Gas Mileage For Facelifted 2019 Camaro V6, SS Inexplicably Worse Than 2018MYs

When Chevrolet gave the Camaro a mid-cycle nip and tuck for the 2019 model year, it threw in some content updates as well.

Among them were measures taken to improve fuel economy, including the introduction of a 10-speed automatic transmission on the V8-powered SS trim level and a more streamline front end standard on all grades. Guess what? MotorTrend learned they didn’t quite work.

According to the EPA’s official fuel economy figures, both the 2019 Camaro SS (pictured) and 2019 Camaro V6 automatic see a slight drop in efficiency. The 2019 Camaro SS with the 10-speed auto is rated at 16/27/20 mpg city/highway/combined, while the 2018 Camaro SS with the 8-speed auto returned a better city rating of 17 mpg (highway and combined ratings are the same).

Does the blame lie with the 10-speed automatic? We don’t know for sure, but it’s the main suspect if you ask us.

Also read: 2018 Mustang GT With 10-Speed Auto Sticker Shows Improved MPG

Perhaps even more curious is the case of the 2019 Camaro V6 automatic, which gets worse fuel economy ratings even though the 3.6-liter V6 engine and the eight-speed transmission have carried over unchanged from the previous model year.

While both the city/highway ratings stay the same (19/27 mpg), the combined fuel economy is worse on the 2019 model than its predecessor — 22 mpg versus 23 mpg, respectively. We’re totally lost on why that happened, especially since we’re not aware of the EPA changing the formula it uses for the 2019 model year — it did change it for 2017 but not since then.

Interestingly, the V6 model with a six-speed manual gearbox gets the same combined and city ratings as before (20 mpg and 16 mpg, respectively), but the highway mileage drops from 28 to 27 mpg. The automatic ZL1 is actually the only model that offers fuel economy improvements: the combined rating goes from 15 to 16 mpg.

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  • Leconte Dave

    what are they smoking

  • WalthamDan

    Maybe the car was so pissed that it was made ugly that it decided payback was due and burnt more gas 🙂

    • Jay

      Took the words directly from my brain.

      • Earl Scheib

        Dam brah, that’s capital theft right there!!!

      • Shane

        Personally I loved the new Charger as soon as I seen it. The new refreshed Mustang I was unsure of but loved it in person more than the pics. This Camaro though, may the Lord bless it’s soul. 😂

    • Liam Paul

      I think it looks great better then it has yet in this current style

    • Dennis Scipio

      The Non SS versions don’t look that bad, IMO.

      • Six_Tymes

        agree, they just enjoy spreading any kind of hate possible. not unlike a troll

  • Earl Scheib

    Why that car front end so Errrrrgly???

  • Kagan

    Maybe closer to reality!

  • S3XY

    An ugly car that gets terrible gas mileage. What a deal!

    • Tumbi Mtika

      One of the few times I have ever agreed with you.

  • NICE JOB CHEVY, MAKE IT UGLY AND GIVE IT WORSE GAS MILEAGE.

    • Earl Scheib

      HEY, SOMEONE ELSE SAID THE SAME THING EARLIER.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Wow Chevy… you guys sure had ONE job all right…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Fuck, this car is still ugly.

    No wonder it wants to run empty…

    • Eythan Aldrich

      hopefully the zl1 won’t look like this

      • Mr. EP9

        It doesn’t. The only changes I saw were the rear tail lights.

  • Nick099

    1 mpg error…big whuup.

  • Nordschleife

    The only color I have seen it in that makes it look decent to me is grey.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    It was an only desirable car in Chevy’s range but they ruined it with facelift and now this.

  • samurai

    I think people are way too fast with the hate. The SS 1LE models look amazing.
    And who cares about the mileage, all we know it that these are rounded numbers so it could be 22,4 against 22,5 mpg… It’s a V8 performance car, if you’re buying it for good mpg you’re really doing something wrong.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68964145f203307eee5fb6cf4c5ee9032684144b2e36da2cafa1639b389813e0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/22831e6f6906e8ad5f1c9fc6493e942c474be1f687bcb1c95e050ea45087b3c0.jpg

    • Mr. EP9

      Not a fan of the bumblebee styling. It looks like something out of transformers and the badge is in the wrong place.

  • Finkployd

    jesus 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • john1168

    Really dude??? This has nothing to do with politics.

    • nastinupe

      Actually it does. You should read the news sometimes. It’s good to stay on top of current events and understand how it affects you.

      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-seeks-freeze-gas-mileage-standards-cars/story?id=56985530

      • john1168

        I think you watch the news too much and that you’re trying to make something out of nothing. The article that you present as your evidence has absolutely nothing to do with what’s going on with the Camaro in this situation.

        I think it’s great that you watch the news and try to stay informed. But if you don’t understand what the news organizations are trying to tell you and you don’t apply the information they are trying to convey to you correctly, then all that news you’re watching isn’t doing you much good.

  • john1168

    Did the addition of the 10 speed change the final gear ratio a little? If they changed the transmission (from 8 to 10 speed) but didn’t change the rear end ratio, I’m betting it changed the gas mileage from 22.6 to 22.4 (from 23 to 22) like samurai suggests. Or was there a slight weight change (safety or other features being added) or perhaps a coefficient of drag change with that HIDEOUS new front end…LOL, sorry I digress:) But WTF were they thinking with that new front end? It went from looking GREAT to HIDEOUS in one little refresh…

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