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.