2014 Chevrolet Impala Overview

Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - December 17, 2013

Over recent decades, the Impala slid into a bland mediocrity that made it a favorite of rental fleets and no one else. For its tenth generation, however, Chevrolet has transformed the full-size sedan into a stylish overachiever. Until knocked from its pedestal by the Tesla Model S, the Impala spent several weeks as Consumer Reports' highest-scoring sedan.

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What's New for 2014

The Impala is all-new for 2014, and additions are plentiful, including full-speed range adaptive cruise control, crash imminent braking and forward collision alert.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Impala

The Impala offers three engines—a 3.6-liter V6, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an Eco variant of the 2.4-liter with mild hybrid eAssist. All use a six-speed automatic transmission. Which engine powers your Impala depends on the trim level you choose.


You won't find many extras on the base Impala, which comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. There are 10 standard air bags, active noise cancellation, an audio amplifier and electric variable-assist steering, USB ports, a 4.2-inch color infotainment system, cloth seats, Bluetooth, an auxiliary input jack and satellite radio. The Eco motor is optional.


The LT is where most buyers will start, and you can have any of the three engines here. The 1LT comes with the standard four-cylinder, the LT Eco has the eAssist motor, and the 2LT has the powerful V6 with its 6.9-second dash to 60 mph. Upgrades from the LS level include Bluetooth, 18-inch alloy painted wheels, heated power-adjustable mirrors, and storage behind the display screen. Sueded microfiber-trimmed seats are available on the LT, as are folding rear-seat headrests, Chevrolet’s infotainment system, and MyLink.


Like other Chevrolets, the LTZ features a relatively lavish list of standard equipment like forward collision alert, keyless access, keyless start, lane departure warning, and an 8-inch touch screen with concealed storage. The conventional four-cylinder engine powers the 1LTZ, while a 2LTZ comes with the V6.

Fuel Efficiency

  • 305-horsepower 3.6L V6: 19/29 MPG
  • 196-horsepower 2.5L: 21/31 MPG
  • 182-horsepower 2.4L with eAssist: 25/36 MPG

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CarsDirect Tip

The Impala is a solid offering in the sedan segment that delivers a lot of car and updated technology without requiring luxury money—if you're shopping for a large family sedan, the Impala should be on your test drive list.