Chevy Camaro EPA Fuel Economy: How The Muscle Stacks Up

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We're in Michigan today to drive the 2010 Chevy Camaro. First news? V6 gets 18 MPG city, 29 MPG highway. The V8? 16 city, 24 highway. More details below and how the competition stacks up.

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You won't be able to get any driving impressions out of us until 6:00 PM EST Friday, but for the moment we can report the EPA has officially rated the V6 Camaro at a Muscle Car War-topping 29 MPG on the highway. For the big ol' V8, as you'd expect, the fuel economy's a bit lower, but still an impressive 16 MPG in the city and 24 on the highway. So here's how all three muscular muscle cars from Detroit officially stack up:

Chevy Camaro EPA Fuel Economy: How The Muscle Stacks Up
2010 Chevy Camaro

V8 (SS): 16 MPG City, 24 MPG Hwy

V6: 18 MPG City, 29 MPG Hwy
Chevy Camaro EPA Fuel Economy: How The Muscle Stacks Up
2009 Dodge Challenger

V8 (SRT8): 13 MPG City, 18 MPG Hwy

V6: 17 MPG City, 25 MPG Hwy
Chevy Camaro EPA Fuel Economy: How The Muscle Stacks Up
2010 Ford Mustang

V8 (GT): 16 MPG City, 24 MPG Hwy

V6: 18 MPG City, 26 MPG Hwy
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What else do we know? Here are Wes's notes from the non-embargoed part of the event — including an estimated 0-to-60 time of 4.7 seconds on the SS. Yowza!:

v8 16/24mpg epa
426 stick
400hp auto

V8:
3.45:1 final drive
tr6060
426hp
420lb.ft
16/24mpg epa
4.7 to 60

top speeds:
v8 155
v6 manaul 155
v6 auto 118mph
v6 city mpg
18
double checking ring time
will text to you
9:30 time to drive!

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Rob Emslie

Jebus barracuda, I didn't realize that the Challenger R/T got such shitty mileage.

Those are some decent numbers on the Camaro, and I wonder if the V8 highway mileage benefits from cylinder deactivation to achieve such lofty goals?

Should the mileage wars heat up again (say in 6 months when gas is 4 bills a gallon again) the Camaro will have a real leg up over the Chrysler pony. I wonder what the Ford Ecoboost 4 banger will deliver in the 'Stang?

These are truly exciting times in which we live.