2017 Chevrolet Camaro


The 2017 Chevrolet  Camaro is a mid-sized car that has its place just below the sports car because of its 10-speed. It has super good handling, variety in the engine lineup, and tire-shredding strength. Moreover, the specs are not just limited to a powerful SS model this time because even the base model offers a turbo engine of 4 cylinders to give 275 hp and 335 horsepower V-6 which is similar to that of a V8.

This is the pick point for most of the customers that buy the Chevrolet Camaro. Whereas, the SS model is impressive enough to go from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. This model is nearly a sports car and is designed to compete with Ford Mustang. It leaves behind its competitors in many aspects but still, every vehicle has some drawbacks. Likewise, Chevrolet Camaro’s new design and styling is not for daily work use, it has relatively bad visibility of blind spots. Its backseat is not much comfortable and the trunk is not spacious for luggage, but overall it has a powerful engine so it is not compatible with everyone.

What are the upgrades in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

  • The 2017 model of Chevrolet Camaro comes with impressively good handling for turns.
  • It offers a strong acceleration of the V6 engine to the V8 one.
  • The upgrade of adaptive suspension has made the ride smooth
  • It comes with standard equipment that provides solid value

2017 Chevrolet Camaro models

The 2017 Camaro is a convertible four-seater coupe that comes in five trims.

They are 1LT, 2LT,1SS,2SS and ZL1 varients.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The LT trims: The 1LT trim and the 2LT trim are both LT level trims and offer the following specifications:

  • A turbo engine lined up with four cylinders.
  • A standard 2.0-liter engine that can produce 275hp power with a combined torque of 295 lb-feet.
  • A 3.6l, V-6 engine that can produce 335 horsepower with a torque of 284 pound-feet is also a specific option in LT trims.
  • Both trims have a 6-speed manual transmission and offer rear-wheel drive.
  • The 8-speed automatic transmission is optional for LT trims.
  • The additional standard technical features of 1LT trim include the following specs
Alloy wheelsEighteen-inch
LED lights 
Slip differential(manual transmission)`
Rearview camera 
Keyless entry 
Remote start 
Power adjustable seats 
Leather-covered steering wheel 
LTE and WiFi 
Touch screen7 inch
Smartphone apps 
Audio system(6 speakers)
  • Additional features of 2LT trim are as follows:
Technology package contents 
Climate control 
Heated seats 
Ventilated front seats 
RearviewAuto-dimming mirror
Heat-up display 
Steering wheelheated
Warning alarms 
Blindspot sensors 
Wireless charger 
Lane departure assistance 
Collision warning 

In short, a pair of notable packages are available for both, the 1LT and 2LT trims.

The 1SS trim level:

The SS models come with V-8 engines. The 1SS trim has a 6.2 liter, V-8 to produce a good 455 horsepower with 455 pounds-feet of combined torque. It also has a 6-speed manual and an auto rev-match downshift function. It comes with an optional 8-speed automatic machine, wheels (20-inch), split differential (limited), 4 piston brakes, FE3 suspension that is sports-tuned, xenon lights, and upgraded gauges.

The 2SS trim level:

The 2SS trim has all the features of 2LT trim, in addition to lights and an attractive interior. It also has some additional convenience features such as a sunroof, the V-6 and V-8 beasts, a heavy-duty cooling system, a navigation system for users’ convenience, a brakes system is heavy, a satin black hood, and aerodynamic spoilers

Technology package contents 
Climate control 
Heated seats(on the front)
Ventilated front seats 
RearviewAuto-dimming mirror
Heat-up display 
Steering wheelheated
Warning alarms 
Blindspot sensors 
Wireless charger 
Lane departure assistance 
Collision warning 

The ZL1 variant of the Chevrolet Camaro:

This trim comes with a Supercharge V-8 engine that also has performance boosters. Several items that are optional and stand-alone, let you customize your 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. It offers a 6.2 liter V-8 that has the ability to produce 640 horsepower with a combined torque of 640 pounds-feet. For the ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro, a 6-speed manual comes standard but a ten-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Owner’s Manual

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Owners Manual can still be found to learn more about the specifications and operation of the vehicle. An owner manual will cover maintaince and basic operation of the vehicle.

Contrasted with the Chevrolet Camaro Service Manual, which is required for vehicle repair, the operator manual tends to be less technical. However, both books are essential materials for operators and mechanics of the vehicle.

Drawbacks of this car:

  • It doesn’t have a spacious room for legs on the rear seats. Its rear seats are uncomfortable for passengers and better for putting luggage.
  • Talking of which, it’s good because the trunk is not spacious enough for luggage either. It is nearly non-existential.
  • It has a sporty body which makes it difficult for daily use because it has bad visibility.
  • The v-8 models go out of budget for some.

Interesting Fact:

It is analyzed that according to Gm’s claim, the ZL1 model of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro which offers a 10-speed automatic transmission, can shift faster than Porsche which has a dual-clutch transmission. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was co-developed with Ford.

Key Rivals:

The Ford Mustang, 2017 Dodge Challenger, and BMW 4 Series are its main competitors.

Sounds and Vibrations:

Camaro has both cruiser engines but the V-6 has the most unpleasant noise. The thicker tires of SS trims are noisier but one of them is debatably better. The addition of optional exhaust adds up to noise.


The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro has a good ride quality that becomes smoother with the addition of adaptive dampers that come optional. People have different choices of comfort levels, some may like the front seats of Camaro but others just find discomfort in the lower cushion of seats. The back seats are congested for legs. The addition of armrests and padded doors adds a nice touch to its interior but with cramped backseats, comfort seems impossible.

The new suspensions provide excellent damping to give a smooth ride. It has efficient handling and an option for adaptive suspensions that can cover wider surfaces especially when the impact is larger.