The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro Cements the Change From Muscle Car to Sports Car

Chevrolet can really make a sports car. The new C8 Corvette is excellent proof of that. Dealers can’t keep those in stock. However, the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is arguably just as much a sports car as the ‘Vette, despite its muscle car looks. It’s really the best of both worlds: muscle car looks and a car that can turn. Not even the Dodge Challenger can manage that.

Moreover, there’s a staggering amount of trims to choose from, and a price point for just about anyone and everyone.

How much will the 2022 Camaro cost?

A silver and red 2022 Chevrolet Camaro convertible and coupe shot from the 3/4 angle
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro LS & LT | Chevrolet

RELATED: The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro’s Best Trim Is an Insane Deal

The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro covers a price spread nearly as fast as its hyper-quick ZL1 version. A base 2022 model with a 275 hp four-cylinder motor costs $25,000 MSRP. Meanwhile, a full-fat V8 Camaro ZL1 with 650 hp comes in at $63,000 MSRP. That’s an entire Golf GTI in price difference between the most economy Camaro and the most hardcore.

The variety doesn’t end there, with a V6 version priced at around $30,000 with 335 hp, per KBB. Oh, and there’s also your choice in transmissions and bodystyles, from automatic to manual, coupe, and convertible. Saying there’s variety in the Camaro lineup is a bit of an understatement.

The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro lets you have your cake and eat it too

The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 shot from the high 3/4 angle
The Camaro is now more sports car than muscle car | Chevrolet

That’s part of the appeal of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro. There’s one for everyone. The new Ford Mustang offers a similarly overwhelming number of trim levels, but outside of that, it’s hard to think of another platform that manages the trick as well as the ‘Maro. However, staggering variety does not a good car make.

Thankfully, the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is a good car. The new Camaro isn’t a muscle car anymore. It’s a bonafide sports car wearing a muscle car mask. Sure, trunk space in all models (but especially the convertible) is compromised, but sports cars sometimes require compromise. You can’t see out the back very well, but “objects in rearview mirror are losing” or something like that.

The new ‘Maro offers just a little too much

A red Chevrolet Camaro SS shot from the high 3/4 angle
Chevy’s new Camaro SS | Chevrolet

Honestly, the biggest weakness of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is just how much car there is to choose from. It’s hard to even count how many trim levels are available. Thankfully, there’s a helpful trick to it all. First: budget. Second: horsepower. Simply get the fastest, best-optioned coupe or convertible you can with your choice of gearbox. Done. Simply push gas and enjoy. After all, that’s what sports cars are for.

RELATED: The Chevrolet Corvette Managed to Outsell Just About Every Car You Can Think of Last Month