Chevrolet hasn’t introduced a new, rear-wheel drive performance sedan to the North American market since 1994, which saw the introduction of the seventh-gen Impala SS. This empty space is why Chevrolet Performance enthusiasts might find something to get excited about in the new 2014 SS sedan.
The Austrailian made sedan, based on the refreshed VF Holden Commodore, landed on U.S. shores back in October. Beside it’s appearances in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, Chevrolet hasn’t been making a big fuss about the SS, mainly because of it’s small target market and low projected sales figures. However after a quick drive in the 415 horsepower sedan, the people over at AutoGuide think a bigger deal should be made about the SS.
AutoGuide handed out points to the SS for it’s big LS3 V8 audio system, Aussie-tuned handling and it’s spacious, refined, and neatly styled interior. The downsides? Well they weren’t all for the steep starting price of $45, 770, poor fuel economy (what’d they expect?) and less-than exciting exterior styling. Still, we’ll take fuel economy losses in exchange for that glorious LS3 engine note.
Check out the video below for AutoGuide’s full verdict on the 2014 Chevrolet SS.