Showing Off The Chevy SS
Sports sedans are synonymous with speed, showing off, and a sense of youthful adventure and abandon.
While the 2015 Chevy SS showcases all of that in spades, it’s also got a more grown-up edge. It’s mature, in a “are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?” kind of way. Intuitive prowess on the road comes from precise handling and an overall refined ride. This car knows what it’s doing.
We dare you to test drive a 2015 Chevy SS at your local Chevy Lexington dealer.
Showing Off in the 2015 Chevy SS
That’s what you’ll be doing, no matter how you drive this sport sedan.
After all, think of the powertrain under the hood – a 6.2-liter V8, generating a muscular 415 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to either an automatic or manual six-speed transmission.
With this kind of power, you can make the zero to sixty mph sprint in a mere 4.9 seconds.
Performance cars are rarely celebrated for their fuel economy, and the SS is no exception. EPA-estimates rate the 2015 Chevy SS at 14 city, 21 highway, and 17 mpg combined from the automatic transmission, and a similar 15 city, 21 highway,17 mpg combined from the manual setup.
Convenience, Comfort, and Safety – Standard SS Expectations
With room for five passengers, the 2015 Chevy SS comes in one trim level. And that one is all you need, thanks to the outstanding features it boasts – features that come standard, like summer performance tires wrapped around 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, front and back Brembo brakes, fog lights, xenon headlights, adaptive suspension, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, heated power mirrors, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated and ventilated eight-way power and power lumbar seats up front, leather upholstery, and remote start, if you opt for the SS with automatic transmission.
With respect to baseline technology, the 2015 Chevy SS raises the bar. Expect bells and whistles like Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automated parallel parking assistance, navigation system, head-up display, voice activated convenience features like Siri Eyes Free and OnStar, as well as 4G LTE data connectivity with WiFi, and a sound system comprised of nine speakers from Bose, along with satellite radio, iPod/USB port, and a CD player.
Optional add-ons come from the available full-size spare tire and matching alloy wheel, and a sunroof.
Inner Beauty Complements the Surface of the 2015 Chevy SS
Understated elegance is the name of the game in the 2015 Chevy SS. The standard jet black leather upholstery is subtly detailed by accent stitching, with simulated suede inserts setting off the wraparound dashboard and door interiors.
The dashboard features a clearly displayed instrument panel and a high-resolution color trip computer bookended by athletic analog gauges to keep track of both vehicle and engine speed. Safety is, of course, enhanced by the head-up display system.
Chevy’s MyLink is easily accessed on the 8-inch touchscreen, complete with smartphone integration.
Your leggiest friends will enjoy plenty ofroom, a surprising amount actually for a sport sedan, thanks to the car’s roomy and spacious front and rear cabins.
Cargo space measures 16.4 cubic feet from the trunk, just enough space for most daily tasks, chores, and travel.
Set off all of this inner beauty by choosing oneof ten available exterior colors, starting with the Chevy classics like Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black Metallic, Heron White, or Mystic Green Metallic. New for the 2015 model year, the bowtie brand added five more hues, including: Perfect Blue Metallic, Some Like It Hot Red Metallic, Alchemy Purple Metallic, Jungle Green Metallic, and Regal Peacock Green Metallic.
Behind the Wheel of the 2015 Chevy SS
New for 2015, the SS comes equipped with an adaptive Magnetic Ride Control suspension, which allows the driver to choose between three settings to control the ride, based on road conditions.
Despite its heft and power, the interior of the SS is quiet, save for the hum of the engine. But, of course, that’s a noise we like to hear, music to our ears, as they say.
Thanks to the 3.70 rear-axle ratio, the responsiveness of the manual transmission is optimized.
For those of us who think that driving is best done with a manual transmission, the 2015 Chevy SS is one of only two large sport sedans currently available with V8 muscle flexed across three pedals.
The 2015 Chevy SS starts at the MSRP of $45,745.
Coming Soon: The 2016 Chevy SS
Based off the success of the current model, the upcoming new Chevy SS sports only slight revisions, but each one is purposeful and well thought out. As Chevrolet’s Performance Car Marketing Manager, Todd Christensen, announced: “The 2016 SS design changes more fully express the true driving character of the sedan while further enhancing the car’s overall performance.”
The front fascia has been refreshed with vertical ducts located on the exterior edges, a design intended to enhance the car’s aerodynamic efficiency. New LED lights and hood vents, along with restyled 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels give the 2016 Chevy SS a more robust appearance, representative of its rear-wheel drive power and performance.
Speaking of power, the 2016 keeps the same drivetrains as the current version, but expect to enjoy an even quieter ride, due to a new dual-mode exhaust, whichhushes the engine at lower engine speeds, but strengthens its growl when the throttle is wide open.
The new 2016 Chevy SS is expected to carry over all the interior treasures of the current model year, as well as those featured on the exterior. In addition, Chevy has once again expanded the color palette. This time by one shade: Slipstream Blue.
Although pricing has yet to be announced, we expect to see stickers somewhere in the present neighborhood of approximately $46,000.
While the official release date also has yet to be declared, Chevy tells us to look forward to early 2016.
With fall officially here and the leaves already starting to change colors, we think the 2015 Chevy SS is the ideal sport sedan to celebrate the new season and “Find New Roads.”