2014 Chevrolet SS: Up Close - Chevy SS Forum
  • 1 Post By RPM
  • 1 Post By jaxredg8
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 86
2014 Chevrolet SS: Up Close

One of the unfortunate effects of Pontiac getting the boot back in 2009 was the G8's premature departure. We don't miss much else of Pontiac, just the V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive G8 GT. With the 2014 Chevrolet SS, we kind of get the G8 back in the form of a full-size sedan with a V-8 and rear-wheel drive but with a Chevrolet badge instead of a Pontiac one.

The Chevrolet SS takes a huge leap forward in offering a more upscale interior experience compared to the now 5-year-old G8. While both the G8 and SS share development with the Australian Holden Commodore, the SS is based on a next-generation successor of the car the G8 was based on.

Soft-touch materials, red stitching and suede-like highlights on the doors look much more upscale than the somewhat barren G8. Limited use of hard plastic is done well with textures that look like soft-touch materials on the upper dashboard. That area doesn't often come into contact with the driver, so the hard-plastic materials work well in this case.

One area where the G8 still holds up well is the exterior. The SS doesn't look quite as aggressive as the G8's low-slung raked profile. The SS has a little too much Malibu midsize sedan in its rear styling and more of a family-car exterior look instead of a dedicated performance sedan.

It sure is a practical full-size sedan, however, with backseat and cargo room in spades. The rear seat is slightly reclined for a lounging angle, and the trunk's wide, flat floor is gigantic. Three people may be able to fit in the back, though the person in the middle seat might not be too happy with the tall floor hump they'll have to straddle.

2014 Chevrolet SS: Up Close - KickingTires
TexSS likes this.
RPM is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 397
This is one of the few times I can say i'm happy with what Chevrolet has done to the interior. American car makers in general have been horrible at designing interiors, FINALLY Chevrolet is starting to improve.
SuperSnake is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 06:59 PM
Junior Member
jaxredg8's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
Couldn't agree more on both the interior and exterior opinions. I don't think it will take long though for people to start doing their own exterior "modding" and I do believe that the new SS is a great starting platform. JMO
jat63 likes this.

2008 Liquid Red G8, Thunder Racing Custom Camshaft
219/230, 607/610, 114 LSA, DOD Delete
Kooks LTH, kooks catted x-pipe, kooks axle back, Roto-fab CAI and 25% udp, DMH electric exhaust cutouts, little shot(alright, maybe not so little) of happy juice courtesy of HSW and tune by Tony G at HP Performance. Oh yeah, and 08 Super Bee as well!
jaxredg8 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 11:28 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 379
Originally Posted by SuperSnake View Post
This is one of the few times I can say i'm happy with what Chevrolet has done to the interior. American car makers in general have been horrible at designing interiors, FINALLY Chevrolet is starting to improve.
It doesn't look like any prior Chevy interior because it's a Holden interior, flipped for left hand drive. But GM is improving. The CTS was a break through interior for them. The Acadia/Outlook/Enclave Ute was also a step forward. Holden has always been ahead of them. They put a lot more care and detail into the design and execution of their interiors, especially on the high end cars.

2010 Mercedes Benz S550 AMG Sport


2004 Mercedes Benz S430 AMG Sport (Traded)
2006 Mercedes Benz S500 AMG Sport (Traded)
2005 Pontiac GTO M6 (Traded. Missed)

2012 Audi A5 2.0T (Wifes)
2012 VW CC R-Line DSG (Gay)2.0T

GTO_Guy is offline  
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy SS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome