2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2016 Chevrolet SS

Have you been trying to find the right sports car for your lifestyle? There are a lot of options out there, but Chevrolet remains at the forefront of the competition. Two excellent choices this year include the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016 Chevrolet SS.

While both deliver commanding performance and head-turning style for drivers throughout the Cincinnati area, there are some important differences to consider before making your decision. When you’re ready to get a closer look, make your way to Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.

A First Look at Both Sports Cars

  • Unique American muscle car status

  • Three available powertrains, including a fuel-efficient turbocharged inline-four and a powerful V8

  • Affordable starting price

  • Newly redesigned interior and exterior

  • Spacious full-size sedan with generous cabin dimensions

  • Standard 6.2L V8 engine

  • One well-equipped trim level with premium performance status

  • Remarkable performance for a sedan



2016 Chevrolet CamaroIf you’re looking to purchase a new sports car, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016 Chevrolet SS will both provide plenty for your money. There are some important differences to consider, however, particularly when it comes to the trim lineup. The Chevrolet SS is available in a single trim level with an MSRP from $46,575, while the Chevrolet Camaro comes in four different trim levels, with a price range from an MSRP of $25,700 to $42,795.


When you purchase the 2016 Chevrolet SS, you’ll have a single engine choice. It’s a commanding 6.2L V8 engine that comes mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission with TAPshift paddle shifters. Power output comes in at an impressive 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro comes with a trio of available engines, each of which is fitted to a six-speed manual or available eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The base engine is a new 2.0L turbocharged inline-four that promises excellent fuel economy and produces 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The available 3.6L V6 is good for 355 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. Rounding out the lineup is a robust 6.2L V8 that makes an uncompromising 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.


Design is another area in which these two vehicles differ, and chances are this will be a primary consideration when making your decision.

  • 2016 Chevrolet SS: As a full-size sedan, the 2016 Chevrolet SS provides standard seating for up to five passengers. While it delivers imposing performance specs you won’t find among most sedans, it still guarantees the family-friendly and opulent appointments you would expect from a full-size sedan at this price point.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro: The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro delivers iconic muscle car lines on the exterior, leaving no doubt about what kind of throttle you’re working with behind the wheel. Inside, you’ll have seating for up to four passengers.

What’s the Best Sports Car for You?

The 2016 Chevrolet SS is an excellent choice for someone who wants a fully loaded luxury sports sedan that follows through with uncompromising performance without forcing you to into impracticality when it comes to everyday needs. It’s also a great option for those who know they want high-performance V8 power, no matter what.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro comes in at a more affordable price than the Chevrolet SS, making it more accessible to many buyers. At the introductory level, this means a bit less power but better fuel economy. On the high end of the spectrum, you can actually get more power than you can from the Chevrolet SS, but without the level of luxury and convenience of a full-size sedan. There’s also no questioning the appeal of iconic American muscle out on the open road.

Feel the Need for Speed at Tom Gill Chevrolet

It’s important to do your research, but ultimately it comes down to how you feel when you step inside the car. You can test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016 Chevrolet SS today by visiting Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati-area dealer at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Feel free to get in touch to set up a test drive any day of the week.