Before we even saw the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS, Mark Reuss, GM's president in North America, had our attention when he referred to the car as a "four-door Corvette." And just like the 'Vette, it's going to cost you a pretty penny to park one of Chevy's new halo performance sedans in your driveway. When it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of this year, the new SS will have a starting price of $44,470 (*including $995 for destination), which is only about $5,000 less than the current C6 Corvette and around $7,500 less than the all-new Corvette Stingray.

Now, for this price, the SS will bring its 415-horsepower, 3,975-pound self to the party delivering performance that is expected to allow the sedan to hit 60 miles per hour in "about five seconds." As for equipment, the 2014 SS will come packaged with just a single, fully loaded trim level that includes a head-up display, headed and cooled front seats, Chevrolet MyLink and a Bose audio system. Aside from a $900 sunroof and $500 spare tire package, the only choice you'll have to make when buying an SS is the color. Scroll down for the official press release, and then let us know what you think of the SS' pricing in the poll below.


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2014 Chevrolet SS Priced at $44,470

DETROIT – The suggested retail price for the 2014 Chevrolet SS sports sedan is $44,470, including a $995 destination charge, Chevrolet announced today. Title and license fees are extra. The SS goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The U.S.-exclusive SS – Chevrolet's first rear-drive performance sedan since 1996 – comes well-equipped in only one model, with a power-operated sunroof ($900) and full-size spare tire ($500) as the only options.

"The all-new SS is engineered for performance enthusiasts who've been clamoring for a rear-wheel-drive sedan," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "Adding the SS to the lineup further solidifies Chevrolet's position as America's best-selling performance-car brand and completes a trifecta that includes the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28."

Standard equipment includes:

High intensity discharge headlamps with Light emitting diode daytime running lamps
Automatic Parking Assist
Chevrolet MyLink with a color touch screen and GPS-based navigation system
Bose® premium audio system – including SiriusXM radio (with 12-month trial)
Color head-up display and color driver information center
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Alloy pedal covers
Heated and ventilated front seats with memory
Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning
Rear-vision camera with rear park assist
Keyless access and push-button start.

The LS3 6.2L small-block V-8 powers the SS, is SAE certified at 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm), which helps it sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. It is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

The rear axle has an aggressive 3.27 ratio that enhances the feeling of acceleration. Additional chassis and suspension features include:

MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspension geometry
Electronic power steering system, optimized for sport driving
Standard Brembo front brakes, with ventilated, 14-inch (355-mm) two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers
Forged aluminum wheels, wrapped in ultra-high-performance Bridgestone tires: 19 x 8.5-inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 tires in front; 19 x 9-inch wheels with 275/35ZR19 tires at the rear.

Handling is also optimized with a nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity – attributes made possible in part by the aluminum hood and rear deck lid that are 30 percent lighter than traditional steel panels.

The SS will be available in five exterior colors – Mystic Green, Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black Metallic and Heron White. All interiors will be Jet Black and feature sport front bucket seats.

The SS will be subject to the gas guzzler tax. Pricing information will be updated when the charge is determined.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


