Chevrolet Impala Car
Facts about Chevrolet Impala Car. The Chevrolet Impala is one of Chevy’s larger cars. The Chevrolet Impala Car is regularly rated one of the top affordable large cars.
History of the Chevrolet Impala Car
The Chevrolet Impala Car has been an on again, off again model for Chevy. The Chevrolet Impala was first manufactured from 1958 to 1985. In 1961, an Impala Super Sport or Impala SS was brought to the market, though it was not made for the mass market. That model was stopped due to competition from the Caprice. The Chevrolet Impala went through six generations before it went into hiatus.
Production stopped in 1985 before it was brought back in 1994, with the seventh generation of the car. Production stopped again in 1996 at the Arlington, Texas plant where it was made due to rising demand for SUVs. Production resumed in 2000 with the eighth generation of the Chevrolet Impala.
The 2013 model offered an eAssist mild hybrid technology in the Eco engine model, but this went away in 2014.
The ninth generation of the Chevy Impala made from 2014 to 2016 is called the Impala Limited; that version is only available for car rental fleets and police cars.
The tenth generation of the Chevy Impala is available to the public. The 2015 model was the first to offer bi-fuel engines.
Design of the Chevrolet Impala Car
The Chevrolet Impala Car is designed to hold five or six people in two rows. The Chevrolet Impala is mechanically related to the Buick LaCross as well as the Cadillac XTS.
There are gasoline and gasoline/E85 engines in the standard Chevy Impalas. The basic model has a 2.5 liter V6 195 horsepower gasoline engine. You can upgrade to a 3.6 or 3.9 liter gas engine. The 3.6 liter V6 engine produces 305 horsepower. A 5.3 liter, V8 engine is also an option. The standard is a 4 speed automatic transmission, though you can get a 6 speed automatic.
The Chevrolet Impala has roughly 19 cubic feet of cargo space. The natural gas tank for these vehicles is in the trunk, so that version has almost no trunk space.
Front wheel drive is standard for the Chevrolet Impala Car.
Performance of Chevrolet Impala Car
The Chevrolet Impala Car gets 22 miles to the gallon with city driving, 31 mpg on the highway.
US News and World Report rated the Chevy Impala one of its best cars for the money in 2014. Kelly Blue Book awarded the Chevy Impala its best buy award in 2015.
JD Power and Associates rated the 2015 Chevy Impala as having above average reliability.
Rivals of Chevrolet Impala Car
The Chevrolet Impala Car used to compete with the Ford Galaxy and Plymouth Fury. The major rivals to the Chevrolet Impala are the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Hyundai Azera, Dodge Charger, and Buick LaCrosse.
Trivia about Chevrolet Impala Car
The Chevrolet Impala Car is named for a South African antelope.
The Chevrolet Impala Car has been a popular car for law enforcement, as part of the “Police Package”. This means that if you get into a newer police car, there is a good chance it is a Chevrolet Impala.
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