Chevrolet SS Review
The 2015 Chevrolet SS ranks 1 out of 10 Affordable Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Chevrolet SS, as well as reliability and safety data.
Automotive journalists are impressed with the 2015 Chevrolet SS' sporty handling, powerful acceleration and high-end interior.
The 2015 Chevrolet SS comes with a standard V8 engine that test drivers say delivers exceptional acceleration. A six-speed manual or automatic transmission is available, but some reviewers find the automatic has sluggish downshifts. Even for a V8-powered sedan, the 2015 SS' fuel economy is low, at an EPA-estimated 14/21 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission. According to auto journalists, the Chevrolet SS has athletic handling, responsive steering and controlled body motions through turns. Reviewers comment that it also has a comfortable ride on rough roads.
A handsome interior and high-end materials are hallmarks of the 2015 Chevrolet SS, according to automotive critics. The front seats are comfortable and roomy, they say, and they comment that legroom in the back seats is generous. For the class, the SS has a reasonably large trunk. The 2015 SS comes standard with navigation, Bluetooth, a USB port, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a rearview camera, a head-up display, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and Chevy's voice-controlled MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen. A power sunroof is optional. Test drivers think the controls on the SS' center stack are logically arranged and say that MyLink’s voice recognition system is easy to operate.
- "Chevy's 2015 SS looks like an ordinary sedan on the outside but hides a beast within. That's what results when you stuff a Corvette-derived V8 under the hood of a 5-passenger family car." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "It's imagined foremost as a car for Corvette or Camaro lusters who need four doors and a real back seat, and it fits the bill, whatever its trans-cultural roots. All considered, the SS makes us want to wave the flag. We haven't been this excited about an American sedan in a long time." -- AutoWeek (2014)
- "But there's no irony in the fact that the Chevy SS is a for-real driver's car and a genuine people hauler. … What you don't know is how it drives, how it rides and whether it's worth the asking price. We're here to tell you it does all of the above better than you might think." -- Edmunds (2014)
Other Cars to Consider
The Dodge Charger is available with a V8 engine, and unlike the SS, it has optional all-wheel drive. A V8-powered Charger also gets a bit better fuel economy than the SS.
With its turbocharged V6 engine, reviewers say the Ford Taurus SHO delivers strong acceleration. The Taurus has more trunk space and better fuel economy than the SS.
Details: 2015 Chevrolet SS
The 2015 Chevrolet SS seats five and has rear-wheel drive. It’s equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and either a six-speed automatic transmission or a new-for-2015 six-speed manual. The SS comes in one trim level, and aside from some small updates, is largely unchanged from its debut last year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2014 and 2015 model years.