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      11fiveoh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally a v8 camry
      cadetgray
      • 1 Year Ago
      The styling just fails to move me enough to consider one. Even the Malibu comes across as more distinctive than this sedan. For these to sell, it will have to be about the driving experience and not the visuals.
        Chumley
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cadetgray
        Agreed. This offers nothing over the G8 GXP from 4-5 years ago. I'd argue the Pontiac had more interesting lines.
          Chip
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chumley
          I'd have to agree. I'm a Chevy fan, and looks are subjective, but I think the Pontiac was easier on the eyes than the SS.
      askroon
      • 1 Year Ago
      To understand the direct competition: Chrysler 300 SRT8 - $49,250 - 470HP - 470LB-FT - 4160 LBS Dodge Charger SRT8 - $47,425 - 470HP - 470 LB-FT - 4364 LBS Hyundai Genesis R-Spec - $46,800 - 429 HP - 376 LB-FT - 4046 LBS Chevrolet SS - $44,470 - 415 HP - 415 LB-FT - 3975 LBS Did I miss any?
        Jeremy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        The price I think is spot on. The car is just plain, boring and a tad cheap looking
        Eta Carinae
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        yes, that each of these has a BASE model.......beside the SS
        Nick B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        I guess the SHO would be considered one but its underpowered compared to all of those.
        Randy, Ran,RatedR,
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        your prices are alittle high by about 1000 on the 300 and the charger but other than that good
          askroon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Randy, Ran,RatedR,
          Check dodge.com and chrysler.com; that's what they're charging for the SRTs now.
      Vinuuz
      • 1 Year Ago
      40k USD must have been the the right price. You can get the Charger in various configurations with a V8 under this price. Of course it is surely loaded and very well equipped, but at 45k, you are asking for a lot more competition and choices. A very good car that will have a price challenge.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinuuz
        But to get a Charger under that price you're giving up 45hp, too.
          AMMinter
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          Nope, for $45k you can get an SRT-8 Super Bee with 470HP. You give up leather and a few other niceties, but that's a hell of a lot more car for the same price. Or if you're spending that much why not go for the full SRT-8 for $47k.
      FierySolstice
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sure it has the power, but it definitely does not have the style to be worth $45k. I don't see people saying "Look there goes a new SS!" like they would say "Wow, look at the new Corvette!".
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FierySolstice
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      HUMANMPC2000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Charger Super bee for me.470 hp and 470 torque, Hemi V8 for 42k. Not to mention SRT Track Day to boot.
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very boring looking. Then again, maybe they were going for that unassuming sleeper look. At that price point though, they should have upped the aggression a little bit on the styling.
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Put your money where your mouth is people. Maybe Chevy knows that despite all the verbal support a car nut would give the SS in car blogs, in the end, they're not gonna be the ones who actually buy it, and rather than style it for someone who thinks cars should look "bad-ass", they styled it for someone who actually has the intention to spend the money, and more importantly, has the funds to do so. Talk is cheap fellas, and I bet you every complainer on here will be watching the used-car listings in a year or two to see if they can snag one when the opportunity finally presents itself. It may not look like the Commodore (thank God) but it still has a lot of mass appeal.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dohc73
        That's how everything is dohc73. Everyone is quick to complain about something they don't think they'd ever get, then when it's available, everyone runs.
          johnm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          That's because once they put an MSRP on it, it's real. On paper people want an FR-S/BRZ but then when it comes time to write a 26k check for 180 horsepower, they can't do it. I wanted the SS more than anyone. I'd have put money down on one, but that was $10,000 ago. The price is the killer for me. I'd love an LS3 powered anything but don't sell a camaro for 33K and tell me this thing has another $10,000 worth of ... whatever. It's a pickup truck drivetrain in a malibu. Build 80 thousand units and price it accordingly.
        GoSpeedRacerGo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dohc73
        The SS is a re-badged VF Commodore. Period.
          dohc73
          • 1 Year Ago
          @GoSpeedRacerGo
          Oh, I didn't know that. Maybe we should alert the American-owned company Holden and let them know that they are using one of the products that they already own and can manipulate any damned which way they please. More than I can say for what Ford could do with their Falcon.
          GoSpeedRacerGo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @GoSpeedRacerGo
          Please look at these pictures and please tell me how the SS is different from the VF Commodore: http://watoday.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/first-drive-review-holden-vf-commodore-ssv-redline-sedan-20130529-2nb1e.html
          mybora99
          • 1 Year Ago
          @GoSpeedRacerGo
          GoSpeedy, if it looked exactly like the VF, it would have been the laughing stock here in states. If Chevy wasn't able to make it more muscle car like, than I'm glad they at least got rid of all that Holden tack that the VF has.
      ravenosa
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't even imagine paying half that for the car a decade ago, apparently the time the car was designed. Maybe it looks better when you remove the tin-foil covering from the trim and wheels...
      Jason Golden
      • 1 Year Ago
      I suppose if the SS had (even a hint) of the visual, emotional appeal of the similarly-fun Chrysler & Dodge offerings, there would be more "value" and draw toward the Chevy. Visual wow-factor counts for something.
      Krazeecain
      • 1 Year Ago
      Slightly off-topic: Why don't they just drop the current impala and replace it with an updated version of this platform? What's the point of Chevy having the Malibu and the impala if they're both vanilla fwd sedans?
        bookemd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Krazeecain
        I am not sure someone is comparing an Altima, Accord, 6, Camry, Fusion etc with an Impala. Fuel economy numbers line up with Malibu. That's why.
        Papi L-Gee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Krazeecain
        They're killing off this platform.
      Gordon Chen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good lord that's a lot of money!
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