The Chevy Camaro is a performance bargain, no doubt about it. However, when it comes to vehicle ergonomics, the Bow Tie brand icon may not be the best fit for shorter people.
To determine which vehicles were worst-suited for shorter drivers, Consumer Reports analyzed a range of scores from recently tested vehicles, with a focus on things like driving position, seat comfort, ease of ingress and egress, and visibility. Among the Consumer Reports testers, the shortest was 5-foot, 1-inch tall.
The Chevy Camaro was ranked among the ten worst vehicles tested. Other vehicles making the worst list included the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator, Mitsubishi Mirage, Jeep Renegade, Ford F-150, and Nissan Titan. Two other General Motors products also made the worst list, namely the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks.
According to Consumer Reports, the Chevy Camaro’s “emphasis on interior and exterior styling undermines practicality. It results in severely hampered visibility, difficult to read controls, a small trunk, and a tiny rear seat that is tricky to access.”
Although the Chevy Camaro may not be ideal for shorter drivers, it does have quite a few good things going for it. For starters, it’s cheaper to insure than its rivals. In a recent report, MotorTrend compared the cost of insurance premiums for three of the most popular American muscle cars, including the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and Chevy Camaro. Notably, the Camaro was less expensive to insure than the Challenger in all trim levels analyzed. It was also less expensive than the Ford Mustang in 1LS trim, as compared to EcoBoost trim for the Mustang, and SS trim, as compared to Bullitt trim for the Mustang.
As GM Authority has covered previously, the future of the Chevy Camaro is uncertain, as there is no clear end-date for the current sixth-generation model. That said, the Camaro nameplate may be used in conjunction with a future all-electric sedan model.