2016 Chevrolet SS vs. Its Competition

2016 Chevrolet SS
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 470-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT 392 is the most direct rival to the Chevrolet SS.

While the Charger bests the SS's engine output, it can't match the Chevy's feel and finesse.

The SS is simply lighter and more driver-connected.

With all-wheel drive and a turbocharged V-6, the Ford Taurus SHO is a completely different kind of car.

It's big and comfortable, and while it can't perform like the SS, it drives better than you might expect.

The Infiniti Q70 can be had with a big V-8 and has sport-sedan moves.

It's more of a luxury car, with beautiful, plush cabin appointments, but it offers performance similar to the Chevrolet.

The lower end of the Jaguar XF lineup also comes close to the SS, though with more luxury and a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.

2016 Chevrolet SS2016 Chevrolet SS
Browse Used Listings
2018 Infiniti Q702018 INFINITI Q70
Browse Used Listings
2014 BMW M52016 BMW 5-Series
Browse Used Listings
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance2016 Dodge Charger
Browse Used Listings
2015 Ford Taurus2016 Ford Taurus
Browse Used Listings
2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD2016 Jaguar XF
Browse Used Listings
Quick Specs
Think of the 2016 Chevrolet SS as a four-door Camaro, with the power, handling, and interior space to live up to that promise.
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.
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
With rear-wheel drive and available V-8 power, the 2016 Dodge Charger is a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age.
The 2016 Jaguar XF may be made of aluminum, but it's no lightweight anymore in rear-seat space or nimble handling.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan3.7 LUXE RWD4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan SE RWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan 35t Premium RWD
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Chevrolet SS vs. 2018 INFINITI Q702016 Chevrolet SS vs. 2016 BMW 5-Series2016 Chevrolet SS vs. 2016 Dodge Charger2016 Chevrolet SS vs. 2016 Ford Taurus2016 Chevrolet SS vs. 2016 Jaguar XF