2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2016 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet is perennially at the front of the pack when it comes to producing high-quality American supercars. This year, the leaders return in the form of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette. While there’s no questioning the ability of either of these vehicles in terms of performance numbers for drivers in Florence, Cincinnati, and beyond, there are some important differences to consider, including cabin design, pricing, and performance personality.

Each at a Glance

2016 Chevrolet Camaro
2016 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Iconic muscle car design
  • Newly redesigned inside and out
  • New turbocharged engine with swift performance and great fuel economy
  • Available 6.2L V8 power
2016 Chevrolet Corvette
2016 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Standard 6.2L V8 power with world-class acceleration
  • World’s most responsive suspension
  • Premium Brembo brakes
  • Light frame with ideal 50/50 weight distribution

Performance Capabilities

Both of these vehicles deliver exceptional power and fun behind the wheel, but their personalities bring out different strengths. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s engine lineup begins with a new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out a capable 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and while the numbers have not yet come out from the EPA, it is expected to get outstanding fuel economy. There’s also a 3.6L V6 that puts out 355 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. Rounding out the group is a 6.2L V8 on SS models that serves up a robust 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.

The only available engine on the Corvette is essentially the same as the 6.2L V8 that you find on the Camaro SS. It has been tuned to put out 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, though, and there’s also a performance package that increases output to a balanced 460 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That means even the most basic Corvette can serve up top-notch performance on command. Also expect particularly agile driving dynamics thanks to world-class steering, suspension, and brake work.

2016 Chevrolet Corvette

Design

Design is arguably the biggest component that distinguishes these models, as they approach the sports car from different perspectives. Fully redesigned this year the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro stays true to its American muscle car heritage. That means a large, imposing presence on the road. The Camaro also has standard seating for four passengers and has a fairly large trunk.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette is a sports coupe in the classic sense, which means two doors and two seats, emphasizing lightness and agility over large accommodations. While it’s not exactly a family car, most Corvette drivers know that from the outset.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Pricing

The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has an MSRP range starting at $55,400 for the 1LT trim and moving up to $70,145 for the Z51 3LT. That’s a noticeably different than the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, which starts at $25,700 for the 1LT base trim and moves up to $42,795 for the 2SS Automatic.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette

Which Sports Car Best Fulfills Your Need for Speed?

While both vehicles have the capability of providing a serious adrenaline rush and sport the iconic bowtie on their grilles, they cater to different priorities. When it comes to agility, standard world-class power, and the most ideal design for getting up to speed quickly, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette is the clear choice.

However, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers a wider range of flexibility. Its four seats and larger trunk make it easier for families, larger groups and daily driving, and base and mid-level engines make it more accessible for those with a more average car buying budget.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Test Both Out at Tom Gill Chevrolet!

Deciding between the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette isn’t something you should do without seeing them in person. You can check out both models now at Tom Gill Chevrolet. We’re easy to reach and you can come see us seven days a week at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, just a short drive from Cincinnati!