2019 Camaro SS 1LE vs. 2018 Camaro SS 1LE: Photo Comparison66
may should have already heard, the 2019 Camaro SS is in for a refresh that brings with it all kinds of changes, including new front end styling, a revised rear fascia, the new GM 10-speed transmission, and new technologies such as the Rear Camera Mirror, third-generation Chevy infotainment systems, Forward Collision Alert and revised ambient lighting with new blended color choices. But what a by-stander will notice first about the updated 2019 Camaro, however, are the freshened looks – which also extend to models with the 1LE track handling package.
We just managed to get our hands on exclusive pictures of the 2019 Camaro SS 1LE sitting right next to its pre-facelift twin – the 2018 Camaro SS 1LE, and are bringing them to you hear for a direct side-by-side comparison. There’s a poll at the very end of the article for you to vote for which one you like best.
The new front end styling of the 2019 Camaro is noticeably different from the original sixth-gen model, featuring a new front, grille, dual-element headlamps, LED signature lighting and a new “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem. Notice that the black elements feature a polished black finish, along with aero-enhancing air curtains.
The hood of the 2019 Camaro SS 1LE continues to feature an extractor-style hood, but it looks quite different now, with a single transverse extractor replacing the dual longitudinal units of the 2017-2018 models.
Look closely enough at the rear bumper cover, and you’ll see the new rear fascia of the updated model as well as sculpted LED taillamps with dark-tinted neutral-density (clear) lenses. Notably, these are exclusive to V8-powered Camaros for the 2019 model year (as LS and LT models get taillamps with red lenses).
So, which one do you like best – the new and refreshed 2019 Camaro, or the original 2017-2018 model? Vote in the poll below and sound off in the comments.
Some models of the 2019 Camaro will cost less than their 2018 counterparts. In fact, the base Camaro will cost $905 less when it goes on sale later this year. Unfortunately, V8-powered SS models will not become more affordable, as pricing will remain similar to that of the 2018 model.
The 2019 Camaro is assembled by GM USA at the GM Lansing Grand River factory in Michigan.
The 2019 Camaro SS follows the regular GM model year rollover sequence and launches in the third quarter of the 2018 calendar year.
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You might want to change your poll as you have both options pointing to the 2019.
Or maybe you just are trying to tell us that you think the 2019 SHOULD be the winner.
Don’t expect details or facts much on this site much. But you will get a lot of left-wing politics masquerading as automotive news…
Are you just saying words?
Show me one example of anything remotely political that GM Aurhority has covered this summer.
Don’t care so much about the political leanings of GMI. But the poll DOES lack a 2018 voting option.
The poll has both 2018 and 2019 choices. If you don’t see it, please do a force refresh in your browser.
Separately: GM Authority has never demonstrated any “political leanings”. We’re here to talk GM and cars. Not politics. Sometimes, the topics intersect… and if/when they do, we are very neutral in our coverage.
Alex it still does not show a 2018 where you vote. It shows 2019 both choices.
Thanks for the note.
There is a possibility that a small percentage of users saw an incorrect version of the poll because of some caching issues. We’ve since flushed the cache.
Now, anyone who saw two choices for the 2019 Camaro should see the choice for the 2018 Camaro as well after refreshing the page.
Thank you everyone for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience.
Fixed now and I think you meant to say 2018 at the last part of your statement above.
Go back to the kremlin, troll.
Nice find on the pics!!
Only part of the 2019 I prefer over the 2018 is the rear bumper that’s pretty much it. Even the tailights I would rather have the 2018 Zl1 1LE lenses any day over the new ones. The front just looks too busy
If the Camaro6 forum fixed version of the 2019 was an option, I would have picked that. So I chose other, in hopes that fixed version becomes an optional reality. Because for me personally, the fixed version is the best looking Camaro since the 67/68 gen 1 and split bumper gen 2. It even had some IROC’ish elements which this side profile somehow lends itself to well.
Meh. Overall it took a turn for the worse.
They shouldn’t have changed the 1LE wheels. They looked awesome now they look not awesome. Maybe I’ll wait for another refresh. Hopefully they get it right next time.
I hate the giant black hole that masquerades as a front clip on the ‘19.
I love the SS 2018 front end, the base trims were the problem. The 2019 SS is nice too.
But why can’t GM make a decent rear end?
GM always seems to have a problem making rear ends of cars. Like they use all their resources and brain power on the front clips and have nothing left for the back ends.
GM needs to go to booty school…
I like how they took the rear bumper cover, which was chiseled and sculpted to minimize the appearance of a bumper, and rounded it off, making it not only more ordinary and more prominent, but fat and out of place looking, then tacked on what’s become the standard license plate cutout shape for Chevrolets for the hell of it.
Nothing works, IMO.
The 2019 looks outstanding!
Like the 2018 better, looks like the designers were worried about a layoff cause the 2018 was sooooo right that they over designed the 2019, got it soo wrong…
2019 looks great. Nasty and intimidating.
Front end & taillights on ’19 Camaro SS do not appeal to me. My ’18 2SS/1LE was ordered June 1st, built July 19th, and arrived @ Rod Hatfield Chevrolet August 9th. None of the LPO items, which should have delivered before my car, have arrived @ the dealership. Awaiting delivery & installation of numerous LPO items that will make it unique…
I wouldn’t be caught dead in this smoldering heap of design fail. The unoriginal retro design’s lack of sleekness is unforgivable for a sports car, and it tries so hard to look macho that it’s like a cartoon caricature of a muscle car.
The GM design studio has once again ruined an engineering masterpiece.
At least we still have the ATS coupe for now. Here’s to hope for the ATS coupe successor to fully embrace it’s inner Camaro while looking as gorgeous as the current one.
Its not that bad. I wish that the ATS-V sedan made the cut. So I will have to get a low mileage one. Not a huge fan of the A8, I prefer the 10spd of the ZL1 or new SS. I like the visibility of the V better than the SS. I love the look of the SS but they need to lower the window bottoms /sills to make it better to see. the ATS coupe has smaller blind spot.
The retro look is nice, everyone has their opinion. However, the gauge humps need to go as it limits the outward view which is already shabby.
I just wished they offered the 1LE in auto. I have a bad ankle and need auto from here on soo… Also its faster in every way j/k.
I have the 2018 SS, and love it! The 18 looks more aggressive to me. The only thing I like on the 2019 is the hood. I wonder if they are interchangeable?
I was thinking the exact same thing!
I’ll stick with the ’18. But feel free to put the ’19 hood on it – or on my ’16 if you prefer.
Fix your voting choices… there is none!
As I mentioned above, there is a possibility that a small percentage of users saw an incorrect version of the poll without all the choices. We have since flushed the cache. Now, anyone who saw two choices for the 2019 Camaro should see the choice for the 2018 Camaro as well after refreshing the page.
Thank you everyone for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience.
Are you people unable to read, you can vote for the 18 or 19 .
The 19 is the best.
Not sure if you noticed but there are a lot of retarded people that hang around here. Mental institutions must be offering internet access now… ROFLMAO
The 2019 is ugly.
I may be in the minority here but I prefer the 2019 Camaro hands down to the current one. Front and especial the rear. The only thing I dislike on the 2019 SS is where the Bowtie is placed. Right in the middle of the bar. It should be placed above it like in the 2018 one.
2018 has a better front. Not liking the black front on the 19 , but newer has a lot better electronics .
2019 looks like a three year old who got into mommy’s make up kit.