2010 Chevrolet Camaro Interior
This interior review was written when the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was new.
Inside, the Camaro's interior carries on the nostalgic theme of the concept car, with modern round gauges recessed into square housings that are meant to evoke its legendary past. Still, critics find the cabin's layout and build quality lacking.
- "Inside, the 2010 Camaro recalls the flavor of the '67 model that inspired it -- squarish primary instruments plus a rectangular four-pack of secondary gauges in the center console -- but it's far too stylish and modern to appear 'retro.'" -- Motor Trend
- A "knock against the Camaro is its lackluster interior materials -- they're better than the old Camaro's, for sure, but a couple competing models do it better." -- Edmunds
- "[A]n operative word for the interior might be 'awkward,' both visually and ergonomically. Half-hearted nods to the retro look - including cramped, hard-to-read gauges whose cheesy fonts recall an '80s arcade game - don't mesh with modern, well-executed elements like the audio controls and Audi-style steering wheel buttons." -- New York Times
- "Hop in one and like a classic Camaro, the first impression is of claustrophobia. It feels like Chevy's designers have purposefully set out to make the interior, which is actually surprisingly large with adequate space for four adults, feel surprisingly small. ... Believe it or not, the 2010 Mustang with a few options is actually a nicer place to spend time." -- Jalopnik
Auto writers complain that both head and leg room in the Camaro's rear seat is cramped. If backseat comfort matters to you, consider the Pontiac G8 or Dodge Charger. Both are four-door sedans with proper backseats and enough engine to keep up with the fastest muscle cars.
- "The front seats are decidedly average, including side bolsters so smushy they feel like an inflatable kiddie pool. And the limbo-low driving position will require many drivers to crank the seats up higher than they would prefer, just to see out the windshield." -- New York Times
- "Backseat comfort is marginal, as you'd expect -- there's a shortage of headroom and legroom, so don't expect to use the rear quarters for more than short trips." -- Edmunds
- "The lack of back seat room: two seats, a cramped roofline, and very little exterior visibility. Kind of an accepted negative when you buy a small or mid-size coupe, but it's a negative nonetheless." -- Automobile Magazine
Inside, the 2010 Camaro features such standard and optional features as Bluetooth connectivity, an in-dash CD player with an auxiliary input jack and MP3 playback, a nine-speaker 245-watt audio system and a USB port. The Camaro cannot be equipped with a factory installed navigation system.
The Chevy Camaro offers 11.3 cubic feet of trunk room, the least in its class. Comparatively, the Mustang provides 13.4 cubic feet of trunk room. Leading the class is the Pontiac G8 with 17.5 cubic feet.
- The Camaro has a "comically small trunk opening (meaning it's hard to load large items into the trunk)..." -- Edmunds
- "The trunk is larger than expected (11.3 cubic feet), but the opening is relatively small." -- AutoWeek