2017 Chevrolet SS vs. Its Competition

2016 Chevrolet SS
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Chevrolet's cross-town rivals offer the most direct competition.

The Dodge Charger in SRT 392 and Hellcat forms easily best the SS on paper, but neither offers the ride quality or driving dynamics of the SS.

The Ford Taurus SHO is a completely different kind of car.

It's big, comfortable, and drives better than you 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
With V-8 power, agile handling, and a spacious five-passenger interior, the 2017 Chevrolet SS is sedan equivalent of the Camaro coupe.
The 2017 BMW 5-Series may do for tech sedans what turn-of-the-century 5-Series did for sport sedans.
With standard rear-wheel drive and several flavors of V-6 and V-8 power on offer, the 2017 Dodge Charger is a large family sedan with the heart of a proper muscle car.
The 2017 Ford Taurus is the full-sizer that Ford once called its flagship. Times change—and so do tastes—and the Taurus struggles to keep up with others in its class.
The aluminum-bodied 2017 Jaguar XF is no lightweight when it comes to nimble handling or rear-seat space.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
EPA Class    
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan530i SedanSE RWDSE FWD20d RWD
Rear 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/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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