2017 Chevrolet SS

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Bid farewell to the Chevrolet SS, the powerful sedan meant to disappear post-2017 from the auto market. Yes, 2017 Chevrolet SS is the last make of the under-appreciated beast-car formula. The ride is best known for its old-school 4-door Super Sport make with a modern chassis, technology and plethora of features.

Under its bonnet, Chevrolet SS packs a robust 6.2L V8 SFI engine. The engine is capable of generating 415 hp of power as well as 415 lb.-ft. of torque. Unlike its class rivals, the ride relies on a 6-speed automatic transmission mode for gear-shifting.


8.4/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine

 

6.4/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.1/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Pricing for the 2017 Chevrolet SS starts from $46,625. The ride is a close competitor to the Jaguar XF 35t and Dodge Charger Daytona 392. BMW 5-Series 540i is also an important rival of the Chevrolet SS. The ride outshines its rivals in terms of massive engine power, speedy acceleration and remarkable passenger volume.

2017 Chevrolet SS Features

8.4/10

2017 Chevrolet SS is available in a single trim, the SS Sedan. The ride comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, an adaptive suspension and xenon headlights as standard features. There is an abundance of standard features available with the high-performance 4-door coupe. Moreover, heated power mirrors, ventilated eight-way power front seats and driver-seat memory settings are also available as standard features.

Trims

SS Sedan

MSRP

$46,625

Key Features

Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels

 

Brembo brakes 

 

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 

 

Manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and leather upholstery

A manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel coupled with leather upholstery makes every ride comfortable and classy with the 2017 Chevrolet SS. Furthermore, there are several additional features and packages to customize the powerful sedan.

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There are no further trims available for the 2017 Chevrolet SS.

2017 Chevrolet SS Engine

8.4/10

“The 2017 Chevrolet SS is a performance sedan that features a powerful V8 engine and dynamic handling abilities. It feels stable around corners, and an adjustable suspension lets you alter the driving dynamics to suit your preferences. Though it is fun to drive, the SS takes a beating at the pump; it has poor gas mileage ratings, even compared to other performance sedans.”- cars.usnews

The 2017 Chevy SS is powered by a  robust 6.2L V8 SFI engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The available 415 hp of power and 415 lb.-ft. of torque are second only to the offerings of Dodge Charger Daytona 392. The ride featuring a 6.4L V8 SRT HEMI MDS engine flaunts 485 hp of power and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-Series 540i

MSRP

$46,625

$50,490

$41,340

$56,450

Engine

6.2L V8 SFI

3.0L 24V V6 Supercharged

6.4L V8 SRT HEMI MDS

3.0L 6 Cylinder Turbo

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

415 hp

340 hp

485 hp

335 hp

Torque

415 lb-ft

332 lb-ft

475 lb-ft

332 lb-ft

Jaguar XF 35t and BMW 5-series 540i fall much behind Chevy SS and Dodge Charger Daytona 392 in terms of engine power and torque. BMW 5-series 540i offers mere 335 hp of power and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. Power and torque available to Jaguar XF 35t are 340 hp and 332 lb.-ft., respectively.

Acceleration

Chevrolet SS packs a powerful, speedy acceleration. The ride takes 4.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH. This is second only to 4.5 seconds flaunted by the Dodge Charger Daytona 392. XF 35t and 5-series 540i have much slower 0-60 MPH acceleration time of 5.3 and 5.7 seconds, respectively. Dodge Charger Daytona 392 offers the best time of 13 seconds for covering a quarter-mile. The same feat for 2017 Chevrolet SS is 13.2 seconds.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-Series 540i

0 – 60 mph

4.7 sec

5.3 sec

4.5 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

13.2 sec

13.8 sec

13.0 sec

N/A

Engine

6.2L

3.0L

6.4L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.0

N/A

9.8

7.4

Unfortunately, the CO2 emission value of the Chevrolet SS is the most among its class rivals. It has a CO2 emission value of 11. This is much more than the 9.8 flaunted by the Dodge Charger Daytona 392. BMW 5-series 540i offers the lowest CO2 emission value of 7.4.

