2005 Chevrolet SSR Overview

SSR

Looking for a Used SSR in your area?

CarGurus has 262 nationwide SSR listings starting at $16,900.

ZIP:

Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.

Zip:

Trims

2 Dr LS Convertible Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $26,484

Chevrolet SSR Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 90
#2 elcrucero
elcrucero
Reputation 60
#3 Francisco Galindo
Francisco Galindo
Reputation 40
View All

Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 7 reviews

This Car Is All About Looks And Acceleration. It Is A Specialty Car, Not For Everyone by sulray
 — Acceleration=0-60 in 5.8 sec with 400hp. Braking & handling are very good. Build quality was not too good - several problems with doors, rattles, wind noise (probably due to retractable hardtop). P... Read More
Old Man Truck by Cameron
 — This is a very nice truck (handles great/roomy interior) but it's definitely not for first time drivers. It can be a little hard to see around and has a couple more blind spots than a normal car or tr... Read More
Buy It You Will Love Your Ssr by Redshaw2005
 — Read More

2005 Chevrolet SSR Overview

Overall User Score

4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.45

Based on 7 reviews

2005 Chevrolet SSR

The SSR retro pickup truck makes nostalgic hot rodders sigh. The lack of sales probably has the same effect on Chevrolet executives. The Super Sport Roadster harkens back to the 50s bubble-fendered pickup trucks in form and to 60s muscle cars in name and performance.

This model year, Chevrolet added more "nostalgia" by swapping engines with a Corvette sourced, slightly detuned, 390-hp, LS2 6-liter V8. The Corvette Tremec six-speed manual becomes an option with a new four-speed automatic as standard issue. This blasts the 4,760-pound pickup to a 5.3 second 0-60 time.
The SSR's underpinnings are SUV (TrailBlazer/Envoy) based. To add more "sport," Bilstein sport shocks and heavy-duty sway bars were ordered up. For 2005, a new steering system corrects the numbness of the initial offering. Along with modern traction control, the SSR does better than its 60s muscle car counterparts once the corners appear.

As for the "R" in SSR, the retractable hardtop sure attracts attention. Push the embossed SSR button, the roof lifts up, splits in two, and settles down into a nook behind the cab with the tonneau cover closing over it. However, the SSR reinforces that drop-top nostalgia with excessive top up wind noise and good old body shake and cowl shudder.

Under those blue skies lays an interior that reviewers unanimously criticized for lack of storage space. The leather bucket seats provide support with good legroom, but the windshield top ended up directly in the face of a 5'11" test driver.

With overall mileage from 12 to 18-mpg, lack of cockpit storage space, and a rather high price tag for a two-seat pickup truck, how practical is the SSR? One reviewer pointed out that as fun road trip roadster with a hardtop, the SSR with its 23.7 cubic-feet of carpeted bed space capped by a hard tonneau cover offered more space than any two seater out there. Another suggested adding a little more and getting a Corvette!

Updated

What's your take on the 2005 Chevrolet SSR?

People researching a 2005 Chevrolet SSR contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2005 Chevrolet SSR 2 Dr LS Convertible Standard Cab SB, exterior
Chevrolet SSR
48% of the time
Ford Mustang
6% of the time
Volkswagen Beetle
6% of the time
Chevrolet Corvette
6% of the time
SSR
Looking for a Used SSR in your area?
CarGurus has 262 nationwide SSR listings starting at $16,900.
ZIP:

Chevrolet SSR Questions

Golfer01
0

2005 Ssr When I Try And Open The Driver Side Door The Window Releases And W...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)
Homeyderf
0

When Should Chevy Ssr Fan Come On?

Fan comes on when air con is selected, but does not come on with air con off. Temp gets to 215/220 degrees , but no higher still no fan operation? Temp has never risen any higher. Why dosen't fan op...

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Kalcon
0

Just Recently Purchased 2005 Ssr. Amber Light In Climate Selector Lights Ev...

Just recently purchased 2005 SSR. Heater/AC/defrost selector show amber lit even though not selected. Voltmeter needle swings max min at startup and reads 15+volts. Behind dash pass side sounds at ti...

28 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Htownssr
0

How Many 2005 Chevrolet Ssr's Had Manual Transmission

19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
kerrylamson
0

Interior Map Light Won't Shut Off After Entring The Vehicle And Starting Th...

When lighting the interior lights at night with the key remote the inside map light over the console does not turn completely off while driving. Pushing the map light on the mirror turns bright on and...

132 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)