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To maximize occupant safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Chevrolet Camaro have pretensioners to eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Toyota Supra doesn’t offer pretensioners.
Both the Camaro and the Supra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.
The Camaro’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Supra’s (6 vs. 5 years).
There are over 2 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Toyota dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Camaro’s warranty.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 8th.
The Camaro LT1/SS’ standard 6.2 V8 produces 120 more horsepower (455 vs. 335) and 90 lbs.-ft. more torque (455 vs. 365) than the Supra’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. The Camaro ZL1’s standard 6.2 supercharged V8 produces 315 more horsepower (650 vs. 335) and 285 lbs.-ft. more torque (650 vs. 365) than the Supra’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.
An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Camaro V6/V8 Auto’s fuel efficiency. The Supra doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.
The Camaro has 5.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Supra (19 vs. 13.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.
The Camaro has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Supra doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.
The Camaro offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The Supra doesn’t offer a manual transmission.
A 10-speed automatic is available on the Chevrolet Camaro, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Supra.
For better stopping power the Camaro ZL1’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Supra:
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The Camaro stops shorter than the Supra:
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For better traction, the Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Supra (F:305/30R19 & R:325/30R19 vs. F:255/35R19 & R:275/35R19).
The Camaro SS 1LE/ZL1’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Supra’s 35 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Camaro offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Supra’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.
The Camaro has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Supra doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.
Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Camaro can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Supra doesn’t offer run-flat tires.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Camaro’s wheelbase is 13.5 inches longer than on the Supra (110.7 inches vs. 97.2 inches).
The Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe handles at 1.18 G’s, while the Supra 3.0 Premium pulls only 1.07 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.
The Camaro has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Supra can only carry 2.
The Camaro Coupe has 42 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Supra (93 vs. 51).
The Camaro Coupe has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front legroom, .3 inches more front hip room and .6 inches more front shoulder room than the Supra.
The Camaro’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Supra does not have an oil pressure gauge.
To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Camaro has standard extendable sun visors. The Supra doesn’t offer extendable visors.
The Camaro’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Supra’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.
Optional air-conditioned seats in the Camaro (except LS/LT1) keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Supra doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.
On extremely cold winter days, the Camaro’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Supra doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
The Camaro’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Supra’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.
The Chevrolet Camaro comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Toyota Supra isn’t available as a convertible.
The Camaro was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 3 of the last 4 years. The Supra has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.
Motor Trend selected the Camaro as their 2016 Car of the Year. The Supra has never been chosen.
The Camaro was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2013. The Supra has never been an “All Star.”
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