Chevrolet SS Pricing Will Start at $44,470
Chevrolet’s upcoming SS sports sedan will begin at $44,470 when it goes on sale later this year; the SS is Chevy’s first performance sedan since the Corvette-powered Impala went off the market in 1996. The SS is a rebadged Holden Commodore SS V from General Motors’ Australian brand that enthusiasts have been clamoring for since the Pontiac G8 GXP, also derived from the Commodore, was killed along with its parent brand. The V8 under the hood is the 6.2L LS3 from the current Corvette, although it is detuned slightly from 430 to 415hp.
Chevy will surprisingly only offer one trim level for the SS, with a sunroof and full size spare tire being the only options available. The paint options are similarly slim, as only standard colors are offered: Heron White, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black Metallic, Mystic Green, and Silver Ice Metallic. The SS has only been shown in silver so far, which admittedly makes the car look unexceptional.
At nearly $45,000, the SS slots just below the 470hp Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300C SRT8, the only American, fullsize V8-powered sedans on the market. At that price, it severely undercuts the Mercedes E550 and BMW 550i, and comes surprisingly well equipped: color heads-up display, rear view camera, and a Bose audio system all come standard.
Read my initial thoughts of the Chevrolet SS here.