Return of the Rear-Wheel Chevy

After a nice long hibernation, 17 years, Chevy has brought back a rear-wheel drive sedan. The 2014 Chevrolet SS not only brings back rear-wheel drive to the Chevy fleet, but also adds to an already impressive performance line.

 

“The all-new SS is engineered for performance enthusiasts who’ve been clamoring for a rear-wheel-drive sedan,” said vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, Chris Perry.  “Adding the SS to the lineup further solidifies Chevrolet’s position as America’s best-selling performance-car brand that also includes the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28.”

Chevrolet recently announced the SS to be listed at $44,470 MSRP. For those who have heard that the Chevy SS will only come in one trim, that is correct. However, the SS is loaded with amenities. Chevy MyLink with a GPS-based navigation system, Bose® premium audio system with a 12-month trial of SirusXM, rear-vision camera with rear park assist, push-button start, and heated and ventilated front seats with memory are all standard.

A power sunroof and full-size spare tire are the only optional features for the 2014 SS.

Since the Chevy SS is a Chevrolet performance car, let’s look at some of the performance features. Equipped with the powerful LS3 6.2L small-block V-8, the SS is SAE certified at 415 HP and 415 lb-ft of torque. With that type of power it accelerates from 0 to 60 in roughly five seconds.  The six-speed automatic transmission can be sifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

While there’s still a bit of time before the 2014 Chevy SS makes its way to College, we excited for its arrival. In the meantime you can watch as the SS rips up the track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.

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