The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will usher in its controversial redesigned fascia later this year, but don’t expect fuel economy improvements—even with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The EPA released official estimates for the 2019 Camaro SS and V6-powered Camaros and the numbers show worse figures compared to the 2018 model year cars. Specifically, the 2019 Camaro SS with a new 10-speed automatic transmission returns 16 mpg city compared to 17 mpg in 2018. Highway fuel economy stays the same at 27 mpg. Camaro SS models sporting a manual transmission also see highway fuel economy decrease from 25 mpg to 24 mpg.
V6-powered Camaros equipped with a manual transmission also see fuel economy drop to 27 mpg highway from 28 mpg last year.
Other models in the Camaro stable, such as the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder car and the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, don’t see any fuel economy changes.
For what it’s worth, the 2019 Camaro SS will still return better fuel economy than the 2019 Ford Mustang GT. Ford’s pony is rated at 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with a manual transmission and the figures increase by 1 mpg with an automatic.