Chevrolet understands what customers expect from the Camaro, and the all-new sixth-generation model is poised to exceed those expectations. According to GM, only the parts carried over from the last Camaro to this one are the bowtie and the SS badge. The new Camaro rides on GM's Alpha platform, which is shared with both the Cadillac ATS and CTS. It's an incredibly stiff and light foundation for a performance car, and coupled with weight loss elsewhere in the build -- 200 pounds in total -- the Camaro packs quite a punch.
The new Camaro is offered in five trim levels: 1LT, 2LT, 1LE, 1SS and 2SS. It is also the most fuel efficient to date, thanks to three fantastic engines. The 2.0L turbocharged four puts out an impressive 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque while posting a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds and returning an estimated 30 mpg on the highway, according to GM.
The direct-injected 3.6L V6 features variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation -- a V6 first -- all of which combine for 335 horsepower and 284-pound-feet of torque, plus up to 27 mpg on the highway. GM claims it will hit 60 mph from a stop in just over five seconds. The engine is the most powerful naturally aspirated V6 in its class.
Finally, the 6.2L V8 is also direct-injected and makes a healthy 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque -- enough to propel the Camaro SS to 60 mph just 4 seconds. It, too, features cylinder deactivation, and the engine returns an estimated 28 mpg on the highway.
Suspension is handled thanks to double-pivot control arms and struts up front and a five-link setup in the rear. Chevy's adaptive Magnetic Ride Control damping system is optional on the SS and provides fully adjustable control for aggressive cornering.
A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all Camaros, while an 8-speed automatic with steering wheel paddles is optional. In the SS, it features rev matching during downshifts.
The Camaro is available in either coupe or convertible form, and trim levels are more or less equal. The chief difference, of course, is the automatic drop top, which can be controlled by either the key fob or a button on the dash. It can be lowered at speeds up to 30 mph.
The entry-level 1LT Camaro offers standard automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and, when equipped with the manual transmission, a limited-slip differential. Included inside are 8-way driver and 6-way passenger power-adjustable cloth seats. A rear vision camera, cruise control and a tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel are also included, as are a 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and 4G LTE WiFi connectivity and Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment on a 7-inch touchscreen. An adjustable Drive Mode Selector is also standard and includes Tour, Sport and Snow/Ice settings.
The 2LT adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and ventilated leather front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and an upgraded infotainment system with an 8-inch screen and Bose premium audio.
In addition to its monster V8 engine, the 1SS trim is outfitted much like the 1LT but also adds xenon headlights and LED taillights, quad exhausts and a rear spoiler. Beneath the surface there's a limited-slip differential, upgraded brakes and suspension, and a Track mode is added to the Drive Mode Selector for extra aggressive performance. The 1SS rides on run-flat tires and 20-inch wheels.
Finally, the 2SS Camaro builds upon the 2LT with the Convenience and Lighting Packages, which add heated, auto-dimming outside mirrors, illuminated sill plates, a heated steering wheel, inductive mobile device charging, a heads-up display and improved gauge cluster, and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning.
Popular options for the 1LT and 2LT include the RS Package, which features appearance items like xenon headlights and LED taillights, 20-inch wheels, and a unique grille and front spoiler.
Safety features include several airbags, including full-length side curtain, traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and OnStar with automatic crash notification, remote unlocking and turn-by-turn navigation.
Efficient, Powerful Engines
For 2017 Chevrolet have added the 1LE package to their just-redesigned Camaro. Aimed at buyers who intend to use their Camaro on the racetrack, the 1LE package features stiffer suspension, better brakes and stickier tires. Previously a V8-only option, 2017 marks the first year that the coveted 1LE package will be available on V6 Camaros as well.
The sixth-generation Camaro improves upon the outgoing model in every way, making it even more competitive with rivals like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. The turbocharged 4-cylinder returns impressive fuel economy, and the available V6 is the most powerful in its class. With upgraded cabin materials, selectable driving modes, and slick retro-modern styling, the 2017 Camaro is hard to beat.
Transmission, 8-speed automatic includes transmission oil cooler and (BTV) remote vehicle starter system (When ordered with (LGX) 3.6L V6 engine, also includes Active Fuel Management. Included with (PCL) 1LT Preferred Package with 20" Black Wheels and Auto Trans.)
Rear axle, 3.27 ratio (Included and only available with (LTG) 2.0L Turbo engine.)
Paddle-shift manual controls (Included and only available with (MX0) 8-speed automatic transmission.)
Driver Selector Mode up to 4 modes available for various driving conditions - Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and Track (SS and ZL1 models only)
Battery rundown protection
Rear wheel drive
Steering, power, variable ratio, electric
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Fueling system, capless
Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips
Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) Silver-painted aluminum
Tires, 245/50R18, blackwall, all-season
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color
Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washers
Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7" diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system feature, USB ports, 2 and auxiliary input jack
OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 GM models. Enjoy a 12-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Bluetooth for phone
Antenna, integral rear window
Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, fin-type (Black, except when (WRS) RS Package is ordered and changes to body-color.)
Seats, Cloth front Sport bucket
Seat adjuster, driver, 8-way power
Seat adjuster, front passenger, 6-way power
Seat, rear, folding
Floor mats, carpeted front
Dead pedal, driver
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped, flat-bottom
Steering column, manual rake and telescopic
Driver Information Center, color display
Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
Power outlet, 1 located on center console
Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Keyless Open and Start includes 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel mounted
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered, non-illuminated
Trunk release, power
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Cup holders, 2 front
Lighting, front reading lamps
Shift knob, leather-wrapped
StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes traction control
Daytime Running Lamps, LED
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, thorax side-impact and knee, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Fleet orders receive a 6-month trial. Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
Rear Vision Camera
Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions includes front seat driver and front passenger safety belt pretensioners
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats