2014 Chevrolet Impala at the 2012 New York Auto Show

Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by in Auto News

  • Competes with: Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus
  • Looks like: A stylish sedan, but not a rear-drive successor to the Pontiac G8 as some might have hoped
  • Drive: 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist mild hybrid system, 195-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder or 303-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 with a six-speed automatic , Front Wheel Drive
  • Hits Dealers: In early 2013

Chevrolet has revised its Impala sedan for the 2014 model year. To see if you were hoping this full-size car swap their front-drive layout for a performance-oriented rear-drive setup, you will be disappointed because the car you see here, the dealer hits in early 2013, still has front-wheel drive. However, there is promise better fuel efficiency than its predecessor, with the availability of GM eAssist mild hybrid system. Price information is not shared.

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The new Impala is roughly the same size as the Buick LaCrosse, and there was a 111.7-inch wheelbase is shared with the sedan. Design elements include a power dome hood, sculpted body side and pronounced rear fenders, to pay homage to the Impalas from the late 60s. The wide radiator grille brings a fresh look at Chevrolet sedans, one that some Camaro influences it has almost a resemblance to the currently uncovered Traverse crossover. Standard exterior features include 18-inch wheels and projector beam. High-Intensity Discharge headlights, LED daytime running lights and 19 – and 20-inch wheels are optional.

Inside, take the five-seat version of the Chevrolet Impala now familiar dual cockpit instrument panel, which is used in the Malibu and Cruze. In the years since the last revision Chevrolet Impala interior quality has significant progress made, the brand, the Impala cabin says benefited from more attention to detail and high quality features such as ambient light illumination. The rear seat headrests fold for improved rear visibility, but luggage capacity, while very large at 18.8 cubic feet, falls behind the '20 Taurus 0.1-cubic-foot figure.

A revised instrument cluster features a reconfigurable standard 4.2-inch color screen, while disposable Chevrolet MyLink system includes an 8-inch touch screen in the center of the dashboard, which covers a reservoir. MyLink features include Bluetooth audio streaming and available navigation.

The Impala offers a choice of three engines, all of which drive the front wheels through a six-speed automatic. A 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder pairs with the eAssist mild hybrid system to deliver a projected 35 mpg on the highway, according to Chevrolet. There is also a larger 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 195 hp and a 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 303 hp produced.

Four-cylinder Impalas have active noise cancellation technology, and all engines use direct injection and run on regular gasoline. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder and V-6 are to tow up to 1,000 pounds when properly equipped rated.

The Impala has 10 standard airbags and GM's OnStar emergency communications system. There are also a number of available safety features, including adaptive cruise control, a collision mitigation braking system, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera and rear parking aid.

The Impala has a colorful history, but it was not anything particularly exciting to the current model -. Trim save for the short-lived SS and its transverse axis V-8 engine Exclude high-risk fuel regulations and high gas prices actually have made a second act for this model, but as the Impala sales demonstrate the car must not be exciting to be successful, and the updates for 2014 position against its prime competitors.