Chevrolet has recently launched the 2019 Camaro that has the starting price of $26,495. This model packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine that delivers 275 horses and 284 lb-ft of torque as a base option. However, this vehicle is more expensive than some of its competitors such as the Toyota 86 and Mazda MX-5, and not everyone can afford it. If you really want to purchase the 2019 Chevy Camaro, but you cannot for some reason, we provide seven less expensive alternatives.
7. 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS
There isn’t a vehicle more similar to the new Camaro than the older Camaro. You can easily find the SS under the $25,000 mark. Moreover, this model is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 426 hp, and this unit is connected to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission – that is your choice. RWD is standard, and it may not be as modern as the current version, but it will do.
6. 2012-2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Another vehicle that you can have for less than $25,000 and which even may be considered better than the Camaro is the Ford Mustang Boss 302. It is the special edition of the Mustang, and it comes with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers between 420 and 444 horsepower. Unfortunately, Ford offers only one transmission option with this engine, and it is a six-speed manual.
5. 2010-2018 Dodge Challenger R/T or SRT-8
When it comes to the Challenger, there are two potential models that can replace the popular Camaro. With the Challenger, Dodge is preserving its muscle car heritage. If you are one of the people who want a comfortable muscle car with a large V8 under its hood, the Challenger is the way to go. The best option might be the R/T that packs a 5.7-liter V8 good for 375 horsepower. However, there is also the SRT-8 with a 6.1-liter V8 rated at 425 hp – but which model you should choose is a matter of your taste.
4. 2008-2015 Infiniti G37
Different carmakers will try to dethrone the Camaro with their models, and one of its competitors is the Infiniti G37. It uses a 3.7-liter V6 that generates 330 hp and are transferred to the wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The buyers could opt for a rarified six-speed manual as well.
3. 2013-2018 Cadillac ATS
For some people, driving a luxury car is what they aim for. Sure, luxury matters, especially when it comes to leaving a good impression. And for that, the best car is the Cadillac ATS. Just like the Camaro, the ATS is underpinned by the Alpha platform which proved to be excellent. Under its hood is a 2.0-liter I4 that delivers 272 horsepower. If you do opt for this vehicle, bear in mind that you will be forced to use the Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, which is one of the worst you can find. Still, the ATS is a nice alternative to the Camaro.
2. 2008-2013 BMW 1 Series
Even though we are talking about the used BMW 1 Series, it is the car that can have better value than the new Camaro. Under the hood of the BMW is a turbocharged I6 that makes 300 horsepower and there are three transmission options – six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and seven-speed dual clutch. And the price of the 1 Series is drastically lower.
1. 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO
If you really want to go for an oldie, we suggest the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO. It may be more difficult to find it nowadays, but this model features a 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 350 hp. If you don’t like this engine, there is also the version with a 6.0-liter V8 that goes up to 400 ponies. Depending on the condition of the car, you can find it between $9,000 and $20,000.
Which one is your favorite Camaro alternative?