2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Rating7.4

Ranked #5 in Compact Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$26,600 - $30,405

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Key Spec of 2017 Chevrolet Camaro
fuel economy

22/25/31

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (recommended)

horsepower

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2017 model year offers three trims for the Chevrolet Camaro, with a 2.0L 4-Cylinder configuration. The trims are the Camaro 1LS, priced at $25,905, the Camaro 1LT, priced at $26,600, and the Camaro 2LT, priced at $30,405. The given engine specs offer a power output of 275 hp and a torque generation of 295 lb-ft of torque, this makes it capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

With an intimidating exterior design and a spacious front row of the interior cabin, the 2017 Camaro grabs the attention of its onlookers. It is further known for its unmatchable safety offering that the competitors look up to. The rivals get tough competition up against the 2017 Toyota 86, 2017 Subaru BRZ, and the 2017 Honda Accord.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful engine and acceleration

Crampped back seats

2 colors added to the lineup

Sporty exterior

Lacks visibility due to chopped roof design

No significant Change

Spacious front seats

Cargo capacity could be better

Impressive Safety Offering

Slightly low gas mileage as compared to competition

Over All Rating

7.4

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy7.50
Interior7.00
Exterior9.00
Safety7.50
Competition6.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Compact Coupe

#7 in Coupe


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Trims

1LT$26,600 onwards

  • Remote start engine
  • Steering-Wheel-Mounted paddle shifters

2LT$30,405 onwards

  • 8-Inch MyLink touchscreen
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Nine-Speaker Bose audio system

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro27
Price Drop, $2020
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 335 hp 6cyl 8A)

$22,980
Est. $311/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,140 Below market
RMV: $27,120
Wesley Chapel, FL
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro6
Price Drop, $2510
Previous Price: $2250025 Feb 2022

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$19,990
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,569 Below market
RMV: $23,559
Clinton Township, MI
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe

2LT

$24,689
Est. $335/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,303 Below market
RMV: $28,992
Cincinnati, OH
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT 2dr Coupe (2.0L 275 hp 4cyl 8A)

$15,999
Est. $217/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,757 Below market
RMV: $18,756
Hialeah, FL
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro54
Price Rise, $2000
Previous Price: $1699124 Jun 2022

2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 335 hp 6cyl 8A)

$18,991
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,199 Below market
RMV: $22,190
Novato, CA
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro33
Price Rise, $300
Previous Price: $2050025 Apr 2021

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 335 hp 6cyl 8A)

$20,800
Est. $282/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,470 Below market
RMV: $24,270
Fishers, IN
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro11
Price Drop, $998
Previous Price: $2398124 Jun 2022

2016 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

2LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 335 hp 6cyl 8A)

$22,983
Est. $312/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,709 Below market
RMV: $26,692
Cleveland, TN
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro55
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2799930 Apr 2022

2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT

2LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 335 hp 6cyl 8A)

$26,999
Est. $366/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,311 Below market
RMV: $31,310
Raleigh, NC
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro11
Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $1950028 May 2022

2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

1LT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 335 hp 6cyl 6M)

$18,900
Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,997 Below market
RMV: $21,897
Manchester, NH
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Colors and Styles

2017 Chevrolet Camaro in Arctic Blue Metallic color
Arctic Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2017  Chevrolet Camaro comes in a total of 12 trims, however, we are considering only three trims that come with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine configuration. These 12 trims include 6 coupes and 6 convertibles. We are solely considering the coupes. The remaining three coupes are equipped with a 6.2L 8-cylinder engine. The three trims are priced at an MSRP range of $25,905-$30,405.

2017 Chevy Camaro

The 2017 Camaro has a spectacular performance in terms of power output and acceleration. It records a fabulous 0-60 mph timing of 4.3 seconds and marks the segment-best for the same. It also offers an impressive safety offering along with decent fuel efficiency. The Camaro is a fine sports car that offers value for money.


