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2015 Chevrolet SS Review

The 2015 Chevrolet SS boasts sports-car-like performance and has loads of standard features. Despite these positives, its limited cargo capacity and below-average fuel economy sink it to the middle of our large car rankings.

Pros & Cons

  • Breathtaking acceleration
  • Athletic handling
  • First-rate cabin materials
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Below-average fuel economy for the class
  • Fixed rear seats limit cargo versatility
  • Above-average prices

New for 2015

  • Standard Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension
  • Available six-speed manual transmission




Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 9.5
Interior: 7.7
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.7
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2015 Chevrolet SS Overview

Is the 2015 Chevrolet SS a Good Used Car?

The 2015 SS is a fantastic large car, especially for shoppers who prioritize performance. This Chevy has tight handling and a potent V8 engine that delivers forceful acceleration. On the downside, it has a higher average price than many classmates, and its rear seats cannot fold down, which limits cargo-carrying abilities.

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To give you a complete overview of the 2015 SS – and make your car-shopping experience easier – we analyzed 18 Chevrolet SS reviews alongside performance specs, interior dimensions, and more.

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How Much Is the 2015 Chevrolet SS?

Based on over 30 listings on our site for the 2015 Chevrolet SS, the average list price is $35,600, which is high for the class. Prices range from $31,000 to $40,000 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2015 Chevrolet SS Cost to Own?

The 2015 Chevrolet SS' five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $35,570, or about $7,114 per year. These are above average costs for a large car.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New SS?

Chevrolet discontinued the SS after the 2017 model year, and given the high list prices for a used SS, you may want to consider purchasing a new large car instead. Both the 2019 Chevrolet Impala and 2019 Dodge Charger have lower starting MSRPs than the SS, at $28,020 and $29,220, respectively. The Impala offers lots of cabin space and a comfortable ride, and the Charger has potent engine choices and poised handling.

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Which Model Year of the Chevrolet SS Is Best?

The 2015 Chevrolet SS is part of a generation that debuted for the 2014 model year and ended with the 2017 SS. For 2015, Chevy introduced an available six-speed manual transmission as well as a standard Wi-Fi hot spot and Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension. The 2016 SS underwent styling changes, but there were no major revisions for the 2017 model year.

You may want to skip the first year of production since 2014 SS models lacks Magnetic Ride Control, which is standard in 2015-and-newer models.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Chevrolet SS?

The 2015 Chevrolet SS has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2015 Chevrolet SS Recalls

At the time of writing, the 2015 SS has four safety recalls. Chevy issued two recalls on frontal air bags that may not deploy, one recall on the possible loss of power steering assist, and one recall on a driver's seat belt tensioner cable that may separate. Before buying any used vehicle, make sure all recalls have been addressed.

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Which Used Chevrolet SS Model Is Right for Me?

The 2015 SS has one trim with plenty of features, including leather upholstery; power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats; and an adjustable suspension. The SS comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, and a six-speed manual transmission is available.

The standard infotainment system features an 8-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Standard safety tech includes a head-up display, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and forward collision alert.

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What Does Chevrolet's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Chevrolet offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles. These vehicles also get a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty after the three-year/36,000-mile new-car warranty expires. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read Chevy’s warranty page carefully.

Chevrolet has one of the better CPO programs among affordable carmakers. Hyundai, Buick, and Kia are better, according to our analysis.

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How Safe Is the SS?

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2015 SS.

The SS has lots of standard safety equipment, including a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert, and automatic park assist.

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2015 Chevrolet SS Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet SS or 2015 Dodge Charger?

When it comes to horsepower, the 2015 Dodge Charger is one of the few large cars that compares favorably to the SS. The Charger has a lineup of potent engines, with outputs ranging from 292 horsepower all the way up to a whopping 707 horsepower. Unlike the Chevy, the Dodge is available with all-wheel drive. The Charger also has responsive steering and composed handling, but the SS delivers a more athletic ride thanks in part to its standard Magnetic Ride Control. Additionally, the Chevy has nicer interior materials and a higher reliability rating than the Dodge. When it comes down to it, the SS is a more well-rounded vehicle. The only real reasons to choose the Charger over the SS is for the Hellcat's exhilarating horsepower and lower prices.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet SS or 2015 Chevrolet Impala?

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala fares well in our rankings. In fact, it won our 2015 Best Large Car for Families and 2015 Best Large Car for the Money awards. The Impala offers great gas mileage figures, a comfortable ride, and plenty of room for passengers and cargo. It also has a much lower average price than the SS. That said, the SS still has a few things up its sleeve that may make it worth the extra cost for some shoppers. For one, its V8 engine is way more powerful than any engine in the Impala's lineup. It also has more composed handling and a slightly better reliability rating than the Impala. If performance is your main concern, go for the SS. Otherwise, save some cash and get an Impala.

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2015 SS Performance

How Does the 2015 Chevrolet SS Drive?

The 2015 SS comes standard with a 415-horsepower 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission is available, and it makes the SS feel as powerful as some sports cars. Add in its athletic handling and direct steering, and it's no wonder why the SS is a performance leader in the large car segment.

Does the 2015 Chevrolet SS Get Good Gas Mileage?

The SS gets 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway with the standard automatic transmission, which is low for the class. With the available manual transmission, the SS gets one more mpg in the city.

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2015 SS Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 SS Seat?

There's seating for up to five people in the Chevy SS. The front seats are especially supportive, and there's ample space in both the first and second rows. Inside, you'll also find quality materials, standard leather upholstery, and front seats that are heated, ventilated, and power adjustable.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2015 Chevrolet SS?

For installing child safety seats, there is a complete set of LATCH connectors on each of the three rear seats in the SS.

2015 Chevrolet SS Features

The 2015 SS' MyLink infotainment system has an 8-inch touch screen with physical knobs in the center of the control panel. This system is easy to use and features a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, navigation, Bluetooth, and a USB port. A sunroof is available.

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2015 Chevrolet SS Dimensions

Chevrolet SS Cargo Space

You'll find 16.4 cubic feet of trunk space in the SS. That's a decent amount of room for the large car class. However, the rear seats don't fold down to offer more cargo flexibility, though you can still carry some longer items via its rear-seat pass-through.

2015 SS Length and Weight

The 2015 SS is roughly 16.3 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,960 to 3,975 pounds.

Where Was the 2015 Chevrolet SS Built?

Chevy built the 2015 SS in Australia.

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