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The Camaro’s 35th anniversary in 2002 became bittersweet when Chevrolet announced it would be discontinuing production of the iconic muscle car.

In 2010, Chevy reintroduced its brand new Camaro to growing consumer demand, and a renewed resurgence in the pony car market. The automaker needed to produce a modern version of the car, with the styling, performance and features needed to satisfy both generations old enough to remember the original model and a new audience.

Five years later, the Camaro revival is still going strong, averaging nearly 100,000 sales per year, according to But it’s still got some tough competition on the track from the Mustang and Dodge Challenger when it comes to power, curb appeal, and even fuel efficiency. So how does the Camaro stack up in numbers alone? AxleGeeks took a look at the 2015 Camaro’s specs.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Price

A base model, the V6 2015 Camaro costs $23,705. That’s $10,545 cheaper than the average in its class, representing a 31 percent advantage the Camaro has over its rivals.

When it comes to comparing the Camaro against all other 2015 coupes, buyers can save up to 50 percent.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Fuel Economy

Muscle cars aren’t particularly known for their fuel efficiency, but with advancements in engine tuning and emission standards, consumers can get power without sacrificing fuel (or their dollars). The 2015 Camaro’s 17 city mpg and 28 highway mpg give it a combined fuel economy of 22 mpg, 2 mpg more than its rivals.

On the highway, long-distance driving is where Chevy wins out over other pony cars, and all two-door coupes in general, averaging four more and two more miles per gallon, respectively.

The V6 Camaro fills up on regular, unleaded fuel and manages a city range of 323 miles across its entire tank—16 percent more than the Mustang and Challenger—and 532 on the highway, a 25 percent advantage.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Horsepower and Torque

The base Camaro sports a 3.6-liter, V6 engine that produces nearly double the power of most cars powered by four cylinders. With 323 HP, it’s more than the 300-HP V6 Mustang and 305-HP Challenger, but still falls short by 52 HP from its stronger 8-cylinder counterpart, even in the Camaro’s own lineup.

Torque numbers measure up about the same. A V6 Camaro generates enough low-end grunt to satisfy budget-conscious drivers looking for a growly exhaust note (278 ft-lbs). But buyers will need to be realistic, since this is 127 ft-lbs less than what they can expect from the limitations of a 6-cylinder.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Curb Weight

At 3,719 lbs., the Camaro is nine pounds lighter than its two pony car contemporaries. The Camaro is 191 pounds heavier than the average non-performance coupe.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Power-to-Weight Ratio

The Camaro’s overall power-to-weight ratio—the horsepower it can produce relative to the weight it needs to pull—is 11.5 lbs. per HP. It pulls a tenth of a pound-per-HP less in its class average.

Start the Camaro, Mustang and Challenger at zero, and all three can accelerate in an average amount of time; for Chevy’s muscle-bound coupe, this averages 0 to 60 in about 6.1 seconds.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro First-Row Dimensions

A muscle car’s cockpit-like proportions are designed for a snug fit. Customers looking for roominess should shop elsewhere. While the Camaro’s 37.4 inches of headroom is one-fifth of an inch less than its competitors, its 42.4 inches of legroom is average for its class.

Surprisingly, where headroom is limiting, the Camaro’s legroom, measured against all other 2015 coupes, is still a fifth of an inch longer: perfect for finding room to clutch, brake, and accelerate to the max.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Second-Row Dimensions

No pony car is known for its rear row room. You could look at the Camaro as a glorified two-seat roadster with a back seat that doubles for a cargo hold. Few people might tolerate a ride in back for extended periods; 35.3 inches of headroom (average for its class) and 29.9 inches of legroom (0.7 to 2.6 inches less than the class average) is limiting for everyone apart from smaller children and shorter-legged passengers.

Stacked up against the Mustang, the Camaro has some curious dimensions, marking up more headroom but less legroom. Both cars are outnumbered in both categories by the bulkier, roomier Dodge Challenger.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Cargo Space

Since its reintroduction, the Camaro hasn’t been known for its trunk space; in fact, owners will be hard pressed to fit more than one suitcase at a time in the rear cargo hold, accommodating 11.3 cubic feet of room.

That’s a 16 percent deficit of 2.2 cubic feet over other pony cars, and 0.4 cubic feet less than other coupes of all sizes. The Camaro’s rear seats don’t fold down, so added trunk space is unavailable.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

The Camaro receives AxleGeeks’ Smart Rating of 84. Last year, elements of the car’s front and rear features were streamlined and refreshed, and buyers were treated to the reintroduction of the classic Z/28 model.

But for buyers looking to burn rubber with the power, stamina and acceleration germane to the Camaro nameplate, they can’t go wrong opting for the V6 model, offering them savings not only in their gas tank, but on the MSRP, as well.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Dodge Challenger to help you decide which pony car best suits you.