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2014 Chevrolet SS or a loaded 2014 Chevrolet Impala with $4000 in the trunk?

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Saw this originally posted on MT. What would it be for you guys? A loaded 2014 Chevrolet Impala with $4000 in the trunk or a 2014 Chevrolet SS? (see poll above)

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Chevrolet will soon have two large sedans in its lineup, and today we learned just how much the rear-drive V-8-powered SS will cost. Enthusiasts everywhere may compare the $44,470 performance sedan to the Dodge Charger SRT8 and Ford Taurus SHO, but what about the newly reinvigorated 2014 Chevrolet Impala? If you were offered a choice between a Chevrolet SS and a loaded Chevrolet Impala with $4000 in the trunk, which would you choose?

Yes, that’s right, we’re comparing (on paper) the front-drive, V-6 Impala with the rear-drive, V-8 SS. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala finished second in a recent five-car full-size sedan comparison. We appreciated the Impala’s “American car” ride but didn’t like how the car’s six-speed automatic transmission hunted for gears on winding roads. Even so, the Impala had good front and rear headroom and we described the car as having “one of the best-looking front ends this side of a Camaro.”

Compared to the 2014 Impala’s 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque, the rear-drive SS is powered by a 415-hp 6.2-liter V-8 with 415 lb-ft of torque. The slightly heavier SS also uses a six-speed automatic transmission, and everything from the suspension to the brakes and steering have been tuned with a focus on performance.

Zach Gale News Director, MotorTrend.com June 4, 2013
Read more: TOTD: Chevrolet SS or Chevrolet Impala and $4000? (W/Poll) - WOT on Motor Trend

The 2014 Chevrolet SS carries a base price of $44,470 (before the gas guzzler tax) and includes a long list of standard equipment with forged 20-inch wheels, steering-wheel-mounted paddles, heated and cooled seats with memory, a rear-view camera, HID headlights, a navigation system, and a color head-up display, a feature not available on the new Impala at any price.

Go for a loaded $41,600 2014 Impala 2LTZ and you’ll get 20-inch wheels, HID headlights, heated and cooled front seats, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning, a dual-pane sunroof (a sunroof is $900 on the SS), premium floor mats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and an 11-speaker sound system.

Of course, loaded 2014 Chevrolet Impalas will attract different buyers than the 2014 Chevrolet SS. Even so, if you were given a choice between a new Impala with $4000 in the trunk and a new SS, what would you choose?

Zach Gale[G+] News Director, MotorTrend.com June 4, 2013
Read more: TOTD: Chevrolet SS or Chevrolet Impala and $4000? (W/Poll) - WOT on Motor Trend
 

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I think this poll would change quite a bit if the voters were actually spending the money. It's easy to say I'll take the SS, its harder to fork over the 45,000 plus tax when it really comes down to it.
 

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I think this poll would change quite a bit if the voters were actually spending the money. It's easy to say I'll take the SS, its harder to fork over the 45,000 plus tax when it really comes down to it.
this is so true the majority of people reading that article on motor trend probably don't know a thing about the SS, all they know is that it's Chevrolet's flagship sedan that packs more performance than any four door they have. and not the fact that it doesn't live up to the hype around it and doesn't deliver enough.

being on this forum, they would learn a lot.
 

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Maybe it's me but using any other sedan from Chevrolet and the SS in the same comparison makes me want to puke.

Reminds me of the numerous comments over the years I've had to endure about, "oh, you have a G8, yeah, my daughter has the G6. I guess the G8 is kinda like a bigger G6."

Barf.
 
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Maybe it's me but using any other sedan from Chevrolet and the SS in the same comparison makes me want to puke.

Reminds me of the numerous comments over the years I've had to endure about, "oh, you have a G8, yeah, my daughter has the G6. I guess the G8 is kinda like a bigger G6."

Barf.
I hear that, the Impala is well....an Impala. It needs no explanation so i'll leave it at that.

But to be fair they are going off of what is more worth getting, ignoring what each vehicle is for, which in that case they do have a point with doing this.
 

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The Impala doing pretty well in the poll. Not sure if it's because people like the the Impala or its people who want to sh*t all over the SS.

I would actually consider getting an Impala. My dad had one growing up and it is the car I learned how to drive in. It's a pretty decent car with good power and lots of room.
 

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The Impala doing pretty well in the poll. Not sure if it's because people like the the Impala or its people who want to sh*t all over the SS.

I would actually consider getting an Impala. My dad had one growing up and it is the car I learned how to drive in. It's a pretty decent car with good power and lots of room.
LOL did you even look at the poll's?

Both polls on this thread and motortrends website have the Impala sitting at the lowest, there's no way the Impala is shitting on the SS with where it sits in these polls.

Even other vehicles section got more votes.
 

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I guess I expected there to be more of a blowout but I think the Impala getting 25% is pretty good in my book. I did not expect to see a comparison between these two vehicles. For a new car like the SS getting just over 50% of the vote doesn't seem that good to me.
 

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I guess I expected there to be more of a blowout but I think the Impala getting 25% is pretty good in my book. I did not expect to see a comparison between these two vehicles. For a new car like the SS getting just over 50% of the vote doesn't seem that good to me.
The fact is the SS is doing far better in the poll than the Impala by far. SS could be getting better votes but it's not some ground breaking vehicle thats going to shock the industry, people know there are many cars like it, some better, reason why a good number went to others.
 

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$44.5 + guzzler tax (was $1,700 for the G8GXP) + transportation = NO THANKS

Appears Ill be keeping my G8GXP unless the rumored Buick comes out with some guns blazing, ala GNX
 

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Would you rather bone Kate Upton OR Rosanne Barr plus $4,000.
 

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I've never actually looked at her head.
 
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