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2014 Chevrolet SS KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $43,036 - $43,897.

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MSRP $45,770

Fair Purchase Price $43,467
Fair Market Range ($43,036 - $43,897)

Invoice $44,031
"What Others Paid" is based on the last 90 days within the U.S.

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KBB Expert Rating 7.9 / 10
10/7.9
This Car - 2014 Chevrolet SS
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Vehicle Details Interior  Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo

As car interiors become more expressive, the 2014 SS bucks the trend with an interior that's black, understated and all-business. Leather trim and suede-like material add visual and tactile interest to the otherwise simple layout while nice materials and well-separated climate and audio controls help create a pleasant, functional space. Front occupants enjoy supportive seats and ample headroom. In back, taller folks are treated to generous legroom but might wish for better head clearance. The 16.4-cubic-foot trunk is sizable, but with fixed rear seats, oversized cargo is limited to whatever can squeeze through the small cabin pass-through.

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The Chevy SS expresses its racy nature subtly. Yes, prominent fender vents, large grille openings, a rear lip spoiler, and standard 19-inch forged aluminum wheels all hint at the performance waiting to be unleashed, but as a whole, the SS glides under the radar. Honestly, we like avoiding unwanted attention but you may feel differently. Out back, you'll find a good sized trunk but, due to the strange lack of an exterior release, accessing it requires reaching in your pocket to operate the key fob.

Notable Standard Equipment

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is sold as a single trim. And, oh boy, that trim comes absolutely loaded with heated and cooled 10-way power front seats, a 9-speaker Bose audio system, a head-up color display, HID headlights and Chevy's MyLink infotainment with 8-inch touch-screen display and navigation. There's also a wealth of advanced safety gear including forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, side blind zone alert, rear parking sensors, and even a standard automatic parking system.

Notable Optional Equipment

Look at the option sheet and you'll find only two items: a $900 power sunroof and a $500 full size spare tire that replaces the standard tire sealant and inflator kit. If you want an SS sedan shod in more gear than all the others, you'll need to get your fix from the aftermarket.

Under the Hood

The only engine offered is a big, thirsty 6.2-liter V8, so it's no surprise that the 2014 SS sedan is subject to a $1,300 gas guzzler tax. You also only have one choice when it comes to transmissions. The old Pontiac G8 could be had with a manual transmission, but these days if you want an Americanized Holden Commodore, it's going to come with a 6-speed automatic. Console yourself with the fact that it's a good automatic and if you really feel like controlling the gear changes you can always use the standard paddle shifters.

6.2-liter V8
415 horsepower 5,900 rpm
415 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/21 mpg

Pricing Notes

Taking into account destination charges and the gas guzzler tax the 2014 Chevrolet SS's asking price checks in at a cool $45,770. Toss in the lone sunroof option and you're looking at $46,670. That's not chump change, but it is roughly in line with the more powerful but also heavier Dodge Charger SRT8. The Ford Taurus SHO is even heavier and less powerful than either the SS or the Charger, but it does boast superior fuel economy, the all-weather advantages of all-wheel drive and a much lower $40,805 price tag. For the latest pricing information, be sure to check out Kelley Blue Book's Fair Purchase Price. In terms of residual values, the Chevrolet SS sedan is expected to perform very well, holding much more of its value over time than its competitors from Ford and Dodge.


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