The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro has received a lower fuel economy rating than the 2020 model year for certain engine/transmission combinations.
Just like before, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro will be offered with four different engines: a turbocharged 2.0L LTG four-cylinder, a 3.6L LGX V6, a 6.2L LT1 V8 and a supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8. All engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and have an available automatic transmission as well, with the 2.0L engine pairing to General Motors‘ eight-speed automatic and the others receiving the newer 10-speed.
|Turbo 2.0L LTG I-4||6-speed manual||29 mpg||30 mpg||-1|
|Turbo 2.0L LTG I-4||8-speed automatic||30 mpg||31 mpg||-1|
|3.6L LGX V6||6-speed manual||26 mpg||26 mpg||0|
|3.6L LGX V6||10-speed automatic||29 mpg||29 mpg||0|
|6.2L LT1 V8||6-speed manual||24 mpg||24 mpg||0|
|6.2L LT1 V8||10-speed automatic||26 mpg||27 mpg||-1|
|Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8||6-speed manual||20 mpg||20 mpg||0|
|Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8||10-speed automatic||21 mpg||21 mpg||0|
The 2.0L engine receives the most significant fuel economy decrease from 2020. When equipped with the 2.0L and six-speed manual, the 2021 Camaro will see fuel economy returns of 19 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. In 2020, the estimated rating was 1 mpg higher for the city, highway and combined ratings. Models with the 2.0L eight-speed saw a 1 mpg dip for the estimated highway rating, but the city and combined ratings remain the same at 22 and 25, respectively.
Models equipped with the 3.6L LGX V6 engine and 10-speed automatic take a 1 mpg penalty for city mileage, falling from 19 mpg to 18 mpg, but the six-speed manual rating stays the same across the board, as shown in the charts embedded here. Models with the 6.2L LT1 V8 and 10-speed automatic get an estimated city mpg rating of 26 mpg, which is 1 less than 2020, but all other ratings remain the same for LT1 V8 Camaros.
|Turbo 2.0L LTG I-4||6-speed manual||19 mpg||20 mpg||-1|
|Turbo 2.0L LTG I-4||8-speed automatic||22 mpg||22 mpg||0|
|3.6L LGX V6||6-speed manual||16 mpg||16 mpg||0|
|3.6L LGX V6||10-speed automatic||18 mpg||19 mpg||-1|
|6.2L LT1 V8||6-speed manual||16 mpg||16 mpg||0|
|6.2L LT1 V8||10-speed automatic||16 mpg||16 mpg||0|
|Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8||6-speed manual||14 mpg||14 mpg||0|
|Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8||10-speed automatic||13 mpg||13 mpg||0|
Finally, there’s the 2021 Camaro ZL1. It’s true that ZL1 buyers probably aren’t too concerned with fuel economy and the ZL1 has received no changes with regard to fuel economy from 2020, anyways. That’s true for both six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic models.
|Turbo 2.0L LTG I-4||6-speed manual||22 mpg||23 mpg||-1|
|Turbo 2.0L LTG I-4||8-speed automatic||25 mpg||25 mpg||-1|
|3.6L LGX V6||6-speed manual||20 mpg||20 mpg||0|
|3.6L LGX V6||10-speed automatic||22 mpg||22 mpg||0|
|6.2L LT1 V8||6-speed manual||19 mpg||19 mpg||0|
|6.2L LT1 V8||10-speed automatic||20 mpg||20 mpg||0|
|Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8||6-speed manual||16 mpg||16 mpg||0|
|Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8||10-speed automatic||16 mpg||16 mpg||0|
We outlined all the changes GM made to the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro in a previous in-depth article. The automaker only made some small changes to the vehicle, with the most notable being the addition of the new Wild Cherry Tintcoat color and the two new Wild Cherry Design Packages.
Look for the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro to begin arriving at Chevrolet dealers in the near future.