2015 Chevrolet SS Dealer Order GuideThe Chevrolet SS is very much a muscle car for grownups. If you have a career, significant other and maybe some kids to tote around, you can still drive one, secure in the knowledge that there is a 415-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 lurking under the hood for when it's time to have some fun. For 2015, Chevrolet is confirming earlier rumors with the addition of a standard, magnetic suspension and optional six-speed manual, according to the automaker's recently released dealer order guide (pictured right).

Already found on some models of the Camaro and Corvette, not to mention several Cadillac models, Magnetic Selective Ride Control system has been praised for its ability to switch from a firm, sporty ride to a cushier demeanor on the fly. It should make the performance sedan into an even better dual-purpose machine for the family and a little bit of hooning around.

The standard transmission is still a six-speed automatic, but there is now an option for a six-speed manual for those who prefer a three-pedal setup. The new gearbox also adds a 3.70 rear-axle ratio to replace the 3.27 gearing from the automatic, but it predictably deletes availability of the remote engine start system. Afaf Farah, a Chevy spokesperson, tells Autoblog that the manual "will have an additional price," but the company won't reveal it until later.

Chevy is also doubling the range of colors available on the SS. The five current shades remain for 2015, but the company is also adding some new hues like: Regal Peacock Green, Some Like It Hot Red, Jungle Green Metallic, Perfect Blue and Alchemy Purple. Finally, all models of the SS get an upgraded OnStar system with 4G LTE that allows the car to act as a wifi hotspot.

In our review of the 2014 model, Michael Harley said, "the SS comes across as a polished, and very well-rounded, sport sedan package that is more focused on performance than the others." The 2015 upgrades put just a little more emphasis on the sedan's sportiness. Check out the gallery of the order guide to see all of the changes.


