It’s clear Chevrolet is looking for customer feedback on the future of the Camaro. On Monday, we reported the brand pushed out a survey to Camaro owners fishing for opinions on future powertrains. Specifically, the survey pitted hybrid power versus non-electrified powertrains.
Chevy gave owners two option: a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a hybrid system. It appears the brand perhaps listened when we spoke of where GM’s Tripower 2.7-liter L3B turbo-four engine should go next after pickup trucks…
We digress. Today, we want to know what you think. Would you take the 2.0-liter turbo hybrid? Or the 2.7-liter turbo-four without the electrification?
Chevy didn’t provide too many specifics, but we have the basics to help readers make a decision. In the survey, the 2.7-liter turbo-four would theoretically make 310 horsepower, return 25 mpg combined and sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The engine would also be a no-cost option. In comparison, the 2.0-liter turbo-hybrid four-cylinder would make 365 hp, achieve 30 mpg combined and dash from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
However, the hybrid powertrain would be an extra $4,000. In a world where sports cars play more and more of a niche sales role, that’s a chunk of change for a four-cylinder Camaro.
The survey goes on to pit a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 against a hybridized V8 engine with 545 hp, but we’ll focus on the four-cylinder engines here.
Right now, the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the sixth-generation Camaro is a tad underwhelming. We’d gladly accept either powertrain as an improvement. When it all boils down, the hybrid system seems like a no-brainer, but the extra cost is a tough pill to swallow. What do you think? Vote in our poll down below and strike up conversation.