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Pros: Buy the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Cabriolet if you’re looking for a genuine American convertible that offers plenty of selection, acceleration, and recognition, not to mention the added confidence of top-notch safety features. The thick and durable cloth top makes the interior comfortable and quiet. Plus, as a 2+2 car, you can drive your kids (or grandkids) around.

Cons: Skip the Camaro Cabriolet if you’re after something extremely small, light and nimble. Despite providing a lot of grip and handling prowess, it’s a big, heavy car and drives like one.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Cabriolet Price: Pricing for the 2014 Camaro lineup was not available at the time of writing.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Cabriolet Fuel Economy: With no changes to the powerplants, expect the same ratings as last year. Thanks to a direct-injected V6, the Camaro Cabriolet burns as little as 6.6L/100km on the highway in its most fuel-efficient setup.
 
Chevrolet Camaro convertible 2014
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Improvements and Changes: The most significant styling update since the launch of the fifth-generation Camaro in 2010 includes high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds, as well as a wider, lower, more contemporary appearance.

Alas, the newly resurrected Z/28 -- the lightest and most track-capable Camaro ever -- won't be available in drop-top configuration, at least not immediately.

Powertrain: The base LT models get a 3.6L V6 that produces 323 horsepower. SS models benefit from a 6.2L V8 generating up to 426 horsepower. The extreme ZL1 adds a supercharger and other high-tech bits to destroy the road with 580 ponies and 556 lb-ft of torque.
All Camaro Cabriolets are rear-wheel drive and can be specified with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Cargo Capacity: The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Cabriolet's trunk can hold up to 289 litres of cargo with the top up, but just 221 litres when it's down.

Safety: Standard equipment includes stability and traction control, OnStar assistance, as well as front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger. Some of the higher trim levels stand out with high-performance Brembo brakes.

Comparing the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Cabriolet: The most direct threat obviously comes from the Ford Mustang Cabriolet, but we should also mention the Nissan 370Z Roadster (two seats only). The more upscale Audi A5 Cabriolet, BMW 3 Series Cabriolet, and Infiniti Q60 Convertible deserve consideration, too.