Price tag set for 2014 Chevy SS: $44,470

The 2014 Chevy SS will go on sale later this year for $44,470 — making it the automobile maker's most expensive sedan to hit the market. The SS will be a rear-drive, V-8-powered sport sedan.

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    The 2014 Chevy SS is displayed at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., in February 2013. The Chevy will set customers back by a cool $44,470.
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Fresh off its Daytona debut, and a couple of years past its previous incarnation as the Pontiac G8, the 2014 Chevy SS has been priced from a rousing $44,470.

The price for the rear-drive, V-8-powered sport sedan includes a $995 destination charge, but doesn't yet include the anticipated gas-guzzler charge, which hasn't been calculated yet by the EPA in advance of the SS' gas-mileage ratings.

The 2014 SS goes on sale later this year as Chevy's most expensive sedan, a bit smaller than the 2014 Impala full-sizer but the heir apparent to the excitement left behind by Pontiac, which was shut down in 2009. The SS is a revamped version of Pontiac's former G8, which was itself a version of the Australian-market Holden Commodore sedan, and it's intended to be GM's best shot at the Dodge Charger SRT and the Chrysler 300 SRT.

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Standard equipment on the SS includes Chevy's MyLink infotainment controller with free navigation; Bose audio and a year of satellite radio; dual-zone climate control; blind-spot monitors and a lane-departure warning system; a rearview camera and rear parking sensors; pushbutton start; and power ventilated front seats. A sunroof and a full-size spare are the only options.

Of course, the important standard equipment is Chevy's small-block V-8, a 6.2-liter V-8 with 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, good for an estimated romp to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. A six-speed automatic is the only gearbox, but it's outfitted with paddle shift controls.

The SS rides on an all-independent suspension, and has electric power steering and Brembo front brakes.

Sales of the 2014 Chevy SS start in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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