2016 Chevrolet SS Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Chevrolet SS was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.8

The 2016 Chevrolet SS has a handsome interior, according to critics who also say the quality materials wouldn't be out of place in a luxury vehicle, though a few trim pieces have a flashy appearance that may turn off some buyers. The front seats are supportive and both rows provide plenty of legroom. The user-friendly MyLink infotainment system highlights a long list of standard features. The SS has average trunk space for the class.

  • "Cleanly designed, the dashboard is finished with soft-touch materials, and two bucket seats with the SS logo stitched into the seat back come standard up front. Ice blue ambient lighting and two types of chrome trim add a premium touch to the appearance." -- Left Lane News
  • "Leather trim and suede-like material add visual and tactile interest to the otherwise simple layout." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "The mix of perforated leather, gray suede, red stitching, and minimal hard plastics wouldn't be uncouth in a Cadillac. The polished-aluminum center stack and steering-wheel accents are the only touches that strike us as over the top." -- Car and Driver (2014)
  • "The dash is covered in leather and suede (or at least convincing facsimiles of the real thing) and feels of quality. The same can be said of the center stack, though some may find its two-tone metal finish a bit too blingy." -- Autoblog (2014)

Seating 

The 2016 SS seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and front seats that are heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable. The front seats offer good support, and the rear seats are spacious. There is ample legroom in both rows, though not all critics agree on whether or not the rear seats offer sufficient headroom.

  • "But the SS is indeed a large sedan, and that's good news when it comes to transporting passengers. The rear seats are roomy, and there's ample headroom and hip room both in front and in back. Think of the SS as a more practical, more upscale 4-door Camaro, and you wouldn't be too far off." -- AutoTrader
  • "With ample room for up to five passengers, the SS' interior is better equipped than its performance-oriented drivetrain might suggest." -- Left Lane News
  • "The Chevy SS pursues performance but never forgets it's a people-carrying sedan. This is evident in the interior, which offers generous legroom for all. The front seats are supportive and offer ample headroom, though headroom is more limited in back." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "Whether you plan to haul full-size adults or install child seats you'll find enough space to accommodate your needs. Rear access, thanks to wide door openings, doesn't hurt, and neither does a massive 16.4-cubic-foot trunk." -- Edmunds (2014)

Interior Features

Standard features in the SS include dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, Bluetooth, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, the MyLink infotainment system with 8-inch touch screen, navigation, hands-free smartphone integration, satellite radio, and OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. OnStar RemoteLink, which allows you to lock and unlock your car, locate your vehicle, and receive real-time vehicular data, is also standard. A power sunroof is available.

Standard driver assistance features include forward collision alert, a head-up display, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, automatic parking assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

The SS has a long list of standard features, several of which are options on class rivals and other Chevrolet models. However, those features contribute to the high starting price of the SS. The climate and audio controls are easy to use, and MyLink's voice recognition operates smoothly thanks to its ability to recognize a wide range of phrases.

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  • "Speaking of more upscale, we must admit the SS surprises us with its level of standard equipment. Sedans from mainstream brands like Chevrolet don't tend to include a parallel-parking system standard, nor do they offer navigation, cooled seats, Magnetic Ride Control or 19-in alloys at no charge. We appreciate the features, and we feel spoiled when we use them, but we wonder if eliminating them could've lowered the SS's price. After all, $47,000 is a little expensive for a Chevrolet, no matter how well-equipped." -- AutoTrader
  • "Dashboard knobs and buttons mounted on the three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel gives users alternate options for controlling MyLink, and there is also a voice recognition system for hands-free calls, destination entering, song selection and more. Its 'natural language' capability can recognize a staggering number of phrases - effectively eliminating the need for clunky and cumbersome memorized commands." -- Left Lane News
  • "Controls for audio and climate functions are easy to identify and operate." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)

Cargo

The 2016 SS has 16.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is average for the class. The trunk offers space for plenty of luggage. There is a pass-through in the rear seats to help accommodate larger items, but the rear seats do not fold down.

  • The 16.4-cubic-foot trunk is generous, but with fixed rear seats, oversized cargo is limited to whatever can fit between the pass-through." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "The spacious, well-equipped interior will seat five real people, and the 16.4-cubic-foot trunk will happily swallow enough luggage for a long road trip." -- Automobile Magazine (2014)

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