It might not surprise you to see the 2020 Chevy Camaro among many of the critics’ lists of fast cars and pavement-chomping performers. The Camaro has always held its own in being a car that offers raw power and sleek designs. Its aggressive exterior style has evolved over the years as have the muscle car amenities. Buyers’ needs and preferences change, and only the best cars are able to keep up. The Camaro’s reputation remains as one of America’s great muscle cars.
The Chevy Camaro recently landed on another industry official list that might surprise you. It’s not common to come across a top-10 list comprised of sheer horsepower with a marginal price tag. But this “best of” selection did just that. And the 2020 Chevy Camaro allows you to harness 335 hp for just a tad over $30,000.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro makes the cheapest cars with 300 hp list
MotorTrend put together a list of cars with beefy power, like 300 hp or more, but with lower price points and MSRPs. After all, today’s savvy car buyers want to find value, but they still need their performance cars to get up and go.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro LS Coupe made the roster as its 3.6-liter V6 puts out 335 hp and will only cost you about $30,090 to buy. Other contenders with an average $30,000 price and 300 hp include the 2020 Dodge Challenger SXT (303 hp), the 2020 Nissan 370 (332 hp), the 2020 Chevy Impala LT (305 hp), and the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD (301 hp.)
The bowtie base model versus the pony base model
The Camaro’s prime rival, the Ford Mustang EcoBoost, also made the MotorTrend list. And the Mustang costs a few grand less than the Camaro, only because the pony’s base turbocharged four-cylinder engine cranks 300 hp and comes with an MSRP of $27,865. The Chevy Camaro’s base engine of the same flavor only tops out at 275 hp. So, in a base model to base model comparison, the Mustang may come out as more power for less money.
The Chevy Camaro’s impressive performance specs
There are a variety of engine sizes and trim configurations available for the 2020 Chevy Camaro. The 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT models come with the turbocharged four-cylinder but can be upgraded to that V6 if you need a 300-hp output. For a roaring presence, you can upgrade to the V8 for the LT1, 1SS, and 2SS models.
Or, for even more rumble, the ZL1 drops in the supercharged 6.2-liter V8, capable of 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. And whether you prefer the six-speed manual or the 10-speed automatic transmission, you’ll have your choice of either.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro can be anyone’s car
Muscle cars have certainly evolved, and the 2020 Chevy Camaro is no exception. What once used to be reserved for gearheads and muscle car enthusiasts has shifted to be a value-driven performance ride for everyone. The 2020 Chevy Camaro has all the tech, including a standard 7-inch touchscreen and infotainment system.
Pair both Apple and Android devices for hands-free connectivity or connect to Wi-Fi. There’s a six-speaker Bose system for those who simply must jam their tunes. And today’s versions of Camaro models are safe, earning a five-star crash test rating with the NHTSA for 2020. You don’t have to be a garage hobbyist to enjoy the Camaro these days. It’s functional, intuitive, safe, and as the MotorTrend list points out, affordable.
These days, car buyers want the rich history of American muscle. But they also need their muscle rides to have more. To compete in 2020, the Camaro had to bring tech, innovation, and safety, all without losing its iconic reputation. Chevy proves you can have the horsepower cake and eat it too, considering you can buy 300 hp for just over $30,000.