2015 Chevrolet SS vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Chevrolet SS finds its most direct competition at a cross-town rival.

The Dodge Charger SRT--either as the 470-horsepower SRT 392 or the crazy 707-hp SRT Hellcat--easily bests the SS in terms of brute force, but it doesn't match the finesse and feel of the SS.

The Chevy is simply lighter and more driver-connected, while the Charger is more of a muscle car with four doors.

At Chevy's other cross-town rival, the Ford Taurus SHO thrills drivers using a different recipe: a turbocharged V-6 sending power to all four wheels.

It's big and comfortable, and drives better than one might expect, but doesn't have the Chevy's V-8 chops.

The V-8-equipped Infiniti Q70 is another performance competitor; it's a bit more of a luxury car, with beautiful, plush cabin appointments, but has sport-sedan moves.

Still, mind us for finding it difficult to believe Chevy could field a sedan just two-grand shy of a Jaguar XF--albeit a base four-cylinder model.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Chevrolet SS makes the right strides to appeal to enthusiasts, layering a manual transmission and three-mode suspension on top of an already impressive package.
The 2018 Infiniti Q70 stands alone as a warm take on luxury that others have left behind. It’s not as luxurious as the others—but it’s not as expensive as those, either.
Whether it's more of a classic sport sedan or a technology-packed tourer you seek, the 2015 BMW 5-Series fills both roles admirably.
The 2015 Dodge Charger looks strikingly different, ditching the retro for sleek modernity, but its V-6 and V-8 engines and rear-wheel-drive chassis make it a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
The 2015 Jaguar XF covers a broad range of needs, from the efficient 2.0-liter turbo model, to the over-the-top XFR-S performance sedan.
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