If you’re looking for a killer engine lineup, you’ll find it in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. With three engines to choose from: a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 3.6-liter V6, and 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Camaro is a versatile and powerful machine.
Turbocharged 2.0-liter Engine
The standard engine choice for the 2017 Chevy Camaro is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This setup allows the vehicle to return 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Just for reference, that’s the same amount of fuel-efficiency as a 2017 Chevy Impala. But, on a more performance oriented vehicle, and that's pretty impressive.
For more power, kick it up to the 3.6-liter V6 engine.
3.6-liter V6 Engine
The first optional engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque. This will get you around a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds, which is cooking. But, that’s only if you pair this engine to the optional eight-speed automatic transmission. If you stick with the standard manual, the 0-60 mph time will be around 5.2 seconds.
Fuel economy stands at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Not bad, if you consider this is a V6-powered, automatic transmission-equipped Camaro. For the manual transmission, the fuel-efficiency stands at 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
6.2-liter V8 Engine
For the final engine option, you have the opportunity to command a 6.2-liter V8 engine. This V8 is probably the best way you’re going to get that nostalgia, and is only available on the 1SS and 2SS models. It produces a massive 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, is paired to either a manual or automatic transmission. The automatic transmission — again — being the optional choice in this scenario. The 0-60 mph time of this juiced-up machine? 4-seconds flat with the automatic transmission on board, and 4.3-seconds with the manual.
While you probably aren’t too worried about the fuel economy of a 2017 Camaro equipped with a large V8 engine, it’s still important to know the efficiency figures of the vehicle, rated at 17 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with the automatic transmission, and 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with the manual transmission.
Clearly, the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is going to provide you with the most fuel-efficient and modern type of muscle car performance. Whereas the V6 and V8 engine will end up giving you the old-school and throaty roar that many who buy a modern muscle car are looking for.
Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Not to mention, there’s still a host of other performance technology that gets thrown onto the 2017 Camaro.