2016 Chevrolet SS

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

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

CG Says: Chevrolet SS gets revised frontal styling and new hood vents for 2016. There is also a new dual-mode exhaust. 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. 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: $46,575

Base Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
415
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-22

2016 Chevrolet SS
2016 Chevrolet SS