The Chevrolet SS is unique in the GM lineup. A rear-wheel drive sports sedan isn't found elsewhere without upgrading to something in the more up-market Cadillacs. But unlike the Cadillac CTS, the SS gets a powerful 415-horsepower V8 engine, standard leather seating, 19-inch wheels, HID headlamps and an integrated navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen display.
Standard features on the Chevrolet SS include a 6.2L V8 engine from the 2013 Corvette. It makes 415 horsepower and 415 lb-feet of torque. The only transmission is a 6-speed automatic with TAPshift manual override. Push-button start, a limited slip differential, sport suspension and Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes are standard.
The headlamps are HID with automatic dimming, and the wipers are rain-sensing. Navigation comes included with the audio system; it's operated through a large 8-inch touchscreen display. SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth and 9 Bose speakers also come with the audio system.
Leather trimmed seats are standard. Those seats are heated and ventilated and power-adjustable. An easy-to read heads-up display projects vehicle speed, audio system information, compass and navigation prompts onto the inside of the windshield. Dual zone climate control and keyless access are also standard.
Safety features includes park assist, Blind Zone Alert, Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. Air bags include dual-stage front, side-impact, knee and curtain side-impact.