2011 Chevrolet
Camaro LT
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Impala LT

2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT

10.0

starting from

$24,855

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Camaro LT

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Power outlets
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
rear-wheel drive
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Leather
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Good range on the highway
532 miles
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

9.4

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LT

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Spacious back seats
48.2 ft3
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More passenger seats
6
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Spacious front seats
56.6 ft3
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Child door locks
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT Winner: Camaro LT
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  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Camaro LT
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
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  • Both provide sporty handling
  • Fairly powerful
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Camaro LT

Cost

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Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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MSRP $24,855 vs $27,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 19 mpg The Impala LT has OK city mileage, while the Camaro LT is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Horsepower 312 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,500 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Impala LT's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.0 lb/hp vs 11.8 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Camaro LT has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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0-60 mph 6.6 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs 135 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 15.2 s @ 96 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.88 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Impala LT; optional upgrade on the Camaro LT
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Practicality

Chevrolet
Camaro LT
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Passengers 4 vs 6 The Impala LT can carry a soccer team, but the Camaro LT has very few seats
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Highway driving range 532 miles vs 493 miles The Camaro LT has good highway range and the Impala LT is reasonable
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Cargo space 11.3 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 56.6 ft3 The Impala LT has roomy front seats and the Camaro LT is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The Camaro LT's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Impala LT
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Camaro LT
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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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