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Poll: 2014 Chevrolet SS vs. Dodge Charger vs. Chrysler 300

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For sure, there are plenty of sporty flavored, rear-wheel drive sedans in the market, but the first two cars that come to mind as direct competitors to the new 2014 Chevrolet SS are without question, the 2013 Dodge Charger and the 2013 Chrysler 300.

General Motors won't be releasing prices for its bow-tie-badged Holden Commodore SS V until later this year, though, we anticipate to the SS to carry a similar price tag to its Chrysler Group challengers in the non-luxury, rear-wheel drive performance sedan category.

The question is, which models in the Charger and 300 lineups will the SS go up against?

Will it target the 370HP HEMI V8-powered Dodge Charger R/T that starts at $29,995 or the 470HP 6.4-liter HEMI V8 Dodge Charger SRT8 priced from $45,995, and similarly, the Chrysler 300C with the 363hp 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that starts at $35,190, or the 470hp 6.4-liter HEMI V8-powered SRT8 with an MSRP of $48,995?

Perhaps GM will position the SS, which features a 415hp 6.2-liter V8 linked to a 6-speed automatic only, somewhere in the middle, or it could be preparing a ZL1 model like the one we dreamed up last year, in which case, it could focus on the lower priced editions.

Whatever the case, it’s almost certain that the SS will be cross-shopped with one or both of the V8 versions of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, which brings us to today's poll: with what you've seen and heard about the SS so far, which one of the following V8 models would you be more inclined to buy?



Poll: Which one of these American muscle sedans would you buy?


2014 Chevrolet SS

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2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8

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2013 Dodge Charger SRT8

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16 Comments:

Anonymous said... »February 19, 2013

If you're interested, check the Holden website and look up the HSV clubsport

Phil2Drei said... »February 19, 2013

Hmmm. (Price aside) Basically comes down to either which car has more hp or which car attracts a girl more... clearly the Chevy SS doesn't win either one... :/

Lee S said... »February 20, 2013

Charger all day long. Never mind that the SS isn't American.

Jay Antonio said... »February 20, 2013

Gotta love how they split the vote of all the Mopars & added only 1 Chevy! If u want an even poll, ad 2 or 3 Chrysler products & 2 or 3 GM products! Unfortunately GM doesn't have enough yet!

911 said... »February 20, 2013

I voted for the SS, I think it looks nice inside and outside and the aggressiveness of the styling matches the peformance, not like one of those hatchbacks that are styled like 1000hp monsters...
Nice N/A V8, 6 speed manual (assuming it not only comes with the Commodore), good weight distribution and reasonable pricing, what else could you want?

But why the hell does the SS look so compact? When I look at it I would assume it's smaller than a current 3 series, but then I looked up the dimensions of the 2012 Commodore and it turns out, that this thing is the same size, or maybe even bigger (considering the dimension gains from one generation to the next), as a F10 5-Series!!!

3rdworldjunkie said... »February 20, 2013

Now, where is FORD? Oops do they have any RWD platform?

Tom Laquidara said... »February 20, 2013

As it stands the SS seems to be competing against the Charger R/T, whereas both are only offered with automatics. The SS comes standard with a lot more performance oriented items such as 45 more HP, Brembo brakes, forged rims, wider tires, sport bucket seats, and should be about 300 lbs lighter. Too bad it looks like a Malibu.

john1168 said... »February 20, 2013

I answered, I wouldn't buy any. I'm not a fan of Chrysler products but I wouldn't buy the SS right now either. If Chevy changes the front of the SS AND puts the new LT1 in it AND gets the new 8 speed manumatic in it when available, then I'd buy the SS. The front of the Charger SRT looks awesome and the new 300 looks great inside and out. Too bad the front of the SS even isn't considered, by many not just myself, acceptible.

JJ Minier said... »February 20, 2013

Definitely the Charger SRT8... If Chevy brought an SS ZL1 then that could change my opinion...

kachuks said... »February 20, 2013

It should be competing with the previous generation SRT. The 6.1 still had 10 more hp and 5 more lb.ft.

The current generation 6.4 and its 470 hp is too much motor for this LS3.

psiqtas said... »February 20, 2013

I don't know how does all these SRT8's handle on track (I was only driving a quite stock 5.7 on it), but the Chevy SS is for sure a winner in 2 fields:
- the most boring design
- pointless car name
FoMoCo didn't even offer any real sporty-performance sedan, SHO is a fill-gap...what a shame!
I vote for Mopar SRT8 - they really deserve it!

Hudson Ensz said... »February 20, 2013

Charger, no question really if they are the same price at least. SS looks like a toyota besides a charger. It will come out looking outdated. Not to mention the charger gets a facelift in a year or so

R Baker said... »February 20, 2013

I would go Chevy. The Chrysler and Dodge have the advantage of having a facelift since their introduction. I think GM went a little "safe" on the styling. It will be interesting to see the SS after its facelift, whenever that may be, to see if GM makes it more aggressive. But, I do have a gripe with ALL Chevy products. GM, please kill the gold toned bowtie. It looks awful. It looks early 90s. Make it all chrome, or brushed silver, or whatever. Just no gold.

M.L. Lapid said... »February 20, 2013

-> Does the Pontiac G8 GXP count? Because that one has a Manual Transmission...

Nelson Auto News said... »February 20, 2013

The Charger SRT8, It beautiful.

Anonymous said... »March 27, 2013

Dodge Challenger would have been a much better choice over the Charger. Should have included Camaro, Challenger, Mustang, of course Corvette in a different price range.... Those are the American Muscle Car Models .... Charger has 4 Doors.... No 2 Door Option.... Real Muscle/Sports Cars do not have 4 doors.

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