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      Rochester
      • 5 Months Ago
      So big, polished Brembo calipers in the front, but general purpose bargain-bin calipers in the rear? WTF? And that rear end... might as well cover the entire azz in cheap, black plastic. I really want to like this car, but its Chevy influence is just killing the appeal.
        carguy1701
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Rochester
        Front brakes do the lions share of the work on any car anyway. The engineers determined that single piston sliders were good enough for the rear.
          carguy1701
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Rochester: I'm not fond of it either, but hey, you can swap the rears off a 5th gen Camaro, as Chris said (not sure if the CTS-V brakes will bolt on).
          Rochester
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Mechanically true, but stylistically cheap. I can't think of another car where there are beautiful, polished calipers in the front, but junky calipers in the rear. It's such a bad decision to make on a low-yield car that claims a high-end sticker price.
        Dub
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Rochester
        ikr
      Larry Litmanen
      • 5 Months Ago
      On the outside Commodore and this SS look almost the same but for the grille. Differences are so minor but visually cars are a world apart, SS is simply an ugly car while Commodore is a great looking, stylish car.
        nettsu
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        There is next to no difference between the commodore and the SS. The commodore isn't stylish. It looks like someone took the front from the Epica and overinflated it. The VE Commodore was a good looking car. The VF isn't.
        carguy1701
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        >On the outside Commodore and this SS look almost the same but for the grille. >S is simply an ugly car while Commodore is a great looking, stylish car. Just say you hate the badge, Sea Urchin.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          carguy1701 needs some vagina ASAP!
          Larry Litmanen
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Dude i have stated it many times over that i despise GM and everything it stands for. But i never fail to point out the great looking design language GM has in some cars. I find ATS to be one of the best looking cars out there now, i am sure it is a complete trash (it is underpowered) but it does look great. I don't understand why you can't separate the hate for the company vs. real criticism of looks. Again i love Toyota, i love Prius, i wrote it here many times that Prius has a cheap interior.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          carguy1701 needs some vagina ASAP!
          Larry Litmanen
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          @ yakapo999 You know the weather is lovely and it is a great morning but you are trying to ruin my mood by getting me angry. You really think i wan't talking about a base ATS engine that is rated at 202 HP, dude my base 2012 Sonata has like 190 HP and probably weights less than ATS because it has less content. You KNEW i was talking about that engine because i am not the only one to point out this. Many car magazines said EXACTLY the same thing, a luxury performance car with an engine from a family sedan. I think i read a review pointing this very same issue out in 4-5 car magazines. You knew what i meant because i assume you follow car news, why do that. Also i love the Prius for what it is, of course it is less powerful than ATS but it is a different kind of a car.
          Brandon
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Larry, you constantly show all of us here on Autoblog you have no idea what you're talking about, although I do agree with you on some things. And Dub, f*** off already.
          carguy1701
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          So **** off already.
          carguy1701
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          So **** off already.
          jtav2002
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          The base model 3 series BMW has 180hp. Base model Audi A4 220hp. Lexus IS250 204hp. Mercedes C250 201hp. You say that it's underpowered for a luxury performance car, yet it appears to have power pretty much in line with the base model offerings from everything else in it's class. Thanks for playing, though.
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Larry, you think the ats is underpowered but you "love" the prius? The ats 2.0 makes 272 hp and 260 ft lbs of torque. I currently drive an Acura tsx and I'd gladly trade for an "underpowered" ATS.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          you mad that Holden is more awesome than Chevrolet? UTE :D
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        What you said is basically saying that you like one of the Toyobarus better than the other ones, they're the same damn car with almost no differences at all...
        mikemaj82
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Its the same car lol. If you dont like it just debadge the rear and buy the Commodore grille for the front. Easy.
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        What you said is basically saying that you like one of the Toyobarus better than the other ones, they're the same damn car with almost no differences at all...
      C.A.
      • 5 Months Ago
      If only there was an option to de-chrome the damn thing.
        Ducman69
        • 5 Months Ago
        @C.A.
        fact: chrome equals luxury *loogies into spitoon*
        Nick B
        • 5 Months Ago
        @C.A.
        I doubt they are going to offer it here in the states but you can order a blackout kit from Australia.
          paulinator66
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Nick B
          There's not a lot of chrome except for the wheels. Probably no more than a BMW 5. Just paint the wheels (or get new ones) and POOF! you're understated again!
      merlot
      • 5 Months Ago
      I think it's fantastic GM is offering this car with a manual! To me, it looks fantastic. Handsome, ordinary sedan with just enough muscle to let the trained eye know it's something special. A sleeper.
      Karfreek
      • 5 Months Ago
      Another overpriced GM product that wont sell and then they will say "See, we told you so". Price it where real working class people could reasonably afford it.
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Karfreek
        What would you consider "affordable"?
        jtav2002
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Karfreek
        Let me guess, you think it should cost like $30k right?
        Matt
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Karfreek
        It's already exceeded GM's original planned allotment so GM is rather happy with this car.
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Karfreek
        What would you consider "affordable"?
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Karfreek
        What would you consider "affordable"?
      Dub
      • 5 Months Ago
      nobody cares about this stupid beigemobile
        carguy1701
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dub
        You consider a 415 bhp RWD sedan to be 'beige'?
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          the chevrolet badge makes it beige.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          the chevrolet badge makes it beige.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          the chevrolet badge makes it beige.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          the chevrolet badge makes it beige.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          the chevrolet badge makes it beige.
          Brandon
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          A lot JDM Toyotas and Nissans have to be some of the ugliest cars ever made.
          carguy1701
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          And what badges do you consider to be not beige?
          carguy1701
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Dub: You're 12, aren't you?
          Brandon
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          He can't respond right now carguy, he's at his "job". And seriously though, just look at his comments. We either have a man child or a 12 year old on our hands.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          mercedes benz, mazda ,bmw, audi, vw, euro ford, jaguar, jdm toyota (sorry u get all the crap), jdm nissan (sorry u get all the crap), alfa romeo, citroen, renault, vw.
        Nick B
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dub
        JDM YO!!!!!
        Nick B
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dub
        JDM YO!!!!!!
      carguy1701
      • 5 Months Ago
      Also, ball is in your court now, fanboys. GM has given you a manual RWD sedan for a relatively affordable price. It's time to put up or shut up.
        Matt
        • 5 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Agreed! The only way GM will continue building sweet cars like this with manual transmissions is if people actually buy them.
      simariners
      • 5 Months Ago
      Offering a high performance sedan with a stick shift is an excellent move by Chevrolet. Will attract a number of baby boomers like myself who grew up with three pedals. For those with a heavy foot, its conservative styling will make it less of a "pig magnet". especially when ordered in a plain grey, white, or black color
      dukeisduke
      • 5 Months Ago
      How many have they sold so far? It's a nice idea, but I don't see it being any more successful than the G8.
      Avinash Machado
      • 5 Months Ago
      Wish they will get a proper name.Maybe Belair SS or Chevelle SS.
      rex
      • 5 Months Ago
      Lose two doors, thus moving the B-pillar further to the rear and improving the looks would make me at least test drive one. Walked right past one at the nearby dealership. I thought it was a Malibu.
      Dub
      • 5 Months Ago
      boring boring boring, no one cares.
        Matt
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dub
        Oh yeah, 415 horsepower and rear wheel drive with a manual is boring! You can go back to reading consumer reports now.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          You can go back to your Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          You can go back to your Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          You can go back to your Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          You can go back to your Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dub
        Obviously you care, look at how many times you've commented.
          Brandon
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          Seriously man, you make me laugh so hard :'D
          Brandon
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          Ending the argument I see? Alrighty, get back to your "job". See ya next time Dub ;)
          Brandon
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          And actually, you're doing a pretty good Job yourself proving to everyone that you have absolutely no intelligence by acting so childish. Grow up man.
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          This is my last response to any asshat, IDC
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          as much as your ignorance and lack of intelligence entertains me Brandon, I have to get back to work. People with JOBS cant be on autoblog all day. I am receiving CV´s if you are interested
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          the most primitive instinct is to laugh when monkeys dont understand something :D
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          the most primitive instinct is to laugh when monkeys dont understand something :D
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          as much as your ignorance and lack of intelligence entertains me Brandon, I have to get back to work. People with JOBS cant be on autoblog all day. I am receiving CV´s if you are interested
          Dub
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          the most primitive instinct is to laugh when monkeys dont understand something :D
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dub
        Obviously you care, look at how many times you've commented.
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