Features
8.0/10

"With this generation's more sophisticated handling and expanded engine lineup, the 2017 Chevy Camaro has solidified its move from a knuckle-dragger of old to an impressively well-rounded sport coupe and convertible. " - Edmunds

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is offered as a coupe and as a convertible. It has two engine configurations to offer over the three trims it has. The powertrains include a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine and a 6.2L 8-cylinder engine.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

In this review, we will be considering the trims that come equipped with a 2.0L engine. These trims are the 1LS, priced at $25,905, the Camaro 1LT, priced at $26,600, and the Camaro 2LT, priced at 30,405.

Trim Camaro 1LS Camaro 1LT Camaro 2LT
MSRP $25,905 $26,600 $30,405
Key Features Battery rundown protection Audio system feature, USB ports, 2 and auxiliary input jack Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washers
  Exhaust dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips Battery rundown protection

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

  front variable-speed wipers

Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips

Keyless Open and Start includes 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch

  Intermittent with washers SiriusXM Satellite Radio Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  Audio system

Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, fin-type

 
  Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7" diagonal color touch-screen

Steering column, manual rake and telescopic

 
  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

Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control

 
  6-speaker system Compass display  

We recommend

The 1LT trim, priced at an MSRP of $26,600 would be our recommendation as it is equipped with a tad bit more features. The powertrain offering of all three trims being identical won't be our reason for the recommendation. It comes down to the subtle interior features that make the deciding factor.  At a price of $30,405, we could recommend the high-end Camaro 2LT, but we are considering Value-for-money as a major aspect of our suggestions.  

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

"A strong performer that blends speed with precision and enjoyment in a way previous Camaros never did. The SS V8 is stout, but even the LT's V6 is punchy."-Edmunds

Engine & Transmission of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

As mentioned before, we would be considering only one powertrain of the two offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which comes mated to a 6-speed transmission, is one of the powertrains, priced at $25,905. It is found across all three trims. This engine is capable of churning out a maximum output of 275hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

MSRP

$25,905

$25,495

$26,255

$24,025

Engine

2.0L Turbo, 4-cylinder, SIDI

2.0L DOHC 16V 4-Cylinder

2.0L H-4 DOHC D-4S

2.4L 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC I-4

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Horsepower (hp@RPM)

275 hp @5600 RPM

205 hp @7000 RPM

205 hp @7000 RPM

185 hp @6400 RPM

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)

295 lb-ft @3000 RPM

156 lb-ft @6400 RPM

156 lb-ft@6400 RPM

181 lb-ft @3900 RPM

All the cars in consideration come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. In terms of power output, the Chevy Camaro is simply the best, even though all the cars in the competition have the same engine displacement. The 2017 Honda Accord generates the least power, measuring 185 hp.

Acceleration of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Just as we read in the previous section, the 2017 Camaro offers the most power in competition. Hence, it would be obvious to expect it to ace the acceleration aspect as well. It sure does ace the segment with a record time of 4.3 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. Furthermore, it also records a time of 11.1 seconds for the quarter-mile dash.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.3 sec

6.2 sec

6.2 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter mile (seconds)

11.1 sec

15.0 sec

15.0 sec

15.6 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.4L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

7.4

7.4

6.8

It is indeed surprising how cars with the same displacement differ so much in performance. The 2017 Honda Accord, at a price tag of $24,025 is the most economical, but it doesn't deliver at all, despite its 2.4L powerhead. On the other hand, the Camaro priced at $25,905 has the best in class performance. The other two rivals have the same performance specs and numbers on the chart, ranking second with a time of 6.2 seconds for the 0-60 mph.

Ride & Handling of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

With a gush of adrenaline, pacing at a top speed of 155 mph, the ride experience is thrilling and fun. A seamless 6-speed manual transmission adds to the experience as it takes you from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds. However, the seats, despite being comfortable, aren't adjustable or movable to a large extent. Overall, the drive experience is one of a kind and worth every penny paid for. It is probably the best in the class.

Braking of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Given its outstanding power output of 275 hp and a mind-blowing acceleration time, it is in need of equally amazing brake performance. Equipped with a set of 12.4-inch rotors for the front set of wheels and a 12.6 inch set of rotors for the rear wheels puts the 2017 Chevy Camaro at a comfortable position with regard to brake performance.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

Brake Front (in.)

