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Measuring 191.4 inches long overall, the SSR rides a 116-inch wheelbase and uses body-on-frame construction. The cargo bed is approximately 4.2 feet long and 3.5 feet wide (at the wheelhousing). Mounting the battery at the rear is said to improve weight distribution and preserve the SSR’s front styling.The SSR features full-length hydroformed steel rails with eight cross-members on a modified version of the platform used for the Chevrolet TrailBlazer sport utility vehicle. The SSR has a lower stance and wider track, which is intended to increase stability and flatten cornering. Aluminum wheels hold Goodyear Eagle RS-A all-season performance tires: 19 inches in front and 20 inches in the rear. The fuel tank holds 25 gallons.
Standing-start performance is energetic, keeping with the SSR’s extroverted appearance. Acceleration isn’t quite as ferocious when passing or merging, but overall, few drivers will be dissatisfied.Ride comfort is less appealing. In fact, you can feel plenty of road harshness right in the steering wheel. Construction quality isn’t up to contemporary standards, either. Because both exhibit questionable body tightness, the SSR evokes the now-extinct Camaro more than a modern automobile.