Did you know that on many car dealership websites, the 2018 Chevy Camaro is already showing up as a used car? That’s incredibly exciting when you consider that just because a year has passed, a highly rated, fascinating, playful vehicle has depreciated just enough to be affordable. That’s one of the greatest secrets of shopping for used cars in But let’s face it, one look at a 2018 Chevy Camaro in any dealership showroom and you won’t be thinking about anything except getting behind the wheel for a test-drive.
The iconic Camaro is a car enthusiast favorite, and though it’s been around for quite a while, it’s still seeing upgrades and advancements. These upgrades were mostly made to the 2017 version, and some critics feel even that version is perfect as is. However, the 2018 did see some flashy redesigns that give buying that year instead of previous years an extra perk. It’s still the fun sports car it always was but in 2018 it became a triple-crown 10 Best winner. Critics also rated the 2018 Chevy Camaro and overall 4.5 stars citing that the V-6 and V-8 engines deliver race-car like capability. They insist that if you are looking for a pony car favorite, look no further than the Camaro.
Powerful & Race-Ready
The 335-hp V-6 may not be as powerful as the 455-hp V-8 option, but it already beats a lot of other models in class when it comes to power and drive. Critics consider these engines to be formidable and by giving them a rating of 4.5 there is no question they had fun driving them. The V-6 engine is gutsy all by itself and with the 2018 you get the 6-speed manual transmission standard.
This is all you really need in a sports car if you are looking to have one for an everyday vehicle. But, if you happen upon a 2018 model with a higher level trim during your search for used cars, you will be happy to know that the extra boost of an 8-speed transmission or the turbocharged inline-four the ride will be breathtakingly fast but also quiet, and smooth. It’s what every car enthusiast is looking for in an engine, one that purrs, but not overbearingly. The turbocharged inline four also makes the 2018 Chevy Camaro surprisingly fuel-efficient, which is another reason to keep an eye out for this version,
Surprisingly Fuel-Efficient & Highly-Rated EPA
The fuel economy rating for the 2018 Chevy Camaro is 4-stars due to the turbo inline-four having the highest rated EPA. Can you imagine a sports car with a 4-star fuel-efficiency rating? If you aren’t lucky enough to find one, keep in mind that while they didn’t score as high as the turbocharged engine, the V-6 and V-8 engines still perform surprisingly well. Remember, if you don’t plan on racing your new Camaro, and you are happy with the turbo 4-cylinder, you will be pleasantly surprised. You can have the turbo four-cylinder as your base engine and still see similar numbers in everyday real-world driving. The big change for the 2018 model from its predecessor is a boost in EPA rating to 29 mpg highway. Every year Chevy engineers work to get those numbers up, so it’s not really surprising to those who know sports cars how the industry is changing them for the better. These changes include keeping everything up-to-the-minute, especially when it comes to new innovations in technology.
Intuitive & Highly-rated Infotainment
Critics and testers gave the 2018 Chevy Camaro an infotainment rating of 5-stars. You can’t beat that. This high rating is mostly due to that fact that every Camaro, even the base standard models have the very popular and these days, very necessary 7.0-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment. This differs from competitors that require an upgrade to a higher level trim to get all of the latest technological features available. Some models don’t have touchscreen capability at all! And the best part: 2018 saw even more technological advancements from the 2017 model with an upgraded Wi-Fi hotspot featuring Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support. SiriusXM satellite radio and a 3 month OnStar Guidance plan come standard, but if the vehicle you purchase had a higher trim level you might be lucky enough to score the navigation, Bose stereo system, and wireless charging. Keep in mind, if you want those safety-features, Chevy also made their Teen Driver system standard for all 2018 as well. Drivers looking for tech-savvy used cars are sure to be pleased with this vehicles onboard technology.
Gorgeous Interior & Exterior
The 2018 Chevy Camaro saw many improvements to the interior from the 2017 generation. The materials were enhanced and designed to ensure that this version would be even more comfortable and modern looking. The bucket seats are bolstered with an increased amount of comfort and support. They were designed to be race car-worthy, for hard cornering. Critics love the intuitive and clean look of the dash with easy to read analog gauges. The new Redline Edition, which is available on many newer models gives the interior an added black and red accent design on the already sleek-looking interior. This is enhanced even more by a cool new addition called Red Day interior spectrum lighting, which gives a state-of-the-art vehicle even more flash.
The exterior is probably where the flavor is for most Camaro enthusiasts. Camaro has always had a distinctive look, which was an intentional move to set it apart from its competitors. Critics gave the 2018 Chevy Camaro a 4-star exterior rating. So that means even the standard model is eye-catching, but if you are lucky to find yourself a higher trim you could be driving away with vertical fog lights, a sporty lower grille, 20-inch 5-spoke wheels, newly designed hood vents and a unique spoiler. Some of the new available colors to look out for in the 2018 lineup is the shiny yet shadowy Nightfall Gray Metallic, the mysterious Arctic Blue Metallic, and the fun and racy looking Krypton Green. More enhancements on higher level trims included exterior racing stripes, colored brake calipers, illuminated door sill plates, and sports pedals.
Considering the 2018 Chevy Camaro as Your Next Used Vehicle
Of course, the idea of owning a Camaro as your next vehicle may not seem practical for everyone. However, chances are if you’re reading this article you’re at least a little interested, if not enthralled by the notion. And hey, why not? If you want to enjoy the power and performance of a Chevy Camaro, then you should. While you’re at it, consider purchasing a used Chevy Camaro and save yourself some cash. When you’re ready to fully entertain the idea and put an end to your search be sure to head down to your local Chevy dealership and take a 2018 Chevy Camaro out for a spin!