for anyway). Also, the reviewers are saying there is a blind spot when trying to pass. I have heard this from so many reviewers and I would like to set them all straight. Do this test. Look in your side view mirror until the car beside you disappears. Then look over your left shoulder. If you do this you will see this car has absolutely no blind spot. None. The 2LT has ultrasonic rear parking assist which is all that's needed for backing up. Awesome car. I would recommend to anyone in the market.
I enjoyed your review and I'm glad you liked the V6 camaro. I have to agree the 3.6 DI in my FE2 AWD CTS is an impressive motor. I do disagree though as the LS3 in my vette is a far more powerful beast.fwiw..if I were buying a new camaro it would be the LS3. Now if GM would just slap on a dual clutch sequential I'd be opening my wallet yet again. Manual in my vette, automatic in my CTS.. I want a Dual clutch sequential trans for my next vehicle.thanks again for a great review. I'd still rather have a V8!
Funny you mention the V6's exhaust note. I had a chance to talk briefly with Mr. Oppenheiser (Pre-Woodward Camaro show). One thing we did talk about is the V6 exhaust! I got a chance to show him my custom exhaust which gives my V6 an aggressive sports performance sound. As mentioned by one of the reviewers, most people associate the Camaro with a big V8 sound and have a very hard time accepting a performance V6 sound coming from a Camaro. I hope to change that!
I own a 2010 2LT RS (V6 auto) it is an awesome piece of machinery. Goes like hell, handles great, gets lots of compliments. Excellent in every respect.

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