2019 Chevrolet Camaro Will Cost Up To $3,000 Less12
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will cost up to $3,000 less when it goes on sale later this year, but unfortunately, V8-powered cars don’t benefit from the lower starting price.
Instead, those looking at Camaro LT trims will see the cost reductions, according to a CarsDirect report last Friday. The LS trim also sees a handful of changes.
Starting at the bottom, the Camaro LS will start at $25,995 including destination, which marks at $905 price drop. But, Chevy will no longer offer base Camaros with the 3.6-liter LGX V6 option. Instead, the engine is exclusive to the LT trim. LS-trimmed Camaros will only receive a 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, the LS trim will now offer an eight-speed automatic option; the base Camaro was previously only equipped with a six-speed manual.
Moving into the LT trims, the 1LT will cost $1,200 less at $26,495. Here, the 3.6-liter V6 is an option for $1,495. It’s the 2LT trim that sees the $3,000 price cut, though, at $28,495. The major price drop comes as Chevy adds a 3LT trim for 2019, which GM Authority reported earlier this year. The new 3LT trim will come standard with a V6 engine at $31,995 and will provide the ability for shoppers to add active safety features.
The 2LT trim also loses the optional Convenience & Lighting Package ($2,800), which adds an eight-inch configurable display, HUD, active safety features and more.
Finally, the 2019 Camaro’s new Turbo 1LE model will be a $4,500 option. The 2.0-liter turbo-four engine makes 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque (the same as the LS and other LT Camaros), but adds goodies from the V6 1LE and SS 1LE models. Features include a revised FE3 suspension with components from the V6 1LE Camaro, larger Brembo brakes, drive mode selector, Recaro seats and more.
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“The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will cust up to $3,000 less” cust should be cost…
Maybe Alex Bregman (all-star mvp) shoulda picked the Colorado ZR2, then swapped it for the 2019 Camaro SS, and let her pocket the diff.
Ah, too much thinking. Both are good.
Mom’s happy. Dad will like it, too. And Bregman can go back to his day/night job.
This is surely ugly enough to attract a significant price reduction!
THESE COST REDUCTIONS WILL PUT A GREAT LOOKING CAR INTO A BETTER SALES POSITION IN ITS SEGMENT.
How? They cut the price by removing stuff like the 8″ touchscreen, a feature that’s practically standard in vehicles these days. If GM is concerned about selling more Camaros, they would be matching the huge discounts being offered with the Mustang. The terrible looking front end on the 2019 Camaro is going to make it VERY tough to increase sales. I’m a big 6th gen Camaro fan and I thought the controversial design of the 2019 Silverado/Sierra looked good, the terrible design of the 2019 Camaro still hasn’t grown on me. It’s bad.
Shuffling?!? The F’? They removed features such as basic remote start. Making such features as ‘optional’. Customers will be disappointed that the base Model will only be as plain as toast without butter
…and yet I see so many comments on this Site about making pony cars “bare bones” to reduce their entry-level costs!!! Apparently peeps don’t want all the add-ons in the entry-level vehicles. So, take off all the add-ons and some peeps make arguments that other peeps will be disappointed.
I don’t think so cowboy, only you’re disappointed – You’re one of those types that want ‘Mercedes’-level fit-outs for Toyota-level pricing. Derp.
It’s just a reset of the “entry level” price. That means you get what you pay for. Toast without butter means toast without butter. Remote start is hardly ‘basic’; it’s a great option, but still an option. The majority of vehicles in the bracket don’t get remote start. It’s a long way off being a standard item like ABS, radio and air conditioning.
That silver one above is better looking than any 6th gen I’ve seen. Only three new SS and Zl1 are ugly, base models look pretty good.
I feel like people complained most about the SS starting price, and GM didn’t touch it. While the Camaro SS comes out on top in handling in its segment, the Mustang and Challenger are still better deals for the same money (SS base cost of $38k with a manual transmission). You simply get more bang for your buck from the competition, in terms of equipment and every day usability. Having said that, the Camaro SS will be a less common sight on the road, if that matters to you. I see a different Challenger every day on the way to work, and Mustangs are a frequent sight as well, but I can’t recall the last time I saw a 6th gen Camaro SS on the road. 6th gen Camaros I do see are basic non-RS models. I suspect nothing will change with the refresh of this car.
I can come up with two theories about this.
Theory 1: Chevy is perfectly content with the sales performance/commercial success of the Camaro SS, but is not content when it comes to sales of the lower- and mid-tier models (the LS and LT) – hence the rearranging of content and associated price drop.
Theory 2: Chevy is not content with the sales performance/commercial success of the SS, but will only rearrange the equipment group and reduce the price next year by bringing out a 0SS or 3SS trim level.
I’m leaning more towards option 1 (based on past statements from Chevrolet execs) while also not discounting the possibility of option 2.
$3k less for a less attractive vehicle.
No matter – the cut lines all appear the same.
Use that $3k to go find a rear-ended 2018 and grab the front fascia/grille/lights off of that one and fix the design issue, and still have quite a bit of that $3k left over.