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2017 Chevrolet Camaro Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.4

The interior of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro brings together contemporary elements – like the crisp infotainment display – with a hint of retro features, such as the analog speedometer and tachometer. For the most part, test drivers say the Camaro's cabin is attractive, though some hard plastics still haunt the interior. Anyone sitting in the front is treated to a comfortable ride, but real estate is scarce in the back seat and trunk. Outward visibility is also poor, thanks to the Camaro's narrow windows and large roof pillars.

  • The 2017 Camaro interior is a combination of clever touches, cool styling and occasionally so-so materials. The clever touches include climate controls that reduce dash clutter by using the trim rings around the center vents to control temperature and fan speed. The design integrates classic and modern elements seamlessly. … The materials used are still not up to the level of the Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • Materials quality, while improved, isn't the best. Some of the buttons and dials look substantial at first glance, but then they feel flimsy and cheap to the touch. Thankfully, Chevy has integrated the tachometer, speedometer and central driver information screen into one complete group for a cleaner, more modern look." -- Edmunds
  • "The richly appointed interior (material quality is noticeably improved) is a fresh, modernized update of the traditional 'twin binnacle' Camaro look." -- Automobile Magazine (2016)

Seating

The 2017 Chevy Camaro comes standard with seating for four, cloth upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a six-way power-adjustable front-passenger seat, and a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel. The front seats are comfortable enough for a full day of driving, with heated and cooled seats included in all but the base Camaro 1LT 1SS trims. Only minimal room is available in the back seat, though, and legroom is further reduced if a tall front-seat traveler slides their seat back. With slivers of windows, small mirrors, and large roof pillars, it can be challenging to get a clear view out of the Camaro. Chevrolet does offer tech features to help overcome the restrictions in visibility, namely the standard rearview camera and the available blind spot monitor and rear parking sensors.

A full set of LATCH hardware is mounted in both rear seats. The upper tether anchors are easy to locate, reports the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the lower anchors are a bit cumbersome. Expect a little searching in the seat cushions for the hardware, and clipping in a seat takes a little extra elbow grease.

  • "The front seats are more comfortable and supportive than before, but the dinky backseats are strictly for small children or contortionists. Visibility is still a literal and figurative blind spot for the Camaro, with a high beltline and a low roof that combine to hinder outward visibility in all directions. Limited light enters the cabin through the narrow windows, so the interior can feel dark and claustrophobic. A sunroof is a potential solution but it lowers the interior ceiling significantly." -- Edmunds
  • The front seats offered great comfort during extended stints behind the wheel, which was just the thing for a 5-hour drive from Detroit to Indianapolis. We honestly think the rear seat is uninhabitable once a driver taller than 5 feet 6 inches is comfortably seated in front." -- Autotrader (2016)
  • Sitting behind the wheel of the V-6 Camaro feels a lot like sitting in the SS: You won't be able to see much of anything to the sides or rear, the forward view is severely pinched by the gauge-cluster hood, and the standard 7.0-inch touch screen is curiously tilted downward and therefore can be difficult to read. The base seats, however, are quite comfortable and well bolstered, and the small-diameter flat-bottom steering wheel is a delight to wield." -- Car and Driver (2016)

Interior Features

The standard MyLink infotainment system in the 2017 Camaro features a 7-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth, satellite radio, two USB ports, and six speakers. It also includes smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A rearview camera and automatic climate control are also standard.

Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a Bose premium sound system, wireless smartphone charging, a head-up display, a customizable 8-inch driver information display in the gauge cluster, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.

The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system is one of the best available. With its smartphone integration, apps like Pandora and Spotify are instantly accessible. Overall, the interface is straightforward and responsive, with a sharp display. Redundant controls are also available and within easy reach, including clever air vent trim rings that double as climate controls.

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  • "GM's incorporation of its latest touchscreen interface is user-friendly, especially considering the integration of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It's more responsive and sharper-looking than previous MyLink systems." -- Edmunds
  • "Climate-control temperature and fan speed are adjusted simply by twisting the outer rings of the two central air vents—a brilliant touch. Pedals are perfectly placed for heel-and-toe downshifting. Available are two 8-inch, high-definition color displays that showcase everything from navigation and infotainment to the interface for Chevy's next-gen MyLink system, which connects with your smartphone, Pandora, XM radio, and more." -- Automobile Magazine (2016)
  • "The redesigned dash moves up a notch in quality, dominated by an 8-inch touchscreen with the Chevy MyLink infotainment system and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. It's fairly intuitive and easy to use with sharp graphics." -- Yahoo Autos (2016) 

Cargo

In its coupe configuration, the 2017 Chevy Camaro has a 9.1-cubic-foot trunk. Cargo space drops to 7.3 cubic feet for convertible versions. This is pretty small, even for a sports car. Adding to the trunk's inconvenience is a small opening, which can make loading cargo a bit tricky.

  • "It's also worth noting that the Camaro is still dead last among its competitors in terms of cargo space." -- Edmunds
  • "From a cargo standpoint, the trunk features high lift-over access and has suitable space for approximately two roll-aboard and two computer cases." -- Autotrader (2016)
  • "The trunk is small, a shortcoming exacerbated by a very small opening." -- USA Today (2016)

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