What’s the Cheapest Way to Get Into a 2024 Chevy Camaro?
The next few months represent last call for Camaro fans everywhere. In case you’ve been living on a deserted island like Tom Hanks in Cast Away, you’re probably aware that 2024 is the final model year for Chevrolet’s car—at least in its current gasoline-only form. And it’s not even a full production year at that, because Camaros are scheduled to cease rolling off the assembly line in January 2024.
If you prefer your sixth-gen Camaro with a side of new car smell, but your checking account is looking a little bleak, you might be wondering what the cheapest entry price is for a 2024 Camaro. A quick visit to Chevy’s website teases a price of $30,900 as the lowest Camaro price, but that doesn’t include a mandatory $1,595 destination charge that ratchets the true total up to $32,495.
2024 Chevy Camaro prices rose across the board
If you’re thinking that $32,495 sounds kinda high versus last years model, you’d be correct. It’s about $4,000 more, to be specific. Though in fairness, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine that formerly motivated the least expensive Camaro is now dead, replaced with the V6 as the base powertrain.
The next question is whether the $32,495 1LT Camaro is something you’d actually want to drive or should you save your pennies for a slightly higher trim level? To begin, you’d better be comfortable using three pedals, because it’s six-speed manual transmission only at that price. A ten-speed automatic costs an extra $1,595, which raises the price to $34,090.
Below is a complete list of the starting prices for all of the 2024 Camaro guises.
Regardless of trim level, every 2024 Camaro come well equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen featuring wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, as well as proximity keyless entry, power seats, and more. Conspicuously absent, however, are some driver-assist safety features that are quickly being expected by the car buying public.
Such niceties as lane change alert, forward collision warning, and a rear cross-traffic warning are only standard at the 3LT, 2SS, and ZL1 levels. Other active safety features like emergency automatic braking and lane change assist aren’t available for any price on this outgoing model.
The base V6 engine is still pretty stout
To snag a V8 engine in your 2024 Camaro, you’ll need to jump up several trim levels to the LT1 at a cost of $40,395 (including destination), which is the first trim with a standard 6.2 V8. It’s not even an option on the less expensive 1LT, 2LT, or 3LT trims.
That’s not to say that the V6 is terrible, because it isn’t. In fact, it has at least a 25 horsepower over other 6-banger cars like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger. Heck, the base Camaro’s 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque would have been respectable for an eight cylinder not that many years ago, before engines like the Dodge Hellcat warped our perception about horsepower.
Regardless of what’s under the hood, LT drivers can look ready to rumble by opting for the RS package, which includes LED exterior lighting, bespoke 20-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, a special grill, and more.
Other appearance groups are available too, such as the multiple Design Package motifs, a Redline Edition, and the Collectors Edition with its unique Panther Black exterior paint and stripe package.
Endless choices for personalization on the 2024 Chevy Camaro
Higher up the food chain from the LTs, we find the two SS trims which are probably the best way to enjoy the 2024 Camaro if your budget permits. Besides more aggressive looks, the 1SS sports Brembo brakes at all four corners and a larger 8-inch touchscreen. The 2SS is similar, but with additional luxury touches like heated leather seats and a heated steering wheel.
Chevy’s naturally aspirated V8 is no Hellcat, but it does make a not-too-shabby 455 horsepower and matching 455 lb-ft of torque. The final step on the horsepower ladder is a 650-horsepower supercharged version of the 6.2-liter V8 with 650 lb-ft of torque. The top dog mill is only available on the racy ZL1 trim level that starts at $73,695 including destination.
Regardless of where you Camaro purchasing journey begins, there is a seemingly endless list of options to personalize your vehicle both inside and out, so even drivers of the least expensive 1LT won’t feel like they’ve compromised too much.