Ride and Handling

In addition to flaunting a hearty V8 engine, Chevrolet SS proudly offers a responsive, robust chassis. While delivering the comfort of a typical Cadillac, the SS is capable of cornering like the mighty Camaro. The well-balanced chassis blends firmness with control, allowing the ride to traverse any unsmooth surface and absorb bumps. There are 3 driving modes available with the ride, namely Tour, Sport, and Performance.

Chevrolet SS offers adaptive dampers that offers comfort on a wide variety of surfaces. Despite offering a sporty performance, the SS is capable of offering commute with comfort. The electrically assisted steering is much similar, although less powerful than the one available in the mighty Camaro. All in all, 2017 Chevrolet SS outshines its class rivals in terms of handling quality by a comprehensible margin.

Braking

2017 Chevrolet SS features one of the most well-balanced and powerful braking systems among class rivals. While its front brake is 14 inches, the rear brake is slightly bigger, measuring 14.2 inches. The rear brake is in fact biggest in the league. Chevrolet SS comes to a halt at a remarkable distance of 108 feet while brakes are screeched at 60 MPH.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-Series 540i

60 – 0 mph (ft.)

108

123

106

116

Curb Weight (lbs.)

N/A

3770

4400

3847

Brake (Front)

14.0

13.8

15.4

N/A

Brake (Rear)

14.2

12.8

13.8

N/A

Jaguar XF 35t and BMW 5-series 540i require 123 and 116 feet, respectively for decelerating from 60 MPH. Dodge Charger Daytona 392 offers the best stopping distance of 106 feet, even after being the bulkiest ride amongst the competition.

2017 Chevrolet SS Fuel Economy

6.4/10

The combined fuel economy of 16 mpg puts 2017 Chevrolet SS to shame. It is the least among the league. Even Dodge Charger Daytona 392 offers a better combined fuel economy of 18 mpg. Jaguar XF 35t and BMW 5-series 540i are in the same league in terms of combined fuel economy.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-Series 540i

MPG (City)

14

20

15

20

MPG (Hwy)

22

29

25

30

MPG (Combined)

16

23

18

24

XF 35t offers a combined fuel economy of 23 mpg. While the ride delivers 20 mpg in cities, fuel economy on highways offered by the coupe is 20 mpg. BMW 5-series 540i offers the best-in-class combined fuel economy of 24 mpg. 540i delivers 20 and 30 mpg in cities and highways, respectively.

2017 Chevrolet SS Interior

6.1/10

“Other than the overall size and ease of entry, there's nothing special going on inside the SS. It does have a huge backseat and decent trunk space, but it's also saddled with the confusing MyLink infotainment system and old GM switchgear that's never been easy to use.”- edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Like its class rivals, 2017 Chevrolet SS is able to accommodate up to 5 persons simultaneously. However, it offers the most passenger volume amongst the competition. The last make of Chevrolet SS features 112 cubic feet of passenger volume. The 2nd in line is Dodge Charger Daytona 392 with 104.7 cubic feet of the same. BMW 5-series 540i and Jaguar XF 35t feature passenger volumes of 98.8 and 98.2 cubic feet, respectively.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-Series 540i

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (Ft.3)

112.0

98.2

104.7

98.8

Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

38.7/37.5

37.1/37.6

38.6/36.6

38.8 / 37.5

Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

42.3/39.7

41.5/36.6

41.8/40.1

41.4 / 36.5

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.)

59.1/59.0

56.9/56.4

59.5/57.9

57.5 / 55.9

The last make of the Chevrolet SS features front headroom and legroom of 38.7 and 42.3 inches, respectively. The legroom is most in the league. The headroom, on the other hand, is merely 0.1-inch less than that of the maximum available. Rear headroom and legroom available in Chevrolet SS are 37.5 and 39.7 inches, respectively. Once again, the headroom is 0.1-inch behind the maximum available. Daytona 392 features the most rear legroom of 40.1 inches.

