Excellent power; surprisingly taut handling; upscale creature comforts and convenience features; dynamic magnetic suspension
No entry-level base model for drivers who just want the performance; interior quality could be improved; poor fuel economy
As this is likely the last year for the SS, there are no changes planned. There is rumor, which GM won't confirm or deny, that there may be a limited run of high-performance SS sedans powered by the Corvette's 6.2-liter supercharged V8. But it's only a rumor. See the 2017 Chevrolet SS models for sale near you
There's something about a rear-drive, V8-powered, full-size American sedan that still has some appeal after all these years. We'd be very happy with an SS, and we'd make sure ours has the power sunroof and the full-size spare. Find a Chevrolet SS for sale
The SS is offered in just one trim level. Priced from $48,920, it includes leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a navigation system, automatic wipers, heated and cooled front seats, dual power front seats, keyless entry with push-button starting, automatic parallel parking, a remote starter, automatic wipers, 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport suspension, a rearview camera, an 8-in center-mounted touchscreen with standard MyLink infotainment, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert and GM's excellent Magnetic Ride Control as standard equipment.
The SS only offers three options: a sunroof ($900), a full-size spare tire ($500) and a 6-speed manual transmission, which is offered at no cost.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 visits|
2017 Dodge Charger -- The 4-door, 5-seat Dodge Charger is one of the few other large sedans to continue the rear-wheel drive tradition. To compete with the SS, we suggest the high-performance SRT model. It's more powerful, but nowhere near as refined.
2017 Ford Taurus SHO -- If you're not dead set on rear-wheel drive, consider the all-wheel-drive Taurus SHO, which boasts 385 hp and a turbocharged V6. The Taurus doesn't handle as well as the SS, and it's not as well-equipped, but it boasts a lot of power and much better gas mileage.
Used Cadillac CTS-V -- If you're thinking that the SS doesn't quite offer enough power for you, consider a used version of Cadillac's high-performance CTS-V. Available in sedan, coupe or wagon versions, the V boasts 556 hp, and it also offers Magnetic Ride Control and a wide range of high-end features.
Used Chrysler 300 SRT8 -- The SRT8 model has left the Chrysler 300 lineup, but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. After all, you can still buy used versions of the 470-hp monster luxury sedan, and you can probably even find some recent examples for less than the SS's $47,600 base price.