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2014 Chevy SS Names Its Price: $44,470

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Fresh off its Daytona debut, and a couple of years past its previous incarnation as the Pontiac G8, the 2014 Chevy SS has been priced from a rousing $44,470.

The price for the rear-drive, V-8-powered sport sedan includes a $995 destination charge, but doesn't yet include the anticipated gas-guzzler charge, which hasn't been calculated yet by the EPA in advance of the SS' gas-mileage ratings.

The 2014 SS goes on sale later this year as Chevy's most expensive sedan, a bit smaller than the 2014 Impala full-sizer but the heir apparent to the excitement left behind by Pontiac, which was shut down in 2009. The SS is a revamped version of Pontiac's former G8, which was itself a version of the Australian-market Holden Commodore sedan, and it's intended to be GM's best shot at the Dodge Charger SRT and the Chrysler 300 SRT.

Standard equipment on the SS includes Chevy's MyLink infotainment controller with free navigation; Bose audio and a year of satellite radio; dual-zone climate control; blind-spot monitors and a lane-departure warning system; a rearview camera and rear parking sensors; pushbutton start; and power ventilated front seats. A sunroof and a full-size spare are the only options.

Of course, the important standard equipment is Chevy's small-block V-8, a 6.2-liter V-8 with 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, good for an estimated romp to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. A six-speed automatic is the only gearbox, but it's outfitted with paddle shift controls.

The SS rides on an all-independent suspension, and has electric power steering and Brembo front brakes.

Sales of the 2014 Chevy SS start in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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  1. This Chevy SS seems to be positioned between the Charger R/T and the SRT, both in performance and price. Trouble is Charger has so many more variations to choose from. e.g. the less expensive Super Bee version for the SRT. A wide range of choices in the R/T, SXT or SE, including AWD and/6 cylinder. A guess GM is just feeling the water. Still looking forward to seeing a better look at the Chevy SS in different colors.
     
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  2. Good Lord: $44,000 for a Chevy gas guzzler? Is GM totally NUTS?!!! My loaded 2013 Lexus ES cost less than that!
     
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  3. Yes, but it's a Lexus ES.

    Wrong-wheel drive and no headroom.

    Very different market.
     
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  4. Just to expand on my previous reply: the Chevy SS (Holden Commodore) is - in size a little bigger than a Lexus GS, in capacity a little smaller than a Lexus LS.

    It doesn't quite compete with those vehicles in trim quality or gadgetry, but it's easily as fast, and my experience is that the Australians - unlike most of Toyota - do a fabulous job at building seats that fits a 6'1" American (me.)

    Chevrolet is really two brands - the 'traditional American' brand with the 'Vette and trucks, and the 'little car' brand with the Sonic, Cobalt, etc. This is a limited-production 'halo' car for the 'traditional American' end of the brand.
     
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  5. Halo is correct. Halo = no sales. Funny that they have this in NASCAR. Only vehicle in NASCAR racing that the average fan cannot afford to buy.
     
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  6. Anyone who can afford to buy a 6.2-liter V8 in the era of $4 gas can afford to pay $44K for the car that contains it.

    NASCAR is as relevant to any of these cars as biking shorts to a trout. None of these cars share so much as one nut or bolt with anything seen on a Sprint Cup grid.
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  7. If it cost less it's not loaded according to the Lexus site. Nice car though.
     
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  8. GM had to offer a rear drive platform to the various law enforcement branches in the US. (the Impala is now front drive)The GM owned Holden platform that was the Pontiac G8 a few years ago will be massaged into a law enforcement piece. GM also realized that the G8 was a well received car and has re-named it and (at least for now is only offering the 6.2 engine.) Strange that the SS is getting the gas guzzler tax though. My 2007 Corvette had the same drive train and had no G.G tax. The Vette got 20 mpg when I wasn't behaving badly.
     
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  9. The Chrysler products drive well, and the interiors are far better than previously, but I'm not wild about the high-beltline small-window look Detroit and some other automakers have embraced. And the Charger's tacky sculpted sides are positively Japanese in their awfulness.

    The GM Holden product has much more traditional, and to my eye much more attractive, basic proportions than the Chryslers (or recent Fords, etc.)

    It's unfortunate the Monaro (GTO) and last Commodore (G8) were wasted on trying to save moribund Plastiac, that the weak USD and the strong AUD pinched the economics, and that GM's announced Holden will be out of the real-car business in 2016 anyway.
     
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  10. Totally agree with the " high-beltline small-window look". I ended up buying one anyway but was looking forward to the Chevy SS. They put too many luxury features in the car driving the price up. Although it seems to me every other car (a little exaggerated) on the road these days are $50,000+ BMW's, Mercedes, Audi's, Cadillacs, Corvettes, Infinitis, and many of the SUV's.
     
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