Chevrolet SS Gets Thumbs Up From Consumer Reports

It's easy to diss the 2014 Chevrolet SS as being just a rebadged Holden Commodore from the Land Down Under. And you're mostly right, but the V8-powered four-door sleeper recipe is still a pretty enticing proposition. Who says no to a Corvette-engined rear-wheel drive sedan that can seat 5 people comfortably?
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Compared to former performance sedans built by General Motors, namely the Pontiac GTO and the G8, the Chevy SS is a much more refined brute all things considered. We've mentioned in our review that the Super Sport isn't the most modern of automobiles, but that old school muscle car persona combined with paramount comfort all wrapped up in mid-size sedan form is certain to please most gearheads out there.

Even though the 2015 model year Chevrolet SS is rumored to get a six-speed manual and magnetic ride control for added sportiness, under the skin you'll find a a bulletproof reliable and torquey 6.2-liter LS3 V8 motor from the Chevrolet C6 Corvette. 420 horsepower and 563 Nm (415 lb-ft) doesn't seem like much, but that sort of available oomph is certain to put a smile on your face whenever you press the loud pedal a little bit firmer.

Moreover, even the competitively priced base model comes full o' kit from the get-go, highlights including leather-wrapped and heated seats, Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen infotainment, a head-up display and an assortment of passive and active safety features. For what it's worth, the Super Sport is something like the American no-frills version of the way more expensive and geeky precision tool known as the BMW M4.

Mike Quincy from Consumer Reports singled out very few flaws with the model in question, chief among which is that the 2014 Chevrolet SS is a bit of a heavy drinker of high octane gasoline, but that's to be expected from a heavy V8 brawler like the Super Sport. Scroll down and press play to watch the video review in its integrity.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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