If you are in the market for a full-size family sedan that can get you from point A to point B in a hurry, then look no more — the 2014 Chevrolet SS is available now and, if you so desire, you may even find a used specimen with some factory warranty remaining. Take advantage of automotive websites like BestRide.com to locate your very own 2014 Chevrolet SS; the latest in full-size rear-wheel drive family sedans that offer plenty of power under the hood combined with lots of comfort and safety inside. This car is imported by the General Motors Corporation through their subsidiary in Australia, called Holden Automotive.
It is offered in a single base trim level and standard equipment is pretty extravagant. It includes high-performance speed-rated tires, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, a sport tuned suspension, and Brembo brakes. It is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 415-horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission to direct power to the rear wheels. The SS can achieve 0 to 60 mph in 4.9-seconds, which is not too shabby for a family sedan from any continent. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates the fuel economy of the SS to be 17 mpg overall, that is 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway.
The exterior aesthetic of this sedan are among its strong points. It features a streamlined appearance with deeply etched lines and stylishly placed chrome accents that lend a classically tailored feel to the overall package. Standard exterior features include Xenon headlights, heated power adjustable side view mirrors, automatic windshield wipers, fog lamps, keyless entry/ignition, automated parallel parking system, rear cross traffic alert system, and a rear view camera. A factory sunroof is available for a nominal fee. The aggressive stance and svelte muscular lines of the SS hint at the powerful demeanor of the car which is a natural “street-sleeper” in factory trim.
The spacious interior of the SS offers plush leather seating surfaces with high-quality stitching and suede inserts. The front seats are power adjustable heated and ventilated, with power lumbar and driver’s memory settings. Instrumentation is accomplished with a combination of analog gauges and a multi-page driver oriented information panel and a head-up display projects configurable vital data onto the windshield in a stunning array. The center convenience stack is straightforward and simplistic in arrangement with an eight-inch LCD touchscreen featuring BlueTooth phone connectivity, Chevrolet MyLink interface, OnStar, voice operated controls, satellite radio, a nine-speaker Bose audio system with CD-player, a turn by turn navigation system, and iPod capability.
Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes, electronic stability and traction control systems, front and rear side impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and front knee airbags. Also included is OnStar crash notification which alerts emergency personnel when a crash occurs, as well providing road-side assistance for break downs, owner assistance in the event that keys are locked inside the car, and stolen vehicle recovery assistance. A rearview camera provides a clear display using the 8-inch dash-mounted touchscreen, blind spot monitoring detects vehicles approaching the driver’s blind-spot area and gives a visual alert, the rear cross-traffic alert system makes the driver aware of objects that may impede rearward progress, the lane departure warning system alerts drivers to inadvertent lane changes using audio and visual warnings, and the frontal collision warning system alerts occupants of an impending crash.