2021 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2020 Lotus Evora

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Safety

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The Camaro (except LS) offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Evora doesn't offer a collision warning system.

The Camaro (except LS)’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Evora doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Camaro (except LS)’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Evora doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Camaro has standard OnStar®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Evora doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Camaro and the Evora have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available rear parking sensors.

Warranty

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The Camaro comes with free roadside assistance for 5 years 60,000 miles. Chevrolet will send help if you run out of gas, need a jump-start, lock your keys in or need any assistance on the road. Lotus doesn’t give free roadside assistance for the Evora.

Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Camaro 2 years and 24,000 miles longer than Lotus covers the Evora. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Evora ends after only 3 years or 36,000 miles.

There are over 68 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Lotus dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Camaro’s warranty.

Engine

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The Camaro has more powerful engines than the Evora:

Horsepower

Torque

Camaro LT1/SS 6.2 V8

455 HP

455 lbs.-ft.

Camaro ZL1 6.2 supercharged V8

650 HP

650 lbs.-ft.

Evora GT 3.5 supercharged V6

416 HP

317 lbs.-ft.

Evora GT 3.5 supercharged V6

416 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Camaro ZL1 6.2 supercharged V8 is faster than the Evora GT (manual transmissions tested):

Camaro

Evora

Zero to 60 MPH

3.5 sec

4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

7.9 sec

9.5 sec

Quarter Mile

11.7 sec

12.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

124 MPH

111 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Camaro LT1/SS Auto gets better fuel mileage than the Evora GT supercharged V6 (16 city/26 hwy vs. 17 city/24 hwy).

An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Camaro V6/V8 Auto’s fuel efficiency. The Evora doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Camaro uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine for maximum performance). The Evora requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Camaro has 3.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Evora (19 vs. 15.6 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 Evora doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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To facilitate fast shifting and allow the driver to focus on the road, the Camaro offers an optional up-shift light to indicate when the engine is approaching redline. The Evora doesn’t offer an up-shift light.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Camaro ZL1’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Evora:

Camaro ZL1

Evora

Front Rotors

15.35 inches

14.6 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.8 inches

The Camaro stops much shorter than the Evora:

Camaro

Evora

70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

148 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Evora (F:305/30R19 & R:325/30R19 vs. F:245/35R19 & R:295/30R20).

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 Evora’s 35 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Camaro offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Evora’s largest wheels are only 19-inches in the front and 20-inches in the rear.

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 Evora 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 Evora doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Camaro offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The Evora’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The Camaro has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Evora doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Camaro’s wheelbase is 9.3 inches longer than on the Evora (110.7 inches vs. 101.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Camaro is 1.6 inches wider in the front and .8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Evora.

The Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe handles at 1.18 G’s, while the Evora GT pulls only 1.04 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Cargo Capacity

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The Camaro Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Evora (9.1 vs. 5.7 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Camaro is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Evora. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because there are no rear spark plugs and the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The Camaro Auto has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Evora doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When two different drivers share the Camaro (except LS/LT1), the optional memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Evora doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Camaro (except LS/LT1)’s optional easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Evora doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Camaro (except LS/LT1) offers an available heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Evora doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Camaro’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Evora has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

The Camaro’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Evora’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them.

The Camaro has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Evora doesn’t offer automatic headlights.

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 Evora doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Camaro’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Evora’s power mirror controls are on the dash where they are possibly hidden by the steering wheel and are awkward to manipulate.

When the Camaro with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Evora’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Camaro’s optional rear and side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Evora doesn’t offer the luxury of automatic dimming mirrors.

On extremely cold winter days, the Camaro’s optional (except LS) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Evora doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Camaro’s optional dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Evora doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

The Camaro’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Evora doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the Camaro has standard steering wheel controls for the radio. The Evora doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Evora doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Model Availability

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The Chevrolet Camaro comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Lotus Evora isn’t available as a convertible.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Camaro second among midsize sporty cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Evora isn’t in the top three.

The Camaro was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 3 of the last 5 years. The Evora has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

Motor Trend selected the Camaro as their 2016 Car of the Year. The Evora has never been chosen.

The Camaro was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2013. The Evora has never been an “All Star.”

The Chevrolet Camaro outsold the Lotus Evora by over 251 to one during 2019.

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