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2005 Chevy SSR

2005 Chevy SSR
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Chevrolet's convertible pickup truck is cool looking, very fast and available only in a limited basis. If you're interested in one, you'd better head down to the dealership before it's too late.

The 2005 Chevy SSR gets a whopping increase of 90 horsepower this year. Also new for 2005 are several new GM accessory packages. They include an auxiliary gauge package (volts, delivered torque, exterior temperature); a body color package, which adds the exterior color to SSR's auxiliary gauge package, engine cover insert and cargo area strips; a body color package with running boards; and a windbreak.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevy SSR is offered as a sole model.

Interior Features
The SSR's interior design is based on Chevrolet's twin cockpit approach, with a horizontal cross-car bar and body-colored accents. The satin chrome aluminum look used on elements of SSR's exterior continues on the interior door trim and instrument panel bezels.

Standard features this year include air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, leather upholstery, heated power mirrors, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player and more.

An optional preferred equipment group adds heated front seats, driver-seat and mirror memory, a Bose AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer, driver-side and rearview automatic day/night mirrors and a universal garage-door opener.

Exterior Features
The key to the 2005 Chevy SSR (beside its strength) is its power retractable hardtop. The first ever on a pickup, it is the only system of its kind where the roof panels move independently, stacking vertically behind the passenger compartment.

Engineers at GM dropped last year's 300-horsepower motor in favor of a small-block 6.0-liter V8. Ratings for 2005 are 390 horsepower at 5400 rpm, while torque is 405 lb-ft at 4400 rpm.

Mated to this new engine is the standard Corvette's Hydra-Matic 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission. Also new is an optional Tremec M10 6-speed manual gearbox.

In yet another upgrade, the 2005 Chevy SSR's steering system is significantly revised, including a retuned valve and t-bar assembly, and a new bearing and friction seal package. These upgrades provide a more precise on-center feel, smoother overall operation and reduced effort at lower speeds.

The front suspension uses upper and lower control arms for superior kinematics, damping and stability. SSR's rear five-link live axle suspension features monotube shock absorbers with mountings outboard of the frame.

Safety and Security
Standard safety equipment includes dual front airbags, side airbags, antilock 4-wheel brakes and daytime running lights. A theft-deterrent system is also included.

2005 Chevy SSR - New for 2005
Gen IV 6.0L LS2 V-8 engine (390 horsepower/291 kw)
Hydra-Matic 4L65-E four-speed automatic transmission (standard)
Tremec M10 six-speed manual transmission (optional)
New engine cover
Retuned steering system for more precise on-center feel and reduced low-speed effort
“Dead pedal” design change to accommodate manual transmission option
Traction control button replaced with embossed SSR logo (manual transmission only)
Self-supporting gas hood struts
Sound system with CD player and MP3 playback capability (1SA package only)
New Regular Production Accessories (RPAs)
New bearing and low friction steering sealing package
Retuned valve and torsion bar to lower steering efforts
New exterior color: Aqua Blur (replaces Ultra Violet)
Revised driver’s side floor mat

Fast Stats
MSRP from
6.0L V8
390 @ 5400
6-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
auto: 17/23
manual: 16/26

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