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Chevrolet Impala 2018 sedan
Trim Shown: LS
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 engine and an adequate 2.5-liter four-cylinder, both paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. 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 has a sumptuous backseat. Controls are intuitive and easy to use, but rear visibility is restricted. Advanced safety features, such as forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, are 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...


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


  • 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 and the Driver Confidence package, which adds forward-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot detection and lane-departure wa...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
  • 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
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (197 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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