With a turbocharged four-cylinder base engine beneath its hood and a new hardware under its skin, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro reputation is poised to get even better. This iconic pony also comes with a smooth and serene ride, fuel-efficient turbo-4, sharp and nimble handling, a prodigious grip, and boffo V6 and V8 engines. Its date of release according to various sources should be expected in the 2nd Q of 2017.
Fuel-efficient engines and muscle scars are naturally tantamount to each other as puritanical living and Keith Richards. And while the automotive landscape has evolved from the one in ’67, you would need to think long and hard before embarking on a long trip with a fuel-sapping Sherman tank-size Cadillac.
Nowadays, volatile fuel prices and high cost of living have made automakers downsizing their engine consumption, and this is what GM has done with the Chevrolet Camaro for 2017. The base four banger, for instance, generates a whopping 275 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. And its EPA ratings have never been this good.
It comes riding on a new platform – “Alpha” which comes with several additional benefits over the previous underpinning. For example, it is lightweight, narrower and slightly shorter than the outgoing model. Fuel savvy buyers will also fall in love with the cylinder deactivation system that, under light acceleration, cuts power it sends to the cylinders by 50%.
When we come to the available competition, the 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost edges closer in terms of power and interior appointment. Others in the segment include the 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, the 2017 Audi TT, and the eye-popping 707-hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat. But even with so many bogeys baying for its blood, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is nonetheless a capable coupe that offers modern refinement, movie-star styling, and tire-burning power.
Chevrolet Camaro – Trims Available
The redesigned vehicle will be available in four trims: 2SS, 1SS, 2LT, and 1LT trims. The ZL1 is covered in a separate review.
Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Chevrolet Camaro
The ILT’s list of standard features and equipment includes keyless ignition and entry, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual exhaust tips, automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adjustable drive modes, a six-way power passenger seat, cruise control, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, a limited-slip differential and an eight-way power driver seat.
Equipment include a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio control, an auxiliary audio jack, two USB ports, satellite and HD radio, Android Auto, OnStar, a six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, and Chevy’s MyLink interface.
Upgrading to the 2LT trim gets you ventilated and heated front seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an infotainment system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, configurable ambient lighting, driver memory settings, wireless device charging, illuminated sill plates, rear parking sensors, rear-cross traffic alert, an upgraded multifunction gauge cluster display, a lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
Stepping to the 1SS gets you a sport-tuned suspension system, a rear spoiler, run-flat tires, 20-inch tires, an 8-inch multifunction display, quad exhaust outlets, xenon headlights, a rear spoiler, upgraded brakes, and a “Track” driving mode.
At the zenith of them all is the 2SS trim that adds an adaptive suspension damper, a performance exhaust, unique interior accents, a sunroof, a navigation system, and all the contents of the Heavy Duty Cooling and Brake package.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Engine Specs
Three engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. The 1LT and 2LT come standard with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The power – 275 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque is then transferred to the wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission.
The other engine is a 3.6L V6 engine that is optional on the 1LT and 2LT trims. With this engine expect an output of 335 horsepower and 284 lbs. ft. of torque.
Finally, both the 1SS and 2SS employ a V8 engine with a displacement of 6.2L. The power – 455 horsepower and 455 lbs. ft. of torque gets pumped to the wheels via the eight-speed manual transmission system.
According to Chevrolet, it only takes 5.4 seconds for the four-cylinder turbocharged model to hit 60 mph, and 5.5 seconds with the automatic.
ZL1 Release Date & 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Price
The 2nd Q of 2017 is the expected release date of the vehicle. As for its price, expect a base price of $25,700.
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