2015 Chevrolet SS

Pros: Muscular performance; crisp handling; upscale interior trimmings; enthusiast-friendly rear-wheel drive; addition of a manual-transmission option

Cons: Steep base price; fuel economy; only fully-equipped models available

CG Says: The Chevrolet SS is a large, high-performance four-door sedan that comes exclusively with a muscular 415-horsepower V-8 and rear-wheel drive. For 2015, it is upgraded with standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension, Brembo-brand rear brakes in addition to Brembo front brakes, and an available 6-speed manual transmission. Also new are some flashy paint colors, and the addition of 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot to the OnStar communications system. Mainstream Chevrolet large-car shoppers will choose the front-wheel-drive Impala, but for high-performance enthusiasts who need large-car space, the SS is an intriguing option. Chevrolet offers the SS only in a single high-end trim level with a long list of standard equipment, so the base price is more than $45K. That will restrict sales to a small group of enthusiast buyers.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture Australia
Base Prices Base: $45,745

Base Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
415
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

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2015 Chevrolet SS