The final version of the Impala, beginning with the 2014 redesign dramatically transformed the Impala from a woefully uncompetitive and outdated model into a thoroughly modern and remarkably enjoyable car. This phoenixlike rise propelled it from the bottom of our large-sedan ratings to being one of the top-scoring cars we've tested. And in the process, it reclaimed a stature befitting such a classic nameplate.
There are lots of high points here. The Impala rides like a luxury sedan, with a cushy and controlled demeanor, while delivering surprisingly agile handling, capable acceleration, and excellent braking.
Inside, the spacious, quiet cabin features generally high-quality materials and trim. The backseat is roomy and sumptuous. The trunk is huge. And the controls are refreshingly intuitive and easy to use, without resorting to any newfangled and over-complicated interfaces.