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2017 LS w/1LS 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $27,500
2017 LT w/1LT 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $29,765
2017 Premier w/2LZ 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $35,845
2017 LS w/2FL CNG 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $37,675
2017 LT w/3LT CNG 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $40,915

Overview

The current Impala delivers what you expect in a full-size American car: abundant passenger room, a stress-free ride, and smooth drivability. What sets today's model apart from its ancestors is its dramatic exterior design and exhaustive list of tech options.

What's New for 2017

Trim levels and option packages have been tweaked for simplified ordering. The optional V6 engine is now available on the base LS, and the line-topping LTZ has been renamed Premiere.

The current Impala delivers what you expect in a full-size American car: abundant passenger room, a stress-free ride, and smooth drivability. What sets today's model apart from its ancestors is its dramatic exterior design and exhaustive list of tech options.

Chevrolet Impala

Choosing Your Chevrolet Impala

The front-drive Impala does an impressive job of accommodating five adults and feels downright lounge-like with only four aboard. The vacation-friendly trunk comes in at nearly 19 cubic feet, and that's before you fold down the rear seat for long loads.

The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 195 horsepower and delivers 25 mpg in combined city and highway driving. The available 3.6-liter V6 provides a massive boost to 305 horsepower, although mileage drops to 22 mpg combined. Both engines are hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, there's also a bi-fuel version of the V6 than can run on compressed natural gas (CNG) in addition to gasoline. The Impala is one of very few passengers cars available with CNG capability.

The Impala now comes in three trim levels: LS, LT, and Premiere:

Chevrolet Impala

LS

Carries all the expected conveniences for this class, including a power driver seat, Bluetooth phone, automatic headlamps, and a six-speaker display audio system with CD and satellite radio. The available Protection package adds rear parking sensors, folding rear headrests, and a cargo net. The LS rolls on 18-inch steel wheels with full covers.

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LT

Tacks on a host of interior upgrades like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather trim for the steering wheel and shifter, and the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment interface. The exterior gets alloy wheels and heated mirrors. The LT can get a Convenience package with a rearview camera, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener. There's also an Appearance package with chrome mirror caps, a rear spoiler, and a body-color grille surround. The optional Navigation system comes with keyless access and ignition. A sunroof is a standalone option. Everything else is grouped into three progressive option packages. The Driver Confidence package contributes forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring. Models so equipped are eligible for a Leather package with leather upholstery, heated front seats with passenger power, and a cargo net. On top of all that, you can add a Technology package with an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound system, a wireless phone charger, ambient lighting, a rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels.

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Premier

Gets most of the LT's options as standard, including the V6 engine. Exclusive to the Premiere is the available Enhanced Convenience package featuring ventilated front seats with driver memory, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, a universal home remote, and exterior ground lighting. The Advanced Technology package adds the Bose sound system. Adaptive cruise control becomes available with both package in place. The sunroof remains optional.

All V6 Impalas are available in Midnight Edition trim with an all-black exterior, special wheels, and sport pedals.

CarsDirect Tip

We're glad to see that the fine V6 engine is now available everywhere in the lineup. The base four-cylinder engine is indeed efficient, but feels like economy overkill in a car of this size.

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Expert Review

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The current Impala was introduced four years ago to broad – and justified – acclaim: it offered plenty of comfortable passenger space, an interesting design and satisfying road manners for a reasonable price. Chevrolet has made few noteworthy changes since then, mostly because there has been little that has needed changing; the Impala remains a top pick in its class.

Pricing and Equipment

The Chevrolet Impala is a long, stylish four-door sedan built on a platform shared with the Cadillac XTS and the last-generation Buick LaCrosse. Power comes from either a 196-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four with a fuel-saving stop-start system or a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. In either case the transmission is a six-speed automatic driving the front wheels.

The Impala is available in three trim levels. The LS starts with a base price of $28,375 (all listed prices include an $875 destination fee), but its short features list and low price will appeal only to fleet managers. The more appealing and mid-grade LT stickers at $30,640 and adds a number of standard features such as:

  • An infotainment system which includes SiriusXM satellite radio and Apple CarPlay, controlled by an eight-inch touchscreen
  • A built-in wi-fi hotspot working through the OnStar telematics system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • An eight-way power driver's seat
  • Alloy wheels

Options such as leather upholstery, navigation, and safety sensors like forward collision and lane-departure alert are available in a series of packages. The Premier (formerly the LTZ) makes most of the LT's options standard and adds a few new available features such as optional ventilated seats at a base MSRP of $36,720.

Performance Pros

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  • Driving feel and handling are unusually good for a large American car. The Impala moves with a satisfying degree of buttoned-down control and confidence.
  • The ride is quite comfortable in the modern sense, with a secure attitude and good body control instead of the boatlike motions of old-school Detroit sedans.
  • The V6 puts out plenty of usable power, but it is not just a big lump of grunty torque; throttle tip-in and modulation show a pleasing degree of finesse.

Performance Cons

  • The standard inline-four is adequate and inoffensive, but lacks the strength to quickly boot the car up to speed in passing and merging situations.
  • The transmission occasionally feels busy and indecisive as it responds to throttle inputs.
  • The days when large Chevrolet sedans were in their element towing boats and campers on family vacations are sadly over – the Impala's maximum rated towing capacity is a mere 1,000 pounds.

Interior Pros

  • Physical measurements may not be much greater than those of its competitors, but the Impala's interior subjectively feels more spacious and open.
  • The front seats accommodate an unusually large range of body sizes. People who instinctively put the seat all the way back will actually need to make measured adjustments.
  • Road and mechanical noises are damped into near-silence, especially when running with the taller tire sidewalls of the 18- or 19-inch wheels.
  • The trunk encloses almost 19 cubic feet of available volume, and the seats are surrounded by cubby holes and cupholders and other useful storage spaces.

Interior Cons

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  • The rear seat has plenty of space for long legs but headroom is more limited, and trying to fit three normal-sized adults across may require a bit of understanding and tolerance.
  • The spacious front seats allow a few too many character lines and material choices to sprawl across the dashboard.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The Impala brings classic big-car presence and capability to the market while respecting modern preferences for design and control. It proves that time-tested ideas still make sense in an uncertain modern world, especially when supplemented by intelligent engineering.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

A handful of shortcuts and omissions are frustrating. Features that have become common on mainstream vehicles such as safety sensors, a rearview camera and memory settings for the power seats should be standard across the line, and option packages for the LT are expensive individually and tiered (selecting the Technology Package requires selecting the Leather Package, which requires the Driver Confidence package, which requires the Convenience Package) to compound the problem.

The Bottom Line

The Impala takes (almost all of) the best parts of classic big American sedans and fits them in a modern template. In its smoothness and capabilities the Impala makes a good case as a fine-driving, comfortable argument against both its direct competitors and the crossovers currently dominating the sales charts.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.5L I-4 / 197 HP / 191 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 264 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.5L I-4 / 197 HP / 191 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 264 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
18.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
105 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
201.3 "
Exterior Width
73.0 "
Exterior Height
58.9 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.4 "
Front Legroom
45.8 "
Rear Legroom
39.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,662 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
19.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Steel / 18.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Body-colored W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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