– Detroit, Michigan

Honey, they shrunk the Camaro. The sixth generation of Chevrolet’s iconic muscle car is a little smaller on the outside and notably lighter than its predecessor. And those changes pay dividends in terms of making the Chevy Camaro feel more like a sports car than ever before.

Equipped with its riotously powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine and the go-fast goodies of the 1LE handling package, this Camaro is a blast at all times. From a heroic exhaust note to an unflappable chassis, it’s a joy whenever you get behind the wheel.

What’s a little trickier is living with the Chevy Camaro on an everyday basis. Its chopped styling diminishes exterior visibility, a tiny trunk opening makes carrying cargo a chore, and not all the interior parts live up to the standards implied by this car’s price tag.

Can the Chevy Camaro’s bold styling and impressive performance outweigh concerns about using it as a daily driver? Does the sixth iteration of the Camaro still stack up against Ford’s Mustang? Find out as the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE gets put to the test the latest episode of Why Buy?

Chevrolet Camaro

Engine 6.2-Liter V8
Output 455 Horsepower / 455 Pound-Feet
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Efficiency 16 City / 25 Highway / 19 Combined
As-Tested Price $46,445
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