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2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Review

(0 Stars)  Looks better than it performs, except for the supercharged ZL1.

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New For 2013
The Camaro LS, LT, and SS get new eighteen- and twenty-inch wheel designs, standard hill-start assist, and a ZL1-style shift knob on manual-equipped models. The SS can now be equipped with a dual-mode exhaust and the 1LE performance package. All V-8 models receive electric steering, revised rear suspension geometry, and a smaller steering wheel. The ZL1 is now available as a convertible.
Overview
Now in its third year, the Camaro is one of the most attractive vehicles to come out of the retro-design craze that swept through the industry in the past decade. Its taut, sleek body and muscular stance manage to evoke forty years of Camaro history yet look thoroughly modern. Unfortunately, it looks better than it performs; numb steering and a hefty curb weight mean that the Camaro is more of a Sunday cruiser than a corner carver. The ZL1 coupe and the new-for-2013 convertible help legitimize GM’s pony car somewhat. Both are motivated by a 580-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 mated to a six-speed manual shifter or an optional six-speed automatic. They come with standard performance features such as magnetorheological dampers, the Performance Traction Management system from the Corvette ZR1, and 20-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires. The Camaro SS—now with electric steering—can be fitted with the new 1LE package that adds a full range of performance add-ons, including larger antiroll bars and retuned dampers. Unfortunately, the interior is a mixed bag. The overall look is fairly convincing, but inconsistent fit and finish and some clumsy ergonomics lag behind the competition. Despite that, if you are looking for style with heritage and tons of street presence, nothing in this class does it better than the Camaro.

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2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Supercharged
Engine: 6.2L V 8 OHV
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 14 MPG city, 19 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 304 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 580 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 556 ft lb of torque @ 4,200 rpm

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'13 Chevy ZL1 Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Self-Leveling Suspension
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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