12.4

11.6

11.6

11.1

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

11.4

11.4

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3354

2785

2774

3179

60-0 MPH (ft.)

123

124

124

121

It comes to a standstill from 60 mph in 123 feet. This isn't the best-in-class brake performance though. It is the Honda Accord that delivers the best braking, going from 60-0 mph in 121 feet. The 2017 Subaru BRZ and the 2017 Toyota 86 offer the same performance figures, 124 feet to go from 60-0 mph.

Fuel Economy
7.5/10

"The standard turbocharged engine and automatic transmission offer the best fuel economy in the Camaro’s lineup: 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway." - Cars.USnews

Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2017 offers impressive mileage considering the sporty nature and powerful engine of the coupe. The 2017 coupe offers a fuel economy of 20 and 30 mpg on city roads and highways respectively, which is decent for an entry-level sports coupe.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

MPG (city)

20

21

21

23

MPG (highway)

30

29

28

32

MPG (combined)

23

24

24

26

The combined average comes out at 23 MPG for the Camaro Coupe 2017 while the competitors offer combined averages of 24, 24, and 26 respectively for Subaru BRZ Premium, Toyota 86, and Honda Accord Coupe LX-S. At last, the powerful engine in the Camaro coupe offers decent fuel economy along with massive power and torque outputs.

Interior
7.0/10

"It's improved over the outgoing car in layout and materials quality. But it still suffers from poor outward visibility and trades function and space for style."-Edmunds

Seating & Comfort of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro 2017 has a seating capacity of up to four passengers. The interiors are decent in looks and quality though aren't premium. The leather covers on the seats somehow enhance the interiors in looks. The utilities like cupholders, LATCH points etc. are present on the board but there was no mobile phone holder in the Camaro 2017 coupe. The seats are spacious and comfortable for the front passengers but it's not in the case of back seats. The back seats feature lower dimensions and space especially the headspace, the back seats will definitely bother the passenger especially if the passenger is six feet tall. Overall, the interiors are decent but the back seats aren't spacious.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.5/55.0/43.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

39.0/58.9/42.2

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

33.5/53.0/29.9

35.0/51.7/29.9

35.0/51.7/29.9

37.2/55.1/33.7

The Chevy MyLink infotainment system features a 7-inch touchscreen system that features large icons and smooth UI. The major features of the infotainment system include AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and Bluetooth streaming audio for music. The sound system offers a rich experience with 6-speaker sound system on the standard variant. The infotainment system features easy connectivity options with two USB ports, Bluetooth, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Integration on the board.

Cargo Capacity of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2017 has a standard cargo capacity of 9.1 ft. cube. The boot can easily hold two medium sized luggage bags. You can carry cargo for a short outing of four people with some minor adjustments. The overall experience was acceptable but wasn't impressive at all.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

9.1

6.9

6.9

13.7

The competitors like Subaru BRZ Premium, Toyota 86, and Honda Accord Coupe LX-S offer cargo capacities of 6.9, 6.9, and 13.7 ft. cube respectively. Chevrolet Camaro 1LS features average cargo performance in the segment while the Honda Accord LX-S has best-in-class boot space.

Exterior
9.0/10

"The 2017 Camaro, coming off a full redesign last year, has evolved into what you could almost say is a sports car, boasting more sophisticated underpinnings and truly impressive, world-beating handling capabilities." - Edmunds

With a sleek design and a sporty stance, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro has an alluring body style. Its intimidating wide-body and headlamps only add to the overall appeal of the 2017 Camaro. Furthermore, it comes equipped with a bigger set of tires, it measures 20-inches and delivers better road grip.

Model

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Honda Accord

Curb weight (lbs.)

3354

2785

2774

3179

Length(in)

188.3

166.7

166.7

189.3

Width(in)

74.4

69.9

69.9

73.0

Height(in)

53.1

50.6

50.6

56.5

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

4.9

4.9

5.8

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

101.2

101.2

107.3

Track width (in) F/R

63.0/62.9

59.8/60.6

59.8/60.6

62.4/62.6

When we go through the dimensions of the cars in consideration, we find that the 2017 Camaro is the heaviest in class, measuring 3354 lbs. Despite its predicament of weight, it is the fastest in class. The Accord is the longest car while also being the tallest. Measuring a width of 74.4 inches, the 2017 Camaro is the widest, it also gets the best ground clearance even though it isn't the tallest in the competition.

