The Chevrolet Camaro Base for 1996

Chevrolet introduced the Camaro Base in late 1995 to regain its grip on the Coupe market. There are 3 trim levels for the Camaro in 1996: RS, Z28, and Base. With two doors and spacious seating for four, the rear-wheel drive Camaro makes a statement. There is plenty of competition in the Coupe market, including strong offerings from Hyundai.

Under the Hood

The Camaro Base is equipped with a General Motors 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine that utilizes 12 valves. The Buick engine is mated to a General Motors 4-speed Transmission. This configuration has proven to be a successful design for Chevrolet.

The front brakes are disc while the rear brakes are disc. Steering is handled through a power-steering rack-style configuration. The Camaro uses power-assisted brakes, with 4-Wheel ABS support. Load balancing is provided by coil front springs and coil in the rear.


The Camaro is 193.20 inches long, 74.10 inches wide, and 51.30 inches high. It has a wheelbase of 101.10 inches. It is able to seat 4 comfortably.

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $14,990 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of an industry-average price. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Coupe.

Fuel Efficiency

The fuel system for the 1996 Camaro is a SFI system, running on gasoline . The fuel is controlled by an electronic system and is a fuel-injected MFI design.

The Base made 29 – 30 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 19 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Hyundai models available at the time.

What We Think of the Chevrolet Camaro

The 1995 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1996 expanded on this success and has proven to be a strong seller in most markets. Even with strong competition from other manufacturers Chevrolet hopes that the Camaro Base will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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