Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

chevrolet camaro

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is an exciting car that says a lot about American drivers and what we want. While fuel prices are high and the economy is just barely starting to resurge and stabilize after years of recession, we still love our American muscle cars, especially the Camaro. It may not have the best fuel economy, and it may not be the most practical car on the road, but who cares? It’s a car enthusiast’s dream, and you can use it as an everyday vehicle, too.

Key Features

Honestly, the most outstanding feature of all on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is its exterior design. It’s reminiscent of the early Camaros of the ‘60s, but it manages to maintain that classic look without looking old or outdated. Other features include its incredibly responsive suspension, six-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats, and surprisingly large cargo capacity (11.3 cubic feet).

Changes for 2012

Chevrolet knew what its customers wanted in 2012 when they added an impressive 11 additional horsepower to the engine. Plus, in 2012, you could get the 45th anniversary package with 20” wheels, hood and deck stripes, and special interior trim, as well.

What We Like

We love that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro doesn’t compromise on power or torque. It’s high-performing sports car that harkens back to the original American muscle cars.

What Concerns Us

While the exterior is gorgeous, and the car handles like a dream, the interior of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro leaves something to be desired. Frankly, it looks and feels kind of cheap in comparison with everything else about this model.

Available Models

You have your choice of three engines with the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro – a 3.6-liter V6 with 323 horsepower, a 6.2-liter V8 (L99) with 400 horsepower, and a 6.2-liter V8 (LS3) with 426 horsepower. If you want all-out power, go with the LS3, but if you want to save at least a little bit of money on gas, the V6 is a great option (rated at 30 MPG on the highway with the automatic 2LS transmission).

Major Recalls

Some 2012 Chevrolet Camaro models have been recalled due to knee contact with the ignition switch turning it to the off position, driver-side frontal airbags failing to deploy, and a seat height adjuster bolt that could fall out.

Common Issues

The most common problems owners have reported with the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro have to do with engine troubles, including shuddering, lack of acceleration, and engine failure.

chevrolet camaro

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer
Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad. Some models refer to it as SecuriCode as well. It...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Transfer a Car Title in Idaho
In order to prove ownership of a car, you must have the title. However, when a car is sold, given away or inherited, the title needs...


Related questions

Q: Which Acura model is suitable for regular gas

Hi, thanks for writing in. I am not sure if there are any Acura models within 2006 to 2008 that have regular gas compatibility. This is due to the fact that the Acura models have high compression engines that make...

Q: Key will not turn in ignition.

Hi, thanks for writing in. After reading your submission, it looks as if you may have damaged the actual ignition switch when you took the dash off when the key was 'ripped' out of the ignition switch. When this occurred,...

Q: Service light turns on momentarily when I start my car

This light comes on every 7,500 miles to remind you to service your vehicle. This indicator is manually reset, however, and should not be used as a guideline for actual service. So, it doesn't mean anything is wrong with your...