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Our top scoring large sedan, the Impala is roomy, comfortable, quiet, and enjoyable to drive. It even rides like a luxury sedan, feeling cushy and controlled. Engine choices include a punchy 3.6-liter V6 and an adequate 2.5-liter four-cylinder, both paired with a six-speed automatic. In our tests, the V6 returned 22 mpg overall and had good acceleration. Braking is capable, and handling is secure and responsive. The full-featured cabin stays very quiet and features a sumptuous backseat. Controls are intuitive and easy to use, but rear visibility is restricted. Advanced electronic safety features are readily available. Recent updates include the addition of Apple CarPlay capability and wireless cell-phone charging.

Road Test

Given its long-standing reputation as a car that was to be avoided, even as a free upgrade at the rental car counter, it is easy to have low expectations for the Chevrolet Impala. But a 2014 redesign dramatically transformed the Impala from a woefull...

Highs

  • Very roomy interior with a great rear seat and huge trunk
  • Comfortable cruiser, with a plush ride and a very quiet cabin

Lows

  • Rear visibility is limited

Best Version to Get

The 2LT trim provides plenty of features, and is what you have to choose in order to get advanced safety systems. Make sure to get the Convenience package because it includes the rear-view camera, essential given the Impala's poor rear visibility. We'd also get the Driver Confidence package,...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 6 year/100,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/60,000 miles
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (197 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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