Summary, Prices, Specs

By April 10, 2013


It's a new era for the Chevrolet Impala with sharp looks, roomy dimensions and impeccable road manners. correspondent Laura Burstein filed this report from San Diego after her test drive of the Chevrolet Impala.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Chevrolet Impala LS 2.5L ($27,535); Impala LT 2.5L ($29,785); Impala LT V6 ($30,760); LTZ 2.5L ($34,555); LTZ V6 ($36,580); Impala 2.4 eAssist
Engines:2.5-liter DOHC inline-4; 3.6-liter V-6 VVT DI; 2.4-liter DOHC w eAssist
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):10 air bags, stability control, traction control, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, brake force distribution
Safety equipment (optional):forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, adaptive cruise control
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Oshawa, Ontario; Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ V6
Standard equipment:leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power driver/passenger seats w/4-way power lumbar; pushbutton start, 4-inch color driver information display, Chevy MyLink infotainment system, 8-inch color touch screen hidden lockable storage area behind screen, rearview camera, rear park assist, forward collision alert, side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, exposed dual exhaust tips, 19-inch alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSPR):LTZ Comfort & Convenience Package ($1,035): ventilated front seats, heated leather steering wheel, memory power steering column, seats and mirrors, auto-dimming rearview and driver's side mirrors; LTZ Premium Audio Package ($700): 11-speaker Bose surround sound audio system, 120-volt outlet; Navigation ($795); 20-inch wheels ($400); Adaptive Cruise Control ($1,695)
Destination charge:$810
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$38710
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:3.6L DOHC SIDI V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):305 @ 6800
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):264 @ 5300
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:19/29 mpg
Wheelbase:111.7 in.
Length/width/height:201.3/73/58.9 in.
Track, f/r:62.2/62 in.
Turning circle:38.8 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.9/54.9/45.8 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.4/54.1/39.8 in.
Cargo volume:18.8 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:1000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:MacPherson strut; twin-tube dampers with gas-charged valving; 28.5mm hollow direct-acting stabilizer bar; hydraulic ride bushing
Suspension, r:multilink with coil springs and stabilizer bar; gas-charged twin-tube dampers
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:3800 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:18.5 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of April 10, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-462-8782 -