2017 Camaro 1LT
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro Pricing - Coupes Up, Convertible Tops Down

Although the new 1LS trimline is not yet available on Chevrolet.com, I have gone through and compared the prices for the 2016 and 2017 Camaro in LT and SS trim along with the announced pricing for the 1LS, finding that most of the hardtop models cost more for the new model year while all of the convertibles cost less for 2017.

Earlier this year, there were reports that the entire 2017 Chevrolet Camaro lineup would see a price hike, but more recently, there have been reports that the 2017 models actually cost less or the prices haven’t changed from one model year to the next. The addition of the 1LS package as the new base model have spurred new reports insisting that the 2017 models cost less or the same, but in a comparison of the official pricing on Chevrolet.com, I found that all of the convertibles are less expensive while most of the coupes cost more for 2017.

2016 and 2017 Camaro Coupe Prices
For the 2016 model year, the “entry level” Camaro was the 1LT with the manual transmission and the 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. According to Chevrolet.com, before any incentives, that 2016 Camaro 1LT with the manual transmission had an MSRP of $26,695 (all prices discussed here include the same $995 destination fee). The 2017 Camaro 1LS with the turbo 4 and the manual transmission has an MSRP of $26,900 – making the 2017 Camaro entry level model $205 more.

It should be noted that with the applicable incentives, the 2016 Camaro 1LT with the manual transmission can cost less than the 2017 model, but based purely on MSRP without discounts, the 2017 1LS costs a little more. The same is true for the 2016 Camaro 1LT with the V6 and manual transmission compared to the Camaro with those same parts for 2017, as the 1LS V6 costs $205 more for the new model year.

On the other hand, the 2017 Camaro coupe 1LT with the automatic transmission and either of the LT engines (turbo 4, V6) are $595 less than the comparable 2016 Camaro, but the rest of the 2017 hardtop Camaros – including the 2LT with either engine, the 1SS and the 2SS – are all $605 more expensive for the new model year.

In short, if you plan to buy a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT with the automatic transmission and either the turbocharged 4-cylinder or the V6, you will pay less than you would have for a 2016 model. If you plan to buy a 1LS, a 2LT or either of the SS models, you will be paying more for a 2017 model.

Coupe Pricing: (Higher Price in Bold)
2016 1LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 26,695
2017 1LS Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 26,900

2016 1LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Automatic Transmission 28,190
2017 1LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Automatic Transmission 27,595

2016 1LT V6 Manual Transmission 28,190
2017 1LS V6 Manual Transmission 28,395

2016 1LT V6 Automatic Transmission 29,685
2017 1LT 1lt V6 Automatic Transmission 29,090

2016 2LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 30,795
2017 2LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 31,400

2016 1SS V8 Manual Transmission 37,295
2017 1SS V8 Manual Transmission 37,900

2016 2SS V8 Manual Transmission 42,295
2017 2SS V8 Manual Transmission 42,900

2017 Camaro Convertible Prices
While some of the 2017 Camaro coupes cost more and others cost less, every trimline for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro convertible costs less than it did for 2016. The new Camaro 1LS convertible costs $32,900, down $795 from the $33,695 MSRP of the 2016 Camaro 1LT convertible with the manual transmission. If you opt for the base Camaro convertible with the automatic, you will save $1,595 and if you go for the 2LT convertible, you will save yourself $1,195 for the 2017 model year.

Finally, both the Camaro 1SS and 2SS convertibles get a price drop of $395 for the new model year.

Below is a simple chart showing the prices of the 2016 Camaro and comparable 2017 Camaro with destination and without any discounts.

Convertible Pricing: (Higher Price in Bold)
2016 1LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 33,695
2017 1LS Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 32,900

2016 1LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Automatic Transmission 35,190
2017 1LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Automatic Transmission 33,595

2016 2LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 37,795
2017 2LT Turbo 4-Cylinder Manual Transmission 36,600

2016 1SS V8 Manual Transmission 44,295
2017 1SS V8 Manual Transmission 43,900

2016 2SS V8 Manual Transmission 49,295
2017 2SS V8 Manual Transmission 48,900


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