The new 2017 Chevrolet SS is a four-door version of its hyper-performance sibling – the Chevrolet Camaro. Although it doesn’t compare side to side with it, it comes pretty close even in terms of performance. Some of the reasons that we find the new vehicle compelling include a standard V8 engine capable of offering a thrilling performance, ample backseat space, a remarkable handling, and an upscale interior design and appointment.
2017 Chevrolet SS Release Date & Price
Credible sources say there’s a high likelihood of the 2017 Chevrolet SS going for sale this fall, although the information at the moment remains speculative as Chevy is yet to make official reports. Pricing is also under wraps, however, industry pundits say the base price will remain unaltered at the current MSRP of $46,000.
2017 Chevrolet SS Review
The SS is a large sedan tailored for a large family that needs copious amounts of space, and sporty performance unlike regular sedans. It comes with some of the performance features a driving enthusiast is looking for such as a powerful V8 engine, a limited-slip differential, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a rear-wheel drive system.
The 2017 Chevrolet SS interior, as already mentioned at the introductory part, offers ample space and an extensive feature set. The cabin is well laid-out and coms with very supportive and comfortable seats. You can test its performance theatricals once in a while on the track. It does burnouts to your heart’s content, and once smoke clears, it will also offer you a sophisticated handling than most in its segment can. Additional performance features include Brembo brakes, an adaptive suspension system, a nondescript exterior design, and summer performance tires.
2017 Chevrolet SS Changes on Interior & Exterior
Exterior Chevrolet SS colors: Red Hot 2, Mystic Green Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Phantom Black Metallic, Heron White, Slipstream Blue Metallic, Jungle Green Metallic, Some Like It Hot Red Metallic, and Regal Peacock Green Metallic. Changes on the color palette can be expected on its release date.
Some of the standard accessories available on the Chevrolet SS include keyless entry and ignition, a leather upholstery, driver memory settings, remote start, heated power mirrors, summer performance tires, an adaptive suspension, nineteen-inch cast-aluminum wheels, eight-way power front seats, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, Brembo brakes, an adaptive suspension system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and automatic wipers.
Equipment available on its cabin include an eight-inch MyLink interface display, an automated parallel-parking system, Bluetooth connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, Siri Eyes Free, a rearview camera, a forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, USB/iPod connectivity, a CD player, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system.
Leather upholstery is offered as the standard cabin upholstery. It is further complemented by the simulated suede inserts, and contrast stitching. It looks pretty nice but the overall cabin refinement may be wanting particularly considering a vehicle within its price range. In terms of space, the 2017 Chevrolet SS arguably lives to its large-car billing.
2017 Chevrolet SS Engine Specs
Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet SS is offered by the 6.2L V8 engine that comes paired to either a six-speed automatic or a no-cost six-speed manual transmission system. The output generated by the V8 stands at 415 horsepower and 415 lbs. ft. of torque.
0-60 mph with the 2017 Chevrolet SS takes a blistering 4.9 seconds – an impressive performance although comes a tick or two behind the Charger.
When it comes to the fuel economy ratings, the EPA says we should expect the manual-equipped model ratings to stand at 15/21/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 14/21/17 mpg with the automatic.
Some of the standard safety equipment available for the Chevrolet SS model include traction and stability control, on-demand roadside assistance, front-knee airbags, front- and rear-side airbags, antilock disc brakes, automatic crash notification, a navigation system, stolen vehicle assistance, a rearview camera, a blind-spot camera with rear-cross traffic alerts, a heads-up display, and a lane-departure warning system.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.8 in. (114.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 3.5 in. (195.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 105 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3975 lbs.
Top Speed: 160 mph
0-60 4.9 sec
MPG: 15/21 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Heron White, Jungle Green Metallic, Mystic Green Metallic, Phantom Black Metallic, Red Hot 2, Regal Peacock Green Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Slipstream Blue Metallic, Some Like It Hot Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs