2017 Chevrolet SS
- Standard V8 engine delivers thrilling acceleration
- Spacious interior with a sizable backseat
- Handles remarkably well for a large sedan
- One of the few large sedans available with a manual transmission
- Tech/entertainment interface can be slow and frustrating
- Single trim level means less ability to tailor to preference
- Interior materials feel low rent for the car's price
- Standard V8 engine returns poor fuel economy
Which SS does Edmunds recommend
Edmunds' Expert Review
overall rating4.0 / 5
Ever find yourself wishing for a four-door Camaro? Neither do we. But if we did, we'd be happy with a 2017 Chevrolet SS. A large, five-passenger sedan, the SS is for the driving enthusiast who can't fit the family in a two-seat sports coupe. It's made of all the parts and pieces you'd expect of a muscle car, including a powerful V8 engine borrowed from the previous-generation Corvette, rear-wheel drive, an optional six-speed manual transmission, even a limited-slip differential. But large dimensions and a long list of standard features also mean the SS can accommodate and entertain more than just the driver.
But the Chevy SS isn't just a family-friendly burnout machine. High-performance tires and an adaptive suspension also give the SS surprisingly good handling. The brakes do an exceptional job hauling this big car down from high speeds. Heated and cooled front seats, leather upholstery and driver aids such as lane departure warning and parallel parking assist give the SS a high-end feel. The MyLink tech interface includes a large touchscreen, a navigation system and control of certain smartphone apps.
There are some blemishes we can't overlook, though. Contrast stitching and suede accents are nice touches around the cabin, but they can't mask the rental car feel of some of the materials or the inattention to some details. The trunk, too, is small, and rear seats that don't fold down hinder the SS' cargo utility. The exterior styling, which you might mistake for a bloated version of Chevy's compact Malibu, looks unremarkable.
Most of these shortcomings diminish once you lay your foot into the gas pedal. Simply put, this kind of car, especially with a manual transmission, is in short supply in our country. Soon you won't be able to buy a new one because Chevy intends to cease production of the SS after the 2017 model year. If the idea of easy power, tons of grip, great brakes, four doors and a manual gearbox makes you smile, go buy it before the combination disappears forever.
trim levels & features
The 2017 Chevrolet SS is available in one well-equipped trim level (base) with just three options: a power sunroof, a full-size spare tire and a manual transmission. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter V8 engine (415 horsepower, 415 pound-feet of torque) and either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. The SS is rear-wheel-drive only.
Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, high-performance tires, an adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes (front and rear), xenon headlights, heated power mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, automatic wipers, keyless entry and ignition, remote start (automatic transmission only), dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats, driver-seat memory settings, a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and leather upholstery.
Standard technology includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an automated parallel-parking system, blind-spot monitoring, a rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, a head-up display, a navigation system, a rearview camera, an 8-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet's MyLink interface, voice controls including Siri Eyes Free, OnStar (with 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot capability) and a nine-speaker Bose audio system with a CD player, satellite radio and iPod-USB connectivity.
noise & vibration4.5
ease of use3.0
getting in/getting out4.0
audio & navigation
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite SS safety features:
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Indicates the presence of vehicles in blind spots with an LED-lit symbol in the side mirrors.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Warns the driver of vehicles approaching from the side when backing out of a parking spot.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Warns the driver if the car starts to drift out of the lane without a turn signal activated.
2017 Chevrolet SS for Sale
Meet Chevrolet's family-friendly burnout machine. With a powerful V8 borrowed from the last-generation Corvette, an optional manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, the SS has a muscle car's heart and soul, with four doors and plenty of backseat space. If your family obligations rule out a Camaro, this is the next best thing. If you want one, though, act fast: Chevy will discontinue the SS after the 2017 model year.
Open the hood and you'll find the engine compartment stuffed with a 6.2-liter V8 that pounds out 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. It drives the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. As you might expect, EPA-rated fuel economy is lousy: 16 mpg combined (14 city/22 highway) with the automatic transmission and 17 mpg combined (14 city/22 highway) with the stick shift.
Acceleration is electrifying, but the SS is more than a straight-line star. It also handles great, with communicative steering, lots of grip and strong brakes. The big V8's exhaust note is fantastic. We only wish it were louder. The SS uses the Magnetic Ride Control suspension found in other high-end cars in the General Motors portfolio. It rides softly in Touring mode and firmly in Sport mode, though the differences are not as pronounced as in other driver-selectable suspension setups we've driven. Aside from a manual transmission that doesn't like to be shifted too quickly, driving the SS gives us little to complain about. It's comfortable enough to drive every day and plenty of fun on a winding road.
The interior is a bit of a mixed bag, however. The SS comes surprisingly well-equipped with standard leather upholstery, automatic wipers and lights, and a host of high-tech driver aids and safety features, including lane departure and collision warning systems, and a head-up display. But the interior, like the exterior, is blandly styled, and some trim pieces look as if they belong in a discount rental car. The deeply bolstered seats aren't a good fit for all body types and feel lumpy rather than supportive. The backseat is exceptionally generous, but the trunk is on the small side and the rear seats don't fold down. Interior quality isn't great, either: Our test car had several misaligned panels and materials that didn't feel very good to the touch.
The SS is available in a single trim level. Though it's generously equipped, the opportunities to customize the SS to a buyer's individual preferences are limited. Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Chevrolet SS for you.
2017 Chevrolet SS Overview
The 2017 Chevrolet SS is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A).
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Chevrolet SS?
2017 Chevrolet SS 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
The 2017 Chevrolet SS 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,720. The average price paid for a new 2017 Chevrolet SS 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A) is trending $10,088 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Chevrolet SS 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A) is20.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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