My daughter sold her 2015 after 1 year. I drove it a few times. Personally, I like the look of the car. I get it, it's a personal thing. However, getting in and out of it is a real chore. I cannot do so without thumping my head on the roof. I'm only 5'8" and with my but flat on the seat, my head hits the roof just above the driver's window area. It's not possible to get in the car without having to duck. The roof line is wayyyyyy to low. Add to that that the seat is too low to the ground. At 61 years old, I don't need to do calisthenics every time I want to get in the car.
I like to ride with the window down and my elbow on the top edge of the door, and my hand on the roof. We've all done this. But ya have to put your elbow at eye level to try to do this in the Camaro. The car is just all wrong. Not to mention that it looks VERY little like its grandfather: the 67 Camaro that I had in high school.
Took my SRT 392 to the family reunion yesterday. Handed the keys to my young cousin. Before I knew it, there were 5 teens scrambling into the car and off they went for some fun. 17 year old Caleb came back glowing. "That's my all time DREAM car," he quipped. Thank you for letting us take it out. Didn't hear one complaint about there being NO ROOM in the car.
This stuff matters. When a manufacturer is too concerned with making a car LOOK cool, and could care less about it's functionality, sooner or later it costs them in sales.
I agree Camaros are more difficult to get in & out of. But they always have been in comparison to other cars in their given time period. Had 2 1978's way back in the day & a 2001 Trans Am. They were something you had to get used to. I also agree the top of door height should be lower on the current Gen 5 & 6 Camaro. Seeing out of it should not be as bad as it is. Who ever thought that gun slat window treatment in the design room at Chevrolet should be fired. Bet that turns a lot of regular car buyers off before they even test drive it.
That said, the Challenger body panels are also very tall as well. Particularly when you pull up behind one from an angle, the rear quarters appear insanely tall. Not bashing the car at all, but both the Gen 5 & 6 Camaro & Challenger body panels seem tall. Maybe it is for meeting crash testing/safety purposes?
Pulled up some quick measurements for the 2015 Camaro & Challenger. Showing the Challenger is 7" longer at 198" vs 191" for Camaro. The overall height is 58" (Challenger) & 54"(Camaro). There is your headroom & being able to look out. Weights for the V6 models were within 50 lbs of one another.
Edit: Current Gen 6 Camaro is shorter at 188" & another inch shorter at 53" in comparison to the gen 5 2015. It also went on a diet as a 1LT V6 weighs in around 3350 lbs.
There are much more defined sales stats here going back to 2009. Jun 2017 Camaro Sales Figures (and vs. Mustang & Challenger) - CAMARO6
The infotainment screen actually points downward in these cars so I found myself bending downward to look at it while driving.
I think that was an attempt to prevent sun glare as it is not inset in the dash.