Consumer Reports Was Not Shy About Insulting the 2020 Chevy Camaro

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is a solid choice for those looking for a high-performance sports coupe. The optional V-8 powered engine provides quick acceleration and a powerful exhaust. The 2020 model was well-received on the market, with minimal changes made from last year’s version.

But, not everyone was impressed with the 2020 Chevy Camaro. Consumer Reports was quick to point out what they didn’t like and weren’t shy about insulting the vehicle’s overall performance.

Consumer Reports review of the 2020 Chevy Camaro

Consumer Reports gave the 2020 Chevy Camaro a dismal 53 points out of an overall score of 100 possible points. Predicted reliability was assessed at 1 out of 5, and the rear seat comfort also received a 1 out of 5. 

Consumer Reports took the 2020 Chevy Camaro for a road test and was shocked to find that “visibility remains dreadful, making it hard to see stoplights, merge or park.” They felt the space for both the driver and passengers was dismal at best.

The backseat proved to be worthless because of limited space, and the non-existent headroom seemed to be a deal-breaker for the test drivers. They commented that the limited space left them feeling like “getting in and out of it is the stuff for acrobats.”

The biggest problems with the 2020 Chevy Camaro

The biggest problem that Consumer Reports had with the 2020 Chevy Camaro was the “horrendous visibility.” They claimed there were too many blind spots, causing the driver to have to constantly check the surrounding area.

Since rear-facing visibility was non-existent, the standard camera installed for backing up proved to be useful. The driver’s seat was very uncomfortable, with no lower-back support controls for adjustment, and the poorly placed dashboard vents left the driver’s hands feeling like they were always freezing.

Another major issue was the lack of an automatic emergency braking system. Consumer Reports found this to be odd considering this vehicle is built for speed and road handling performance. Road testers were also not impressed with the wheezing sounds coming from the small four-cylinder engine and felt the performance was not impressive for a vehicle of this caliber.

Is the 2020 Chevy Camaro a comfortable ride?

Consumer Reports assigned the score of 3 out of 5 to the 2020 Chevy Camaro for the comfort level of the ride. They felt the suspension helped the vehicle to remain steady in varying types of road imperfections. It received a 3 out of 5 for noise related to the interior sounds experienced during typical driving conditions.

The interior features did not impress or provide a pleasurable experience. The overall impression was that the 2020 Chevy Camaro was not up to the standards of other vehicles in its class.

Is it worth buying?

After driving the 2020 Chevy Camaro, Consumer Reports determined that the Dodge Challenger was a better-designed car, offering better value for the money.

In the end, they suggested that consumers should seriously consider their choice before purchasing this vehicle. For those that enjoy the look and feel of the 2020 Chevy Camaro, Consumer Reports suggests going with the SS model with a V8 powertrain paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

They feel the Magnetic Ride Control is a must-have option for consumers looking for a comfortable driving experience. Due to the poor visibility, Consumer Reports also strongly suggests going with the blind-spot warning system, as well as the option of the forward-collision warning system, to provide an added layer of protection.

What will the 2021 Chevy Camaro look like?

If Rally Green Metallic is your color, then you better grab the 2020 Chevy Camaro. That color choice will no longer be available in the 2021 model. Several minor technology-based upgrades are in the works, with wireless capabilities becoming a standard feature.

Certain models will also offer new transmission options. But, it seems you may have to wait a little while before getting your hands on the 2021 Chevy Camaro. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused production delays, so an estimated delivery date is not yet available.