First Impressions 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

The 1991 Camaro is an important vehicle to Chevrolet for the coupe market segment. The Z28 is a member of a series of two trim levels for the Camaro which include RS and Z28. The two-door car with its rear-wheel drive is positioned to aggressively fill this niche for Chevrolet. There is strong competition from vehicles from Nissan.


The Camaro Z28 is equipped with a General Motors 5.0 liter eight-cylinder engine that utilizes 16 valves. The Chevrolet engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 4-speed Transmission. This configuration has proven to be a successful design for Chevrolet.

Fuel is handled for the Camaro is a MPI design, running on gasoline fuel. The gasoline is handled by an electronic system and is a fuel-injected MFI design. The capacity of the fuel tank is 15.50 gallons.

The Camaro uses power-assisted brakes, with Non-ABS support. The front brakes are disc while the rear brakes are disc. Steering is handled through a power-steering gear-style configuration. The car uses coil and coil springs front and rear respectively.

Camaro Z28 Statistics

The Camaro is 192.00 inches long, 72.80 inches wide, and 50.30 inches high. It has a wheelbase of 101.00 inches. It is able to seat 4 comfortably.

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $15,445 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of an industry-low price. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Coupe.

There is a 50,000* mile, 60* month warranty with this vehicle, including a powertrain warranty of 50,000*/36* miles/months. This is normal for this price range.

Fuel Efficiency

The Z28 made 26 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 16 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Nissan models available at the time.

In Summary

The 1990 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1991 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 Z28 will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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