2017 Chevy Camaro Lineup
The Chevy Camaro is a loved American muscle car and performance vehicle that turns 50 this year. When Chevy created the Chevy Camaro in 1967 it was to compete with the Ford Mustang. Since then, the Chevy Camaro has transformed through different models, trims, and design changes, but it has remained a top-performer through the years. In fact, the 2016 Chevy Camaro was the Motor Trend Car of the Year and Chevy is aiming to win again in 2017.
To celebrate the Camaro’s 50th year of production, Chevrolet is creating a special-edition 50th Anniversary Camaro trim. The special-edition trim will be sold alongside the other Camaro models including the all-new Camaro ZL1.
This year's sixth-generation Camaro has many changes and updates that will make buyers and drivers happy. The biggest change is the Camaro’s weight. The 2017 Camaro weighs significantly less, allowing for faster and smoother performance. In addition, many stylistic features both internally and externally have been added.
Trims and Engines
The 2017 Camaro is available as a coupe or a hard-top convertible and in four different trims, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS. Coming this fall, there will also be an all-new 2017 Camaro ZL1 and to celebrate the Camaro’s 50th, a 50th Anniversary Edition is currently available on the 2LT and 2SS trims. The new ZL1 will also have with a soft-top convertible option
1LT and 2LT Engine
The Camaro 1LT and 2LT have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, but buyers have the option of an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission as well. This engine is a 275-horsepower engine that pushes out 295 lb-ft of torque and helps the Camaro to go from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds with the manual transmission.
Buyers looking for extra power on the 1LT or 2LT trims can upgrade to a 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine that is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. When this engine is under the hood the Camaro can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds when equipped with the automatic transmission.
SS and ZL1 Engines
The Camaro 1SS and 2SS trims are powered by a more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission or the available 8-speed automatic transmission. The 6.2-liter engine generates 455-horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. In comparison to the 3.6-liter engine, the 6.2-liter engine with an automatic transmission shaves off more than a second in 0-60 acceleration putting it at 4 seconds flat.
The all-new 2017 Camaro ZL1 model is the most powerful Camaro and it will be equipped with a supercharged LT4 6.2L V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 10-speed automatic transmission. This 650-horsepower engine pushes out the same amount of horsepower and torque as the Chevy Corvette Z06.
New Aerodynamic Design
Shedding 390 pounds, the new sixth-generation 2017 Camaro has been designed with lightweight materials and with an aerodynamic fastback body. Though at first glance the Camaro LT and SS look similar, there are exterior differences that set both models apart in appearance and performance.
The 2017 Chevy Camaro LT LT comes standard with 18-inch lightweight aluminum wheels, LED daytime running lamps, halogen projector-beam headlamps and a grille unique to LT. Buyers have the option of the RS Appearance package, which includes 20-inch rims a deck-mounted rear spoiler, LED taillights and RS badging.
The Camaro SS is more the more performance driven trim, so it has extra elements to help increase speed and handling. The Camaro SS has a unique rear spoiler, functional air vents on the hood and integrated brake cooling ducts in the front grille. The Camaro SS comes standard with 20-inch wheels, HID headlamps with LED signature accents, LED taillamps and intelligent performance technologies. The Chevy Camaro SS also comes standard with performance Brembo brakes.
Interior and Technology
The 2017 Camaro interior is stylish, comfortable, and strategically designed for maximum practicality. Convenience features such as a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, flat-bottom steering wheel that offers more legroom, and a center console with dual-cup holders and a great amount of storage come standard on every Camaro trim.
Comfort and style features include a leather wrapped steering wheel which is available heated, and cloth seating which can be upgraded to leather with heating and ventilation features. Additionally, buyers have the option of adding interior spectrum lighting that comes standard on the 2SS to the 2LT. This unique lighting system lets drivers select one of 24 colors to course around the radio, door trim and cup holders. The color spectrum reacts to changes in drive mode, or drivers can select “show mode” to trigger a pulsing, full-color light show.
In addition to the interior features, the Camaro comes with many standard useful and entertaining technology. The standard technology features include SiriusXM satellite radio for a year, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MyLink, and power seats. Available technology upgrades include an 8-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, a wireless smart phone charger, an 8-inch center display screen, and a heads-up display.
New 2017 Camaro Models
2017 Chevy Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition
The Camaro 50th Anniversary trim comes with unique features that set it apart from the other Camaro coupe or convertible 2LT and 2SS trims. The exterior 50th Anniversary Edition has a nightfall gray metallic exterior, exclusive 20-inch special 50th Anniversary wheels, an orange 50th Anniversary stripe package and badging, and matching orange brake calipers. Orange accents also continue on the inside of the car’s black leather seats that have orange stitching.
All-new Camaro ZL1
The all-new Camaro ZL1 has already been making noise with its performance engine and it will be available in dealerships this fall. As mentioned earlier, the ZL1 will be equipped with a supercharged 6.2L LT4 engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or the available 10-speed automatic transmission. To further increase performance, the ZL1 model is equipped with performance technologies like the Magnetic Ride Suspension, Performance Traction Management and electronic Limited Slip Differential.
All-in-all the performance parts and engineering helps the Camaro ZL1 to push out 650-horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. To give the Camaro ZL1 a sturdy and safe base, the ZL1 will ride on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires and each of them will have large Brembo front and rear brakes.
Safety, Warranty and Pricing
Above Standard Safety
All Chevy vehicles come with a three series plan to prevent, protect, and respond. The technology to prevent accidents is arguably one of the best parts apart of Chevy safety. Camaros come with preventive technology including a rear vision parking camera with available park assist, StabiliTrak - a stability control system, and available technology such as side blind zone alert, lane change alert, and rear cross traffic alert.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents just aren’t preventable. In these cases, Camaros come loaded with safety technology features to assure the utmost protection for the driver and passengers. These safety features are eight standard airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags (a new feature), and an ultra-strength-steel safety cage.
Additionally, Chevy safety tech systems continue to help the driver and passenger after an accident with OnStar Guidance. OnStar Guidance is a software system that sends out an alert to let authorities know there has been an accident and informs them of the location in the unfortunate event the driver and passengers are unable to speak. OnStar Guidance comes free for the first three months and then can be purchased by the driver.
Warranty and Pricing
Warranties are standard across all trims and models. The warranties for Chevy Camaros include a three year, 36,000 mile basic warranty and a five year, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
The 2017 Chevy Camaro 1LT Coupe starts at $26,305 and varies depending on trim and added features. The Camaro convertible base trim begins at $33,305 and also goes up depending on trim and additional features selected. The 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS coupe starts at $41,905 and the 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS convertible starts at $48,905