Recently TFLcar’s Nathan Adlen had the chance to take a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS on a road trip from Salt Lake City, Utah to Bozeman, Montana. Along the way he encountered mud, sleet, snow, and even met some wildlife. He had ample opportunity to test some of the vehicles amenities such as traction control and OnStar, as well as taunt hyperthermia by refusing to wear a coat.
The RS trim level reviewed has a redesigned 3.6L V6 power plant with cylinder deactivation capability, which put out 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Based on Cadillac ATS and CTS platform, the sixth-generation Camaro looks as if it has shed some holiday weight leftover from last year and starting working the heavy bag at the gym. It’s smaller in almost every way; a wheelbase that’s been shortened by 1.6 inches, 2.3 inches shorter nose-to-tail, 0.8 inches narrower, and an overall height that’s been reduced by 1.1 inches. These smaller dimensions result in a car that boasts a curb weight that is roughly 200 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, depending on trim level.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS Specs:
- Engine: 3.6L V6
- Power: 335 hp @ 6800 rpm
- Torque: 284 lb-ft @ 5300 rpm
- Transmission: Tremec TR3160 6-speed manual
- Curb weight: 3,467 lbs.
- EPA Estimated fuel economy (mpg): 20 city / 29 hwy
|2016 Camaro||2015 Camaro|
|Length (in /mm):||188.3/ 4784||190.6 / 4841|
|Width (in / mm):||74.7 / 1897||75.5 / 1917|
|Height (in / mm):||53.1 / 1348||54.2 / 1376|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||110.7/ 2811||112.3 / 2852|
|Front track (in/mm):||63 / 1601 (SS)||63.6 / 1616 (SS)|
|Rear track (in/mm):||62.9 / 1598 (SS)||63.9 / 1622 (SS)|