When you think about an not so ordinary car, but its name isn’t anything spectacular, you know it’s Camaro. The reason we say this is that this car is fifty years present, and its presence is common like with some household appliance. The only downfall of this American icon was a ceased production from 2002 to 2009 due to lower demand and therefore sales. But completely redesigned Camaro showed its face in 2009. Good sales were back on track and not long after that, the sixth generation of Camaro was surfaced for 2016 model year. Right next comes the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. It comes with two body versions, three engines, and four trim levels.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro – Design
With either the coupe or the convertible, design is unique and breathtaking. Throughout the whole body, muscle lines are more than just visible, and they are put in a way to achieve the best possible aerodynamics. When it comes to appearance you can from 10 colors in the color palette, while three of them are premium: Bright Yellow, Garnet Red Tincoat, and Hyper Blue Metallic and they cost $345 extra. What would a Camaro be if there are no strips or decals? There is 29 available to choose from, some are free, while other go from $195 all the way to $595. Of course, everything depends on trim selection and we’ll cover everyone. All trim levels are same for both coupe and convertible versions.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro – 1LT
On the front, grille consists of wide air intake with vertical lines, with vertical LED fog lights on each side. Above thin line connects LED headlights with daylight running lights. Hood is sculpted for maximum aerodynamics while the whole body lies on 18-inch alloy wheels. On the inside with this trim selected, there are cloth power 8-way driver and 6-way passenger seats. There is also on-zone climatic control and a standard 7-inch touchscreen. For this trim, you have 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This is also the base engine of Cadillac CTS and ATS. If that is not enough for you, you can also have 3.6-liter V6 for $1495 extra. This one produces 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro – 2LT
If you opt for the LT trim you’ll have all of the above with a few additions. Although the design is the same you’ll get dual-zone automatic climate control, while seats are heated and ventilated. No cloth is used here, seats are covered in leather. There is also Bose premium sound system and instead 7-inch, you’ll have an 8-inch diagonal touchscreen.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro – 1SS And 2SS
Now we come to more interesting part and that is the SS trim levels. 1SS and 2SS are basically the same as before mentioned trims. But in addition to 1LT trim, here you get HID headlights with LED signature lighting accents. Hood also gets air intake holes. Rear lights are also LED. On the back, there is also stanchion spoiler while down below there is dual mode exhaust. Instead of 18-inch here are 20-inch aluminum wheels. The overall design is much more aggressive. Interior ambient lighting is standard, and it’s available in 24 different colors, which can be cycled via the touchscreen.But the most important difference lies under the hood. This time, you have 455 horsepower coming from the 6.2-liter V8 engine. As for the 2SS trim, you’ll have all from the 1SS but there is also Convenience and Lighting package added.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro – Conclusion
For all models two transmissions are available, either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic with optional paddle shifters. With either one of those transmissions, power is sent only to rear wheels since RWD is an only available option. The downside of 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is that even it has rear seat adults can forget about seating comfortably. The legroom in the rear seat is almost non-existing. But then again, this isn’t your everyday car to transport your family members. It is an American icon, a muscle car that’s tearing the road with a beautiful sound from the V8. If you like to know the prices for the coupe and convertible versions and trim levels, take a look at pricing table below.