Exterior features of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro:

  • Sun/Moon Roof (Optional)
  • Rear Spoiler (Optional)
  • Camaro Logo Wheel Center Caps
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Black Indoor Vehicle Cover
  • Red Body-Side Spear Decals
  • Gray Body-Side Spear Decals
Safety
7.5/10

"The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro received an overall rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration." - Cars.USnews

Scoring an overall 5-star rating as bestowed by the NHTSA, puts the 2017 Camaro at a high pedestal in the eyes of its audience. However, it does get a four out of five-star rating for its frontal crashes. The rest of the categories see a fine five-star rating. Furthermore, it gets an overall "Good" grading as awarded by IIHS, herein, it gets a "Marginal" score for the Latch-ease of use, and an "Acceptable" grading for the roof strength. All the other scores are graded "Good", as given by IIHS.

The 2017 Chevy Camaro comes with a set of advanced safety features. This aspect in indeed necessary especially for a car that is as quick as the Camaro. It goes without saying that the Camaro comes with basic features such as Blind-spot Monitoring, dual-stage airbags, ABS, and more.

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes traction control
  • Airbags, dual-stage frontal, thorax side-impact and knee, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact includes Passenger Sensing System
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions includes front seat driver and front passenger safety belt pre-tensioners
  • Trunk emergency release handle
Competition
6.0/10

2017 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2017 Subaru BRZ Premium

The 2017 Subaru BRZ comes equipped with similar specs as the 2017 Toyota 86. It comes priced at $25,495 and offers just the basic expected from a. 2.0L 4-cylinder engine configuration. It generates only as much as 205hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. With a price slightly lower than the 2017 Camaro, it has compromised performance, interiors, exterior dimensions, and safety offerings. The only source where we see a ray of hope is in its fuel efficiency. This is due to the low engine power output.

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2017 Toyota 86

The 2017 Toyota 86 gets a sub-par configuration and hence is just costlier and doesn't deliver in any aspect as such. It comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, just as the Camaro does, however it generates only 205hp as compared to the 275hp output of the Camaro. Even the interior space, cargo space, performance, and acceleration are below the offering of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. However, its sub-par engine held it to get a slightly better fuel efficiency.

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2017 Honda Accord Coupe

Priced significantly lower than the 2017 Camaro, the Honda Accord gets a more powerful engine, a 2.4L powerhead. However, it doesn't generate as much power as the 2.0L engine of the Camaro. Further, it is the Camaro that records a better performance, and acceleration. The 2017 Accord proves its prowess in the aspects of fuel efficiency, brake performance, and interior features.

2017 Honda Accord
Final Verdict

The Chevy Camaro Coupe is the best in class in terms of power output, torque generation, acceleration, and more. For the 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine specs, there are three trims to offer. Any of the three trims are spectacular and offer the same powertrain. It comes priced at a range of $25,905-$30,405. We would recommend the 2017 Camaro over the competition if you are performance-oriented, else, if you are looking out for a more passenger-friendly vehicle then we would recommend the 2017 Honda Accord, which comes with more comfort, interior features, and more.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$30405

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

188 in

wheelbase

111 in

width

75 in

curb weight

3354 lbs

Height

53 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

79 cu ft

cargo volume

9.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/23/30 mpg

highway range

570.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Chevrolet Camaro 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$29,840
5 Year Cost To Own
$47,511
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $47,511
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,623$2,346$1,955$2,161$1,916$12,001
Insurance$1,429$1,463$1,521$1,572$1,645$7,630
Fuel$2,336$2,442$2,472$2,589$2,698$12,537
Maintenance$418$783$706$2,174$1,293$5,374
Repairs$38$36$185$378$507$1,144
Financing Interest$1,888$1,508$1,083$692$280$5,451
Taxes and Fees$2,548$177$244$240$165$3,374
Total Cost-To-Own$12,280$8,755$8,166$9,806$8,504$47,511
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