When you're driving a Chevrolet Camaro, all eyes are on you and you've got potent power at your beck and call. This muscle car offers a lot more than style and speed, too - with a comfortable cockpit, high-tech convenience features, and world-class safety. If you're still wondering whether you should buy new or used, you've come to the right place. Check out our side-by-side comparison, where we take a look at the most important differences between the used 2012 and the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
These days, everyone needs an infotainment system. With the used 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, however, that wasn't really the case. In the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, you'll find the MyLink touchscreen interface, which connects with your smartphone to make hands-free calls or text-to-voice messages. It's never been easier - or safer - to keep up with friends and family from the road. The MyLink's voice command technology lets you interact with important apps without looking away from traffic. When the 2012 Camaro hit the market, "infotainment" wasn't much of a household word. Back then, you had to content yourself with a mere Bluetooth connection or perhaps a CD player.
Power and Performance
You might be surprised at just how far powertrain technology has come in four short years. This year, the Camaro introduces an engine that wouldn't have been possible in the past. This turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gives you the perfect balance of speed and fuel economy. It's expected to earn more than 30 mpg on the highway. (Good luck trying to wring that kind of gas mileage out of a used 2012 Chevrolet Camaro.) The four-cylinder's 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque help you get from zero to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. (In 2012, the Camaro's 6.2-liter V8 engine took 5.0 seconds to get to 60 mph.)
Still, you might have your heart set on V8 power. Don't worry - the 2016 Camaro has plenty of that. Its 6.2-liter V8 engine makes 455 horses and 455 pound-feet of torque. It gets to 60 mph an entire second faster than the 2012 version of this engine - in 4.0 seconds flat. You should keep in mind that the 2012 V8 engine only gave you 426 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. If you're worried about gas mileage - don't be. Even though the 2016 V8 is more powerful, it actually improves fuel economy. You'll earn up to 17 city/28 highway mpg with the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. With the 2012 model, those numbers drop to 16/24 mpg.
As you can see, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro isn't quite like anything that came before it. When it comes to on-road power, you can choose anything from a speedy, fuel-efficient four-cylinder to an all-out V8 engine. The powertrain options from 2012 simply can't compete. The 2016 Camaro also leads the way when it comes to tech features. If you want to stay connected on the go, the 2016 Camaro is, without a doubt, your best option. Take the Camaro for a test drive today!