American muscle has returned in a big way over the past several years, thanks in no small part to the return of the iconic 2017 Camaro. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro continues this tradition, with a few small tweaks to its smile-inducing formula of big horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and retro style.
The 2017 Camaro look hasn’t changed much since its return but that’s not a detraction in the slightest. The styling holds up well, appearing modern while retaining undeniably retro cues like a long hood, short rear deck, and burly fender arches. For 2017, there is a new exterior paint option and the 18- and 20- inch wheels have been restyled. The 2017 Camaro is still available as both a coupe and a convertible, with a soft-top that lowers in only 20 seconds.
Three engine options are spread across the 2017 Camaro’s various trim levels.The 2017 Camaro LS and the 2017 Camaro LT models get the base engine, a 323-horsepower, 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6 with 278 pounds-feet of torque. 2017 Camaro SS models step things up with a 400-horsepower (426-horsepower with the manual transmission), 6.2-liter V-8 that pumps out 410 pounds-feet of torque (420 with the manual). For those who really demand the ultimate performance and power from their vehicle, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 which debuted in 2016 offers a 580-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that delivers 556 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The 2017 Camaro SS adds a few mechanical components for 2017: electric power steering is standard and a dual-mode exhaust is available. All 2017 Camaros with the manual transmission now feature hill start assist and the 2017 Camaro ZL1’s shift knob.
Inside, the 2017 Camaro’s interior impresses with its build quality and unique instrument panel, which splits the tachometer and speedometer into separate clusters. There is a new frameless rearview mirror for 2017 as well. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows and lock, and keyless entry. Although the 2017 Camaro looks retro, it can be outfitted with some of latest technology, including a head-up display which shows info on the windshield and Chevy’s My Link entertainment system which includes a touch-screen display and navigation.
All new 2017 Camaros comes with OnStar and one free year of GM’s Safe and Sound plan. Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock brakes, side-impact, front, and side curtain (coupe) airbags, and traction control.
An old-fashioned muscle car with modern accoutrements, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro will leave smiles on your face whether you’re at the drag strip or cruising around town.