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1997 Chevrolet Camaro

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1997 Base 2dr Coupe
most popular
Price:   -  From $16,215
1997 RS 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $17,970
1997 Z28 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $20,115
1997 Base 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $21,770
1997 RS 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $23,170
1997 Z28 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $25,520

Overview

Due to their relatively low sales volumes, sport coupe redesign intervals generally extend well beyond the shelf life of a mainstream sedan. Which means they have to look good and perform well for a long time. And that prescription accurately describes the Chevrolet Camaro and its corporate cousin, the Pontiac Firebird. The Camaro and Firebird (known in General Motors as the F-cars) looked great when they were renewed for 1993 and still look great today. These sleek coupes and convertibles offer sporting appeal and performance ranging from really good to awesome, at prices that are surprisingly affordable. The Camaro (our subject for this report), and Firebird are about as American as it gets: long and low styling, a powerful engine mounted in front and rear-wheel drive. More practical concerns, such as room for rear-seat passengers, cargo capacity or fuel economy, are not really addressed with these cars. But for style and performance at a great price, they're hard to beat. Basically, what we have to say about the Camaro also applies to the Firebird; they are identical in engine choices, transmissions, suspension, general interior layout, overall driving feel and most options.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.8L V-6 / 200 HP / 225 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 285 HP / 325 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd man w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 30 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
4
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.8L V-6 / 200 HP / 225 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 285 HP / 325 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 30 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum / 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$59
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
32.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
82 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
193.2 "
Exterior Width
74.1 "
Exterior Height
51.3 "
Front Headroom
37.2 "
Rear Headroom
35.3 "
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
26.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,307 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
20.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Manual Remote Driver, Manual Passenger / Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
4
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am Stereo/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Manual
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
96 Months / 80,000 Miles

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