2014 Chevrolet SS - Road Test Specs

2014 Chevrolet SS Sedan

(6.2L V8 6-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Year Make Model2014 Chevrolet SS 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger sedan
Base MSRP$44,470
Options on test vehicleFull-Size Spare Tire ($500), Sunroof ($900), Gas-Guzzler Tax ($1,300)
As-tested MSRP$47,170
Assembly locationElizabeth, South Australia
North American parts content (%)7
Drivetrain
ConfigurationLongitudinal, front midengine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected V8, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162/376
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.7
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500 (not indicated)
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)415 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)415 @ 4,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.03, II=2.36, III=1.53, IV=1.15, V=0.85, VI=0.67
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.27
Differential(s)Clutch-type limited-slip
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire make and modelBridgestone Potenza RE050A
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, front245/4019Z
Tire size, rear275/3519Z
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front -- 19-by-9 inches rear
Wheel materialPolished alloy
Brakes, front14-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear12.7-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston fixed calipers
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.0
0-45 mph (sec.)3.4
0-60 mph (sec.)4.9
0-75 mph (sec.)7.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.2 @ 107.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.7
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.1
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.5
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.1
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.2
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)13.2 @ 107.1
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)110
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON68.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.92
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.92
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.2
@ Full throttle (dB)78.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.3
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsLaunch technique gains little here, as the SS is nearly as fast just wooding the throttle off the line as it is with small brake/throttle overlap. Manual shifting gains nothing, especially since there's no redline indicated in the tachometer (max engine speed is 6,500 rpm). Our best run came with very mild power braking to about 1,500 rpm. Sport mode seems to make no difference here.
Braking commentsPedal response isn't as immediate in everyday use as we'd expect with Brembos. Testing, though, reveals ample heat capacity for multiple back-to-back 60-0 stops. We saw no reduction in performance or pedal feel during testing.
Handling commentsSlalom: Transitional stability is good and limits are predictable, though there's probably a quicker slalom run in the car with full disabled stability control. Still, steering feel and response are solid. Skid pad: Front grip and feel are good here and -- like all good performance sedans -- the SS balances on the throttle nicely. It's easily placed and the limits are clearly communicated and exceeded.
Testing Conditions
Test date12/17/2013
Elevation (ft.)1,120
Temperature (F)75.4
Relative humidity (%)14.56
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.94
Wind (mph, direction)3.44, head
Odometer (mi.)1,770
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/36
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 combined/14 city/21 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.8
Driving range (mi.)394.8
Audio and Advanced Technology
Stereo descriptionBose 220-watt nine-speaker audio system
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack, generic aux jack
Satellite radioStandard with trial subscription
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard, 8-inch screeen
Smart entry/StartStandard
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar front and rear back-up camera automated self-parking system
Blind-spot detectionStandard
Lane-departure monitoringStandard departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,975
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,016
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)195.5
Width (in.)74.7
Height (in.)57.9
Wheelbase (in.)114.8
Track, front (in.)62.6
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)39.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)38.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)59.0
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)16.4
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/24,000 miles

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