2017 Chevrolet Camaro – Anyone shopping for a sporty two-door coupe will most likely come across the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. Although the segment offers multiple alternatives, the 2017 Camaro stands out in terms of its surprising nimble and sharp handling, lots of standard equipment, brawny V6 and V8 engines, and smooth ride quality. In addition to providing the new model’s updates for the exterior and interior, this review also provides other crucial details including the 2017 Camaro’s release date and price estimates.
For 2017, the new model gains features such as the new Teen Driver mode, specialized branding and exterior touches, 640-horsepower-cranking Camaro ZL1, and a track-oriented 1LE package. It’s been around fifty years now ever since the first Camaro debuted in the automotive scene. And within this time, just like any other vehicle with such a long and rich history, it has had its fair share of successes and failures. The result is a sophisticated, comfortable, and mature sport coupe and convertible.
Also debuting this model year is the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2017 comes with unprecedented levels of straight-line acceleration, refinement, technology, and track capability. At the heart of its performance is a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine rated at 640 horsepower and 640 pounds-feet of torque.
The Chevrolet Camaro 2017 sets the benchmark for attainable track performance. Beneath the hood is a 3.6L V6 engine good for 335 horsepower. Some of the features it comes with include Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers, available Recaro seats, unique high flow upper and lower grille, satin black hood, unique three piece rear spoiler, standard dual mode exhaust system, suede steering wheel, mechanical limited-slip differential, lightweight 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, and FE3 suspension components.
Back to the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, it comes with well-sorted power plants ranging from a standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine to a boffo 6.2L V8 engine that cranks out a whopping 455 horsepower and 455 pounds-feet of torque. On top of the well-sorted power plants, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is also significantly lighter and offers plenty of available technologies.
Rivals include the 2017 Ford Mustang, 2017 Dodge Challenger, and 2017 Ford Shelby GT350. Others include the Audi TT, and BMW 2 Series.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Release Date & Price
Its release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017. Both the Camaro SS and the Camaro LT go for sale for an MSRP stating from $36,905 and $30,401 respectively. Pricing includes the destination charge as well.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior
“The new model is as a result of the feedback we’ve got from literally thousands of Gen 5 Camaro owners who told us what they thought should be improved for the next-gen Camaro. As a result, the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is immensely successful in terms of handling, technologies, and power. We expect it to set the benchmark for its class,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.
The leaner, tighter architecture is complemented by a more-athletic, sculpted exterior that also includes features such as LED technology, and modern lighting signatures. According to Chevrolet, the new model comes with a choice of 10 exterior colors, dealer-available accessories, lighting options, and five interior color combinations.
The design is aerodynamically optimized to improve downforce and reduce drag.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Interior
The seats are comfortable and supportive than before, although those of some rivals may actually be better. Material quality has improved a bit over the previous model. The central driver information screen, speedometer, and the tachometer are well-integrated and have a cleaner look. The MyLink infotainment system is sharper looking and more responsive than past systems and includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
Some of the standard accessories and features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, a seven-inch touchscreen display, air conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, dual USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar technology, a six-way power passenger seat, a rearview camera, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Four trims are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: 2SS, 1SS, 1LT, and 2LT. The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE and ZLE1 Convertible reviews are offered separately, as are the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and RS models.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 81-85 ft³
Cargo volume: 7-9 ft³
Curb weight: 3400-3600 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 20/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Summit White, Black, Bright Yellow, Silver Ice Metallic, Garnet Red Tintcoat, Hyper Blue Metallic, Red Hot, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Three engines are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: a 455-horsepower- yielding 6.2L V8, a 3.6L V6 engine that puts out 335 horsepower, and a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 275 horsepower. The turbocharged four-cylinder with an automatic gets 25 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.
A blind spot monitor, lane-departure warning, remote door locking, automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance, on-demand roadside assistance, and rear-cross traffic alerts. The IIHS gave the Chevrolet Camaro 2017 a “Good” rating for small-overlap frontal offset and side impact crash tests.
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