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2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS Review

Recently, we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a 2011 Chevy Camaro RS. I’ve seen the car on the roads, and I must say, it is absolutely gorgeous. I really like the retro, muscular style and the roar of the engine. The question is, after driving a v8 Mustang (see our video review), would this 6 cylinder Camaro stand up to our expectations?

Exterior
There is no denying it, the Camaro is absolutely stunning. It has a lean, muscular look which really stands out in a nice color. The front end looks aggressive, especially when you add the optional front grille (see the picture). I really like the back end of the car. It features round tail lights and big aggressive exhausts.

The RS comes stock with 19 inch rims, while the SS features 20s. Both rims are a thick five spoke pattern. They feature an alloy finish, and look very sporty and aggressive. For stock rims, they are beautiful and provide great handling and style.

Interior
The interior of the car is plain, but functional. The steering wheel is big, and you can really feel the road through it. It is somewhat retro in appearance, but is a great look for this car.

The seats are gorgeous, especially in leather. The tester we drove didn’t have leather, but the seats were supportive, comfy and still stylish. I’d prefer the leather versions found in the SS.

The dash is plain, and tries to emulate the style of the classic Camaro, but with newer options and finish. I don’t like the fact that many of the gauges in the car are placed under the HVAC and stereo controls. That means I had to take my eyes off the road to view them. Its not like you are constantly checking gauges, but with all of the distractions drivers are presented with these days, we shouldn’t need to take our eyes off the road for anything. Chevy should have taken that into consideration when designing the dash. Otherwise the dash is functional, efficient, and sufficient for the Camaro. Remember, this is a performance car. Its not about luxury interiors and fancy in dash navigation systems.

Performance
The engine of the RS is a beast. It’s only a 3.6 litre v6, but it still pumps out 312 horsepower! We didn’t have the car long enough to determine fuel economy, but Chevrolet says it gets 29 mpg of highway driving when you are driving the manual transmission RS. Those numbers are quite respectable for a car with so much power. My automotive specialist said that the engine was perky, the handling and ride were smooth and precise, and overall, the car was very comparable to the pricier and larger engined 2010 v8 Mustang GT.

I recommend this car to anyone who loves American muscle cars. If you are looking for a powerful ride, with looks and speed at a reasonable price, the 2011 Camaro RS is for you. You can get one for under $40,000! However, once you start loading on the options, like a v8, sunroof, leather, body kits, etc, the car starts getting pricier, but for the money, the performance is incredible. Check this car out at your local Chevrolet dealer!

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Posted by on August 30, 2010.

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  • Lamark68

    Saw it, Test drove it …Loved it and bought it !!!!

  • http://www.superiormustangparts.com mustang parts

     The new car has more interior space for
    passengers. The new Mustang drew
    its strength from one of these three engines, an engine of 2.3 liter, SOHC, a
    2.8-liter V6 Cologne and 4.9-liter V8. In 1980, changes have been the engines
    offered in the Mustang. Away from the line 2.8-V6-liter and
    4.9-liter V8 in the 3.3-V6 liter. In 1981, the 4.9-liter V8 engine was a
    5.0-liter V8 engine and theMustang is
    present in L, GL and GLX versions are available. The sixth generation-Ford Mustang has
    been replaced by seventh-car production in 1994. The car was a two-door version
    of the coupe and convertible. The car could use its power under 3.8-liter Essex
    V6 engine or 5.0-liter V8. In 1999, the eighth generation Mustang made
    its debut. There were changes Mustangs engine of 3.8 liter V6 engine and 4,6-V8
    liter.

  • http://www.superiormustangparts.com mustang parts

    First off allow us to understand what the term ”project car” means. A project car merely means a car that is beneath restoration. Restoration is repairing a car and bringing it to the closest situation as possible to what it was at the time of buy; in most cases the car is completely rebuilt. The interiors and the exteriors have to be replaced as most project cars could be in a state of neglect. The engine, transmission, and all transferring elements must be carefully inspected and all signs of wear and tear need to be treated, rectified and restored.

  • Jamesjaredfloyd

    nice

  • Guest

    awesome!

  • http://www.jordanautomotive.com/chicagoautobodyshop.htm Flavia Casumpang

    Awww, good for you! How is it so far? Is it good enough for you to suggest it to someone, at least? And how are the maintenance costs for a beast like that Camaro?

  • Sherrie

    Just bought my first RS Camaro, LOVE IT is all I can say….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NAW2T2DDFZEHBD6KWYFALIBA4A jen

    I am a female and bought the Bumble Bee for myself and my 12 year old daughter – couldn’t have asked for a better and/or hotter vehicle to pick up her friends in!!  Let’s just say ‘we turn some heads’!!  Especially when they see a woman driving it!!

  • Mcapersonman70

    I’m leasing one and absolutely LOVE it!!!  It most definitely is a very attention-getting ride.  I have total strangers coming up to me and commenting on it all the time.  People are constantly checking it out!! 

  • Juandominguez

    like about how much is a 2011 rs camaro

  • Juandominguez

    like about how much is a 2011 rs camaro

  • Ruth_ruben09

    im plannin to get a camaro rs does it still have a good power havent drove one yet

  • Ruth_ruben09

    im plannin to get a camaro rs does it still have a good power havent drove one yet

  • Karajenkins89

    I just bought my RS and I love it. It will get up and go and mine is fully loaded and I just love the heads up display for Mph and Rpm and whatever song is playing..

  • Karajenkins89

    I just bought my RS and I love it. It will get up and go and mine is fully loaded and I just love the heads up display for Mph and Rpm and whatever song is playing..

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