Base 4dr Sedan
2014 Chevrolet SS

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Engine Engine 6.2LV-8
MPG MPG 14 City / 21 Hwy
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2014 SS Overview

As the year of 1972 was drawing to a close, my father had finally saved up enough money to buy himself his first new car, and his heart was set on a Chevrolet Chevelle SS. And no wonder – the midsize Chevy Super Sport had earned a reputation for performance with rugged good looks to match. Its twin stripes and domed hood hid a 402-cubic-inch V8 engine (though Chevy still called it a 396, owing to that mill's muscle car heritage), and, though down on power from the horsepower heyday of 1970, it sent tons of American grunt to the rear wheels in the very best tire-melting fashion. Then 1973 rolled around, and General Motors completely remade its midsize offerings, eschewing the chiseled good looks of past models for what many, including my father, thought was a bloated, squared-off design that didn't look very muscular. Good old Dad did the right thing – he bought a '73 Firebird, and thus became a Pontiac man for life. And that's how my family grew up with a long slew of Pontiac machinery that included a Grand Prix or three, several Trans Am models and a barn full of GTO convertibles in various states of repair and disrepair. While the Pontiac nameplate has since ascended to the great automotive graveyard in the sky, there's a direct link between the old Chevelle of yesteryear through the last Pontiac GTO and its spiritual successor, the G8, and the brand-spankin'-new 2014 Chevy SS that is today's subject du jour. And, somewhat surprisingly, that link has long since left the United States, diverting its way through Australia instead. Allow us to explain. Under its skin, the 2014 Chevy SS is a Holden Commodore. Although this means that the vast majority of development work on this seemingly most American of performance sedans was actually done by the Aussies, it also means that the SS rides and handles rather well. This comes as little surprise, considering that this isn't the first time GM has released a Holden on the States, and each time the result has been an excellent vehicle to drive. First was the 2004 Pontiac GTO, a vehicle that was appreciated by enthusiasts but mostly unloved in the marketplace due to its tepid styling and questionable link to the iconic model with which it shared its name. Next was the 2008 Pontiac G8. It, too, was somewhat dourly styled, and although it was received with a more fervent welcome than the reborn GTO, the baby that was the G8 sedan was thrown out with Pontiac's excitement-tinged bathwater when the brand was killed off in 2010. This isn't the first time GM has released a Holden on the States. Third time the charm, then? GM certainly hopes so, as this new SS sedan from Chevrolet is the latest model to be designed and built in Australia and shipped to the United States as a performance sedan. And the more things change, the more they stay the same …
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2014 SS Overview

As the year of 1972 was drawing to a close, my father had finally saved up enough money to buy himself his first new car, and his heart was set on a Chevrolet Chevelle SS. And no wonder – the midsize Chevy Super Sport had earned a reputation for performance with rugged good looks to match. Its twin stripes and domed hood hid a 402-cubic-inch V8 engine (though Chevy still called it a 396, owing to that mill's muscle car heritage), and, though down on power from the horsepower heyday of 1970, it sent tons of American grunt to the rear wheels in the very best tire-melting fashion. Then 1973 rolled around, and General Motors completely remade its midsize offerings, eschewing the chiseled good looks of past models for what many, including my father, thought was a bloated, squared-off design that didn't look very muscular. Good old Dad did the right thing – he bought a '73 Firebird, and thus became a Pontiac man for life. And that's how my family grew up with a long slew of Pontiac machinery that included a Grand Prix or three, several Trans Am models and a barn full of GTO convertibles in various states of repair and disrepair. While the Pontiac nameplate has since ascended to the great automotive graveyard in the sky, there's a direct link between the old Chevelle of yesteryear through the last Pontiac GTO and its spiritual successor, the G8, and the brand-spankin'-new 2014 Chevy SS that is today's subject du jour. And, somewhat surprisingly, that link has long since left the United States, diverting its way through Australia instead. Allow us to explain. Under its skin, the 2014 Chevy SS is a Holden Commodore. Although this means that the vast majority of development work on this seemingly most American of performance sedans was actually done by the Aussies, it also means that the SS rides and handles rather well. This comes as little surprise, considering that this isn't the first time GM has released a Holden on the States, and each time the result has been an excellent vehicle to drive. First was the 2004 Pontiac GTO, a vehicle that was appreciated by enthusiasts but mostly unloved in the marketplace due to its tepid styling and questionable link to the iconic model with which it shared its name. Next was the 2008 Pontiac G8. It, too, was somewhat dourly styled, and although it was received with a more fervent welcome than the reborn GTO, the baby that was the G8 sedan was thrown out with Pontiac's excitement-tinged bathwater when the brand was killed off in 2010. This isn't the first time GM has released a Holden on the States. Third time the charm, then? GM certainly hopes so, as this new SS sedan from Chevrolet is the latest model to be designed and built in Australia and shipped to the United States as a performance sedan. And the more things change, the more they stay the same …Hide Full Review