The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro 1LE differs in three distinct ways from the fifth-gen model:
- It is applied to the all-new, sixth-generation car.
- It will be available on a Camaro powered by a six-cylinder engine.
- It will not be available on the high-end 2SS trim level.
We’re here to focus on that last item.
|Make & Model||Body Style||Engine||Model||Trim Level||Official Name|
|2017 Chevrolet Camaro||Coupe||6.2L V8 LT1||SS||1SS||Camaro SS 1LE|
|2017 Chevrolet Camaro||Coupe||3.6L V6 LGX||LT||1LT||Camaro LT 1LE|
|2017 Chevrolet Camaro||Coupe||3.6L V6 LGX||LT||2LT||Camaro LT 1LE|
This means that only the more spartan 1SS can be had with the 1LE track pack, leaving the high-end SS trim and all of its ancillary convenience and active safety features out of the picture — a bummer for those who want the amenities of the 2SS trim with the performance and handling benefits of the 1LE package. By contrast, the last (fifth-generation) Camaro offered the 1LE package on both the 1SS and 2SS trims, while foregoing anything with a V6.
So, equipping the 1SS Camaro with the 1LE package and foregoing the 2SS trim means not getting these features and equipment:
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Frameless auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
- Bose premium audio system
- Illuminated sill plates
- Interior spectrum lighting
- Uplevel interior décor accents
- Heated steering wheel
- Auto-dimming driver-side outside rearview mirror
- Side Blind Zone Alert and Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Parking Assist
- Wireless charging pad
- Memory driver seat and exterior mirrors
In addition, the following features unique to the 2SS trim are replaced with those specific to the 1LE package, if it were possible to configure the two together:
|Item||2017 Camaro 2SS Feature||Replaced By 1LE Package|
|Seats:||heated/ventilated leather-appointed power 8-way driver and power 6-way front passenger||manual-adjusting Recaro performance front bucket seats|
|Steering Wheel:||heated steering wheel||3-spoke sueded microfiber steering wheel|
|Head-Up Display:||Head-Up Display included in 2SS||Head-Up Display included in 1LE|
|Tires:||245/40ZR20 front and 275/35ZR20 rear blackwall summer-only run-flat||285/30R20 front and 305/30R20 rear blackwall summer-only|
The GM Authority Take
Though the decision to exclude the 1LE package from the 2SS trim might not be of significance to those looking for a V8-powered track car that can double as a sporty, yet barebones daily driver, there are those (like yours truly) who prefer the best of both worlds: the convenience of features furnished in the 2017 Camaro 2SS trim combined with the capability of a weekend track racer brought about by the 1LE package, resulting in one luxurious, livable yet capable grand tourer.
Here’s to hoping that subsequent models years of the gen six Camaro will allow the packaging of the 2SS trim with the 1LE package.
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