2014 Chevrolet SS
Chevrolet SS Review
The 2014 Chevrolet SS ranks 3 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 critics say the 2014 Chevrolet SS is a powerful, sharp-handling car that also has a spacious, feature-packed interior.
Equipped with a refined V8 engine, reviewers think the SS is extremely powerful and accelerates rapidly with tons of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that most auto writers say delivers power briskly. The 2014 SS gets an EPA-estimated 14/21 mpg city/highway, which is low among affordable large cars, but on par with other V8-powered sedans like the Dodge Charger SRT8. Critics say the Chevrolet SS’ handling is athletic, especially for a large car, with communicative steering, strong brakes and a planted feel around corners. Several reviewers think it could hold its own against luxury sedans like the BMW 550i or a sports car like the Chevrolet Camaro SS. The ride is firm and controlled, reviewers note, but still comfortable.
Test drivers are impressed with the sophistication of the Chevrolet SS’ cabin, saying that upscale materials and primo fit and finish make it feel lavish and expensive. The cabin is very quiet, too, they add. Test drivers write that the front seats are supportive and offer a commanding view of the road, while the back seat is very spacious. The Chevrolet SS comes standard with Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch-screen display, voice-controlled navigation, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary input, dual-zone automatic climate control, a head-up display, a rearview camera and remote start. Also standard are parking sensors, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. A power sunroof is available. Reviewers are pleased with the number of standard features the SS has and say that the cockpit is driver-centric with logically placed gauges and controls.
- “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
- "But there's no irony in the fact that the Chevy SS is a for-real driver's car and a genuine people hauler. After all, its hard parts are the same as those of the 2008 and '09 Pontiac G8, which was a fun and respected machine. But you may already know that. 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
- "It's most appropriate to line the SS up against the aforementioned SRT8 sedans from Chrysler and Dodge and the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec, along, we suppose, with the Ford Taurus SHO. And in this company, the SS has the best reflexes and tuning, the roomiest cabin and a torque-rich engine that pulls hard enough to make you forget that it's down on power to the big Hemi.” -- Autoblog
- "It may lack the styling punch of the soft Impala, but the new Chevrolet SS is a real winner for enthusiasts clamoring for what is essentially a four-door Camaro SS that's a little lighter on swagger. All hail the new American muscle sedan.” -- Left Lane News
Other Cars to Consider
The Chrysler 300 SRT8 is equipped with a V8 engine that reviewers think packs plenty of power. They say the 300 has nimble handling, a high-quality interior and a user-friendly infotainment system. The 300 SRT8 also offers a few features that aren’t available on the SS, including heated rear seats and heated cupholders.
The Ford Taurus SHO has a turbocharged V6 engine that reviewers say is very powerful, and like the Chevy SS, it comes standard with leather seating. The Taurus SHO is also considerably less expensive than the SS and it has one of the largest trunks in the class.
Details: 2014 Chevrolet SS
The 2014 Chevrolet SS seats five and has rear-wheel drive. It’s equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The SS is an all-new model for 2014 that comes in one well-equipped trim.