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2014-2015 Chevrloet SS review

The four-door vehicle offers the look of a sedan but the sound of a sports car

Published: June 2014

 

To the casual onlooker, there are few clues that this new Chevy sedan is anything more than another comfy, four-door cruiser. The aggressive front-end styling, dual stainless-­steel exhaust tips, and a muscular stance hint at the hidden potential of the SS. But it’s not until you dip into the throttle, hear the throaty exhaust rumble, and feel the G-force press you back into your seat that you become aware that under the hood beats the potent heart of a Corvette.

Built by Holden, GM’s Australian division, the rear-wheel-drive SS blends the spacious, comfortable cabin of a large sedan with a 415-hp, 6.2-liter V8 adapted from the last-generation Chevrolet Corvette. It also delivers acceleration and handling prowess that approaches such European super-sedans as the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG but at a price that’s about $40,000 lower.

 

Editor's Note:

This article also appeared in the August 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.


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