There are no vehicles within 100 miles of Please modify your search criteria.
John Diether
Automotive Editor - March 23, 2016

Expert Rating

5.0 (Excellent)
14 City / 20 Highway

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

2016 Chevrolet SS OVERVIEW

Chevy's bad-boy sedan, the SS remains one of the few full-size muscle cars on the market. While big American cruisers with powerful V8s are nothing new, the SS handles and stops like a genuine high-performance car. That apparent contradiction is the main ingredient of its appeal.

What's New for 2016

The SS receives the latest edition of the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment interface as well as a new front bumper, hood vents and LED accent lighting.

Choosing Your Chevrolet SS

At the heart of the rear-drive SS is a Corvette-sourced 6.2-liter V8 that scares up 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. A performance-tuned six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, but you can order up a six-speed manual at no cost. The SS the only full-size American car in decades to offer a manual transmission. It's also one of the fastest, capable of hauling from zero to 60 mph in a mere 4.7 seconds.

The sophisticated Magnetic Ride Control system enhances both ride and handling, and is shared with costlier GM products like the Corvette and Escalade. The suspension itself is of course tuned for aggressive performance, but the SS still manages to provide a rather serene cruising experience. You also get racing-spec Brembo brakes and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with performance tires.

The SS comes in a single, lavishly equipped trim level with luxuries such as leather upholstery with faux suede trim, heated and ventilated front seats with driver memory, a nine-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio, a navigation system and remote start.

Safety technology is present in a big way with a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, frontal collision alert and a rearview camera. You even get an automated parallel parking system. The exterior is finished off with xenon headlamps, heated power mirrors, foglamps and rain-sensing wipers.

All of this leaves room for just two factory options: a sunroof and a full-size mounted spare tire.

CarsDirect Tip

The SS is an exclusive car, made all the more so by the availability of a manual transmission. Since the manual provides slightly better fuel economy and performance, we recommend it without reservation.

Get your price on a Chevrolet SS »

Best Chevy Deals & Lease Offers In April

Chevy has extended last month's incentives for an extra week. Lease payments remain steady. For those not currently leasing a GM vehicle and living in California, the 2020... View All Chevrolet Lease Deals


Find more information on Chevrolet vehicles

Chevrolet SS By Year

COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba