|MUST READ 2017 Camaro Review|
MUST READ 2017 Camaro Review
What's New for 2017
Other than those changes, the Camaro in V-6 and standard V-8 guises remains basically the same as the 2016, with a few minor changes and one major one. You can find specs and information on the V-6 here and the V-8 here.
There are new 18- and 20-inch wheel designs, a new rearview mirror — it's actually pretty cool — and a new shift knob and hill start assist for manual-transmission models.
It's the MyLink multimedia and navigation system, however, that folks have been waiting for.
MyLink, sans the navigation functions, is standard on all LT, SS and ZL1 models for 2017. Base, LS cars retain the 2016's simple radio.
The system sort of floats in the middle of the dash in a somewhat awkward position. Clearly, the original car's designers never fathomed needing a 7-inch touch-screen for anything.
MyLink's strength is its array of features and an easy-to-read screen. You can play Pandora and Stitcher internet radio through applications in MyLink itself, and I was able to stream iHeartRadio from my iPhone, as well. Shortcut "buttons" along either side of the screen are touch-sensitive panels rather than actual buttons, and it's hard to know when you've managed to activate them. There's no feedback via a click sound, like in Chevy's Volt, or force feedback, like in the new Cadillac Cue system.
When the buttons did register I enjoyed getting exactly what I wanted immediately on the screen. It's an intuitive layout, and the touch-screen "buttons" themselves are large and easy to reach. They also respond to your touch by changing color, limiting how much second-glancing you need to do to complete a task.
The navigation option will be available later in the 2017 model year.