Chevrolet SS 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2015 Chevrolet SS
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6M||4.6 sec||13.0 sec @ 111 mph||15/21/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6M||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 110.8 mph||15/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6M||4.8 sec||13.2 sec @ 109.2 mph||15/21/20.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Chevrolet SS
|Lingenfelter Supercharged||6.2L Supercharger V8||RWD||6A||3.7 sec||11.9 sec @ 121 mph||----/----/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6A||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 111 mph||14/21/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6A||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 112 mph||14/21/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6A||4.6 sec||13.0 sec @ 109.4 mph||14/21/17.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||6.2L V8||RWD||6A||4.9 sec||13.3 sec @ 107.6 mph||14/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Chevrolet SS
The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a rear wheel V8 sedan, and it packs quite a punch, like a 415 HP under the hood. A quick look at the specs will show that while other cars are opting for smaller engines, the 2014 SS goes into the opposite direction. In terms of the design, the Chevy SS is more like an alternative to the typical sedan and it isn’t a bad one.
If you take a good look at the car’s design it’s a revamped version of the VF Commodore SS, the muscle sedan from Holden and was known in the US as the Pontiac G8. However, the Chevy SS is more refined, even more so than the Chevrolet Caprice PPV.
The Chevrolet SS has a tapered, teardrop and wedge-like shape, and combined with the bow-tie grille and you have something that looks like a compact muscle car. As far as the interior goes the SS layout looks like a cockpit and it’s more attractive compared to the other Chevy models. The curb weight is 3,975 lbs., a bit heavy but by no means overweight, and even when you’re driving at top speed it doesn’t feel like you’re steering a heavy car as it’s responsive.
Engine and Performance
The powerful V8 is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission, providing rear wheel power. The car can accelerate to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and you also get Brembo front brakes with two-piece rotors and 4-piston actuation. The weight distribution is 52/48, which is as close to perfect as you can get plus genuine multi-link independent rear suspension. Thanks to the deck lid and the aluminum hood, the center mass is low.
Performance is also helped by the Z-rated tires with its forged aluminum wheels, and calibration is very good. Driving the Chevy SS on bumpy driving roads won’t be a problem and the comfort level is sufficient even when you’re on less than quality terrain. Acceleration to 60 mph is less than five seconds, pretty good for this class.
The Chevrolet SS runs very smoothly, and the engine hums along fine on the highway or the road. The seats keep you in place whether you’re cruising or going out on a quick spin, and both front and back seats have plenty of space. The SS is great for driving around town, but there’s lots of torque on a standstill, and at high revs it crackles.
The throttle has a nice smooth feel that allow for controlled driving and at the same time, the SS allows you to roll smoothly on the accelerator from corners without affecting the car’s balance. Drivers will also appreciate the fact that when you choose gears manually the transmission holds the higher gears even you push the pedal down.
If the takeoff is gentle or you’re driving under regular conditions, the transmission is very smooth, and when you rev up the V8, performance, chassis and drivetrain aren’t affected so there’s a nice balance between comfort and power. The steering wheel is full but not too thick, and the TAPshift paddles work very satisfactorily if you’re into manual control. The electric power steering is also well-designed, providing a heavy but nice feel.
The Chevrolet SS is loaded with several safety features such as a rear vision camera, rear cross traffic alert, side blind vision alert and lane departure warning. The car also has a standard forward collision alert plus eight standard airbags as well as knee bags for the front passenger and the driver.
The SS is also the first in the Chevrolet line to have the Automatic Parking Assist which helps you drive into a parking lot safely. Other trimmings like leather upholstery, 220 watt Bose audio, a heads up display and remote start are also present. A push button start, keyless access, ventilated and heated front seats and dual zone auto climate controls are built-in.
The Chevrolet MyLink has an 8 inch touchscreen, and the color display allows for hands-free conversation, infotainment and media while hooked up to your smartphone. The list of impressive features goes on with LED day lamps and HID headlamps, and dealer installed options are now available.
Overall, the SS doesn’t lack for features, but unlike those on other cars, they’re more practical than flashy which suits most drivers fine.
- SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM415 @ 5900
- Displacement: 6.2L/376
- Engine Type: Gas V8
- Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection
- SAE Net Torque @ RPM415 @ 4600
- Gas Mileage: 14 mpg City/21 mpg Hwy
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic with TAPshift
The 2014 Chevrolet SS delivers on its promise of a firm, solid car with superior performance. Even when you’re speeding down the highway the suspension and rubber keeps the interior quiet. The SS may not be the most original when it comes to style but in terms of durability and performance it has the goods.
To learn more about Chevrolet SS, visit the official Chevrolet website.