Both the Mustang and Challenger undercut the Camaro in price
The V6-powered LS will be competing against the likes of the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, but at $22,995 it is the most expensive of the trio. The Challenger undercuts the Camaro by $1,000 at $21,995, and the base Mustang V6 is the cheapest at $19,735. Employee pricing for the base Camaro is just $20,504, excluding shipping costs.
The base LS gets a 3.6L direct-injection V6 rated at 300hp (224kW) and 273lb-ft (370Nm) of torque, as well as a dual exhaust system, 18in steel wheels, Onstar Safe & Sound, XM satellite radio, Stabilitrak electronic stability control, six airbags, and a six-speaker stereo all fitted as standard.
Pricing for the Camaro 1LT stands at $23,880, excluding shipping costs of around $750. The Chevrolet Camaro 2LT will cost more than the LT model, with prices starting at $26,580 without shipping costs. Employee pricing for the 1LT starts at $22,00, while the 2LT stands at $24,470 for employees.
This price list shows the details of every model that will be offered
In terms of the pricing for options, the leaked list reveals that the RS packages will range in price from $1,200 to $1,750, depending on which model they are purchased for. A high wing spoiler will set you back an additional $620, while a Hurst short-throw shifter will run buyers $380.
The striping packages cost either $470 or $510, depending on the color combination chosen, while the 21" wheel and tire packages will cost over $4,600. Additionally, an extra $900 will get you a sunroof for the Camaro, while a body-color painted engine cover will attract a fee of $285.
While the Mustang and Challenger may be the Camaro's natural competitors, Chevrolet is also looking at foreign rivals such as the Nissan 350Z, Scion tC and Honda Civic Si as its competition. Speaking with Automotive News, Chevrolet’s marketing manager John Fitzpatrick said dealers are planning to look beyond the current competition set and focus on "all sporty competitors". Fitzpatrick points out that the 350Z features similar horsepower to the base Camaro but costs almost $6,000 more.