For the first time in history, the Chevrolet Camaro will offer a four-cylinder with forced induction attached to it. Now that everyone has had time to swallow that, and accept the Camaro isn’t just a pony car any longer, we’re approaching the official launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro base, equipped with General Motors’ 2.0-liter LTG four-cylinder turbo engine.
And, as we approach launch, it means fuel economy numbers are in. The U.S. government has returned with the 2016 Camaro turbo’s scorecard, and it’s not too shabby. The Camaro turbo returns a combined 25 mpg when equipped with the eight-speed automatic, coming in at 22 city and 31 highway.
If you’re looking to row your own, the 2016 Camaro turbo, equipped with the six-speed manual, will return 24 combined, and 21 city, 30 highway.
However, this misses its main rival, the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, by 1 mpg in every area. Chevrolet has chosen to offer the turbo-four as an entry level variant, where Ford has positioned the Ecoboost above its V6-powered pony. The segmenting may explain why the 2.3-liter Ecoboost and a six-speed automatic returns better fuel economy than the Camaro’s 2.0-liter turbo and an eight-speed.
The 2016 Camaro turbo should be arriving at dealers in the coming weeks, knowing production of the car fired up last month.