Infotainment System

Chevrolet SS makes use of MyLink infotainment system for keeping passengers enticed during a ride. The infotainment system is straightforward with easy-to-use controls and navigational capability. It features 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot as a standard feature. There is a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen that sits perfectly on top of the center stack. Furthermore, the system comes with a 9-speaker Bose audio system and 1-year SiriusXM subscription.

Unfortunately, the MyLink infotainment system integrated into 2017 Chevrolet SS is outdated. It doesn’t provide support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Moreover, there is only a single USB port available, plus an auxiliary audio input is absent. Compared to the newer, updated MyLink systems, the one deployed in SS has unattractive menus as well as graphics.

Interior Features

2017 Chevrolet SS is beautiful on the inside. Center console, dashboard and the doors are ornamented by a glossy chrome trim and faux-suede accents. Key interior features flaunted by last make of the Chevrolet SS are:

  • Spacious passenger room
  • A galore of standard features, including a heads-up display and 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel with an apt thickness
  • Fully functional analog tachometer and speedometer

Cargo Capacity

Cargo space isn’t what the Chevrolet SS is famous far. As such, 2017 Chevrolet SS supports an average trunk volume of 16.4 cubic feet. This is 0.3 cubic feet more than that available in the Dodge Charger Daytona 392. Jaguar XF 32t offers a cargo capacity of 17.8 cubic feet.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-Series 540i

Trunk Vol. (Ft.3)

16.4

17.8

16.1

18.7

The best-in-class space for cargo is flaunted by the BMW 5-Series 540i. The ride features 18.7 cubic feet of trunk volume.

2017 Chevrolet SS Exterior

7.8/10

“And yet, the SS sports an almost-generic design. Snooze-worthy, even. But give it a closer look. It's wedgier shape and tapered greenhouse sat upon staggered wheels hint at its performance-focused intentions. That's the formula for a true sleeper.”- carconnection

 Dimension and Weight

The latest make of the Chevrolet SS flaunts a curb weight of 3997 lbs. Jaguar XF 35t and BMW 5-series 540i feature a curb weight of 3770 and 3847 lbs., respectively. Dodge Charger Daytona 392 has the most curb weight of 4400 lbs. amongst the competition. Chevrolet SS flaunts a wheelbase of 114.8 inches, lowest in the class. Dodge Charger Daytona 392 has the most wheelbase of 120.2 inches in the league.

Model

Chevrolet SS

Jaguar XF 35t

Dodge Charger Daytona 392

BMW 5-series 540i

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3997

3770

4400

3847

Wheelbase (in)

114.8

116.5

120.2

117.1

Length (in)

195.5

195.0

200.8

194.6

Width (in)

74.7

78.2

75.0

73.5

Height (in)

57.9

58.2

58.2

58.2

Ground Clearance (in)

 

4.5

4.6

6.2

Track Width – Front (in)

62.6

63.2

63.4

63

Track Width – Rear (in)

62.4

62.8

63.1

63.9

Exterior Features
Despite being void of any kind of flamboyant exterior feats, Chevrolet SS supports a wide stance. It is coupled with long-performance tires and chrome ornamentation. The end result is a striking sedan exterior. Major exterior feats flaunted by the 2017 Chevrolet SS include:

  • Optional power sunroof
  • A wide variety of shades to choose from
  • Simplistic design
  • Powerful, well-balanced chassis

2017 Chevrolet SS Safety

There is an abundance of good to fine security features available with the 2017 Chevrolet SS. Foremost of all, the ride features the StabiliTrak technology. It consists of a stability control system relying on Traction Control and Brake Assist features. Moreover, Daytime Running Lamps are available with the final make of the Chevrolet SS.

