Now that the 2010 Chevy Camaro is finally ready to hit dealerships, details like the car's official EPA estimated fuel mileage and its estimated run to 60 mph are beginning to hit the interwebs. Good news: Both are impressive. According to The General, the 304-horsepower direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine that's standard in the LT and LS models will achieve 29 miles per gallon on the highway and 18 mpg in the city with the six-speed automatic, or 17 mpg with the six-speed stick. V8 models also perform more efficiently than expected, with figures of 16 city and 25 highway (24 with the automatic transmission).
Those numbers are better than what the Camaro's muscle car competition can muster across the board. Its eco-victory likely won't last long, however, as the new 2010 Ford Mustang offers carryover engines from the last model year that we expect will be replaced for the 2011 model year with more efficient powertrains, maybe even a twin-turbo, direct-inject EcoBoost V6.
|Muscle Cars Compared: Fuel Economy
|2010 Chevy Camaro ||2010 Ford Mustang* ||2010 Dodge Challenger
||18 city/29 hwy
||16 city/24 hwy
||17 city/25 hwy
||16 city/25 hwy
||17 city/23 hwy
||13 city/19 hwy
|Trans - M
|Trans - A
||four- and five-speed
**Most powerful version of engine type offered with automatic transmission
As a performance car, we're obviously interested in more than just fuel mileage, and the 2010 Camaro SS doesn't disappoint with a (so far unverified) 0-60 mph run of just 4.7 seconds. Stay tuned for our initial driving impressions later in the week. For a full set of specifications and the accompanying press release, click on past the break.