Pros: Muscular performance; crisp handling; upscale interior trimmings; enthusiast-friendly rear-wheel drive
Cons: Steep base price; fuel economy; only fully-equipped models available
CG Says: The Chevrolet SS is a new-for-2014 large 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 all-new 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 almost $45K. That will restrict sales to a small group of enthusiast buyers.