Airbags for the front, thorax/side and knees are available for both driver and the passengers. Child restraints are there to ensure children are buckled in safely. Other key security features supported by the 2017 Chevrolet SS includes a Side Blind Zone Alert and a Forward Collision Alert. Moreover, a Rear Vision Camera is also available.

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system includes Traction Control and Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags dual-stage frontal, thorax side-impact and knee, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint.
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Door locks, rear, child security

2017 Chevrolet SS Competition

BMW 5-Series 540i Vs Chevrolet SS

Having a 3.0L 6 Cylinder Turbo engine under its hood, 5-Series 540i flaunts 335 hp of power and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. However, both of these are the lowest among the class rivals. Pricing options for the BMW 5-Series 540i start from $56,450, almost $10k more than that of the 2017 Chevrolet SS. The engine is complemented by an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The ride takes 5.7 seconds, 1 second more than that of the Chevrolet SS, to accelerate to 60 MPH.

Dodge Charger Daytona 392 Vs Chevrolet SS

With 485 hp of power and 475 lb.-ft. of torque at its disposal, Daytona 392 gives a fierce run for money to the Chevrolet SS. The ride features a 6.4L V8 SRT HEMI MDS engine. It is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The bid for Dodge Charger Daytona 392 starts from $41,340, about $5k less than that of the Chevrolet SS. In fact, it is one of the inexpensive rides in the class. Daytona 392 flaunts the fastest 0-60 MPH acceleration among its class rivals.

Jaguar XF 35t Vs Chevrolet SS

The initial price for Jaguar XF 35t is $50,490. This is about $4k and $9k more than that of the opening bid for the Chevrolet SS and Daytona 392, respectively. The coupe comes with a 3.0L 24V V6 supercharged engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 340 hp of power and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. While the torque is least amongst the competition, the power is only greater than that of the 335 hp offered by the 5-Series 540i.

2017 Chevrolet SS Final Verdict

Over its course, Chevrolet SS remained an underappreciated piece of machinery. However, those fortunate enough to experience the ride know just how mighty the 4-door Super Sport ride is. 2017 Chevrolet SS is the last opportunity for those looking to experience a spacious, powerful sedan. Unlike its class rivals, it flaunts a fairly average price range.

The biggest issue with the Chevrolet SS is probably its unimpressive combined fuel economy. Moreover, the exteriors feel outdated too. However, other than that the ride is powerful and able to meet expectations with excellence. This is especially true for interior aesthetics, performance, and spaciousness.

Pros

Well-balanced, precise chassis

Powerful V-8 engine

A multitude of contemporary, standard features

Smoother transmission

Swift acceleration

Impressive passenger volume

Airy cabin

Cons

Unimpressive combined fuel economy of 16 mpg

Outdated infotainment system lacking integration support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

What's New?

Probably the biggest new thing about 2017 Chevrolet SS is that it'll sum up the sedan series

The Super Sport ride is left unchanged for the final revamp.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$46625

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

165 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu. in.

horsepower

415 hp @ 5900 rpm

torque

415 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2 in. ventilated disc brakes/14 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

114.8 in.

length

195.5 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

57.9 in.

curb weight

3997 lbs.

ground clearance

6.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

106.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

10.8 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

5.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.9 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

156 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/22 mpg

highway range

413.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 Chevrolet SS in Silver Ice Metallic color  2017 Chevrolet SS in Red Hot color  2017 Chevrolet SS in Nightfall Gray Metallic color
Silver Ice Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.4

Engine

8.4

Fuel Economy

6.4

Interior

6.1

Exterior

7.8

Driving

9.1

Comfort

8.2

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Chevrolet SS 4dr Sedan

4dr Sedan

power
415 hp @ 5900 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
16 combined

$46,625


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $46,625 MSRP (14/16/22) 415 hp @ 5900 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA

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