The Chevy Impala is a gorgeous, gleaming leader of mid-sized performance vehicles. It has always been a sturdy car with an amount of cargo space that surpassed many other vehicles in its class. Although it has evolved over the years from a fierce performer to more of a family vehicle, this kitty can still purr.
The 2016 model has a boast-worthy amount of interior, exterior, mechanical and safety features for consumers, and they are all wrapped up into one star performer. You will be delighted to get inside the cabin of this flagship car from Chevrolet.
Specifications and MSRP
The Standard Impala starts at $27,000, but you may be able to get a deal on it depending on where you go to purchase your model.
The specifications are extensive with this model because it has so much to offer you. First the Cargo volume is a whopping 18.8 cubic feet. The overall height of the vehicle is 58.9 inches, and the length is a little more than 201 inches. The front head room is 39.9 inches, and the leg room is 45.8 inches. The back leg room is 39.8 inches. The Impala has the capacity to seat five people, which makes it an awesome vehicle for traveling families.
The special features on the Impala are almost too plentiful to list. First, the model is a kitty cat with a lot of purr in it. The base model comes with a 3.6-Liter DOHC engine that puts out 305 horsepower. The horsepower on this model easily mimics that of some of the most popular racing vehicles.
This amazing motor has Variable Valve Timing. Variable Valve Timing is a popular new feature that increases efficiency by adjusting the motor’s settings according to the outside conditions. The engine’s computer continuously monitors the conditions under which it is operating, and it changes the way it responds.
Unique safety features are something that Chevrolet never slacked on in any of its other models. This model isn’t any different. The Impala comes with amazing features such as Stabilitrak, Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and more.
Stabilitrak is a system that tries to prevent accidents from happening by keeping the vehicle stable at all times. Forward collision Alert monitors the front of the vehicle and alerts the driver of any issues that may cause an accident. It helps the driver to stop the car. Lane Departure Warning is a special feature for many drivers because it keeps them from drifting during long trips. The system sets off a warning if the driver veers out of the intended lane.
Aside from all the amazing safety features that the Impala has, it also strengthens his safety fortress by offering 10 airbags. As a new owner, you can feel confident about this model.
How the Impala Stacks Up Against the Competition
The Impala stacks up well against other vehicles in its class. Some of the other vehicles in its class are the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon and Nissan Altima. The Impala beats the Avalon in safety because it won a five-star rating and a “Best Buy” ranking from Kelley Blue Book. the Impala also gets more fuel efficiency than the Avalon by a hair. The Impala beats the Avalon in horsepower but not the Ford Taurus. Other specifications are better on the Impala than the Avalon.
Fuel efficiency is important because you will want to squeeze every penny you can out of this vehicle. The Impala will give you about 22 miles per gallon, which is not a stellar number, but it is not a horrible number either. It’s right in the middle. It’s a good car if you are a student or a frequent traveler.
Pros and Cons
The Impala has good consumer reviews. It has received as many as 9.2 stars out of 10 for its state-of-the-art technology and its safety features. Consumers also like the Impala’s roomy cargo areas. What they didn’t like too much was its family element. Some consumers felt that it could have been made a little more accommodating for big families, but they still praised it as an all-around great vehicle.
If you are interested in picking up this model, you can schedule your test drive at a participating dealer. You will not know if it is truly the right fit for you until you do that. Call and let the specialist know that you want to explore all the fantastic options that this premium vehicle provides for you. Hopefully, you can drive one home today.